Sometimes its the little things that make events memorable, and I’ve got a few exciting tricks up my sleeve for our big day!
When I first saw this awesome lotus-shaped origami napkin bonbonniere on Polka Dot Bride (via Dandi), I nearly died. The lotus goes perfectly with our Magic Carpet Ride theme, and its such a unique and beautiful way to fold the napkins! I also love the bonbonniere aspect. Surprising but true: I’m mostly Greek in heritage (did the red hair throw you off?), and want to work as many greek traditions in as possible into our wedding. The Greeks traditionally include 5 Jordan almonds in their Koufeta (wedding favors), to signify wishing the new husband & wife happiness, health, wealth, children & a long life. I thought it would be sweet to nestle 5 almonds in the heart of the lotus with a little note explaining the significance. For instructions on folding your own lotus napkins, go here.
One thing I’ve craved at other weddings, was something to break the ice and encourage guests to talk and mingle. When I saw Mrs. Peacock’s adorable fortune-teller menus, I knew I found our answer. She originally saw these on Martha’s site via Darcy’s wedding, where they were used on the bars and had fun dares in them like “kiss the bride” or “introduce yourself to someone new”. I definitely plan on having these scattered around on tables and at the bars to encourage some discussion, laughs and fun! Google cootiecatcher for templates.
Lastly, I plan to make special, California-themed mix CD’s to include in the Out-of-Town giftbags for guests to get in the Hollywood spirit. I’ve been trying to narrow down the playlist, but its so hard to pick! There are so many great California tunes out there. What’s your favorite?
What do you think? Will the details impress the guests? With what little details are you planning to surprise and delight your party-goers?