So, I am completely torn with our wedding. We are getting married in Sept 2016, at Disneyland. More details on that to come after our appointment with the wedding planner in a couple of weeks. But, I am such a crafty, DIY type of person, and well, control freak, that I am at an impasse for the wedding plans.
There is a huge, huge, huge part of me that wants to make my own dress, and the flower girl dresses, and bridesmaids dresses…but then there is the other part of me that is absolutely in love with the Alfred Angelo dresses I found and wants everything to be princess perfect that day. I am considering making the flower girl dresses…it will save some money (which is sad, because materials are really, really not cheap!), and I think they would be neat and beautiful. The bridesmaids though, I am not sure I can do that to them. I have shown most of them the dress I have picked out, and they are in love with it….so I probably should stick to that, especially considering I am also in love with these dresses. And my dress…I found one I want to make, and it would be so pretty…but then I think back on the dress I have picked out…the dress that I realistically picked out when I was 6…and I know that there is no way I could give that up…it is one of the most important aspects of the wedding to me.
I am considering making all of the bouquets…but I am not sure on that one…none of my flowers have ever turned out to fancy and wonderful.
I am, however, making my own centerpieces and table gifts. I am really excited about it, though that is likely because I have just barely delved into the 250 gifts I need to make and god only knows how many centerpieces. I don’t know how the tables will be set up yet. I am sure by this time next year, I will be cursing myself for this idea. Since I have not fully finished any of the gifts yet, I will just tell you what they are, since I don’t want to steal the stock photos off of the patterns sites. Once I have at least one of each made, I will link a photo and the perfect place to find the pattern for you. 🙂
Our center pieces are just what you would imagine…I am making tiered wedding cakes and Disney couples. Now, the Disney plushes will be too big to stand on the cake, so they will stand next to the cake, but yea…Donald and Daisy, Mickey and Minnie, Wall-E and Eva, Lady and Tramp, Pluto and FiFi, Clarabelle and Horace…or maybe Clarabelle and Goofy…that sort of thing, the “non-human” couples.
The individual gifts are going to be smaller, simpler…as there are so many more that are required. I am making peas in a pod, lovebirds, that sort of stuff. I have a lot of different patterns for these, so I am hoping to be able to make a lot of unique gifts. 🙂
Basically, starting in June, this will be what my Sundays consist of…working on wedding favors. But, it is exciting and unique. 🙂 I can’t wait…and I really can’t wait to see how people decide who gets to take the center pieces home.