Post # 1
FH and I are on our second marriages. We’re older (I’m 31, he’s 44) and we have children and want an intimate family wedding. I’m also putting myself back through college since I got downsized a few years ago. We got engaged May 25 and the wedding is April 14, 2012. Since my semester just started a couple of weeks ago, I decided to plan the wedding this summer. I put it together FAST! I’m literally done, the dress is already being altered (gotta make sure I don’t stress eat and stay slim!).
Anyhoo, because of major budget restraints, but also because we’re going small (30 peeps tops), I’m using silk flowers, doing DIY projects and using the many talents of vendors on etsy.com. I worry about being cheesy or overkill (colors are blush pink, ivory and black).
I’ve included pictures of my cake topper, centerpieces (there will be clear glass beads in bottom of bowls), votive candles I wrapped with cardstock and ribbon, my dress and a sample of what my invite sort of looks like. Just wanted to see what people think of some of my wedding items. Thanks!
Post # 4
I actually really like all of it. It has a very classy look to it.
Post # 5
I agree with mwitter80. When I read “I’m done already” and fake flowers I was worried. But when I saw that pictures I though, “wow, that’s really, really pretty”. Amazing job!
Post # 7
Not cheesy at all! I think all these things look really pretty and match perfectly!
Post # 9
I *love* your candles.
And I think it came out really pretty, not cheesy at all.
Post # 10
Thanks ladies, I really appreciate the feedback. I was worried about going with fake flowers too but it turned out well. This is what hours of obsessive internet searching and shopping has yielded! And seriously, ETSY.COM is the most awesome place – I wish I were as talented as the ladies on there. I just did the candles and votives based on an idea I saw on michaels.com.
Post # 11
Bee-autiful! Your colors are identical to mine so perhaps I’m biased but all I see is elegance there, no cheese.
Post # 12
Amazing. I hope my wedding decor is as nice as yours!
Post # 13
It’s so girly and I love how you added a little bit of black tulle and black beads to the cake topper and centerpieces! I don’t think this looks cheesy at all – well done!
Post # 15
I think it looks great! I’ll admit it’s not necessarily my style, but I think that it all looks really cohesive and beautiful! And props to you for being done!