There’s too much going on around here to put into words. I’ll leave it to the photographs for now.
- Make a list of people you’d like to invite. (WARNING: Do not be fooled, this is THE most difficult step)
- Invite said people to event.
- In the invitation, mention that you’d like them to bring a dinner dish to share.
- Add a page to your wedding website explaining in more detail what your plan is because it’s pretty unconventional these days.
- Keep track of what people say they will be bringing in your wedding spreadsheets
- Fill in the blanks with chips, guacamole, hummus, baked potatoes, s’mores, dessert and drinks.
- Cross your fingers and hope for the best.
Andrew and I had quite the adventure searching for our ceremony site. We got to visit lots of beautiful places in Massachusetts. The problem is there are SO many good options and we definitely got decision fatigue over the whole thing. Sometimes just choosing the first thing to come to mind isn’t a bad thing…our choice ended up being the first place that I had thought of when we began our search. It had seemed too good to be true, but it turns out it was just right for us!
Jenga is one of my favorite games, so when I discovered giant lawn Jenga, I had to have one of my own.
There was a slight miscommunication between the designer and the carpenter so the giant 4 foot tall Jenga I had in my head ended up being about knee height and might only send a couple of people to the ER when it’s built up and comes crashing down. We’ve taken to calling it our Miniature Giant Jenga Tower, and since Andrew’s done with school for the semester now (hooray again!) he finished sanding it down today.
We had budgeted $25 for material but Andrew had a large collection of 2″x4″ from working on sets so we managed to do this project for $0!
My wedding dress is from the late 50s-early 60s and has that delightful poof in the skirt you can only get from a stiff underlayer of tulle, which is very, very scratchy. So I set out to make a half slip with some light weight, pale blue fabric.
The slip is nice, but bunches too much at the waist for my dress, so I’ve moved on to searching Etsy for something vintage.
We’re having S’mores ingredients at the wedding reception and decided that definitely required cute (but simple) marshmallow sticks.
My (very loyal) friend Roxanne and I spent a few hours last week smearing vegetable shortening on balloons and covering them in glue soaked yarn. Aaand I’m not really sure I want to explain it any more than that.
Ah, the things we do for weddings. Now to find somewhere to hang all of THESE so they won’t get crushed. Perhaps they need to become a part of our pompom sculpture?