Friday, May 18, 2012
Wedding Reception Crisis Averted
I was incredibly close to nixing the whole reception this morning. My list of things to do for the reception on top of everything else, which includes an order for ten handmade pens I received earlier this week, had my head spinning. I hadn't worked on the reception at all since the photostory a few days ago. I wanted to make matching chairs, the wedding cake, a lot more food, and decorate the place with some pizzazz. I came to the computer to deliver the bad news to everyone. Luckily an email was waiting for me where someone had commented on Carrickters blog about the wedding. Her response "they are headed to the reception". Damn, damn, damn. So that stopped me from killing the project completely. Instead I decided to seat everyone and work around them, so it won't seem like such a daunting task looking at the empty room. I had to forget about making chairs and use what I had on hand. I might even use a store bought cake (candle from the party store). Tis better to scale back and do a really nice reception, than not to do one at all.
Here is the mock up. I still have to get the tablecloths on the table and do the decorations. Mike and Adele won't be sitting there. They are keeping the table warm for the Taylor family, who hasn't made it to the ballroom yet.
The room filled up incredibly fast and I had to make some changes. The food will temporarily be setup in the dance area. Then it will be removed in time for all the partying.
I just couldn't resist taking baby Chelsea's picture. She was in that perfect picture pose. If you look closely you can see the drool on her mouth from where she is sucking her fingers. (Not really).