After we were engaged but before we even discussed the wedding, I bought these:
Image via Etsy Seller HeyYoYo
It was maybe a couple days after we were engaged. Very embarrassing.
I don’t know what drove me to the impulsive of purchasing 150+ gray paper straws. Maybe it’s what Etsy does to you? Perhaps it was knowing that I love vintage paper straws that I see in antique shops and never buy?
The nostalgic idea of paper straws with beautiful swirled color reminds me of ice cream floats and brings a wildly childlike, simplistic joy into my heart. If I were Maria Rainer trying to calm the von Trapp children on a rainy day, I would definitely add paper straws to my list of favorite things.
Maybe it was inspiration that might have lingered it my mind like this:
And once yellow was decided on as a color, I immediately bought this:
Image via Etsy Seller SewDeerlyLoved
It was another impulse buy that I hadn’t a plan for. But I knew that it was a must. I was zombie-like and giddy as I clicked enter on the keyboard, sending an exciting package of yellow twine my way. Crazy-impulsive, no?
I have since figured things out a little for my first two purchases and have luckily curbed my impulse wedding buying. (I swear to you that I am not normally like this!) The straws inspired me to do a vintage soda bar during cocktail hour, good for minors and adults alike.
Image via Project Wedding
I’ll be using the twine for for the seating cards and the invitations—something like this:
What are a few of your favorite things? Was there something that you just knew you had to have that you acted on almost immediately after the question was popped?