They say it’s all in the details, and I have to agree, at least somewhat. Over the past few weeks, I have attended a couple beautiful weddings, which included incredible, thoughtful, details that made a world of difference to the overall event. Take note.
• Napkin rings tied made out of Puka shell necklaces. Shells are so seasonally appropriate right now, not to mention very trendy…. These napkin rings enhanced the festive mood by providing all with instant party jewels and were especially appropriate for a beach wedding.
• Place cards hung from an old tree. Simple tags with pretty ribbon dangling from the low branches of a great tree—a beautiful picture and a fun activity for guests.
• Cupcakes instead of wedding cake. I’ll admit, cupcakes are a little LY at this point, but after a couple rounds of wedding cake that just was a little too gourmet for my taste, it was so nice to be able to pick out my own beautiful vanilla dream from a cupcake covered table straight from heaven.
• Personalized wine labels. So you probably have to know someone in the wine business to pull this one off, but great wine hiding behind personalized labels featuring the bride and groom were so fun to see at the bar—and provided instant conversation for all those gathered round.
• Quiet dinner music. All too often I’ve ended up at the table next to the band during dinner… resulting in little conversation and much too much wine. So, what a relief to have a string quartet playing quietly in the background… just faint enough to omit any awkward silences, but not noticeable when in the midst of catching up with friends.
• The sight of all of the small wrapped packages neatly placed and labeled as place cards before each seat aroused all of our curiosities. Beneath the brown paper we discovered little paperback books by the famous author that formerly owned the home where the wedding took place. So much better than candy covered almonds.