My grandmother made all these paper cranes and I glued each one onto a place card (Paper Source) after the calligraphy was done for names/table numbers. I could not work on this until we had all (or most of the) RSVPs back and we were ready to assign tables (i.e. two weeks before the wedding.) But, it was all worth it.
We finalized the menu the first week of February, but I waited till 18 days before the wedding to print the menu with my finicky Epson inkjet printer.
3-4 menus/table x 15 tables = approx. 45. Took 2 hours to print. 🙁
The text is in dark brown (which matches the invite and place card) and the fonts are those used in the invite as well (Script: Carlotta Block: Garamond). On the top is a diagram of how to make a paper crane (which will again match the invite and the place card).
…because I just finished my very first DIY project! It’s no Martha Stewart – I was terrible in art in school and don’t have a “creative” gene anywhere. But with a low-temp glue gun, two packets of swarovski crystals (clear and pink) and few candles, this unity candle will serve just fine for the Orange wedding.
I only hope this encourages other brides who may not be so confident in DIY projects. 🙂
Sorry about my hiatus. I had a cold that lasted throughout the last week on top of final meetings with vendors. 🙁 But, I am okay now with less than three weeks to go!
Last weekend, Mr. Orange and I went for the semi-final meeting with our catering hall. Everything went well until we discussed the timeline. We were told that we cannot arrive at the hall until 6, unless there is no afternoon event. So far, there isn’t any and if that is the case on March 1, we can arrive at 5:00 as we had originally planned (to take pics then so that we may fully enjoy the cocktail hour).
The moment our banquet manager said that, my mind raced so quickly around all the details of the arrival time — the makeup/hair, photographer, florist, etc. The banquet manager assured us that they’ll let us know as soon as something changes, but I was not a happy camper then.
Did you have a timeline for your wedding day? And did it go accordingly?
(from my sister who also designed the invite; me and Mr. Orange)
We asked our guests to write advice for the newlyweds on the back of the RSVP postcards. My MOH suspected that this may actually delay the arrival of our RSVP’s, and she was very very right. We have not received RSVP’s for 50+ guests as of yesterday, our RSVP deadline.
I have no idea how anyone is going to eat after an hour of cocktail hour. But, here’s what Mr. Orange and I decided on with dinner. We have our semi-final meeting with our caterer this Saturday! As I look back, Papa Orange who does not speak much English saw the menu last year and uttered these words: “Lots of food I like.”
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Salad on a Platter with Raspberry Sauce
Fresh Mesculn mix with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing and Toasted Walnuts
Intermezzo Penne Pasta with Red Sauce
Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus
Chicken served with Artichoke Hearts in a White Wine Sauce
Jumbo Stuffed Shrimp with a blend of crab and lobster
Norwegian Salmon with Dill Sauce
Dessert Wedding Cake
HÆ’¤agen Daz Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Mini Viennese Hour
Espresso / Cordial Cart