Post # 32
@VagabondGurl: You put it quite well. I have got to quit stressing over what others might think. We love all the details we have put into our wedding, and that is all that matters.
As for a theme, we really don’t have one. Is it bad that the colors in our Save the Dates and out wedding invitations don’t really “match” with our wedding colors. All in all, we don’t really have wedding colors, just an idea we are tryin to stay around.
The first picture is our inspiration board, and the second picture is our Save the Dates (sorry about the bad editing. I didn’t know how else to blur out our last names, etc).
Post # 33
Love your inspiration! And I don’t think that the STDs and Invites have to match the reception decor, at all. The only likelihood of someone having brought those with them is if you mailed a map/directions – otherwise, I don’t know anyone who brings their invites to the wedding for inspection! (Although, I just had a funny thought about bringing them for the bride and groom to autograph! Like concert tickets or something… heehee.)
Anyway, I just had a thought – I saw a pic somewhere that had bird silhouettes cut out of black cardstock and adhered to the window in the reception venue. It was cute, but naturally I can’t find the pic. Below is a pic of the bird shape it was, just imagine a couple of those sitting in a corner of a window! It was subtle, but cute.
The other thing was, having seen your Mr. and Mrs. signs in your inspiration board, I just printed out the Bride and Groom signs from weddingchicks with black on kraft and it looks stunning! Thought I’d share this too.
Post # 34
@VagabondGurl: Ok, I adore the bird idea!!!! We have this really big window when you walk up to the venue. It is one of the first things you notice. That would be simple and perfect for the window.
I had downloaded the bride and groom from that site before, but I didn’t know what to do with them. I am definitely going to print them on kraft paper now, but where could they go? Maybe on the back of our chairs?
Another question. Did you find 8.5 x 11 kraft cardstock?
Post # 35
I found 8.5×11 kraft cardstock at both Jo-Ann’s Fabric and Michael’s. The one from Jo-Ann’s is not as smooth – better for absorbing ink from inkjet printers but our programs were photocopied (so the ink wouldn’t run if they got wet) and the Michael’s paper, because it is smoother, holds the photocopy ink better (the Jo-Ann’s one rubs off some with fingers).
I think we’re going to make a little banner of flags to hang on the front of our sweetheart table with the bride & groom signs – with our monogram in the middle. We have banners in a few other places (around the gazebo where our ceremony is going to be held and behind the cake table) so it should tie in nicely.
Not sure if you’re considering banners, but I am also making paper lace doilie banners, ala Martha Stewart, to hang in my folks’ backyard for our rehearsal dinner. They’re simple, cheap (found them at Dollar Tree) and feminine. We’re going to string ours whole on twine, but her’s are halfed over the string. I thought the feel of them might work nicely with your wedding, based on your inspiration board – Rustic, Vintage, Elegant.
Post # 36
@Mamasita2004: About what you mentioned earlier, I think this style is a-typical in some areas and you have to realize that’s OK! If you love it that’s what’s important. If you’ll show up on your wedding day smiling at the details and then looking back at pictures loving people doodling away that’s what matters, not the x amount of people who have a preconceived notion of what a wedding should be. That could only be a handful of people you’re focusing on!
Do what you love and own it! (Within reason!) I love the idea to keep certain areas of the kraft paper, it’s such a wonderful keep sake, like a living guestbook in your home! Just because most weddings are one way doesn’t mean they all have to be this way. The way your location sounds I’m sure your guests will understand why you picked it!
oOh no, I think you just added another project to my list and I have only a few more weeks. Kraft dolly banners would be to.die.for. thanks?? ha.
Post # 37
@something.blue: You are right!!! In all reality when it comes down to it, I am talking about like 20 people. That is a small fraction of our 150 guest list. I suppose I never thought about it in those terms before.
@VagabondGurl: Ok, now I have to have the doilies folded over the twine. That will fit right in with the look I am going for. Ohhh, this could be cute strung around the cupcake table, guestbook table, etc. Ohhhhh!!!!!! Love it!
Post # 38
I never thought of Kraft paper instead of burlap! I like the idea! Since I can’t sew. 🙂
Post # 39
Here’s how I’m displaying my pencil crayons!
Post # 40
Your invites and centerpieces sound almost exactly like mine! I’m doing burlap but if you could get rolls of kraft paper pre-cut with that lacey edging it’d be really pretty.