Doves mate for life and to show a willingness to work hard together. Both doves work together to build a nest. Next, when the mother lays the eggs, both the father and mother keep them warm. When the young chicks are born, both doves actively care for and tend to the new family members.
The key to writing a good thank you card for any occasion is to make it personal. Pre-printed or typed thank you cards lack the human touch that is felt from handwriting, so always hand write and sign the cards. Remember to use the word we, not I, as you are writing the card as a couple.
Messages in thank you cards do not have to be creative or long, just so long as the receiver feels that they got a personal note and you appreciate their gift and presence. Here are some ideas for messages :
Styrofoam Balls: Sold at craft stores such as Michaels. For this guide, Marina used 3” balls.
Tissue Paper: For each pomander, you’ll need approximately 72 sheets of tissue paper cut to be 5” x 7”
Wire: Sold at hardware stores
Wire Cutters: Sold at hardware stores
Cost: $2 - $5 each
Cut each sheet of tissue paper to 5” x 7”.
Stack 4 sheets of tissue and fan fold all the way up.
Tie some wire around the middle of the tissue. You’ll need to play around with it to get a feel for how much you’ll need. Be sure to leave a little extra since that’s what you stick in the Styrofoam
Start pulling the tissue sheets up one at a time. Left then Right. Continue until all the tissue is pulled up and it looks like a flower.
Stick the wire under the flower in the Styrofoam ball. Keep placing flowers all the way the ball until it’s full. Play around with the placement to make the flower as tight or loose as you’d like.
A super-affordable (and quite charming) alternative to a large, single centerpiece is a cluster of small containers in the center of your table. For this project, we use plain glass juice glasses, but mini vases and even votive holders can have the same effect. Simply cover the container with decorative paper or fabric, and fill them each with inexpensive flowers, and you’ve got a pretty centerpiece in no time. Here are some ideas to get you started!
Cheesecloth is available in most grocery stores, and is a very budget-friendly fabric that’s perfect to use for your wedding - it’s white, soft, and gauzy, and looks so pretty wrapped around our glasses! White affords you the ability to pair it with any color or colors, and we thought that cheery yellow and white tulips would be a happy match.
Wrap patterned fabric around your vessels and pair it with flowers in a contrasting color for a sophisticated look for your table. Even everyday, grocery-store bought flowers like mums look gorgeous when they’re clustered tightly with flowers of a similar hue.
If you’re using three or more mini-containers, covering each one in a variety of shades from the same color family creates a fabulous look for your table. We kept our flowers white with this arrangement so that our beautiful color palette could take center stage.
Scrapbook paper comes in an endless variety of prints and patterns; choose your favorite complimentary sheets and combine them for a funky, modern look. Fill them with flowers that mimic the colors on the paper.
These centerpiece containers can do double-duty as favors or even table numbers; here, we covered our glasses in kraft paper and used adhesive letters to spell out the table number.