Post # 1
This question is for budget brides, unlimited budget brides, last minute, DW, second time around brides, really any brides!
We’re having a small DW beach wedding and driving to the location. So we can take some decorations. I don’t want to take a ton because we won’t have a lot of room, so I want to get the most out of the decorations I do bring.
What decorations do you think make the most impact? What stands out to you at weddings? What little touches make a big difference?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory
i love the idea of something like this. some sand/rocks in the bottom maybe a flower (dont have to have them) and some candles. @Mrs_Sailor:
Post # 4
I love when they have pictures of the couple’s parents’ weddings on the gift table. I love seeing all the wedding photos of different generations of the families.
Post # 5
@langloiswedding2013: love this! i was definitely thinking candle holders of some kind, since they don’t take up much room and add to the ambiance.
@MrsTVLover: I LOVE this idea! I have the perfect picture of my parents too. I’m definitely doing this.
Post # 6
I really enjoyed making individual menus. They allowed me to carry the theme over in the colors and the fonts in a really easy way :).
Post # 7
@MrsTVLover: +1 I am doing this with both our parents and all the grandparents photos. I sure hope people notice and appreciate it as much as I do.
Post # 8
@Mrs_Sailor: I agree with @jo.lee: that paper in all forms can be the best way to carry your theme all over the wedding. From programs, to place cards – to menus to any signs, etc.
I also think any types of garlands you can think of. We are doing bunting – but there are the flower garlands, pom pom garlands, etc etc etc – plus you can use them at one space them take them to the reception area and rehang them there – plus it shouldn’t take up much space 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
@Mrs_Sailor: I think lighting has a big impact, especially strings of globe lights or Christmas lights, or soft candlelight. And then after lighting, definitely anything personal, like the others mentioned of photos.
Post # 10
@jo.lee: this is a great idea! and paper things would be super easy to transport. thanks for the suggestion!
@suburbian: i definitely want to do garland! there is a boardwalk from our beach house down to the beach that i would love to decorate with garland of some sort.
Post # 11
Our table runners were well remembered by a whole bunch of people.
Post # 12
@Mrs_Sailor: Ill have 300 + yards of bunting for sale in about 20 days lol
Post # 13
I agree, a simple string of lights is really striking. And yes, paper lanterns. I know they’re cliche, but I still love them! They fold very small too for transporting.
Post # 14
I love that vase look you posted!
I look at the cake topper and centrepieces the most when I go to a wedding.
When we renew our vows, we will have our initials and a number five in between them on top of our cake.
Post # 15
Bunting and photographs attached to twine with mini clothespegs!
Post # 16
This is going to sound so silly, but we had our venue put the cloth napkins (red, to fit our colors) in the wine glasses instead of folded on the table. Seemingly small and unimportant detail, but it made a huge difference in the first impression of our reception venue!