In my opinion weddings should be small, intimate gatherings as opposed to huge, lavish affairs. I see no need to invite everyone you have ever met [ie – your fourth cousin and the guy that grooms your dog]. I feel like the bigger the wedding, the more it becomes about the “Event” and less about the actual union of two people in love. We are planning a small wedding full of people we cherish and lots of beautiful details. “A Romantic Evening in the Country”.
My father passed away unexpectedly this past December, but I want to make sure he is remembered at the wedding. He loved nature – especially pine trees. The house is surrounded by them [literally]. So, in honor of his memory we will be handing out little seedling pines to our guests. I found these online at Plant a Memory and they gave me a great idea. We are going to purchase the pines from a local nursery and then make our own casings out of cardboard paper towel tubes. We can design our own memorandum / how to plant sheets [on recycled paper] and tie them off with some raffia and maybe a few dried wildflowers. I’m even thinking about decoupaging the tubes [sounds like a project for my mom and mother-in-law to be! lol].
And keeping with the nature theme … check out these heart shaped bird seed favors by 2 Birds in Love. Made with locally grown organic seed in Frankenmuth, Michigan.
I like the idea of adding some calligraphy to these origami paper cranes by Craftation and using them as place cards for your wedding guests.
I think these delicate paper globes are beautiful. They would look great strung up mobile style or in a streamer line … and they would make great holiday ornaments too! There’s something so whimsical and romantic about them. Handmade by an elementary art teacher, Guy’s Art Gal.
If you’re crafty [or know someone who is], you can save money by making some of the wedding favors and decorations on your own. You can’t buy the sentiment that personal touches add. Mom & Carin, hope you have your glue guns ready! XO