Bamboo for you (and me)

3 March 2010

We’re most likely going to be using bamboo utensils for K + C’s reception, and though we’ve considered bundling sets together with baker’s twine or string, it had never occurred to me to add text before I saw this image on Weddingbee. I don’t have a Gocco, which I think would be the best tool for this project, but what do you think about a custom rubber stamp? One of those could work, as well.

Another question for you: on a more existential level, would this begin to cross into the territory of “whoa now, it’s just one day, let’s cool it on the detailing”? I’m conflicted. Thoughts?

P.S. You can also buy a 36-piece set from Neiman Marcus ooo la la!

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Katherine Clark
March 3, 2010 3:44 pm

I think this is a lovely detail that you don't see in every featured wedding / wedding photo shoot. A custom rubber stamp should work perfectly, in theory. Regarding your second question, I don't think this specific project would push one to think that. It's all about balance!

March 3, 2010 5:19 pm

I agree; if you love details, why not infuse your wedding day with what you love?

March 3, 2010 5:40 pm

I would almost do cute love/marriage sayings instead of your names & wedding date to avoid the over-personalization. If you have a lot of personalization, you don't want guests to think "I get it already… you're getting married today!" :) It all depends on how much you have going on.

March 3, 2010 10:02 pm

Thanks, ladies! I try to keep it in perspective by asking myself whether I'm just doing something to do it, or because I've seen someone else do it, or because it's pretty, OR if it's something that would actually be meaningful to Kate and Cormac. Of course, sometimes "pretty" is all the reason you need, right?