Posts from — August 2013
Sally and John have a love for good food, good music and good fun; so naturally they wanted their wedding to embody everything they love to celebrate their wonderful guests. They were married “under the big top” in a vintage circus-themed wedding rife with handmade and vintage details that brought the theme to life. Their custom-designed letterpress invitations had a perforated ticket for guests to bring for admission, where they picked up their popcorn-box programs so they could snack while they watched the bride and groom say their vows under a handmade fabric and paper backdrop [made by the bride’s family], pronounced husband and wife by a ringmaster, the groom’s cousin. Good food and good beer were enjoyed by the guests as they sat at their tables sporting vintage and handmade circus-themed centerpieces, while the swing and jazz sounds from Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers filled the air. Popcorn and Coca-Cola in glass bottles were served later in the evening, adding to the nostalgic fun feel for the day.
Photography: Megan Thiele Studios / Wedding Planning: Cosmopolitan Events / Floral Design: Sisters Floral Design Studio / Ceremony + Reception Venue: City Museum / Reception Band: Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers / Catering and Dessert Bar: Hollyberry Catering / Invitations: Firecracker Press / Wedding Dress: Amsale / Shoes: Kate Spade / Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN
We all go to a wedding for the same reason, to celebrate the union of the couple and show our support and blessings. The more closer you are to the couple, the more you want to do for them. But the reality is, there are times when the wedding collides with other events in your life. You may have a business trip, you may have kids, you may have an engagement party for your family, your babysitter bailed on you last minute, you may have someone in the hospital that you need to take care of, and the list goes on. And plus, the wedding trend has changed a little bit that the bride and the groom aren’t in a hurry to go to their honeymoon. They like to stay until the end of their wedding night to have a good time with their friends and family.
Instead of not showing to the wedding at all, these are few possible tips on how to leave a wedding early.
+ Check that you have a legitimate reason to leave a wedding that they’ve spent thousands of dollars and over a year of planning.
+Let the couple know your situation long before the wedding.
+Let the couple know that you will only be joining the ceremony, and that they should recalculate the number of plates they will report to the caterer.
+ Offer the couple to give up your seats for someone else if it’s a small wedding.
+ Show them your frustration for your unfortunate situation.
+ General rule is that you should stay until everything that the bride and the groom has paid for has been served. Most of the time it would be your meal, desserts and reception favor.
+ Another good cue to leave would be after all the special events. First dances, cake cutting, speeches, bouquet toss etc.
+ When you let the couple know that you will be leaving the wedding early, it should never be on the day of.
+ Tell them a specific reason for you changing your schedule, instead of saying “Something came up.” That just sounds like an excuse.
+ If you know that you’re leaving early, don’t carpool with others. It’s already a sensitive issue that you’re leaving early, you don’t need to take a whole big group with you.
+ Write them a congratulations/sorry/thank you card after the wedding to show your deepest apologies.
+ Try your very best to cancel the other event!
Remember, these are only tips on how to make a well-mannered wedding exit, ONLY if you absolutely have no solution for you to avoid it. You should always try to stay at the wedding as long as you can. These couples only get one wedding in their life time!
1. Photo: Holding Large Map / 2. Vintage Dessert Chest / 3. Travels Themed Invitations / 4. Photo: Bicycle / 5. Airplane Signage / 6. Suitcase Cupcake Display / 7. Sky Banner Straws / 8. Vintage Postcard Seating Tags / 9. Airplane Table Cards / 10. Map Styled Wrapping Paper / 11. Photo: Holding Suitcase
Find the step-by-step here.
What a great way to turn a guestbook into a piece of art you can later hang and display… love it!
1. Lavender and Gold Tassle Display / 2. Bouquet / 3. Boutonniere / 4. Photo of Rings / 5. Cake / 6. Lavender Aisle Decor / 7. Lavender Centerpiece / 8. Lavender Print Confetti Pouch / 9. Hanging Lavender Vases / 10. Vintage Key Escort Cards / 11. Vintage Birdcage Flower Arrangement
Simple DIY clay candleholders. These would look great for an outdoor wedding since it has an organic feel!
Find the easy tutorial here.
Find the full story here: Oh, The Places She’ll Go!