Thursday, April 24, 2014
Making 12 Candy Trees - never before attempted - eek!
Decorate old jars with old bits of hessian, twine and lace
Decorate the guests welcome bags and add a tag
Purchase and glitter a champagne flute for everyone
Hand make wine charms
Type up and decorate I-Spy lists
Little pots for hand soap, washing-up liquid and pounds for the meters
Type up and 'age' the timeline cards
Plan and type up the ceremony
Make the Save the Date cards
Make the Invitations
Decorate a collection box for Cancer Research
Make small hearts on ribbons to hang on tree with names for CR
Cut out hearts, add ribbon and type quotes from the guests
Make gifts for my girlfriends
Make gifts for the oldsmaids (bought the flower girls - I know, I should be ashamed!)
Make flower girl ring basket
Make flower girl sign
Make signs for the venue - tea shoppe - photo booth - sweetie bar
Make blackboard sign for the photobooth
Cut small sashes of hessian as napkin rings
Source and decorate manzanite trees
Source and display all the hanging decorations
Found a quiz book in a charity shop, cut out quizzes and add to welcome bags
Individual Poundland gifts for the children
List of photographs wanted from the photographer
Source cheapest roll of hessian and cut into chair sashes
Find a florist - DIY all the floral displays
Buy two sheets and create floor plans for accommodation
Music CD compilations
Decorate the oldsmaids and my shoes
Cook and freeze chilli's and lasagna's
Photo booth - signs; frames; props; printer; tripod; backdrop; and washing line to hang printed photos
Sweetie bar - sign; sweets; glassware; decorate name card holders; bunting; tablecloth
Tea Shoppe - signs; teapots; make some cake stands; flowers in jam jars; tins for biscuits; tea caddies
As well as ....
Purchase some alcohol and make the food for the buffet Saturday night
Organise fish and chip man and list for who's paid/to pay
Organise hiring of chairs for the weekend
Clothes for Jeff - oldsmaids - flower girls - and me
Find the right venue - you have no idea how hard that was!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Rings - When Jeff's Mum, Angela, died, she left all her children some money. Now rewind to when we got married. We were pretty broke - some things never change - actually money was beyond tight! Jeff has bought me a ring when I agreed to marry him - not an engagement ring - and it was a sterling silver ring with an opal in the middle - reduced in a sale to ........ £3.50! So when the wedding came round we bought each other wedding rings also made out of silver :) Didn't bother us, they are only symbols. So, Jeff decided, with some of Angela's money to treat us to new rings - a permanent reminder of her :) As we had been together 10 years by then he bought me a replacement non-engagement ring, a wedding ring and an eternity ring, and himself a wedding band. I still have to original rings on my charm bracelet. So my ring will be my eternity ring. Jeff's band broke a few years ago and he's not worn it since, so he's taken that to the jewellers to be repaired :)
RSVP - handmade these and sent them out with the Save the Date notices - they're for tomorrow obs!
Readings - At the time of going to press, so to speak, I haven't even though about what I'm going to say - but pretty sure it's going to be along the lines of thanking him for putting up with me and my loopy outlook on life LOL
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Quotes - I love quotes with a capital L as you will know if you're a regular reader. So I took it to a different level. I asked my friends to write down what they think relates to us. Two words or a tome (was hoping for none of the latter!). Something original, or borrowed from a book or the bible. Funny or rude. You get the picture. I didn't tell them why, but I plan to cut big hearts out of card, write out their words and who wrote them, and hang them all over the venue :) Hence the reason for praying for no tomes LOL!
Friday, April 18, 2014
Gentleman Photographer. His portfolio looks professional and he's super-approachable.
- Charity shops and car boot fairs for some frames. Or ebay - got the most amazing huge frame, pick up only, for 99 pence - nobody else had bid on it because the picture was so cr*p - but we just took the picture out! Did check first it wasn't a Van Gogh!
- Poundshop for some props.
- We also bought a second hand photo printer for a tenner so peeps can print their photos straight away and display them.
- Tripod and remote control for my camera came to £15 - and which I can use again and again afterwards
- Lovely backdrop from AliExpress for £15 - again can share it around afterwards or sell it.