Post # 1
So right now at Michael’s they have a TON of cute little bird houses for $1 each. I couldn’t resist and bought over 50 of them, but I’m not too sure if they really are going to go with our decor — we’re not exactly having a bird themed wedding. At this point it’s going to be loosely ‘nature’ theme — we have blue flowering branches on our invites (a sort of nod to the rhododendron that should be blooming during our mountain wedding), insect placecards and table numbers (my FH used to be a bug collector), and a bunch of pillar candles that will be wrapped in blue and green ribbons and adorned with paper flowers. The idea was to scatter the houses (painted in blue and green, with the occasional splash of plum) in between groups if pillar candles down the long tables. At the end of the night, people can take the houses home. (I’m anti-wedding favor, but at a buck a piece, we’re talking cheap decor, here!)
Does this at all fit together, or is it too hodge-podge-y??
Post # 3
I think that sounds great! Wedding decor is usually best if it doesn’t get too matchy-matchy. Your "nature" theme sounds lovely to me.
I’m wondering if you can think of a way to indicate to guests that they’re supposed to take the birdhouses at the end of the night so that they feel comfortable doing so?
Post # 4
I think you did a good job. It sounds like it will go very well.
Post # 5
I think it sounds like it will really fit. I would maybe paint the bird houses white and put the flowers and some butterfly’s or something inside them. something like this but more spring like rather then winter. Just an idea!
Post # 6
Thanks for the feedback! I’ll happily paint away.
Post # 7
I think it’s a great idea. I’m doing potted mums for my centerpieces and they are also going to be favors. I have larger mums ordered for my attendent gifts and for those who have helped that will be on the bride’s table, etc. All of the pots will be wrapped in mixed colors of taffeta in fall colors tied with cording. Here, mums can go right in the ground. Both of my attendents (my sister and best friend) said "Lisa, we love you dearly, but please don’t give us anything silver that goes in my purse or on my dressing table"-they’ve both been bridesmaids for others-SO-we’re doing much more "usable" gifts and favors. I think I would enjoy the mums alot better too as a guest bc I can’t tell you whatever happened to all of the personalized votives, or other things we have gotten. I think your decor sounds charming!
Post # 8
I think it sounds like a great idea too! You should post some pictures here when you’re done!
Post # 9
Doesn’t sound "hodge podge"…it sounds SUPER cute!
Good luck! 🙂