Monday, January 30, 2012
Ok, wow, what a day. Nothing like helping your daughter to navigate through which flowers/bouquets/colors she wants for her wedding day to see how differently you think about many things! Like who on this earth thinks peacock blue goes with light blue?? Actually the bridesmaids dresses are more of a teal color...which light blue definitely does not go with! We did manage to find ivory gerber daisies and ivory roses with a hint of this flower that is a light bluish grey that should look ok with the bridesmaids dresses.
Then move on to how many people should sit at the table at the reception...8 looks very cozy and 10 looks like sardines. How many does my daughter want at the tables? 10. What color table cloths/skirts? Black. Black table cloths and black underskirts . Napkins white. Bows around the chairs in silver. I am really having a hard time with some of these choices!!! I don't like the color choices of black on black...but she thinks its will look elegant. Maybe? I am hopeful. She says she doesn't have much of an opinion, and then she does have an opinion...and its like...huh? All the while I am smiling Because although I am thinking these things, I refuse to make it about what I want, because its her day...but I am gently trying to suggest some things. Maybe too gently?!
A good moment! I liked the cake style she chose. Although when she started talking about putting blue on the cupcakes she is getting in addition to the wedding cake...the bakery lady came to the rescue with her ideas! Small rosebuds on the cup cakes that will be the same color that is in the bridesmaid dresses, close to the color in the flowers....
Can you all tell I am a little stressed???!!! I just want it to look coordinated and elegant. And I don 't want to be pushy. A delicate balance, eh? (that was for my Canadian friends!)
You don't want to see a blog of me over all of this...I need a day to decompress. This was a very full day!
Oh I forgot to mention in all the excitement and travels, we realized while out on a country road that we were below empty on the gas tank!!!
I am below empty myself right now! Its ok, I think just typing this has helped. It will all come together and be beautiful.
Now aren't you all looking forward to your own wedding planning with a son or daughter someday??