I've been in love with milkglass for as long as I can remember. I have always wanted to collect it and decided this would be a good way to start! My Mema (grandmother) found two bud vases at a flea market nearby, and that made me think that I should look at The Salvation Army for some more. I sure did get lucky! I found six beautiful milkglass bud vases and nine funky glass vases for $24! I would love to find some larger milkglass vases but I will definitely be going back to the flea market and The Salvation Army to keep looking!
I haven't started collecting mason jars or the mint julep cups yet, but I'm hoping it will be as easy as finding the milkglass! I'm sure I can scrounge up a few mason jars from my mom and Mema (I'm pretty sure they are in every southern household) but I have no idea where to get mint julep cups! I sure would love to have real sterling silver ones with our new monogram but seeing as how they are hundreds of dollars apiece, I'll stick to the cheap ones for now! Time to do some research!
I also found another really good idea online about the bridesmaids bouquets. I hated for the bouquets to just be tossed to the side during the reception, and tried to figure out a way for them to be showcased. I found out that many brides have vases with water set up at the reception waiting for the bouquets when the bridesmaids arrive at the reception. How smart! We will be doing this at nine different tables (having a million bridesmaids is paying off! ha!) and I'm so excited they bouquets won't be wasted! Here are some examples:
More to come on what those bouquets will look like! :)