It’s happening. I’ve officially started collecting “wedding stuff.”
That bag is just a small sample of what I have waiting for me back at my parents’ house. I’m ashamed to say my old bedroom has become wedding storage central. I think I was in denial about how much “stuff” there was to collect, but trust me it does start to add up after a while.
So what have I been collecting? Let me show you.
I found these burlap prints at an arts and craft fair when i was up in Boston back in August, and thought they were perfect for the reception.
I plan to frame both and have the “SMILE” next to the photo booth...
And place the “All you need is love… and a dog” at the guestbook table.
A good friend recently introduced me to the poem “How Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog ” by Taylor Mali, which will be read at the ceremony. I think the print was meant to be. 🙂
Honestly, I wasn’t even going to do snowflake lights at first. The one ones I’ve seen have been cheesy and over the top, so we were going to stick with traditional twinkle lights and be done with it. Then I found these hanging at Ikea and knew I had to have them.
They’re simple, understated, and not over-the-top. I think they’ll be perfect in the barn.
While I was at Ikea, these stars also caught my attention.
So I brought two home.
We’re going to pair the duo with the paper snowflake lantern I bought MONTHS ago and hang them over the bar.
Let’s see. What else is there?
Oh, Oriental Trading is my friend.
I ordered some snowflake stamps to dress up brown paper bags for our dessert table favor bags
“Rustic” snowflakes for centerpieces
And chipboard snowflakes that we’re going to paint and use for the seating chart.
At my parents’ house I also have built up quite a collection of mason jars, burlap, various “rustic” frames, 36 in sparklers, and more!
I know this is just the beginning of the “wedding stuff,” and I’m sure we’re just going to keep adding on as we stumble upon things we need, but the fact that the collecting has started makes me so excited. We’re getting down to the wire here – eekkkk – and the more we collect, the more real my vision becomes!
Did you have a collection of “wedding stuff?” How big did it get? A single bag? An entire room? The full garage?