So this is sort of a spoiler for some friends who happen to read, but I wanted to share my final result from this post. I dropped the twine, not sure where that idea came from but it just didn't fit. You can't quite see the postcards but I wanted to get the card tucked in there. The vase will hold some charming flowers that night. There's one more aspect to the whole shabang but I can't decide whether to use it or not. So for now, that's where we're at.