One thing Veggie Sis Kale brought up was a back-up plan for centerpieces in case our flower growers came up a bit empty handed. I don't mean to doubt the fabulous efforts of our flower team, but stuff happens. Hurricanes. Frosts. Drought. Forgetfulness. Wilting. All of these things could majorly effect the outcome of our home-grown lovelies.
While perusing the internet later that day I think I found a good solution that can supplement our flowers, uses recycled materials, is cheap, and is doable in the short 7 weeks that I will have in the U.S. before our wedding.
Bingo. How cute are these?
Hooray for beautiful edible greenery. Arrugula, chard, lettuce, yum. If I plant them right when I get home I can definitely have some lettuces, chards, and possibly some herbs by wedding day. They are pretty small, so packing them into boxes and driving them up to camp shouldn't be a problem. And, if our guests get a little hungry and feel the need to add some roughage to their diets, they can dig in during the reception.
To make them a little less fiesta-y and a little more "our wedding-y", I'm thinking about wrapping them in paper like this. I could even try to find an old horticulture book with fun diagrams to wrap them in.
Sweet. One issue dealt with. Or rather, planned to be dealt with. About a million to go.