Anyone else feel like they don't/didn't have enough "details?"

posted 2 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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42453 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

MechEBee:  Are there things like old apple boxes, ladders, picking bags  etc at your venue? or is that something you could locate and use for the base of the gift table for example? Even a big bowl of shiny red apples would be perfect for your venue and a great backdrop for the rings.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

MechEBee:  A good photographer should be able to create interesting photos from what is available. Don’t stress yourself with extra details unless there are very specific elements that you want included in a ring photo. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

MechEBee:  I’m not going to lie…sometimes cutesy details become a little to “kitchy” for me. I like personal ones, though! (Like photographs of the couple/their families at tables, etc.) as well as your typical centerpieces/linens/lighting/etc.

Your venue sounds beautiful! I would just do things to enhance it’s natural beauty. PP mentioned apples (maybe even apples in crates?!) and the like.

Do you have centerpieces or any other details? Any photos you can share so we can help?

I’m sure your wedding will come together beautifully!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Detail is great but sometimes, especially when looking at the more “Pinteresting” weddings, you can get the impression that detail has taken over in a way that kind of swamps things.

If you are already getting married at an interesting venue then there’s no need to go over the top. Enhance its natural beauty but don’t feel that a good wedding is necessarily an over-detailed one.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I felt like this at times, but realized it was because I kept looking at pictures of other people’s wedding and comparing them to mine. When I looked at my own things as a whole, I loved everything! And the things that we chose as decor were purposeful too.. our name cards, card box, seating chart, picture display, centerpieces etc. – we didn’t have details just to have them. In the end (and as you get closer), you’ll realize none of that really matters and you won’t want that extra stuff anyway. Our venue was pretty awesome on it’s own too – yours sounds super cool!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I am not a details girl – I figured as long as I had lovely flowers on the tables, great food and music, and an open bar nobody would notice that I skipped personalized… napkins or whatever. We even skipped favors for an ice cream bar. Your venue sounds amazing on its own, don’t be sucked into the pinterest mindset!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

MechEBee:  well it sounds like you don’t need any of those things so I wouldn’t sweat it! It’ll look like a wedding regardless, and honestly all you’ll care about is the photos with people in them 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MechEBee:  You could easily place apples or crabapples (cause they are cute) at each place setting without using them as placecards.

Apple place cards - Ideal for a #wedding at #Maccauvlei on Vaal and fits perfectly with its history! (Photo by Lev Kuperman & event design by Hudson Valley Events)

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

MechEBee:  I would mirror what others have said. As long as you’ve got the vibe, you’re good.

I planned for a few details, but they got forgotten/got put into storage. It wouldn’t really be worth things stressing out about!

At the reception, my photographer asked if she could take photos of our rings. We both consented; I didn’t have my bouquet on hand. She used the toss bouquet instead. (I have yet to get pro-pictures back.)

I would add that the easiest details that can add impact to the entire venue is to rent chair sashes; i.e. if you are planning to have chair covers. There are so many ways you can tie the chair sashes.

Another thing I found helpful is to stop looking at other wedding blogs, where they sell a lot of cutesy detail stuff. Trust your photographer. 🙂 Your wedding will be great! The day goes by so quick, so enjoy it as it comes!

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MechEBee:  You could find a shelter, community cooking program etc to donate the apples. There are lots of people who would welcome a few hundred free apples.

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