All those hours of anticipation, finally came to life today. My sister was getting married. There was a hustle all around the house. Everyone was putting in their best to make her bridal shower memorable. I could smell the freshly brewed coffee down in the kitchen. The varnish on the ornaments was filling in the air around the backyard where all the decorations were being set up. The backyard seemed as if it had been brought back to life. Everything and everyone was getting prepared for the wedding.
I had a plan for the bridal shower to be set up in our backyard and make it as indelible as possible. The whole setting of the backyard was to be done in collaboration with an event manager so that it could be perfect. It all went south when the event manager cancelled one day before the bridal shower due a family emergency. I tried to get another manager but couldn’t find one at a short notice. I called up my friends so that I could get a better idea how to deal with the situation.
I now had to decorate and plan the whole bridal shower on my own and execute the plan too. I got all of my friends to come to my home at the same night so that we could start decorating it .It all had to be done by the night because in the morning I knew nobody would have time for it and nothing will look pretty .
My friends started coming in groups and by the end of the night I had enough workforce that I finally had hope that it will all be done as I had in mind. My sister was told to stay in her room so that all the decorations and setting could be a surprise for her. Tables from the house were pulled out in the backyard and covered with big sheets. They were placed in the center of the backyard so that gifts and food could be put on them. Everybody was doing what they were told to do and work was getting done fast and good.
The ornaments were rearranged and light strips were hung over the fence. A sofa was set for the bride near the middle of the fence and rests of seats were also set along the fences. Balloons were hung and attached all around the backyard. The bowls with potpourri were set out on the tables. The gifts were also to be wrapped as everybody that came to my rescue had been planning to do that last night.
All the gifts were the wrapped in the backyard. The whole setup was done but as we were going through the checklist when we came to realize that we missed the’ bride to be’ sash. In the middle of the night there wasn’t a slight chance that we could find a sash anywhere as everything would be closed by this time. I went inside to look for something so that we can make a sash out of something. All I could find in the drawers were some tea towels. I thought they were of no use, but when I told my friends they asked me to bring them as we can make a sash out of them easily if we have following things.
- Sewing kit
After getting all required stuff from the house we sat down to make a sash out of what we had.
- Don’t forget to separate out all the different colored materials. Keeping the color coordination is very important as a little difference in shade can make the sash look very bad. Stack all the pieces over one another and cut them in half so that they not wide enough. We cut only the pieces that were of the same color.
- Sew one piece with the other to make a long straight cloth piece so that it could go around the bride’s shoulder.
- When the required length was achieved we sewed both the end together. At this area of the sash we attached another piece and curled it up. We gave multiple cuts to this piece to give it a better look
- We used rest of the multicolored pieces to cut out stars from them
- We wrote in big block letters with markers on the sash ‘BRIDE TO BE’. All the seams were fully covered with glitter by applying glue on them.
- Glued all the stars on the sash in the end
- We hanged the sash in a dry place so that all the extra glue dries out and the glitter falls off so that the clothes don’t get messed up
All the gifts looked similar as they were wrapped by the same thing. The do looked like as if the were packed using a high end product. The sash looked absolutely amazing on my sister. It was giving the expression of being made by a designer but it costed not a single dime.