Our colors are ocean blues, white, with a hint of gold. We’re using white linens and napkins and mostly white flowers. To add a hint of color to our tables, I decided we needed a flower on each place setting. It turns out putting a single blue orchid at each setting isn’t THAT expensive at about 30 cents, but with a large guest list, every little penny adds up fast. So .30 X 400 guests = $120. Next, please.
It was time to turn back to faux flowers. This time I went with tissue paper just as Miss Snow had done. Nashville Wraps has awesome wholesale tissue paper prices. Yup, wholesale. I registered the Hot Wing Wedding as a company. At this point, it might as well be a company (that makes no money, that is).
I wanted to make crepe paper roses and bubble petal flowers.
(1) Oops. Those are crepe paper roses. I bought tissue paper. Note: Crepe paper is like streamer paper that you string across the room at a kid’s party, not tissue paper. Duh, Hot Wings.
(2) Next, bubble petals. They seemed easy enough. They weren’t—and it was a fail. I really started to feel the pain Miss Snow felt. Oh, Martha!
So, I tried all kinds of flowers and started getting pretty decent results.
With some help from the brideswomen, I decided on the Martha tissue paper pom napkin ring.
I made all of the flowers below, and put them up to a vote!
(1) 2 turquoise base layers, 4 aqua in the middle
(2) 4 layers all aqua
(3) 6 layers all aqua
(4) 2 layers aqua base, 4 layers turquoise middle
(5) 1 layer aqua base, 3 layers turquoise middle
(6) 4 layers all turquoise
The majority vote went to all turquoise, but people wanted them to be fluffier. So, I’m making 6 layer turquoise napkin ring puffs. Phew. The decision was made. Now I just have to make them”¦ all 400 of them! I’ll leave them unpuffed so they can make the trip back to San Diego safely. We’ll have a pom fluffing party before the wedding day.
Are you plagued by indecision too? Do you like to put your ideas up to a vote or do you just mull on them and eventually decide on your own?