Post # 1
Any and all areas–like the head table, guest book table, cake table, guest tables, head table. What are you putting on them? What sorts of things are you using?
I’m having an outdoor wedding and have no idea what to do for decor. Please help! share pictures of things you’ve purchased and/or your inspiration.
Post # 3
@lawbride88: Tell us more about your wedding. Do you have a theme? a color scheme? pics of your venue?
Post # 4
@julies1949: here are some photos..pulled off the website. my colors are pastel pink and charcoal. it’s a brunch wedding so no candles. ummm…i think that’s it. I’m kind of open to anything.
Post # 5
@lawbride88: Pink and charcoal will be so pretty! The chairs are perfect for your color scheme and you don’t need to waste money on chair covers.
This pic shows possibilities for two centerpieces in the bottom right corner- submerged flowers in a cylinder vase and a branch centerpiece with the branches spray painted charcoal.
I also love this mostly hydrangea centerpiece.
You can do most any centerpiece that you can think of in your colors. Do you and your Fiance have any interests or hobbies that you would like to see reflected in your decor? Spring is an obvious choice for decor as it is so beautiful at that time of year.
If the wedding is not too formal, you could use children’s pink or charcoal rainboots as vases and fill them with pink flowers or flowering branches .
Is the pergola painted an orange color as it appears in this pic, or is it a natural redwood color? If it is as orange as it looks, I might consider placing a couple of old doors to cover the pillars at the front of the pergola ,then place two large potted branches with pink flowers at the inner edge of the doors to hide the back pillars.
I’m not a big fan of tulle so I would look for something else to drape along the top front beam of the pergola- grapevine, flowers, etc.
Post # 6
@julies1949: we aren’t paying to cover the chairs, it’s included but we also aremy using the chairs in the picture from the venue. I wanted to show the structure NOT the chairs. Thanks for your feedback.
Post # 7
I can show you some bits and pieces of what we used, and you could do some google searches using your color scheme to find more.
They’re scattered in a few places, so these will be pretty random.
Post # 8
Centerpieces (2 with floating candles and 2 will have bright orange flowers)
The chairs will have these on them
This will be hanging behind the sweetheart table (perhaps with a sign that says “just Married or Mrs. and Mr. or something)
And hanging from the ceiling will be some orange tissue paper pom poms and grey lanterns
My only conccern is that it will all be “too much” but I’d rather have too much color at a party than too little. I’m not the type that can do modern/minimalist tastefully.
Post # 9
I think you just need to decide how formal or casual you want it to look and start hunting for things that interest you. Neither of mine wanted floral ceneterpieces, so we had to find things to use.
Turns out our centerpieces doubled as favors (one had stacked boxes on stands with various things inside) and the other had those Wanderfuls you see, that are wands filled with chocolates. Guests also got wine bottle stoppers at one wedding, and at the other we had sunglasses. One had black,white & fuchsia, and the other was ivory,turquoise and silver.
We used basic escort cards at one, and I added a clear crystal to the top of each to mimic the ones I put on the invitations. The other was brown painted ivory beach chairs placed in a box of sand with handmade tags tied with raffia.
Honestly…nobody can tell you what to use if its something you don’t even like. It takes a lot of searching and back and forth and ordering, and even then you can waste time and money when it looks cheap or stupid.
The mantel in your venue can easily be dressed up as can your tables. I’d use mostly the pinks and only charcoal as accents to keep it light and airy. Something pretty or interesting on your tables is all you need, and the cake and gift table are easy as the cake takes center stage. Do you like simple or more fancy or rustic or do you have a particular interest you’d like to showcase?