Me: “Oh honey, look! These long trays would be awesome for building a centerpiece on for our tables. And look! They are on SALE!”
Spurred by the bright yellow tag on the shelf that actually said, “Hurry, this item won’t be around much longer!” we grabbed 12 of them. We wandered around the rest of the store, talking about placing tea lights in them and filling in the tray with small dark rocks. Okay, I mostly talked about it, Mr. Gazelle mostly listened politely.
Perhaps this was a good idea, but at the time we didn’t have a clear vision for our wedding. I had barely looked at inspirational photos. Worse, I hadn’t really thought about the layout of our room or how big our tables are.
I found a photograph of a typical set up of the tables in our reception room. Wow, there isn’t a ton of room on the tables between the glasses! I’m not really sure that there is a good space to put several of these long white trays out.
As the vision for our reception space developed there was less and less room for the trays. I fell in love with milk glass and there will now be simple bud vases along the tables instead. It is so easy to get those bridal goggles on and everything sounds like such a good idea. However I now realize that impulse purchases relating to the wedding are a terrible idea! Sure those metal trays were on sale, but now they are hanging out in our basement next to the coffee and Brita filters with no concrete idea for their use. Maybe not such a good deal after all…Have you made any impulse purchases relating to your wedding? How have those purchases worked out for you?