Post # 1
Just doing MORE brainstorming. I’m having a hard time finding something that’s fun/artsy/classy (is that even possible?)
My sister and I where thinking of doing some stuff with pinwheels, but pair it with something else so it’s not a pinwheel nightmare!
What could go with a good pinwheel theme?
Post # 3
Pin wheels and paper! These are some of my favorite images.
Post # 4
Those pictures are SO cool!!
Also, I wanted to do this but FI said no..
Post # 5
Thanks for the posts! My FI and I were liking the idea of the colorful pinwheels but when i told my mom she almost fainted and said I was not planning a birthday party.
I haven’t given up on the pinwheels just yet but I’m keeping it lower key and making most of them out of white/translucent vellum cardstock and use them sparingly around key areas.
So in the end it’ll be pinwheels and tulips/peonies 😀 hahaha.
I’m sort of starting to like the idea of a more elegant wedding with quirky unexpected details. It might be the only way to please mom,FI, and myself!
Now the question might be, how much it too much?
We’re thinking of doing pinwheels for the ceremony recession, maybe a few in the candy buffet, and I want to make pinwheel boutonieres for the guys to wear during the reception. I might do more colorful ones for the kids too (around 10 kids)
Post # 6
I got married on July 4th, so I thought pinwheels would b a great decorating touch for our wedding (plus, our wedding was not formal at all). I put a pinwheel at each place stting tucked in the napkin. I also put one or two in each floral centerpiece. They turned out really, really cute. They were a nightmare to make though. I made about 150 of those suckers and it took me hours each night for about a week.
Post # 7
@namarie Thanks for the ideas. Did you make them functional or did you glue them so they didn’t move? I’d like to make some functional ones but other decorative ones don’t need to move really .. I think.
how did you attach the pin to the wooden dowel?
Post # 8
Me and my FH are having pinwheels.. we’re having an outdoor wedding in summer so they’re going to look great. I love pinwheels they’re so fun and cute x
Post # 9
We did pinwheels at our outdoor wedding. They were super quick and easy to make too. My BM’s had big pinwheels instead of bouquets and the guys wore pinwheel boutineeres (sp?). We also put them down part of the aisle. It wasn’t really a theme but definately a very fun aspect.
Post # 10
I just made some for our guest book area(we are using an old typewriter) and to scatter here and there. I used maps from an old atlas book and used the thick skewers from the dollar store(100 for $1.25) pearl beads(necklace from the $ store as spacers) and map pins. If you soak the wood dowels in water to make them softer it is a bit easier. They have turned out really cute and were easy to make. i used pinking shears as well to cut the papre and give it fancier edge 🙂