Post # 1
Needing some Bee-pinions. Like that?
So, these are just some thoughts and questions I am having. With our (like everyone else,lol) rustic country laid back low-budget affair…..and creating some decor pieces. Any tips would be helpful, thanks Bees!
1. I want to put up (a diy) old window chalkboard for our menu, or programs or something. How do we stand these up? On an easle (sp)? And how would I make that? lol.
2. We have about 3-4 boxes of old books (some over a hundred years old) that we want to use for some of our centerpieces. How can I prevent people from taking them home at the end of the night?
3. If we are making our tables square by pushing two rectangle tables together, it will be about 5ft x 10ft. I am making table runners from floral fabric (and some stripes) and mismatched vintage fabric. But, I am not sure how big to make these? I am not sure what length our ivory linens are going to be because they will be standard with whatever catering co. we go with.
4. At my mom’s wedding, we did the clothespin line of pics. LOVE these! But, they were taped with packing tape and covered since the location wouldn’t let us screw anything into the wall. Well, they fell down half way through ceremony. How do you bees get these to stay up when there isn’t anything inside a hall to attach them too?
5. Ideas to decorate a stage opening (curved top) that has no curtains? No big budget to create backdrop over the whole thing. Maybe buntings going back and forth? I wish I could find an inspiration pic of kinda zigzagged flags.
6. Hardwood floors (beautiful) in the hall. Ie/no set dance floor, aisle between tables, etc. Kinda a long rectangle hall. FI wants head table at the front near the stage. BUT, on one side is a door (well like 20 ft away) to the bathrooms. The other side is the door to the kitchen. UGH…. I will have to get some pics to get some real feedback on this one. Not sure about layout for tables, set up, or where to put “bar/drink area”…
Thanks so much for your help!
Post # 3
1) Easle is perfect for the chalkboard, you can find medium sized ones at hobby lobby, but you also might check CL, I found all of mine on there and they are all hand carved antiques.
2)I would have your DJ announce not to take the centerpieces.
3) I would make them long enough to cover where the tables meet, then nobody will know it is not one big tablecloth. Have them match the length of the tablecloth.
4)What about using one of those room divider screens and draping the pics back and fourth, you can also get those on CL really cheap.
5)Love the idea of the zigzag flag draping, seen it before and it is really cute.
6)Put up a pic of the hall, would need to see it to get any ideas
Post # 4
4) If you can tape things to the wall – try using command hooks? They’re very strong, and you can tie the ends of the string to the hooks.
6) Post pics or a floor plan?
Post # 5
1. Every venue is different-look around and see what would work as far as hanging the window. Command hooks come in many different sizes to hold different weights. Tape off the wooden frame and spay paint the window with chalkboard paint, or use the brush on version.
2. Ditto with the DJ. Also ask some friends or family members to take on the specific responsibility of collecting and packing the books and taking them home- wherever you want them to go.
3. Runners should be long enough to hang about 12 inches over each end of the table. If your tables are 10 feet long then the finished size of the runners should be 12 feet. The width of the runner should be from 14 inches up to 1/3 the width of the table- in your case that would be 20 inches.
4. Use 3M Command hooks. They attach to almost any surface and come off with no damage or marking to the wall.
5. The bunting is a great idea for the stage opening.
You could also make up some pomanders, hang them from a length of fishing line then stretch the fishing line from 2 command hooks placed as ligh on the wall as you like.
Here’s the link to pictures the OP posted in a previously about the hall