Post # 1
We’re getting married in August 2015 (so about 1 year away) and are planning on making our own chuppah. For the fabric, we want to mail out small squares to guests and have them decorate them and mail them back to my mom, who has volunteered to sew them all together to make a beautiful quilt! The question is how to go about mailing these out- has anyone else done this, and if so, how much time did you give your guests? My mom says it won’t take her very long to sew them together- a few weeks at most. Should we send them out with the invitations (a few months before the wedding, with a suggestion to mail them back within a few weeks) or with save-the-dates much earlier? We’ll include self-addressed stamped envelopes for guests to send back the squares, if they wish.
Post # 2
SeattleBride2015: If your Mom is sure she can manage time-wise, I would send them with the invitations. They are likely to get forgotten if you send them with STD’s.
Whatever you choose, I would include a note asking anyone who is unable to attend the wedding, to please still send back the square so you can be surrounded by your loved ones, even if they are not able to be there in person.
Post # 3
That sounds absolutely lovely (As in full of love!). I agree that it might be best to send them with the invitations. I’ve seen this done at weddings but not for the chuppah so I’ve only seen it kinda as a guest book? Like the squares of fabric are laid out at a separate table with th special pens/markers, the special squares that hold the fabric in place so ppl can write wo problems, and a big fishbowl of the already completed squares. I think the layout also includes a sample for everyone to see what the deal is. Anyway, no suggestions from me but it sounds like a great idea! Oh…make sure you tell ppl that it’ll be for your chuppah so they know it needs to come back way before the wedding. Oh and maybe if not everyone replies or sends it back your mom can leave some blank spaces and you can do a table at your reception and add those squares later?