- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2015
The wedding is getting uber close (Aug. 14) and I’m starting to “battle” with all of the little choices I thought I was certain about, but am no longer… LOL
So here’s my question today:
I made a ribbon backdrop for the ceremony, not knowing that the venue provides those cute-sy columns if desired. I had originally planned to have Fiance build a simple “frame,” so to speak, anchored in two buckets filled with cement (and then decorated somehow to disguise the cement). Since the ceremony and reception are in the same room (they “flip” it during cocktail hour), I planned to have the backdrop relocated to behind the sweetheart table.
Yesterday, I started looking at pictures of the venue. I realize now that there’s a really gorgeous mirror behind the “altar” space that I didn’t notice before. If I ask to use the column-y things, it’d be pretty that way, but I love my ribbon backdrop, too. I’m just afraid it would look like a poor attempt at a cover-up of the mirror if I still use the backdrop. I did want the ribbon backdrop set behind our table, but now I’m thinking: I still haven’t really “spruced up” the decor of the sweetheart table besides asking the girls to leave their two bouquets on it at either side of the wooden “Mr. & Mrs.” letters I painted and glittered. I also love the idea of somehow attaching the intended ribbon backdrop to the front of the table as a sort of “skirt” instead… (I was planning on making SOMETHING for the front of the table, but I just don’t know what yet! That’s what sort of makes me lean toward re-purposing the ribbon backdrop for this).
So that you can really “see” what I’m talking about, here’s a picture of the ceremony space and the mirror/pillar combo I’m talking about (I’d probably have them use either books or the branch centerpieces we chose for our reception tables instead of the peach and white flowers):
And here’s a picture of how they set up the room/sweetheart table ( these are the linens I’ll be using, but my own chair sashes — and my centerpieces will be just those vases with the branches in them — without the peach/white flowers… I just feel like the table itself is awful plain from the front):
And here’s a crappy photo of the ribbon “backdrop” I made (without the frame, since Fiance hasn’t built it yet — but an idea of how it looks and might hang):
Thanks in advance for your help!!! These last couple of weeks are driving me batty!