- Mrs. Flamingo
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)
After the overheated discussion about giving donations as favors, we finally figured out what we were going to do. Mr. Flamingo and I want to give donations as favors because it is something we truly believe in and like many of you mentioned – it is our wedding. I still felt a bit odd giving donations only, so we agreed that the donations will be accompanied by a gift (part 2 of the favors – to come shortly.)
Every Wednesday night, I go to Daddy Flamingo’s for supper and we spend quality time as a family (my sisters included). It’s great that my sisters are my bridesmaids…. it’s that much easier to impose some DIY on them. And that’s just what i did.
Presentation-wise, I thought it would be neat to make breast cancer ribbons so that we can attach it to the favor. But no classic satin ribbon – we went all out and beaded some fabulous charms. (About 2.5 inches in height)
Eldest Sister Flamingo: Task – To cut the wire to the desired length.
Me – aka Miss Flamingo: Task – To loop wire at one end to make sure the beads stay in place.
Other 2 sister flamingos: Task – To bead the wires (make 100 of them)
Me again: Task – To loop the other end of the wire. And create the ribbon shape.
After all this trouble, I was wondering if the guest would simply disregard our beautiful charms and throw them in the trash. What do you think? If you received a charm like this, would you reuse it, or simply say buh-bye to our fabulous craftmanship?