Post # 1
Hello Bees! I need your help! My wedding is two weeks away and I am just trying to figure out what to do for our head tables!
Wedding Details: Our reception is being held in a fancy horse barn (never had horses/wedding venue only). My colors are Peach, Blush, Dusty Blue as accent, and Neutrals (bridesmaids dress are taupe). I am making all of our decorations… On the tables, we will have white linens with a Dusty Blue Burlap runner, a stained wooden box, 3 mercury glass candles, and an assortment of blue mason jars and hobnail milk glass. These will be filled with fresh flowers, garden roses, stock, fressia, greens etc. I am going for upscale vintage chic with a kind of garden theme. Also, we are doing a buffet so no table settings on the table. I am trying to put together little silverware packets with a belly band so there’s something.
My questions are: Should I carry the blue burlap over to the 8′ long (3) headtable? OR Should I try to make it stand out more by doing something different such as these sheets of moss I found that are 18″ wide and 4′ long… I figured on top of this I would do larger mercury glass candles or clear vases with ivory candles and then leave room for vases with our bouquets. Is this too woodsy or too off theme? The other pics looks like they used loose moss so maybe that would be better? Also, should I try to cover this door with some type of draping? We can’t use any nails so we’d either have to find a suspension rod for this length or use fishing line pulled tight.Will it look dumb in all our pictures to have this door??? Thanks bees!
Post # 2
I really like your plan, you’ve done a great job! I also really like the moss – but I can see where you’re coming from in thinking it may be a bit off from your theme and/or stick out as the moss isn’t elsewhere. Is there anywhere else you could incorporate moss so it would blend a bit better? Perhaps a cake, gift or escort card table?
As for the door, I wouldn’t worry about it – it didn’t catch my eye until you pointed it out! Also, trying to cover the door without using the wall would be challenging and if the door needs to be functional you could end up running into some liability issues with the venue (people tripping on long drapes in a doorway) – at least that’s what our venue told us! Best of luck! (:
Post # 3
MissGardenRose: If it were my wedding, I wold reverse the color scheme for the head table and have dusty blue tablecloths with a white burlap runner. The moss would also work with your vision if you would prefer that.
Rather then prepare little silver packets for the guest tables, why not just place the silverware as you would if you were including a plate and drape the napkin over the edge of the table. It makes the table look fuller . Placing the silverware in a packet makes it look even more insignificant.
If you are concerned that the white napkins won’t show up on the white cloth, you could add one fresh flower or a sprig of greens on top of the napkins.
Post # 4
Your tablescape looks great! For the head table, I think the moss is really pretty, but not sure it coordinates with everything else. I think it would be really cool on an escort card table though! Maybe a blush runner on the head table to make it stand out a bit?
Honestly, I wouldn’t bother with the door. I really think it looks fine and then you don’t have to worry about setting that up or it falling down half way through the wedding.
As for the silverware, I think PP is right and it looks better out. If you do put moss on the head table and put greenery on each napkin, that would really pull it all together! I am sure it will be fabulous!
Post # 5
TheSpecial: Thank you!!! I think that you are right, and that if I do the moss on the headtable I would need it somewhere else. So maybe scratch that.
julies1949: Yes! That would be so pretty and I wanted that originally. I had a terrible time trying to find that dusty blue color for tablecloths as well as the right color of peach. That’s why I went with the white tablecloths and the blue burlap. Sorry, I don’t think I explained that quite right! I will be having plastic silverware and a disposable napkin so I think that draping the napkin would look odd. I won’t be wrapping up the silverware in the napkin as I agree that always looks terrible if on the table. I have a picture on my phone I will post.
HeartsandSparkles: Thank you! I think it’s too late at this point and if you bees didn’t notice it I am sure guests won’t care about the door!
I ended up just going to Michael’s and getting a bunch of larger mercury glass candle holders to include on the blue burlap runners. That way it will be a little bit different with tons of candles.
🙂 Thanks bee’s!!
Post # 6
Here is a mockup with a paper towel and my own silverware but this shows the wax seal (will be in a champagne/peach color didn’t want to waste my good wax) and also with card (we are thinking bout putting in a thank you card)… And then these are our plastic silverware and napkins…
So something like that but cleaner…
Post # 7
Do you still have your dusty blue runners? I am interested in purchasing them!