However, we did sort of agree on our venue. When I took him there for the first time his response was "We don't even need to look anywhere else...this place is amazing." He's really happy with the caterer we selected and seems satisfied with the invitations.
The funny thing is, he typically fights me at first and then comes around and admits that the things I have been buying and planning are in fact pretty cool. Like when I showed him the favors I bought for our teenage guests this weekend (flashing mouth guards that make their mouths flash different colors when they slip them onto their teeth), he laughed and said the kids will love them. But of course, everything is followed with "And how much did that cost?" (sigh)
Needless to say, I was thrilled when he came over this weekend and saw the samples of the labels my sister had created for the escort cards. I found these cool little favor boxes in the shape of chairs that we will fill with the personalized M&M's (they will have our picture on them - but not quite as this sample below along with a little message):
I am also including some red Jelly Belly jellybeans in the favor boxes. And on the front of the favor box will be a sticker in our cranberry color with the graphic design from the invites and the table number.
On the chair back, you slip in a vellum paper with the guests' names on them. We will line all these up on a table and then have little signs on the table that say "Please take your seat"
A little play on the words as they are picking up a chair to discover what their table assignment is. And inside they are gifted a little sweet chocolate favor.
Anyway, my point is...when I showed them to the fiance since he asked what the labels were for...for the first time since I began sharing wedding plans with him, he actually said "Those are really cool...that is actually very nice." Wait a minute. Hold up. You mean to tell me that the fiance actually likes something I have planned for the wedding? Ah-mazing! Now don't get me wrong, he followed it of course with the cost question and went on to say we could have put out little pieces of folded card paper and saved ourselves the $80 it cost to buy the chair favor, but seriously? Is he kidding me? These are the small details our guests will love and realize that thought was put into every aspect of the wedding.
Here is a sample of the boxes which we will modify as I mentioned by replacing the monogram sticker with our own label that will have a table number and printing the names on vellum in cranberry font:
So what are your ideas for escort cards? And have you found your honey fighting you on things you have dreamed of for your big day?