Post # 17
@Glasgowbound: If you decide to do ribbons on the table, you don’t even have to sew them on. You can simply lay them out in a pattern you like.
If the tartan ribbon is expensive, you could buy ordinary solid color ribbon and duplicate part of the tartan with the way you lay out the ribbon.
Or, you could use a runner in one of the colors from the tartan, and edge the runner with the ribbon.
Post # 18
@Glasgowbound: Is FI’s family still in Scotland? It may be cheaper for you to order from the UK, get it delivered there and then they can send in one bulk everything to you, OR keep it until you arrive in Scotland.
Post # 19
@Cariad: That is the plan. His parents are still in Glasgow so we’re hoping to just order everything from one place and have it shipped to them Future Mother-In-Law will then just hold on to it until the wedding. Extra bonus of not having to try to take it all on the plane 🙂
Post # 20
I just had a look and http://www.scotlandshop.com/c-5-for-wedding.aspx has some ace things! Fantastic shoes for the bride and groom – that would do for such a cool picture! Ribbons are a really good deal on here as well.
Post # 21
@Cariad: That’s where I have been primarily finding stuff!!! I am getting the garter and Fiance loves the idea of the cuff links for the guys (maybe ties too, we’re still discussing). WE’ll do ribbon on the flowers and on the button holes and on the cake (that was someone’s idea and I loved it). My dress is tea length so I’ll have heels for the ceremony but I think I’m getting the ballet flats in the tartan for the reception. I’d love to convince Fiance to get the tartan boots but I just dont’ think he’d go for it 🙂
Post # 22
Its such a shame you can’t convince Fiance to wear a kilt – I think men look amazing in kilts!!! Very rugged and manly lol
How about doing a tartan ribbon on your favors? Are your favors going to be traditionally Scottish?
Post # 23
We haven’t figured out favors yet 🙂 If we do something edible, shortbread or a small bottle of Scotch so the tartan would work well. Fiance really likes the idea of personalized pint glasses so we might do that (But they are really expensive)
Post # 24
@Glasgowbound: Well, kilts obviously. But otherwise you listed all of my possible suggestions. And ermm. Thistles at place settings. NOT on chairs, that’s just asking for it.
Oh! For favours, you can stick a little jar of shortbread at every table and trim it with a tartan ribbon.