Last week, I recapped last spring’s derecho wedding. Despite the weather, I really had a great time planning the whole weekend worth of activities with the couple and with their respective families. Here are some more fun details from that weekend. Apologies for my shaky camera work though! Vicky
Rehearsal Dinner: Carmine’s Washington DC. We had featured Carmine’s as an option for rehearsal dinner with large number of guests a while back. Click here to read that post.
For favors, we looked for the couple’s favorite things for inspiration. With M&Ms as the bride’s favorite snack, we set up a giant display of navy blue and green M&Ms after dinner. I got huge paper mache letters and sliced off the top so that they could be filled with the candy. I also wrapped the outside of the letter with coordinating ribbon. This is about as crafty as I get! The couple also loved drink koozies, so we gave those out as well. Tip on order chocolate candy online: be careful when you order them. If the temperature is very hot, you may want to order them with ice packs and have them ship overnight. Also think about whether the candy might sit on your front steps in the sun once delivered.
Welcome Bags – With the groom being from Texas and the bride from Virginia, we wanted to included items that were reflective of that besides the usual essentials. Check out the Texas Lemonade, made with Tito’s Vodka, a small-batch vodka is distilled in Austin, Texas. We included the recipe along with all the ingredients needed to make this easy yet tasty cocktail.