(Closed) Straw Bales?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve seen awesome pictures of this! I think if you do it right you can pull it off !!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The pictures I have seen looks like some type of cotton paper placed down on the straws (almost resembles a table runner). Let me see if I can find the picture….

 

These pictures were here on the Bee… I’ll look when I get home and post the one I saved @ home.

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Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The one i’m thinknig of looks more like this one…

Straw bails lined up like this with some type of White or colored cloth or cotton paper just ran down the middle of them. Just wide enough so a couple inches of straw still shows through the top.

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Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I love the look especially if all the other details are kept simple and rustic feeling.  I also love the round rows.  I would like to set our chairs up similiar to that.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would cover them just because straw can be itchy (some of Lacy’s pictures look like hay, which is even itchier). This is what my FI’s sister did for her wedding and what we will be doing for ours as well. She just bought a length of cloth and ran it down them like a table runner.

And I don’t want to assume what you know or don’t know about such bales, so just disregard this is you work with them a lot. A word of warning: make sure you put the cut edge down! Of Lacy’s three pictures, the top and bottom are fine, but see how in the middle picture, the bales are turned on their sides (you can tell by the direction of the binding twine)? The cut edge can be painful! It is like getting splinters. I assume they did that to make the bale taller since it is at the table; hopefully, the cover was thick enough! Hope this helps.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

THat is SO beautiful and unique!!! Didnt you just have a post about trying to make your wedding unique!? This would be one of those ways! People will remember that forever!

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I found satin table runners at e-favormart.com for $2.99 a piece.  One runner will cover 2 bales, so since we are only having 50 bales, it is a pretty reasonable price for us.  Our ceremony will be no longer than 20 minutes and most people will not find that uncomfortable for such a short period of time.

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