I’m not kidding either. This weekend was a wild roller coaster of emotions that seem to be the trend lately and craftiness. I have to admit that I wasn’t looking forward to it at all because of how stressed I have become lately. Trying to find a new job, wondering if my current job will last, trying to encourage Mr. Library to find a job, and planning a wedding/honeymoon is a little too much stress for my system. Friday night was awful, and I ended up calling Mr. Library at quarter of eleven to ask him to take over some of the planning. I have discovered that I have a hard time asking for help because I don’t want to stress other people out. I guess now I need to for my own sanity.
Saturday morning began with me promising myself that things were going to be different. No more yelling at people, no more emotional outbursts when I’m stressed out. It was going to be a much better day. The crafting crew showed up at 11:30. Bridesmaid C, her boyfriend A, my aunt C, Dad Library, Mom Library, and I ate some delicious Italian sandwiches and chips before attacking the dining room table filled with crafts. Man, did I pick a good day to let people take over some of the work. To begin with, we had 115 menus to cut out, 120 (just in case of mess-ups) front photos and back information cards for the programs, 115 programs to fold, 115 popsicles to put ribbons through, and nine coloring books to bind. Yeah, we were all a little shell shocked. We split into teams and tackled it all.
Bridesmaid C and boyfriend A were troopers. If we needed something cut in a hurry, they were the people for the job. I’m not kidding. They cut out all of the menus in about twenty minutes. They then cut out most of the photos for the front of the programs. Want to see their work?
They were champions, and I cannot thank them enough! I know A probably wanted to be doing other things that day, but he certainly helped out a lot. He even went out and kept Dad Library company for a while when his hands got tired from all of the cutting.
Aunt C, Mom Library, and I tackled the programs. I will save you the gory details of how to make them in this post, but I will be posting a guide to them right after this post is finished. They are that simple and come out fabulously! I have never in my life, though, gone through so much double-sided tape. I should have put stock in it.
They aren’t all done yet (thanks to lack of double-sided tape even after five rolls and a lack of ribbon), but I am picking more supplies up after work today to hopefully finish these up.
Dad Library was off in his workshop, working on his own special masterpiece. These, my friends, will be revealed shortly!
People began to get tired around 4:00, so we thanked them profusely and wished them a safe drive. I honestly do not know what I would have done without all hands on deck this weekend! A big shout out of thanks to C, A, Aunt C, and the parents! Thanks guys!
On Sunday, I decided that I needed to do something creative after doing my taxes (as a side note, Rhode Island taxes suck. Let’s work on that, Rhode Island, mmkay?), so I decided to get my act together on the wedding reception signage. I had created signs to go in different places around the room, each one either giving instructions or cute sayings. I got some cheap frames at the Family Dollar store, popped the printed sheets into them, and voila!
This sign will go on the escort card table in front of the centerpiece for it. I made it on the Cricut we have at school and them mounted it on some great pink paper.
This will serve as instructions for our thumbprint tree. I love how the bird ties into our theme and into the guests’ escort cards.
I’m not quite sure where these will end up, but it will probably be somewhere around the gift table, the cake table, or the guestbook table to jazz them up a bit.
This sign will be on the counter of the bar to wish our guests cheers! We wanted to have a range of languages to honor all of the cultures we hold near and dear: Hebrew, Italian, English, Lithuanian, French, and Irish.
And last but not least, our photobooth instructions. I am a huge believer in clear directions, so these were a must for us. Do you think people will be able to understand them well enough?
I added another couple of jars with ribbon to the list of completed projects before Mom Library decided I had had enough wedding for the weekend. Thanks to my stress-out fits, I’m being put on stress watch. Oy.
Have you been stressed out lately? What have you accomplished for projects?