(Closed) mason jars, branches, and vintage photo frames?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
1217 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Can you post some pics of your venue? I think that will really help a lot…

I love the white linens and chairs, we are using the same (they are what come with the venue, plus we’re getting married outdoors and there are plenty of colors from the greenery there) and I think they’re really elegant and much less likely to look dated than colored linens.

Anyways! I do not think it’s tacky to display photos on a table. A LOT of brides do that, especially to show their engagement pics and/or family wedding pics. What I think you should do is plan on using a pretty long table for your guestbook (if you’re having one), and you can have pictures in frames on that table – you can choose cute vintage frames at local thrift stores! – plus candles in mason jars, since you like that look. You can wrap the mason jars with lace:

lace wrapped mason jars

That’s an easy DIY project. ( And I should mention that you don’t have to buy mason jars! You can just save spaghetti jars, salsa jars, pickle jars, whatever glass jars you and your Fiance use. We’ve been saving them for a couple months and have tons stored up!) And you can put your guestbook in the middle of the table, so people will sign the guestbook after looking at your pictures.

You can also put some of the mason jars with candles on the cake table, and other tables too if you’d like (such as the catering tables, if you’re having a buffet-style dinner).

I think hanging candles from branches on the centerpieces sounds a little busy… And a little treacherous if you’re planning on using real candles, because someone could knock them off the branches and start a fire. The safest bet I think is to put simple votive candles on each dinner table around the centerpieces – something like this:

And you could wrap them in lace to stay with the lace theme. Or you could use mason jars on the tables, but I think they’re a little too high – depends on how tall your centerpieces are though.

I think a flag cloth or paper banner sounds beautiful. To tie everything together, it might be nice if you either drape similar banners in several places throughout the space (e.g. drape from the doorsways or windows, or from the cake and buffet tables) or choose a cloth/color that coordinates with everything else. (If you’re going for a soft rustic look you could make burlap banners.)

I think hanging white paper lanterns from the ceiling would be beautiful and give the room a romantic glow, especially if you’re having an evening/nighttime wedding. And I know you can buy those for really cheap online! Do you have a way of hanging them from the ceiling?

Post # 6
1796 posts
Buzzing bee

Here is a banner idea. I agree with the jars, spagetti, pickles, etc is cheaper plus the ecletic vibe is cute. I love it when things mix and match.

Post # 7
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

For the frame issue, you can put a few near the guest book and scattered one or two at each table. That way you don’t have to get 15 different frames (unless you want to) and you won’t have everyone clustered around one table trying to look at them. They can be great conversation starters at each table too.

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