- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
I was certain that I wanted to do an engagement party. I knew that I wanted the families to meet formally and on more candid terms. Our parents had met before, but unfortunately in the hospital.
Short version. Two months after getting engaged my fiance and I were in a car accident. It wasn’t our fault, just so you know. We were rushed to the hospital and there were both sets of the parental units, not even realizing they should know each other. Then came 4 hours of waiting room time in pain, and late night chicken biscuits with everyone. My fiance got better, I didn’t. I’m still in physical therapy.
So, the concept of creating a engagement party for our two families to meet was very important to me, and very overwhelming considering my back injuries. Luckily my mom took over. Unluckily, my mom took over and invited EVERY PERSON SHE HAS EVER MET. I’m an only child….. Anyway, I still wanted to make lots of cute things and I did.
My cousin made a FREAKING BANANA SPLIT BAR. Complete with homemade whip topping, caramel topping, chocolate syrup and everything else you can imagine.
Somehow bacon ended up as an available option.
We do live in the South…
At rather the last minute, I realized that the engagement party was supposed to be about us. Weird right? This was the easiest thing to make. Daniel and I are both photographers, so the photos were in ample supply. I spent about $5 printing out 4X6 pictures of us, this multicolored ribbon was in a clearance bin at Michaels for $2, and the clothes pins were maybe $2? Then, it was just a matter of Daniel and I cutting them into 4X4 squares before the party and setting them up neatly somewhere.
Pretty much no one looked at them. But I loved it so much, that I’m going to put in above our very vacant bed post.
Oh geez, and then the flowers. I spent all week on the couch (sore from physical therapy) working on them.
My pretty bridesmaid! Who suggested we use them for boquets.
They were a pain in the butt. Also, above do you see the framed pieces of paper?
10 FACTS You may not know about Daniel
10 Facts You May not know about Betty
10 Facts You May not know about Daniel and Betty
Different ones were on tables, so everyone was forced to walk around and steal them from the other tables in order to see what they all said. This was really great, especially since most of the facts were silly.
I used light cardstock paper (from scrap booking) and then cut them into paper size so they’d fit the the printer. Really very easy!
Oh I almost forgot! My fiance is a singer songwriter. Who wanted to learn one of my favorite songs in secret and play it at the party. He ended up with 64 by Paul McCartney. It was so difficult not to sing with him. 🙂