(Closed) What to do for the ceremony?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@MissBabeski: No, it’s not tacky. I’d just be afraid of catching on fire in my dress. Can you put the candles at the altar? ALso, there are simple/elegant centerpieces that include glass bowls, water, and floating candles. Have you explored that option?

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’d say it’d be more dangergous than tacky to line the aisles with candles.  too easy for them to be knocked over, in my opinion….

as for easy DIY centerpieces, how about getting bouquets of flowers from your local stores (kroger’s, foodlion, wal-mart, etc) that are your colors and just putting them in vases?  You can get vases for good prices at a variety of stores (IKEA, Dollar Tree, etc).

Another idea would be candles in the center of the tables in holders and votives.  Or even in those little lanterns you can get from Michaels (or any other candle holder that you can get in large quantities).

bowls/glasses of candy?  they can double as centerpieces as well as nibbles for the guests!  (that’s kinda what we’re doing, as well as candles). 

Also, a REALLY easy DIY are coasters.

You get the ceramic tiles from lowe’s/home depot (the plain white or off-white ones are cheapest).  Take a photo and trim it down to fit on the coaster.  slather the coaster with ModPodge.  Let it dry, then add a layer on top.  let that dry. Repeat two more times.  add a sealer (you can get any time from any hardware store like lowe’s… ask in the Paint dept. for one that repels/stands up to heat).  let it dry and voila! instant DIY coaster.

and yes, it’s THAT EASY.  I did one over the weekend.  15 minutes per layer of modpoge for a total of an hour. (bottom + 3 layers on photo).  I’ve still gotta add the sealer, though. (didn’t have that on hand…).

you can use ANY photo printed out from CVS/Wal-Mart/Walgreens, etc.  I had a photo of my art that I’d printed a while back on hand and used it. 

Post # 6
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7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@MissBabeski: Thatt sounds very nice. I am having three different centerpieces that I am spreading around the tables. So all the tables won’t have the same decorations, but they tie in.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MissBabeski: it was a glossy.  I make my own artwork, then print them out on glossy paper (usually 4×6) at CVS.  I trimmed the 4×6 down to fit on the 4×4 ceremic tile.  Put a layer of ModPodge straight from the bottle onto the tile, then placed the trimmed photo onto it and centered it.  I let it dry 15 minutes, the added the first layer of modpodge.  let that dry, then repeated the process two more times.  It ended up looking like one I had BOUGHT.  (except for the fact the one I bought goes to the edge and isn’t “raised”, but on well. the top is SMOOTH and you can BARELY feel the raised portion.)

hehehehe, my FI thought it was one we’d bought at first! lol (It’s actually tempting to make these and try selling ’em on Etsy to see if anyone would buy ’em.)

Oh, and this is the art I did for a character in the novels we write. 🙂 He is my ultimate FAVORITE character, lol, so I’m REALLY glad it turned out so well! LOL!

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