the ones that tingle my interest:
Honor loved ones by displaying wedding photos of important couples in your life. For an antique feel, place them in vintage-looking frames.
Unusual vessels, such as conch shells, wooden boxes or silver chalices, bring a fresh twist to tables.
Think beyond paper. Consider having your invitations printed on squares of colored glass, ceramic tile or pretty fabric.
In lieu of a traditional guest book, pick out a pretty planner or date book and ask guests to sign on their birthday page. You'll learn who among your friends and family shares a special day—and have a future record too!
Give a casual rehearsal dinner some spunk by renting a pushcart or two to dispense nachos, peanuts, hot dogs, beer, egg rolls...pushcartparties.com. (DUDE! what about for the reception? get ready for post #186!)
Nothing breaks the air of formality (the bad kind) like a butlered tray of mini pigs-in-a-blanket, teeny cheeseburgers or shot glasses filled with mac and cheese.
If you're not a sweets lovers, think about replacing the traditional wedding cake with several wheels of cheese piled atop one another; you can use a cake knife to make the ceremonial first slice.
Thursday, September 27, 2007