Post # 1
Ok so I’m trying to figure out if I can include everything I love into my reception decor. My reception is going to be in this absolutely gorgeous barn, which is pretty much a blank slate (wood walls, floors, beams, etc). My Fiance and I both want our wedding to be laid back and not too stuffy so I want fun decor that doesn’t take itself too seriously. So I had been thinking I wanted some of those big perfectly round balloons, maybe in just one color (like all white). Then we’re also including papel picado (mexican tissue paper cut flags) in all white because my Fiance is mexican and I love the look of papel picado in all its vintage-y goodness. Ok so then I was thinking for centerpieces I would do some little vintage bottles/jars on the table with one bottle holding flowers (light pink peonies?) and one holding a candle and another one just empty,so probably 3 bottle/jars per table. These would be set on a slice of wood to kinda tie them all together while also tying in the barn/rustic venue. I was thinking of maybe painting the slices of wood white also.
Is this just way too all over the place?? My mom thinks it’s too scattered. I think it could work. I love the round balloons but I’m afraid maybe they don’t fit in with the rest? Or do they fit as long as they’re all white? Maybe if I have the papel picado streamed in the center of the barn and the balloons along the sides?
Let me know what you all think!
Post # 4
I did a google search for papel picado, but I’m having trouble visualizing it. Would you string them all up and then have them drape from the ceiling like crepe paper streamers?
Your idea of the big balloons reminds me of a fairly popular trend right now to hang Chinese paper lanterns from the ceiling. Maybe the paper lanterns would match better with the papel picado?
The jars for centerpieces sound like a neat idea, and would definitely fit with the rustic setting. If you’re bring in any form of electric lighting, I would skip the candle in one jar and just go for flowers in all three. Having mismatched jars in all different sorts of styles and materials would be neat too I think.
I don’t think your decor is all over the place, but considering you have several different materials going on (rubber balloons, paper, wax candles, wood slices, and I’m assuming the jars are glass) it might be a good idea to cut one or two of the materials out of the mix.
Hope that helps, and happy decorating!
Post # 5
I completely agree with the last comment. There are NO rules. As long as everything can be tied together in some way, you are good to go. If you are going to do 3 vintage jars on the tables, I would do all different jars. And, especially if the jars don’t match, you should either put candles in all of them, or flowers in all of them. If you want to keep it simple but still have some fun with it, I think that is your best bet.
Post # 6
I LOVE it. It’s so creative, unique and personal!
Post # 7
Thanks so much ladies!! I think I’m gonna go with flowers in all 3 jars/bottles. And maybe take out the wood slices cause I think you’re all right, too many different materials!
Post # 8
Ok ladies, I’m back asking for more help!
So I took in all your feedback and made some changes. I decided to take out the wood slices because I think you’re all absolutely right, too many different materials. So instead, I was thinking I would put the jars on some paper doilies (tying back into the papel picado idea!). Since the tablecloths will be white, I dyed the doilies (thanks Martha!) orange to match my light pink and light orange color scheme.
Then I’m thinking I’ll just put one big flower in each jar, like a peony or dahlia, something with a big bloom.
So here are a few pictures of what I have so far. I’m just afraid it’s missing a little something. I would again appreciate any input! My table numbers will be like 4×6 printed cards set in front.
What do you all think? Does it need something more? Thanks again!!
Post # 9
seems like it would work out to me!
Post # 11
I think you still have a lot going on with so many different doilies and jars. If you had one large jar with all the doilies or three jars with one doilie it would look a little more pulled together. I think if you kept the large doilie and had the three jars on it that would look nice. You could fill the skinny neck bottle with one or two large bloom flowers, the large mason jar with a candel, and the square jar you could put the table number in. I love the color you dyed the doilies!