The Most Important Decor Items To You?

posted 2 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

lalexa01:  The fact that chiavari chairs are so uncomfortable makes them easier to give up.

My most important decor is the centerpieces and the candles. I don’t like uplighting (the club atmosphere),or lighted backdrops.

In the grand scheme of things, I would rather spend money on amazing food and drink. Guests will appreciate those more than any decor.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I’m saving money on flowers for centrepieces with candelabra and silk flowers. Also having silk flower bouquets so I can keep them. Decided to go with the ruffled chair covers and ditch the chiavari chairs as well. Spending about $2k on decor all up which I think is reasonable.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My most important items are the runners for the tables and the long centrepieces.

We have lovely chairs in our venue and we are using Wedideas for our flowers.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I guess it would be the flowers. Not that I plan on being extravagant with the centerpieces, though, just something simple and pretty. We are going pretty standard/simple with the linens and place settings. No chargers to save $$. We do want some uplighting but only if the price is right.

Our venue is pretty ornate and doesn’t need a lot of decorating, which is nice- big pillars, chandeliers, huge windows, a fireplace…. Luckily, the venue has nice wooden chairs, too, so we don’t need to upgrade them.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Mine is the centerpieces. Ive seen them online a lot online (the vases with flowers submerged in water with floating candles on top), but not at any weddings I’ve been to, so I’m excited! We have blue LED lights to go at the very bottom, so with that and the candles, I think all 36 of them together (3 each at 12 tables) will look really cool 😀 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Alexander Homestead

For me it’s the centerpieces but my mother made them and they have the most meaning. We picked silk Gladiolas in our colors and I originally picked them because they were so pretty only to later learn they were a flower for August (and we are marrying in August!) and had a really powerful and beautiful meaning, making them perfect for a wedding. I couldnt have made a better choice and im going to be sure to put a little blurb about it i the program. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

lalexa01:  Honestly, for me, the most important decor for me was the venue backdrop. My venue had windows showing the outside, gold pillars, chandeliers, draped ceiling with white lights, beautiful white floors, and a balcony. So in all the pictures, the backdrop of the venue plays such an important aspect that we honestly needed minimal decor pieces because the venue was beautiful in it’s own light.

If I had to say which decor aspect played a big part aside from the venue, I’d say the sashes on the chairs. We had those white garden chairs and we opted to wrap the back with a pretty gold ribbon that they shaped into a flower. Really looked great in the pics. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I ditched all the fancy linen. I invested the most in my centerpieces. I had white folding chairs and black tablecloths and white napkins (my wedding was black and white) and it really cut down on my decor cost. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh, and no charger plates either. I don’t really get the point of them. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

lalexa01:  We have a tent so jazzing that up a bit has been on my list but flowers are defiantly on the bottom of the must have list. Personally I’m not spending $2k on things that die. I’m also using Wedideas they are very popular around the hive! I got a quote for just over $500 for 9 bouquets including mine one wrist corsage and 10 boutonnieres. We spent 2/3 of of our budget on food and booze because the way I see it down the road when I remember someone’s wedding I remember the ceremony and the food not the flowers and decor. But having someone set up for you with a small time frame may be worth the money! even though we have time allotted for set up it still stressed me out!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Real flowers was the most important decor item for me.  I rented the cheapest options for linens, chairs, china, etc. ’cause I just didn’t care that much about that stuff.  I originally wanted special lighting too but it was hundreds of dollars, so we went with lots of candlelight instead.  I have no regrets.  Here’s a pic from my reception:

The only thing I made for my wedding were the moss initials to hang on the outside of the doors.  The florist wanted to charge a fortune for them, so I went to Michaels and bought a moss table runner and wooden letters and made them myself.  I was very happy with the result:

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