Sonofabitch. The internet is a small fucking world. So, earlier this week one of my fave commenters on Jezebel, Jessicalovejoy, posts a pic of the Hostess/Twinkie/Lil’ Debbie wedding cake in the comments 5 minutes after I published the CoD: Insanity Interlude post. And now, since yesterday when I posted the wedding theme post, I’m seeing my theme ideas freaking everywhere.
One of my favorite touches from my Blush and Bashful post was the floral arrangements in tea tins thing from an old copy of Martha Stewart Weddings:
Not only do I know where to buy those tins cheap, but It seems like a simple DIY thing that even I can pull off. AND, as an added bonus, I can re-package the loose tea inside the tins for use as wedding favors. But, I’m disheartened b/c in the last week, I’ve seen these tins on nearly every wedding blog, and it’s ruining the idea for me.
WHY? Why y’all gotta have your fingers in my Kool-Aid, blogs? I don’t have time to dream up painfully original ideas, so for something whimsical and cute like this to become “trendy” or “ubiquitous” is really pissing me off. I didn’t ask for this, OK? I don’t want a trendy wedding. There are no chocolate cosmos in my bouquet and my bridesmaids’ dresses are not brown. I don’t have two dresses (a “ceremony” dress and a “surprise!” sexy, slinky dress for the reception. I need to throw up now, BRB.) and a martini luge. You know, it pains me that I’m even thinking about centerpieces in the first place. I want so badly to not give a shit, and just pull off a beautiful wedding without even trying, because there are more important things in life- like the actual marriage and booze and friends and Samurai movies and melted butter…
Anyway, if any of you can help me think of ways to put a fresh spin on this idea, I’d very much appreciate it. I’ve been hit with a bout of insomnia this week, so my thinking function is not in peak condition. I’d like to use these tins as table centerpieces, but maybe not fill them with flowers. Because flowers are expensive and wasteful and bad for the environment. One thoughtI had was to take a hammer & nail to them and make fancy versions of soup can lanterns out of them:
Thoughts? Leave them in the comments!