I’m reaching the age where friends and those I graduated high school with are getting married. I knew this age would come, but it came far too fast. These life long commitments should be something to celebrate. Hence, a wedding of course, but the fun happens at the reception. I see my future reception as something like a theme park. There will be a photo booth, fun souvenirs and ice cream, along with the obvious, great music.
I know what you’re thinking: how am I going to keep the ice cream frozen all night? The answer is very, very simple, a vendor cart. Wouldn’t you want Dippin’ Dots at your wedding? My only problem, with an easy solution, is when I plan out my reception is that ice cream carts can be simple. So, what’s the easy solution? Personalize it! Don’t over do it by personalizing everything at your wedding, though. If you rent a whit ice cream cart, you could add a photograph the couple. I’m thinking black on white. However, I like chic, classic colors.
Add the picture to the front of the ice cream cabinet. Leaving the back plain is fine assuming you have the back facing a wall. On the top of the cabinet, add the date of the wedding in cursive writing. This idea works whether the cabinet doors slide from side to side or if you simply lift it open. From there, it should be more wedding appropriate. Simple additions could include draping a type of border around the sides, like lace, feather boas or tinsel, whatever is in keeping with your wedding colors.
I am lucky to be the maid of honor in my best friend’s wedding; but as for planning my own, that is on a back burner so far away it’s a dot in my head. However, looking over my friend’s plans is giving my ideas for what I would or wouldn’t want at my wedding. It’s all about celebrating a mile stone in a relationship so important to you, you decided you couldn’t live without them.
I find it worth waiting to set a date until you get the location you absolutely want. I may have my reception planned, but that’s all I’ve thought about. Personalizing a vendor’s cart is something unique, at least to any wedding I’ve been to. The wedding reception is where the celebration begins; make it a party.