Post # 1
We’re doing seating in 2 long family style tables and I’ve really fallen in love with the look of a greenery garland runner like the one below. I need about 40 feet of garland and the cheapest pre-made option I’ve found online would be $370… I can afford it but it feels like too much to spend on something that will get thrown in the trash the next day . Any ideas on accomplishing this look for half that price? I was thinking of buying the greens loose and tying them into garlands myself but I don’t know if that’s too much DIY to take on days before the wedding. I don’t want to stress myself out for no reason. I’m also open to nicer looking “faux” greens since the lighting will be dim and that’s something I could just sell afterwards… but I haven’t found any online.
Post # 2
- Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida
LVoeBride: Have you checked out christmas stuff? I know Hobby lobby, Target and Walmart already have christmas stuff out
Post # 3
LVoeBride: When you buy garland, a good deal of the fee goes towards paying for the labor to make it.You could make it yourself. Alternatively, you could simply make sure that you buy full or bushy greens. Lay them on the table, overlapping the stems so the leaves cover the stem end of the previous branch. When you get to the far end, turn the branch the other way and tuck the end under the other branches.
If you want to add flowers, you simply tuck each individual blossom into a florist’s tube filed with water and hide the tube under some greenery. Candles can be nestled the same way.
Post # 4
- Wedding: December 2014 - The Boatshed Restaurant
I think you could DIY this without too much trouble.
You could go to your local flower market to get the greenery and some flowers (alternatively raid the neighbourhood if you’re feeling sneaky)…then get your wedding party to help put it together (the night before with some wine!?). I think it’s definitely do-able!
I would avoid anything artificial…my Mum is a wedding florist and I’ve helped her quite a bit over the years. We’ve never seen anything artificial that really looked good enough. I think the amount you save on DIY, you could spend at the flower market.