- 1 year ago
Sorry guys… I know this is a real pain, but I’d love opinions on my decor so far. This is my reception venue:
Different to the one I originally wanted, but this one lets you bring in external caterers and your own booze, without charging you corkage. Everyone say with me: “FREE BAR FOR ALL!!!!”
I will think about decorating the church and the gardens (which are actually part of a public park, but I should be fine as long as there are no candles, I think… fire regulations don’t allow candles) later. For now, I’m thinking centrepieces, colours and chair sashes.
As FI and I met in the army, and he is considering getting married in uniform, I considered a rather patriotic colour scheme… ivory, royal blue and navy blue, with splashes of red. I was going to combine this with a tea party theme. For centrepieces, I was going to have a cut glass decanter full of port on each table, like this:
Along with a blue and white, china cake stand like this, containing cupcakes with red, white and blue icing:
Also, a large silver fruit bowl containing blue fruit (eg plums, some of the darker grapes, blueberries etc).
Also, a cut crystal vase containing whatever blue flowers we can pick up at the supermarket the day before:
And finally some ivy, if I can fit it in somehow, to tie in with the green curtains. All the centrepieces would be mismatched, from ebay and things, to keep costs down (we’re on a strict budget). White or ivory tablecloths, with bunting around the edge of the table like this:
And now the dilemma. I love royal blue, and would really like the bridesmaid’s dresses to be in this colour:
However, I’m worried that it may be too much… you know, too “disco”…. to have my satin chair sashes in that colour. I am, therefore, torn between this colour and navy for the chair sashes. What say you, bees? Plus, do you have any words of advice? Decor too much? Won’t work? Any advice appreciated!