Post # 1
getting married in about 30 days and we still haven’t completely decided on what we’re going to do to mark the altar/vow exchange area…
here’s a picture of where we’re getting married…
neither of us like the idea of having an arch like the one in the picture so we’re looking for ideas and suggestions….my FH really thinks we need something to mark that area though and make it stand out while i feel like us standing there would be enough….
the venue has some urn like things that we could use that aren’t very attractive…but those are the last resort…any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I’ve seen urns look really good – plus, you can fill them for cheap by buying a flowering bush (like a hydrangea) and plopping it in. If the urns at the venue are ugly, you could buy your own. Rental places may have them.
You could rent columns and put floral arrangements or hanging baskets on top.
You could also use an arbor or build a chuppa.
You could put down flower petals or luminaries on the ground.
Or, you could do nothing. I think your guests will figure it out 😉 – and IMO the photos look best with nothing (but your beautiful view!) in the background.
Post # 4
We rented some nice columns (about 3 ft high) from our florist, and had large silk arrangements on them. They looked really nice. The total cost (for renting the columns and the silk arrangements) was about $100, which we thought was pretty reasonable – given that we couldn’t think of anything else to do that would have cost less. The arrangements were made to go with (although not match exactly) our live flower arrangements.
Post # 5
we don’t like the arch thing, either. we’re doing something similar to this:
the two arrangements we’re getting (which will be in large floral urns and will be reused for our sweetheart table) are about $125 and the curly willow arch is about $125, as well. we might reuse the curly willow for the cake table, guestbook table, or bar during the reception.
Post # 6
ack, pictures didn’t work! here’s another try…
Post # 7
Big blooming potted plants?
Post # 8
so far it seems like we’re leaning towards potted plants and probably using the urns… but briannie omg i LOVE the curly willow arch..that’s gorgeous and really more along the lines of what we want but we didn’t budget for it early on 🙁