- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
So we’ve just decided that we wanted to save money on flowers and be creative/different from what we’ve seen at other weddings by using wood in our decor details.
We’ll have tall manzanita branch centerpieces like this on half of the tables:
And low driftwood centerpieces like this on the rest of the guests’ tables:
My FI will also build a cake stand out of a large piece of driftwood like this:
FFIL will also make our guestbook for us; the covers will be made out of wood and he will burn our monogram and logos on the front of it.
We’re also thinking of taking the base of FI’s parents’ coffee table, which is a massive, low chunk of gnarled wooden branches (it’s like 3 feet wide) and putting that in fron of the head table, decorating it with flowers, and having it support a styrofoam cutout of our names/initials/monogram/”Mr. and Mrs.”
We have a fairly small reception venue, but we have bright colors: teal and pink. So I feel that this much wood is more of a theme than an overdone decor detail, but do you Bees think it’s too much? Keep in mind that we’ll decorate the wood tastefully with flowers and moss for a “natural” look. If it’s all too much, I think I can play with the tablescapes and eliminate either the wood from the tall or low centerpieces.