Post # 1
FI and I found a venue, and we are gearing up to put down the deposit. We are getting married and having our reception at the Trump hotel in Chicago on the 16th floor. Here are the issues…
The wedding itself, costwise, was ridiculously reasonable as everything – including cake and bar service- is in the price per head proposal. However, decorations would probably cost several thousand dollars if I were to not do DIY projects.
So I don’t have a choice with that. Our colors are bright pink and purple, the room is spacious with a sprawling view of downtown Chicago. I get free white linens and napkins. The chairs… are beige-ish but I had chair covers, and they are modern enough to give clean lines. The carpet is dark and the walls are beige. I’ll try to add a photo of part of the room.
Anyways… I had wanted to rent linens and really add an Indian flair to the decor. After reseraching online linen rentals, because of the table sizes and guest count that would add up to about $120. On top of that, to bring more color in, I was going to buy rose petals from fifty flowers AND do my own tower centerpieces with mokara orchids. So we’re at about $820.
Then I was thinking, why not just do white on white? I wanted a high-impact room that my guests will walk in and love. By using the free linens, I’ve removed my rental fee cost. I could still buy the white rose petals and switch to a white orchid spray in cheap eiffel or tower vases. That way it makes the room flow.
What do you think? Does white on white take away from the whole wedding color thing, or do you think it could look nice? I was also thinking about throwing in those pretty white moroccan lanterns with tealight candles on the tables to maintain the ethnic side of our wedding.
Post # 3
If you are having white table linens, white napkins and white flowers and/or white lanterns-where are your purple and hot pink colors coming from. -Or are you deciding to just go all white?
Post # 4
White on white is the epitomy of elegance. There usually is some green in the flowers but there doesn’t have to be.
Post # 5
I love the idea of all white. It can be gorgeous in the right setting, and your venue sounds like it is IT! LOVE it.
Post # 6
Actually-back when I got married, 28 yrs. ago-everybody had white on white. We didn’t have all the choices you have now.
Post # 7
Our colors are red and silver but I just couldn’t bring myself to rent red tablecloths. However, I will note that my father put his foot down about the napkins. Guys in dark suits get white napkins (particularly the free linen variety) all over their suits during things like this. So we have white tablecloths and red napkins to add a splash of color (along with practical application).
Post # 8
I did white on white on white,lol!
My favorite color is white and like you my linens were free from my venue too. So I had white napkins, white linens, white chairs and my white centerpieces. I LOVED how everything turned out!
Post # 9
Honestly the only places the colors would come in are on the bridesmaids dresses, our bouquets, and during the ceremony.
What I had wanted to do was have a colorful ceremony with bright pink rose petals lining the aisle, bright pink and purple ceremony programs, some submerged tall purple orchids on the floor inside the aisle, etc.
Then, when my guests go for cocktail hour, we’d have the room turned over for the reception and instead of having the colors brought in from the ceremony, I thought just having white on white would be high impact without spending extra money. I definitely want to utilize the freebies in our package. So I wanted the drama of tall centerpieces and different lighting, but without the massive hit to our wallets.
The only place where the white wouldn’t be present is the placecard table. I’d put all the submerged flowers and rose petals from the ceremony to draw the eye there, and then the tables and the room itself would just be monotone…
..but maybe I’ve overthinking! I don’t know. 🙁 I want it to be elegant, dramatic, and cheap!
Post # 10
I really like the white on white idea. I think in the evening when the lights are dimmed and there’s candelight/a view of the city the look will be to die for.
Post # 11
go with the white on white :] or maaaaaaaybe you can add like a single punch of color through the napkins or something instead of having to get all the linens?
Post # 12
You can add color with your centerpieces, sashes, favors, table number holders, escort cards and other table decor
Post # 13
White on white would be beautiful!
Post # 14
I bought our napkins online for cheap, and then you can sell them afterwards. While I really like the white on white, I think adding a pop of color would look really nice.
Post # 15
I would go with soft ivory instead of white, white can be too harsh and most of the time can make things look cheap unless its a garden wedding , however, ivory is always classic and better. You can add soft pinks and purples to the centerpeices? also maybe make your own or buy napkin rings with those colors to add color.
Post # 16
I love all white decor, I think it is rich and elegant. If you can do all white and save money do it!