What decor made the biggest impact?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@cirk:  I think my asile runner and gazebo flowers made a big impact. The flowers and runner were both DIY. My runner was a lot of work but loved how it turned out!

Here it was on the wedding day


Post # 4
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m interested to see what the other input is on this! 

Post # 5
7298 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Flowers all the way.

Post # 6
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We had a lot of candles during our evening reception and a lot of the guests have specifically mentioned that they loved the candles hanging in the trees. The only other decor anyone has mentioned were the flowers and the place cards I made but I’d say the candles made the biggest impact.

Post # 7
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Flowers for sure.  And the chiavari chairs (or however you spell that). 

Post # 8
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I think for us at the ceremony, it was our arch.

And then for our reception? I’d say either the centerpieces or the pretty uplighting. Probably the centerpieces. (The cylinder vases of submerged flowers had LEDs that shone up through the bottom and looked really pretty when the sun went down and the room was darker.)

Post # 9
3213 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

@cirk:  My centrepieces were the most popular aspect of my decor. I did them myself and I received a lot of compliments on them (not all of those people knew they were DIY). I don’t know if that’s what you mean by impact.

ETA: All of the candles were lit at the beginning of the night. By the end of the evening though some of them had to be blown out because the roses started to catch fire and many of the tealights had gone out on their own.

Post # 10
761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

For us I think it was the candy bar. Our main wedding colors were Green and Gold, but I gave my Mom full control over the candy bar, and she turned it into a whimsical candy land. 🙂

Post # 11
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

1) The ceiling of string lights under our tent – as night drew on the lights gave off such a nice glow and really made an impact.

2) White on white on white with pops of color from the flowers! The bright pinks, purples and oranges of the floral arrangments against the bright white tables gave a big impact.

Post # 12
1977 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

1.  We made a lounge area near the dancefloor where guests could gather and sit.  At first people didn’t know what to do with it, but as soon as the first group of people went and sat down, it was a hit!  Everyone said what a great idea it was.  This is before the reception so excuse the bright lighting and no candles lit yet.

2. Our centerpeices were a mixture of lanterns and manzanita branches with hanging votives.  The branches made it like an intimate canopy.

Post # 14
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Everything lol my silver sequin runners, up lighting, gobo, flowers. Biggest bang for buck I feel is up lighting. The gobo was more expensive than that.

Post # 15
1000 posts
Bumble bee

Probably our altar floral arrangements – the rest of our ceremony was pretty modern/minimalist because the room was quite nice as it was.


Post # 16
1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Defintiely the chair covers and bows. It turned out that the bows actually matched one wall of our venue (and not many places have orange walls!) And suddenly it went from looking like a boring ugly camp dining room to a gorgeous wedding venue. You didn’t even notice the concrete floors once we had the chairs done up!

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