Post # 1
Well well well, I’m at it again. Planning yet *another* DIY project.
I’m not sure what kind of ceremony decor I want. Our ceremony will take place on a patio on the East River (Brooklyn side) overlooking NYC.
I’m not exactly crazy about the foliage around there. The tropical plants/colors aren’t really my thing, but the view is gorgeous!!
Our flowers/centerpieces, my dress, my bridesmaids/ dresses, and the interior of the venue can be seen in this board below:
We are going for soft, romantic, pastel colors and the same kind of feel.
I am not sure whether we want something like cones of rice (or dried lavender) on each of the chairs for tossing after the ceremony, flowers on a few of the chairs (or all of them!) going down the aisle (which can get pricey!!)… and now I’ve found this lovely decoration that I think would be awesome! (DIY) paper tassel garland. I think it would look great strung all the way down the aisle. People would have to enter the rows from the outer side, but I think this is relatively normal anyway.
Here are some photos from an etsy shop:
And here is a photo (and DIY instructions) from HGTV & TomKat Studio:
What do you ladies think?
We are going for soft, elegant, and romantic, but I DO love DIY. I don’t, however, want it to look like a 3rd grader decorated a wedding. What do you think?
Tassels or no tassels?
Post # 3
I think the garland is pretty. I prefer it without the metallic pieces though! Maybe try making a section to see how it turns out and how long it takes?
Post # 4
@cowoman: Thanks for the input. Good suggestion. I will definitely try it out to see how long it takes to make a section, and determine whether or not it’s feasible and worth time time (and money we would save).
Post # 5
@multinational: I’m using the same garland in my reception tent. I don’t think it’s 3rd graderish at all! There is an etsy seller who sells DIY garland kits for $15 you just have to assemble them (:
Post # 6
@Weetzie: Thanks Weetzie! I always worry that DIY projects have the *potential* to look a little young, but that’s probably the elementary school teacher in me! I totally love these garland and don’t get me wrong, I *personally* think that they can look super duper elegant. I’m just worried about DIY gone wrong, people who don’t “get it”, and so forth. It’s difficult to find the balance between elegant and cute, which is exactly what I’m striving to do!
Would you mind sending over the seller’s link?
Post # 7
I agree as far as DIY gone wrong looking awful, but done correctly you shouldn’t even be able to tell its DIY! If you aren’t crafty to begin with your wedding is NOT a great time to start lol! I think they will look awesome lining the aisle though, and definitely fit the elegant, whimsical feel. From your previous posts I can tell you know your DIY 🙂 It will look great.
Post # 8
I like the idea, but those last ones are too fat. The thinner ones look really nice, especially in that color scheme.
Post # 9
I love it! My favorite is the first one, but I like the 2nd one too. I even like the 3rd, but I think it might be too thick/pouffy… I like how delicate the other type looks
Post # 10
I think they would look great. Have you considered using fabric and lace strips instead of paper. I think that would look a bit more elegant and fit better with your interior decor.
Post # 11
@Stoich: Good suggestion.
I am going to give it a try with tissue paper soon and see how it turns out, but fabric and lace would be pretty too!