- 9 years ago
- Wedding: July 2009
I’m hosting a "Bridal Luncheon" for my bridesmaids and a few close friends that have really helped out during the wedding planning process. One of the things I’m most excited about is the Charm Cake. I fell in love with the idea years ago when I attended the wedding of a sorority sister who did this for all her "sisters." So, I ordered the charms and my cake lady is super excited to do it.
I’ve found a lot of websites that give the "traditional" meaning of the charms. For example, a plane = travel/adventure, a clover = good luck, an anchor = stability. Boring! While those are all fine, I want something that’s more exciting. These are my best girls and we’ll be drinking champagne and having a good time – I want something that’s more "our style".
I would love to have a funny (or even a little raunchy) poem or something prepared for each charm pulled. Its fine if the charms still have their traditional meaning, but I’d like to come up with a new way to present them. I just want to have a lot of fun with this, without being overly sentimental (I cry all the time already). 🙂
Anyone have any suggestions or ideas? Anyone good at coming up with this kind of stuff? ANY ideas are GREATLY appreciated. I’m stuck on this one – usually I’d ask my girls, but I want it to be a surprise! HELP!!
Here is a list of the charms I have and the traditional meaning.
- High heel = fashion
- Purse = riches and fortune
- camera = fame
- wine bottle = romance and love
- bee = hard work and sweet rewards
- fleur-de-lis = strength, courage, heritage
- heart = love and happiness
- birdhouse = happy home
- apple = good health and smart choices
- airplane = adventure and travel
- butterfly = colorful and creative life
- dog bone = loyal friends
- dragonfly = good fortune and grace
- baby shoe = big family
- shamrock = good luck
- mardi gras mask = parties and adventure
- lipstick = beauty and grace
- adirondack chair = relaxation and comfort
- watering can = nuturing abundance
- mittens = warmth and comfort