Post # 1
After happening onto this page specifically this picture:
I realized I had to have my eclectic wedding I wanted in the begining.. then decided it was nearly impossible to have. NO IT’S NOT. I will do it. I will. The end. With that in mind, I headed to goodwill to find some plates (and some picture frames to fill with pictures of little dan and andrea to go around the cake) and can we say.. JACKPOT. I scored all this:
Look at the detail on this one set of plates:
And this one has a platinum ring.. oooh fancy!
Ooh goodness, I am just thrilled to death I tell you. Not sure if I’m going to use the ones that aren’t black and white, I’m afraid it’ll look to hectic as opposed to elegantly eclectic.
Post # 3
As long as you don’t overdo it and you still keep somewhat of a general feel it will look exactly like it sounds like you want. If everything is really different and the only cohesive thing you have is that they are different you run the risk of it feeling like a scattered antique shop. I think what you are going for can be really pretty and fun. Just be careful not to do it TOO MUCH!
Post # 4
That’s why I’m only really getting eclectic with the plates and keeping the black and white theme (hopefully). If I can’t find enough before then (March 5th) I’m going to just rent some white or clear plates to fill in what I need.
Post # 5
I did the exact same thing. I didn’t want all matchy matchy. I love the eclectic look. I bought silver bowls at thrifts stores for center peices, dessert plates, and champaign glasses. I love the way it is coming together and so does the FH ( he also loves all the money I have saved, LOL) Also check out the Hobby Lobby 90% off sales. I got my cake stands there for just a few dollars and they are beautiful together.
Post # 6
Good tip! I like being green and re using, then when I’m done (and maybe you too?) I get to pay it forward and give it back to goodwill or to friends!