Help! Decorating porch at reception area…

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
Member
42546 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

jaijaig88:  I would borrow some benches or seating of some kind, and place one on either side under the windows. They would make great props for some pics.

Something like this bent twig furniture

Depending on the feel they want for the decor, you could string bunting across the top and let it hang down the posts on either side.

 

Post # 3
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Is there a theme, or colors she’s interested in?<br />Also, is this where guests will be entering? [I assume, but I figured i’d ask].

I have a very similiar porch attached to our reception hall [just ignore my fi in this picture.. and his socks with sandels!]

However, this is not the main entrance of the building, so we’ll be using it as an order pub/smoking area. We plan to have teardrop crystals all along the sides of it.

Post # 5
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Burlap would be great for bunting for a rustic theme, although kind of overdone [not sure what kind of rustic she’s going for], otherwise you could use some fabric pennent banners which would be cute.

Post # 6
Member
42546 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

jaijaig88:  You can easily move ceremony decor to the reception. Many things used for aisle decor can be used as centerpieces. Just get liquor boxes or use milk crates. Depending on the distance you need to transport them, you could load them into a car or use a wagon.

She can use mason jars with flowers, lanterns (kersosene lamps would be cute), grapevine balls, basically any idea she loves.

Post # 9
Member
42546 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

jaijaig88:  What about setting up a table on the porch and serving everyone a glass of lemonade sweet tea, whatever works in your area, while a couple of people move the decor?  It really won’t take that long to take down the aisle decor and place it on the reception tables.

The pics that would show the aisls decor would be taken before the processional or during the ceremony. She could get a great pic with everyone gathered on the porch after the ceremony.

The mason jars will fit easily into a liquor box.  You could incorporate them into a centerpiece on a wood slab, or set them into a shallow wood box with your fruit or vegetables. Rustic Wedding Tokens Mason Jar Decoration Custom by HomenStead, $4.00 adorable - wood box, succulent, daisies in mason jar in box wooden tool boxes would also make a great container for the centerpiece- you can get small ones at the craft store which could be stained LARGE Rustic Old Barn Wood Distressed Basket Card Box Engraved Heart and Arrow. $39.99, via Etsy.  

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