+I purchased our lanterns today! I bought 36: red, grass green, pink, and this dahlia print lantern that Abbie suggested. I think they are going to look so pretty above the dance floor. Thanks for the great suggestion, Abbie!
+I was debating whether or not to get people parasols (our venue is going to be HOT, and I mean temperature-wise, not sexy) but I didn't want to spend $4-7 on a parasol for each person. Instead I only bought one, for my grandmother, who really does need it at her fragile age. Sorry guys, you'll have to endure 15 minutes in the sun or you can temporarily use your programs as sun shades before you hop back to the tent with chilled drinks.
[Parasol for my grandmother]
+My parents went cake tasting for the Chinese banquet. My Dad went cake tasting. CAKE TASTING. This is the man who wanted a worklight for father's day. "It was great, we just ate for an entire hour while he drew pictures!" He was referring to pictures of the proposed cake. According to my Dad, "chocolate does not go with Chinese food" so that flavor is out. To compensate for the lack of mocha and banana cupcakes in San Diego, one entire layer will be mocha (the boy's favorite) at the banquet, and one will be banana (my favorite.)
+We booked a hotel for the wedding night!
Still up in the air...
+The invitations. Which give me a headache just thinking about them.
+Decor: potted plants, garlands, pretty things, etc.
Inspired by the EAD post about Coca-Cola, I was thinking about getting a bunch of green bottles (like the one below) and putting red flowers in them. What do you think? The big problem would be who I'm going to get to help me drink 20 something bottles of soda, and who will help put the flowers in the bottles the day of.
+Fabric backdrop--I may purchase lots of yardage of this which I think goes really well with everything else.
[Hop dot cherry from Heather Bailey]
+Some other stuff I'm not remembering now because my brain is fried! We're movin' along.