Post # 1
Hi there! Im looking for ways to decorate our ceremony site. Unfortunatly our colour is purple (royal purple with lavender and silver accents) which i think my clash with the red. I was thinking of a crystal backdrop but i think it might ruin the view… and i need some creative ideas to cover the seating and make it look nice so our guests can sit in their dress clothes. Help!
Post # 3
I don’t think there’s enough red from those lamp posts to have to worry about clashing with them.
What about buying/making some throw pillows to sit on?
Post # 4
First of all, its beautiful! Secondly, what kind of budget are we looking at? I would drape lots of fabric.
Post # 5
On a second look it kind of looks like people are supposed to stand on the gravely part? Otherwise there’s not much room on those concrete “benches” for sitting.
Post # 6
Here’s a recent post on the same venue ( I think). If it is the same site, pm elliegraye to see if you might work together on anything.
Is your wedding at night or in the daytime?
If it is at night I might string some mini-lights. They do have solar and battery operated sets now. Good time to get them right now as lots are on clearance after Christmas.
As far as the seating is concerned, it depends on how much trouble you want to go to. Remember that wedding ceremonies are actually very short, so people won’t be on the stone seating for all that long.
If you did want to make something here is a link to a tutorial on how to make situpons:
You could choose the color you want for the covers.
When I was a brownie, we used vinyl tablecloths. I think we were able to cut out four situpons per tablecloth and egg crate foam mattress which were donated, The foam is much lighter than newspaper.
If you wanted to drape the seats with fabric, you would need a non-windy day or it would just go flying. Blankets would work, or you could see if you could borrow or rent some moving pads.
Post # 7
Thanks for the feedback ladies! Great ideas!!! Were having a daytime and very short ceremony for about 75ish (just enough seating). We only have an hour to decorate though! park rules 🙁
Post # 8
@julies1949: Thanks so much for sharing! It’s nice to see another person on the board with the same ceremony site and sometimes it’s hard to get through all the postings /search feature…so thanks!
@jenniferscott: I am not worrying to much for our ceremony about the seating yet but I think that when someone (???) comes to decorate-they will have to bring a broom to sweep any tree bits away. I was thinking placemats rolled up in a basket might work for people to grab if they want something to protect their clothes? I am not worried about their comfort hahaha. Or a like julies1949 said perhaps a tablecloth cut into sizes but without the foam backing..just our ideas. I am not sure how hot it gets in the area either (summer shade, or bright?).
Also, do you think that the platform needs a small mat for us (well, me and FH) and you and FH (lol) to stand on? Our ceremony will be at 2pm. (the 1-3 slot). They refused to rent it to us for another two hours!!!
Post # 9
@elliegraye: I think the place mat idea would work well to protect your guests finery.
There are lots of chain dollar stores where you could likely find something at one store then ask them to check the other stores for more stock. I once bought 150 green napkins this way for an event I was planning.
You could use a small carpet in the place where you and your groom will stand. There are lots of outdoor rugs on clearance right now in the home stores.
Post # 10
Love the placemat idea! I was thinking of ways to make covers or a hundred throw pillows, so much work! As for the mat, I dont think were going to use one… I like the look of the wood, a little scared of the stiletto heel getting caught though lol. I was also thinking of putting some signs at all the enterances of the ampitheater saying wedding in progress or something, what do you think? I know that there will be lots of people walking in the park, but I want to try and keep it private. How many people are you having at your ceremony?