Yesterday Krystal and Brandi came over and we worked on more wedding plans (!!). We finished 10 of the 90 boxes we need to do for the center pieces. The hard work is going to be worth it though, we were all so impressed with how they turned out. Krystal is buying purple ribbon (with wired edges) to tie around the three boxes, so the picture here isn't of the fully finished product, but it's as close as it's going to get until the wedding day.
Krystal was able to get the roll of paper free from the newspaper printers and the boxes cost $1 - $3 each, depending on the size. Her guest list just jumped from 200 - 320 so we'll be making way more boxes than we thought. With everything included though, we can keep the cost of the center pieces within $200.
Each table is going to have three of these boxes, ribbon around them with a bow at the top, t-lights and sprigs of artificial sage scattered around them. I wish we could get enough dishes, like the one in the last picture, to put several on the tables as well, but I think it would get to expensive. We'll have those t-light holders (modge-podged with cream tissue paper) on the main table and guest book table.
I have blisters from stamping so many times (: Blood sweat and tears baby!
It's different doing this wedding. The bride I helped right before this one didn't have much money to spend. Krystal has a bit more money set aside for these things so we're able to spend more money on things she wants. It's a different frame of mind.