Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I am not ashamed to admit that for my wedding and California reception, I took the easy way. What I didn't hire out, I used the DSE (delegate to someone else) approach. In so doing my job as the bride was made very easy, and I am extremely grateful for all of the help.

Examples include but are not limited to:

a) the gold calligraphy name cards made with a very stinky marker. Thanks, Mom! (and I think Jen helped too). I'm afraid they may have lost a couple brain cells.

b) the gold bell wedding favors. Tags and bows NOT made by myself. Thanks, Stacey.

Now with my Edmonton reception just three days away, I find myself in DIY madness. Let me tell you a secret. I am creative, but not crafty. My ideas don't usually turn into artistic masterpieces. Our wonderful, unpaid wedding coordinator told me to sit down in front of a movie and make 70 paper roses.

After the Back to the Future trilogy and slightly more than 1 audiobook, I finished up these beauties.

We are also providing a candy bar, for guests to select red and gold treats as they leave. Yesterday, I realized we had no candy bags.

In a little more than an hour, I DIYed myself 99 of these. (I would have had 100, but misspellings happen.)

Tomorrow, I'm making tissue paper pompoms. I am looking forward to Friday.


Jen said...

Good job! I wish I was there to help you out. You know me and crafty. Have fun with mom and dad there.

Joanne said...

Look at you go crafty! Good job - those roses are gorgeous.

I've enjoyed observing pieces of the wedding through the blogs and it looks like the picture perfect day. Congratulations Michelle!

Laura said...

Don't be hard on yourself - "sweets" is so confusing to spell. So easy to add an extra letter, leave one out, or rearrange. Before you know it, your guest is holding a bag that says, "Sewest," or "Wetess."

I love the flowers and candy bags - you're a great DIYer.