So, I haven't written in a while. Sorry about that, but I am back after a quick hiatus to set up LibrarianMarian.net and will write on both as I please.
And today, it pleases me to share photos with you! I did a lot of running around town and comparing flowers and buying tableware and brainstorming. Keep in mind, we are on a budget which means paper and plastic instead of linen and glass. I don't mind it: nobody's going to remember their plate; they're going to remember the day and my dress and how happy we were and the funny things that went wrong and...everything but the tablecloths and plates.
I get a bit discouraged watching wedding shows sometimes--with their gown budgets that dwarf our entire budget--but then I see things like the Josh and Anna Duggar wedding, and I am so relieved that other people keep it financially simple but still completely enjoy the day. And that's the point: we're in it for a marriage, not just a wedding day.
So here are the centerpieces: mason jars wrapped in tissue paper and would you believe that's just $2 worth of flowers from Wal-Mart?
Now, the tables will actually be long banquet tables put together, so the centerpieces will repeat every two place settings, but this is about what it will look like from the end:
Don't mind the yardstick; this is a square table, and the yardstick shows where 30" is for the banquet tables. Oh, and those brown things are malted milk balls, but the cupcake holders will actually hold white, lavender, and purple m&m's.
The food will be brought to the tables and served family style. On the menu: ham sandwiches (represented by English muffins below), crudites with dill dip (fruit below; plus we're serving the tip in hollowed out green peppers), and a summer berry plate (also fruit below).
Mom doesn't think that this along with homemade mints, the m&m's, cake, and sparkling lemonade won't be enough to feed our guests. If this were dinnertime, I'd agree. But it's 3 o'clock in the afternoon! Most people have a candy bar or an apple for a midafternoon snack, so I'm sure they'll be fine. Besides, the reception is three blocks from the church so it's not like they'll work up a huge appetite or anything.
Whadda ya think? I'd love any comments! My favorite part? No dishes to wash! :D