This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. Each post will be associated with a letter of the alphabet with the theme ‘Lessons from a Wedding’.
“What about, as wedding favours, we give the guests…bedazzled t-shirts with the words ‘THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING OUR WEDDING!’ Wouldn’t THAT be a great wedding favour??? And we could do them ourselves!!!” said the Wedding Co-ordinator who wasn’t a really a Wedding Co-ordinator but in actual fact was her sister’s co-worker who decided that her sister needed help to co-ordinate the wedding. She thought of him as the faux Wedding Co-ordinator.
DIY bedazzled t-shirts??? She rolled her eyes. Or maybe her eyes hadn’t stopped rolling since the `gathering’ began almost 30 minutes ago to discuss, according to her sister and mother, one of the most important component of the wedding – favours.
“What about those tiny pillboxes with the glitter and mirrors?” She interjected into the discussion that was now centered on whether to use white or off-white t-shirts to do the bedazzling. Her sister, the faux Wedding Co-ordinator and her mum turned to look at her and glared as if she had suggested instead to give the guests pebbles collected from the stream that ran behind their house.
“That’s just…it’s just…TOO simple! The guests need to have something from my wedding that whenever they look at it, they’ll remember how unique the experience was and how much fun they had!” Her sister exclaimed after she broke off from the strenuous task of glaring.
Determined to contribute to the discussion, she added “Okay, well, what about seed packets? Different herbs? My friend in Toronto did that for her wedding. And you could add a hand-written note and instructions on how to care for the plants because you know, the seeds, represent your relationship?” If it were her wedding, she would so go with this idea.
“You want the guests who attend my wedding to go home with seeds? SEEDS??? Can you please take this seriously! We’re running out of time!” All right, so obviously HER sister wouldn’t go for this idea.
As the minutes passed and the discussion didn’t seem to be nearing a resolution, she truly couldn’t take all this deliberation about wedding favours that the guests would probably bring home and toss into a corner, forgotten, she blurted out “Maybe we could ask the orang utan rehabilitation centre if they’d allow their orang utans to be adopted by the guests and brought home.”
Again, the trio turned to her and her sister gasped and said, a hopeful tone in her voice “THAT is such a great idea! You think they’d allow it???”