DIY bride, need help with decor (pics)

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Carrielicious:  What a gorgeous venue! Do you have specific shades of orange, pink and yellow picked out?

Post # 6
42135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can use wooden boxes for vases (even if you hide a real vase inside)


you can make something like this with pieces from the lumberyard

Love everything about this

look at these darling flower girls


papel picado ceiling decor


hanging vases to make an arch at the entry to the reception

wedding decor ideas

or something similar with small lanterns

one sweet ceremony setup Photography By /,Floral Design By /

ribbon weave for table decor instead of runners

Ribbon Weave Wedding Decor Idea

simple and romantic- one flower on each plate

simple and romantic

floral monogram in your colors for the front of the head or sweetheart table

Floral monogram


whiskey barrel chandelier

Whiskey Barrel Chandeliers: These are fantastic, truly a mixture of rustic and classy.

burlap sacks for favors

burlap wedding decorations

paper flowers

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Post # 7
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Get yourself on Pinterest, it will do wonders!!!

Post # 8
4015 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If you want to keep it a bit whimsical/rustic, I would just remember to add in neutrals like burlap, maybe some lace and wood like the centerpieces julies1949 suggested! You can absolutely have the bright colors with romantic accents!

Post # 9
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

Have you thought about Mexican Picado bunting too? I love the look of it and it would be a great way to bring in color and be a nod toward your FI’s Mexican heritage:

Post # 10
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014


I love the idea of using lanterns. You can place candles or floral arrangements inside, and they can be used to line your aisle, as centerpieces, or as decorative accents on your bar/guestbook table/etc.:

Coming back with more ideas in a minute! This post is too full with pics already haha!

Post # 11
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Rustic romantic touch with lacey looking bunting/flags:

I like the idea of setting a live flower on the place settings/in the napkin rings.

I like the idea of placing them crisscrossed on the wall behind a large table.

More coming!

Post # 12
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014


I think the key to keeping the look romantic rather than too wild is to use the brightest colors on smaller pieces, whereas big items (like tablecloths) are neutral in color (although a bright runner over the neutral tablecloth would look great):

I LOVE the gold charger plates and the deep chocolate brown tall chunky candlesticks!

Some rustic romantic lighting ideas still to come in my next post!!


Post # 13
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Carrielicious:  Some romantic lighting ideas… more in next post…

Would be so beautiful in the trees next to your outdoor seating area or surrounding the ceremony site!

"Fairy Berries" are glowing white LED balls to place anywhere in your garden for your next party or event. Place on the lawn, in the garden, hang from your trees or gazebo. Measuring .75 inch in diameter they produce a moving firefly or fairy light effect that is so unique. The water resistant design lets you place them in your pond, pool or floating centerpieces.



beautiful entrance

candlelight and lights hung in the trees. Lanterns guiding the way.

Twinkly lights wrapped around the trees:

sparkly lights

[ lights on trees ]

Hanging lanterns:


Post # 14
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ah ha! This is the Rockefeller Lodge, where my uncle got married. I knew your pictures looked familiar!

Post # 15
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014


More romantic lighting ideas…

Lacey luminaries to coordinate with the lacey bunting/flags:



Elegant chair cover/sash ideas:

ruffled chair decor... just on the bottom like this is really unique!



Ribbons, pretty chair decor

love how the chair sash is tied

Chivari Chairs Draped In White Fabric tied with a nosegay of flowers, Great if you don't want to invest in chair ties for every single ceremony chair...and creates a beautiful aisle!

chaivari chairs with flowers

Vintage look chair DIY sashes

Love the chair covers


When done right drapery can take your wedding venue from pretty to pretty amazing in one second! Here are 15 Fabulous Ideas

Draped fabric. so pretty

Use pipe and drape to make a dramatic entryway.

(the one above was apparently just hung on PVC pipe… would be perfect hung over your sliding glass door!)

Photography: Sabine Scherer Weddings // Ceremony: The Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel California // Feature:

(would be cool behind the head/sweetheart table)

Draping arches

Draped Fabric and Lighting.

Gazebo draping:


Wedding Gazebo

I like the idea of setting off your aisle with two potted floral arrangements:

Cocktail table skirting:

Pretty table for cocktails and finger food

Lights under the table linens!

And of course, you’ll have to bust out some maraccas on the dance floor!

Misc. for your color scheme:


Best of luck planning! Your wedding will be so gorgeous (so jealous of your incredible venue! SO my taste)!

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