What do you do for wedding favors when you are having a wedding in the
park? My fiance proposed to me around the lake at this beautiful park that
has now become one of our favorite spots. I know it won’t be totally
private, but I am also excited about how many people will enjoy seeing two
people in love and committing their lives to one another. When he proposed
I was totally surprised. He tricked me into stepping into his trap by
seeing who could find the first four leaf clover. We began searching among
the cool green clovers and he guided me into an area where the hidden ring
box was. I found the box and at first I was totally confused. He acted
completely surprised too! When I opened it and saw the ring, one look at
his face with his brilliant blue eyes looking into mine with a hopeful
smile, I knew he had set me up. It was beautiful!
My Uncle Jack has a reputation as being some what of a disaster. He seems to be irresponsible in almost everything he does. He and I get along very well because I understand that he is more lighthearted about affairs than most everyone else but he does try. This lightheartedness makes him seem unfocused and it frustrates people, mostly my dad! My parents decided to have a ceremony to recommit to each other. They gave out assignments to get everything ready for the event. My uncle only had to bring the items from the table to the church. The sand for the sand ceremony was in the group for him to bring. As we were getting everything ready we realized he had forgotten the sands. I did not want Dad to know so I sent him back for it thinking he would return and everything would be fine. Just before the wedding I noticed what he had done. Instead of driving home he had gone to the local hardware store and bought tan sand! He had filled the two containers with the same color of tan sand. When it came time for the sand ceremony to begin my dad looked right at Uncle Jack when he saw the issue. To my shock he smiled. My mom went on about the pouring of the sand even though it was all the same shade. I think my dad knew there would be a story to tell and it would feature Uncle Jack!
How can I ever get him to help me with the wedding when he is always “goin’
fishin‘?” When does fishing season end? At this point I think he is
planning on fishing 24/7. There has not been one decision that he has even
stopped long enough to consult with me on. I have made every choice on the
wedding. I have even gone to the men’s tuxedo rental and chosen the
colors, styles, shoes and accessories they should wear. He was on the
water at that time too. I should have fish on the front of the wedding
invitations. For my bridal bouquet a string of fish on the line would make
him happy. Maybe pass out fishing lures as favors and have a grooms’ cake
in the shape of a big mouth bass. I wonder if I made these suggestions
what he would do. I would go through with it but he might actually like
What is so addicting about fishing? Guys seem to use that excuse all the
time. “Sorry honey, got to head out in the morning to catch a few fish.”
No matter how many lures I toss him to help me out with these plans I can’t
seem to get any action. What lure do I use to hook him into making a
decision on the wedding decorations? Honestly, is all he plans on
contributing to this ceremony is showing up? I wouldn’t be surprised if
he was late or forgot to tell me he had a “buddy fishing trip” lined up for
that weekend. He had better be glad I am the girl he chose to marry. Not
many women would put up with his nonsense. Most women would have tossed
this fish back into the pond realizing that he just may not be a big enough
man to keep!
Some friends of mine got married last weekend. Their decorations were so fantastically beautiful they chose to give them away as wedding favors. It made perfect sense to all of us. This way we would all appreciate the work Mary had put into decorating her reception hall and she wouldn’t have to throw anything in the garbage. There were sparkly strips of toile and gorgeous netting that we each took a piece of to take home either as a keepsake or as the foundation for an original creation. The bows were the most beautiful and I made sure to take one home for my daughter. She wasn’t at the reception and I knew she’d be delighted when she woke up in the morning with a gorgeous bow from a real wedding. She’d feel like a princess!
Bobby and Kathy went from person to person shaking hands and thanking everyone for all they had done for their wedding day. With the church burning down and the loss of everything for their wedding they could not believe the outpouring of neighbors willing to help. They were wearing their dress clothes because her gown and his tux were both lost in the fire. Thinking they would wear their dress clothes for an impromptu wedding they were shocked by a neighbor bringing her dress in to be worn by the bride and the groom a tux as well. That was a moment that was shocking for everyone. They quickly drove to the local gas station and got dressed! When they returned we could not believe how great they looked. They were so happy and so was everyone. The music began to play and suddenly we realized that this event was really going to happen so much better than anyone could have planned alone. It took a community. What was a wedding for only 70 people has now become an affair for two communities. We decided the wedding favors that were so lovingly baked will go to the children.
Every summer the town I’m from hosts their huge event of the year: RibFest. Farmers from all over come to the downtown core of my little town to set up tents and grill up hot and delicious ribs for days. There’s a lineup for about three days straight. Four years ago they had included special RibFest Napkins. They were such a hit that the following summer they began to sell their personalized napkins to those who came to the festival. I still have some left in the pack and every time I catch a glimpse of them I remember what I great time I had!
The new regulations were meant to keep the environment safe. They were not
always easy to follow. There are so many new rules that you have to follow
in order to uphold the new green printing standard.
You believe that it is worth it in the end. Sometimes doing what is right
is not always easy. It can be a true test of your character. A lot of the
time there is a big difference between doing what is easy and doing what is
right. Some things may be easier, but they will undoubtedly have some sort
of unseen consequence.
The new standards at your work are just that. They are not always easy to
follow. Failing to follow them, however, will lead to environmental
“What was your wedding like, Grandma?” Faith asked.
Grandma Suki sat in her rocking chair. The rhythmic movements of the chair
mesmerized the child.
“Oh, it was a very long time ago, dear. It was in a great big building.
It was bigger than any building you’ve ever seen. There were lots of
people there. Your grandfather and I were very rich and we spent a lot on
our wedding. It was the most important day of our lives. Then there were
the wedding favors. We spent so much time choosing each one for each
person. We wanted them all to feel special for coming,” she said.
“You gave gifts to all of you guests?” Faith asked.
“Oh yes, my dear. It’s a tradition in our family, as well as many other
families,” Grandma Suki said.
I simply do not have enough time to do everything! My baby sister has become my new hero. I will admit to being the worst procrastinator in this universe. Promptness it not one of my winning features. I called my sister in tears because I physically and mentally don’t know how to finish my wedding plans in the upcoming ten weeks. At least I got my invitations out and my RSVPs returned. It shouldn’t be too large. I am expecting less than one hundred wedding guests. Past this point I am at a complete loss. She volunteered to step in and help. So far she has completed the wedding decorations and is moving forward on the reception dinner planning. I don’t even care what she has planned. I am looking forward to a surprise. She definitely has earned the sister of the decade award in my eyes. I love you sis!