Post # 1
As a bridesmaid for a good friend, I’m trying to come up with some decent decorating ideas for a function hall that has the following restrictions:
Cannot use confetti, rice, silly string or sparkles. Popcorn is also prohibited. No taping, pasting, nailing, stapling or tacking on the walls, floors, furniture or woodwork. Candles are to be in containers and flames must not exceed the top of the glass container.”
Now, the bride is very easy going, very generous person and has said she wants this to be the best wedding experience we’ve ever had (no drama, no bridezilla, etc). But given she’s such a great person, we want to give her the best anyway cause she’s always the one that goes all out for everyone else.
It’s at least 100 people. We were going to go with potted orchids (or some other in season plant) as the centerpiece, maybe jazzed up somehow. I don’t know what else to do when we can’t use tape for anything. We were thinking maybe we could do something with balloons but not sure what?
Any other bridesmaids/shower hosts have any creative ideas that won’t break the bank too much?
Post # 2
RockSteadyGrrl: I’ve been to a shower where they took cardboard boxed and wrapped them in wrapping paper that went with the wedding colours (purple and silver) and they stacked them through out the restautant. It was cute and simple.
I’m planing a shower for my friend and we’re making these and placing them in the middle of the tables as ‘center pieces’. We’re also hanging them up (which doesn’t work in your case). I think ballons is a great idea!
Post # 3
RockSteadyGrrl: Does the venue have any open beams or pipes, or T bar ceiling from which you can hang paper lanterns, pomanders etc? Umbrellas are also great for a shower
Have you chosen a theme to follow? If you are using a flowering plant for centerpieces, you could pot up some large branches in buckets of rocks, or plaster of paris, to look like trees and have “groves” of these in the corners. You can leave them plain, spray paint them the color of your choice, or hot glue silk flowers to the branches.
If there are any beams, pipes etc that you can access you could also hang bunting or garland.
If there are parts of the walls you want to cover you can use poster putty.
Post # 4
RockSteadyGrrl: I LOVE RIBBON… matches any theme and adds pops of color and lots of fluidity to a normally stark room. As you walk by it, it swishes 🙂
What about ribbon table runners? Super pretty and you can totally use any color to match the theme. You can do them thru the middle, or on the outside, make all sorts of woven looking designs. Add some hurricanes (look at xmas tree shops, ikea, dollar tree for cheap ones) with either real candles that are short enough to fit inside, or get battery operated ones- look at same places for these.
You could also do a robbon wall in a doorway. Just tie long strands to a tension rod/shower curatin rod (avoid the tacks, nails, tape, etc..) Makes for aweomse photo ops!
Post # 5
Wow, thank you all so much for the suggestions! We ended up going the mason jar route. I used some acrylic paint to coat the inside of a mason jar in mint green. Used some coral ribbon to tie a bow around the rim, filled with some cheap babies breath I was able to get. All in all, they were a big hit and didn’t ruin our budget.