Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thanks Martha

I'm not sure who out there is reading this blog, but if you are, you know that I am engaged and planning a wedding. A little more background on me: I am 31, the youngest of four girls and am pretty far along in my career for someone my age. Needless to say, I, along with my FI will be paying for this wedding. Although I consider myself to have somewhat refined taste (and some might say expensive) I am trying to be budget conscious in regards to this wedding. Thanks to suggestions from Martha Stewart, it's easing the stress of trying to figure out how on Earth I'm going to achieve the wedding I want without going into some serious debt. I've been reading wedding blogs, buying books, magazines, on-line name it, I've done it. When I was on Martha Stewart Weddings (.com) today, I found cute centerpiece ideas. Any of these would be great alternatives to expensive floral arrangements. I also picked up the newest Martha Stewart Wedding Inspirations book and found some additional ideas.

I found this idea for luminary center pieces to be devine. In the book I reference above, there are other luminaries that are just as cute. Mixed in with small flower arrangements I think this would make an elegant centerpiece.

I thought this was too cute. I was planning on using potted plants at certain areas at my reception. I was going to give one plant to each of our parents and keep one for us. I think it is only fitting that each have a card addressed to our parents to "let the love grow".

I love this idea too. I think this would be cute to place on the gift table and on the favor table.


suburban prep said...

I was 35 when I married.
I was budget aware as well.
I ended up having bowl in the middle of the table with rocks (or marbles) and one floating flower and some floating candles in the bowl. I have seen bowls similar to the ones I had at Michaels and Joanns. Also they have the stones that you might want to put in them. I ended up giving the bowl to one couple or person at each table. I wanted a lower center piece because then people are not moving all over to see the people at the table. One of my brothers like it so much that he and his bride did the same thing at their wedding. (It cost less than what my other siblings center piece arrangements cost).

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