You might recall that I wanted to DIY one of these glass beverage dispensers, since you can’t buy them here. I bought gallon sized mason jars, my uncle drilled holes into them, we went crazy trying to find a spigot that fit, and then… we realized the glass was too thin, and it cracked under the pressure of the spigot. DIY verdict: total fail.
Image from Classic Hostess
We still need beverage dispensers, though. The alternative was using canisters made of metal, since that wouldn’t break or crack. So when a friend told us her family had a lot of vintage milk cans (similar to this one), and that they could give us a few if we wanted them, I figured we could try and use them for that. If it didn’t work out, we can always use them as decor. Right now we have three of them sitting at home waiting to be retrofitted with spigots. Then I’ll add bunting around the neck stating what’s inside. Although old, they’re in perfect shape and clean. Plus we figure that if they used them to hold milk they’re definitely suitable to hold other beverages.
I had also been thinking about where to set the beverage dispensers, since they need to be on the edge of the table or on a pedestal for a glass to fit under the spigot. And of course, we’re still looking for something to work as a bar. Ikea came to the rescue, once again: they’re running a 70% off sale (plus an additional 10% if you have their Ikea Family card, which is free) and when I saw this Svalbo solid wood sideboard for 19€ instead of the original 75€, I quickly went to pick up a couple of them, one as a bar and the second one for the milk cans/beverage dispensers. Since they’re solid wood, we’ll be able to use them out in the patio after the wedding, as a potting bench or additional table. We’ll probably have to sand them down and restain them with an outdoor stain but we’ll do that after all the wedding madness is over.
In other wedding news, yesterday I went with my friend Maite to a flower shop to look at bouquets. I had planned on DIYing mine because the places I had checked for prices asked for around 100€ but her boyfriend’s brother-in-law’s brother (say that three times fast!) owns a flower shop so we went to check it out. He was very nice and understood perfectly that I didn’t want to spend a ton of money – I’ll be paying 40€ – but I wanted something nice and colorful. He guided me a bit and we settled for a combination of yellow daisies, green daisies, some burnt orange flowers whose name I can’t recall, and other greenery. I can’t wait to see it! I’m sure it will be beautiful. And today I’m having a hair and makeup trial. They asked me to bring a few pictures so they have an idea of what I have in mind. Thanks to Pinterest it was pretty easy!
And I think that’s it on the wedding front this week… we’re less than six weeks away, and there’s so much stuff to do I’m sure I’ll have plenty of updates next week. In the meantime, does anyone have any tips on getting people to RSVP on time?