- 12 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
I always feel bad when I post and people give feedback, and then I change my mind. So, my apologies in advance if these ideas change in the future, as its likely to happen.
That said, i think that any idea post is a good post when it comes to a community of wedding planners.
Now, Let me give you a brief overview of our wedding.
We are having a July 2010 wedding at my parent’s house in upstate New York. We are (currently) planning to have a slightly whimsical/slightly vintage affair with colors of kraft, white, muted aqua, and blush.
We’d like to be somewhat environmentally friendly, do not want to send people home with tchotchkies, and would like for them to be more or less simple (we are DIYing A LOT of stuff, and we’re adding to the list day by day.)
Now, all of that said, we are definitely providing fans for the ceremony -in what form yet we’re not sure, debating over program fans, or possibly sandalwood or palm fans. In this case, the fans could be favors, but I am not going to kid myself and pretend that people will actually use them afterwards.
I could just stick with them and call favor searching done, but that would be too easy… (If we did program fans we would eliminate this "double favor" problem all together, feed two birds with one seed and eliminate waste.)
Here are some ideas I’ve come up with so far…
Who doesn’t love cherries? They are summery, delicious, have minimal waste, and mean that people don’t need to carry something home. We could definitely get them local, and they would be super easy to package up in glassine bags.
Again, this would go well with our summer wedding. We love to garden, and so do my parents, and our wedding will be outdoors. It is "green", in more ways than one. The downfalls to this are: not easy to transport for out-of-towners, time intensive (painting pots, potting up plants, possibly caring for them, etc.), and kind of a pain in the butt! Also, they could end up being a bit costly.
Yum! I am French (American), my mother would be thrilled to have a baking project (I talked her out of baking the cake because I knew we would have too much to do, better to leave it up to a professional), but at the same time, it would be way time intensive for her, I’m not sure she’s ever made macarons, but they would go very nicely with our color palette.