Post # 1
Hi bridal bees, I am on a budget in terms of decor. My venue offers us the standard ivory linen, chair covers, backdrop, head table, cake table, etc. decor linen. My budget has become so overextended in other areas I am force to try and make these basic lines look modern and elegant. Any ideas on colors, themes, accents, and centerpieces that may update the ivory linen? Thanks. Share pics and links for inspirations
Post # 3
Have you chosen anything yet? Colors for dresses, flowers etc? Are you having an evening dinner and dance reception?
Ivory is a neutral so almost anything can be used with it.
I suggest you go to http://www.theperfectpalette.com scroll down on the right, click on Ivory and see the various palettes they have developed.
Grey, ivory and gold is a very elegant combination- you could add blush or green
Post # 4
Ebay has some great cheap table runners and overlays (I paid $10 for a dozen purple organza runners). Pleny of brides sell the decor after the wedding (who needs all of that, anyway?) so you might be able to get some fairly high end decor cheaply. We could probably help you better if we know what you’ve chosen for colors, themes, what kind of budget you’re looking at, etc.
Best of luck!
Post # 5
@NowMarriedNotHarried: This is what I’m doing with my ivory linens as well, I’m looking at some blue stain runners. And afterward you could re-sell them to another bride and make back some of your money.
Post # 6
try http://www.tableclothsfactory.com they have organza table cloth runners for $1.50 and organza overlays starting at $3.20 each.
I’m using the table runners 2 on each table to go over my standard white linens. I’m also ordering my own napkins to match since my venue doesn’t have my colors.
My centerpieces are provided by the venue which is a pillar candle, glass hurrican and square mirror to place them on. I will scatter loose petals on the tables for some more color.
Post # 7
Go to your nearest charity shop and have a look door cheap lace tablecloths, otherwise, buy some lengths of lace or muslin and lay them over the table cloths
Post # 8
I’m doing ivory with a champange overlay on the table and ivory with a champange sash on the chairs. It is simple, but also very warm and elegant. The picture below was my inspiration photo – our flowers are also similar. If our venue would’ve offered free ivory linens (they didn’t, they only offered stark white), this look would’ve been very low cost for us to accomplish.
Post # 9
We’re in the same boat…I’m thinking about finding some overlays just to punch up the room a little.