In January I decided that I wanted to be a wedding planner. A few days later my friend told me she was getting married and that I could plan her wedding. I'm so freaking excited and I'm getting the vision together to present to her some ideas on Wednesday. Here are the details:
Monday, March 5, 2012
Date: June 9
Venue: a local orchard
Colors: Cockatoo, driftwood, starfish (aqua, dusty brown, tan)
Budget: $3,000 for everything
That budget makes me so sad! I had some great ideas and they'd be a bit easier to accomplish with a $5,000 budget. A $10,000 budget would guarantee her the cutest wedding she's ever seen. She told me that she wants a BBQ style reception and she wants to end the night with a bonfire and s'mores making session. I haven't had a meeting with her about everything she wants yet or what the rules of the orchard are (is?) but I have a few ideas already in mind. Since the budget is small, the food will serve as a major part of the decoration. Wood, wildflowers, and glass bottles will be part of the decor as well.
I've done the most thinking about how the s'mores will work because that'll be so memorable and fun and I'm pretty sure most people haven't been to a wedding with a bonfire.
The s'mores will be set up on a table with flavored marshmallows in large glass jars. A one pound bag is $13 and has around 70 marshmallows in it. They sell them at the organic market by my house so I'll go check them out this week. Vanilla, caramel, chocolate, and coconut marshmallows seem perfect for variety and fun. I'm also thinking different chocolate varieties as well. Does anybody have a good brand to recommend? The ghiardelli filled chocolates seem like they would be delicious in a hot s'more. I need to see if they sell them in bulk, because they are not budget friendly. Do you think it would be overkill to also have a variety of graham crackers? I need to figure out a good brand also. If it were my wedding I'd get my friends together and we'd bake them. Unfortunately, I've been to a cookie exchange with her friends and they are not up to my sanitation standards. Those chicks picked up cookies with their bare hands. I almost passed out, my friend had to stop her exchange and let me tell them how to handle food in a group. I wish I was lying.
Anyway, how about y'all answer the questions I have in bold AND leave some ideas of what type of food you'd expect a BBQ Wedding Bonfire. Hmmm, I also need a better name to describe this wedding. I have some food ideas that I'll post later this week, but I'm sure you guys will come up with some things I wouldn't think about.