Post # 1
So I’m having a difference of opinion with my wedding planner about ceremony decor. I made a mock-up of the garden and chuppah that she agreed on (after saying it was boring).
The issue is what we are going to do down the aisle. We are having 120 people on the left and right like a traditional setup. I think it would look nice just to have 4 urns of flowers (1 on the left and right sides of the front and back of the aisle) and maybe a little ribbon or small flowers tied to some of the chairs down the aisle and that’s it. She keeps saying this is too simple and boring and won’t look good in pictures. She wants to use all of the flowers from the reception to put down the aisle and I’m worried it will look way overdone!! She has done some beautiful weddings, but sometimes they are just too much for my taste, like this one…
Can anyone find pictures of a ceremony like I’m looking for? I think it would really help to show her something simple and classic, and our colors are ivory blush champagne and gold but that’s not as important just for examples. I’ve looked all over but haven’t really found anything. Also, if anyone has thoughts or advice on the situation I would much appreciate it!!
Post # 3
I don’t have pictures, but I feel if you set it up the way your wedding planner wants you take away from the natural beauty of the location.
Post # 4
@odynsmom: I know! That’s how I feel too, and I feel like it will take away from the point of the ceremony- our vows and marriage, not flowers…
Post # 5
@RunnerBride13: Your wedding planner is obviously from the school of “Over the top” decor.
I think your ideas are perfect and wil focus attention on the bride and groom, rather than the decor.
Post # 6
That 2nd picture is gaudy and awful. The first one is elegant. Fire this person. Seriously. Her idea of what will look nice is utterly bourgeois.
Post # 7
@RunnerBride13: I am super weird about sharing on here but if you PM me your e-mail address, I’ll send you what we did.
We had a simple chuppah and very simple aisle decor, though ours was inside a hotel ballroom, not outside but it could still give you an idea. It was very clean, elegant and beautiful. I loved it.
Post # 8
I don’t like that 1st pic. At all.
Post # 9
@RunnerBride13: Without even reading past the first paragraph: you, by definition, are right. Your wedding planner is there to work for you. If she’s going to not do what you want, fire her.
Post # 10
Shouldn’t she just do what you want? Since it’s your wedding and you are paying her and everything? I like the simple design.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I think both are really nice. Most weddings I go to have close to no ceremony decorations.
Post # 13
@RunnerBride13: She should be respecting what YOU want for your wedding, not what she thinks looks best. If you can’t come to a agreement, I would try to find a new planner. I’m not decorating our outdoor ceremony area besides flower petals along the sides of the aisle.
Post # 14
I’m just going to say again: FIRE HER!
Post # 15
She should not be calling your ideas boring! It’s your wedding and you call the shots. I much prefer your vision by the way. I had simple ceremony decor because I wanted the natural beauty of our venue to be the focus and it looked great.
Post # 16
I’m not going to fire her, I’ve already thought about that. I’m way too busy and we’ll settle the flower thing, she won’t do it if I flat out say no. I haven’t given a dime to a florist or signed anything, we’re still hashing it out. I don’t have time to fire her and find someone else (our venue requires a DOC) and at this point nobody decent will be free on our date.
So anyway, I’m just trying to figure out what I want for the ceremony. I don’t want it to be boring, but I definitely don’t want it to be like picture #2!!! That ceremony was probably $10K though, and our floral budget isn’t near that so she couldn’t do it if she wanted!
@MrsWBS: Thanks, I’ll send you a message!
@Nic01: Eek, well that’s where our wedding is and what the chuppah will look like. That’s not changing 🙂