How is it almost April already?! This month just flew by and it’s crazy to think we’ll be getting married in just over 4 months. Four months?! Needless to say, there always seems to be some kind of wedding related task and this month was no exception. If anything, any wedding planning tasks left to do are mainly small details. I’m thankful all the big tasks have been completed early on. So after all the things crossed off in January and February, here’s what’s been happening this month…
Save the dates
Last night I finally received my much awaited package of Save the Date invitations. I wanted something special, interactive and that captured our quirky personalities with a touch of casual sophistication. That’s when I came across these invites from SweetSights on Etsy. I loved how cute and simply stated it was… and the actual tied knot that happens when guests open it up was the perfect touch! I plan on printing out mailing labels this weekend and mailing them off next week!
Wedding Reception Flowers
Since our wedding is taking on a tropical theme to bring Hawaii to the Midwest, I attended the annual Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden earlier this month to get some ideas. There were so many gorgeous orchids and I loved the colorful varieties we got to see. After the show, I’m leaning towards getting either potted orchid plants or having tropical orchid arrangements in vases as centerpieces for our tables. One thing is for sure – there will be lots of tropical florals at our wedding and fresh Hawaiian leis made with Dendrobium orchids for each of our guests! At this point, I have already purchased vases and I’m thinking about getting these arrangements for our reception tables, which will be set on white linen lined tables, topped with a burlap runner and placed on fresh banana leaves: