I guess I'm not really a blogger as I only post once a month and I haven't really done any sewing either this past month. I've been fiddling with ideas for wedding invitations for my daughter's wedding in October. I've never done anything like what she's thinking off. We're looking at possibly a pocket invitation with cards in the pocket for an RSVP and Gift Registry. I think decorating the front will be okay, only time consuming, but I'm not sure about printing. Getting everything set out and lined up is my main concern.
So far the church and minister have been booked and they've done the pre-marriage lessons, the reception venue is booked, the wedding dress is ordered, the honeymoon is booked, the cake maker/decorator is organized. Over the next week or two we want to get quotes for flowers. Am going to Brisbane Easter Saturday with daughter and hope to find bridesmaid dress style/colour (I know some places are shut that day). Then we can arrange a day/s when we can go down with the girls for fittings etc. and order those. Also want to look for shoes. Daughter has done some ringing around for hairdresser/make-up people locally. The make-up she normally wears cannot be bought here and is not used by the local make-up artists.
The reception venue has weddings booked for the next 4 Saturdays and have said we can come and have a look at how the tables are laid out and what is being used for table decorations, nametags, bomboneire etc. We're also looking at doing our own bomboneire (probably spelt wrong) to match the wedding invitations plus want to have a matching Order of Service and Thank You note. These don't have to be exactly the same but using the card stock or ribbon or colour. so it all ties in together.
I'm also making the chocolates for the bomboneire boxes but as these will be unwrapped I only want to put them into the boxes the night before so need to keep this in mind when decorating these. Also need a Cadbury choc. button supplier as the local shop I've bought my chocolate from for years is closing down. Will see if the cake decorator can help me here. She may be able to order it in for me. I'll be needing quite a few kilos. will have to work out how much.
I know everything will come together but I have a feeling there are going to be some late light panics. One good thing, my husband has been granted two weeks LSL. A week before and after the wedding. We have rellies coming from NT and SA and groom's uncle and aunty from England. Hope to have a BBQ lunch on the Sunday after the wedding so bride and groom can catch up with them before they leave on their honeymoon on Monday.
I've spent many hours searching for ideas on the web, visiting local shops, printing places, a rose farm and fiddling, as I said above. My daughter works 5 and half days a week and just doesn't get much time (only her lunch time) to look at things.
Anyway, wish me luck. Will post pictures as things come together.