(Closed) Cheesy Decorations?

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I love the potted plant idea, my only worry about streamers is that they might get all windblown & blow away (had this happen at a b-day party I threw on our deck LOL). One of my favorite ways to decorate a railing is with the garlands they sell at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. They’re inexpensive & come in lots of different styles.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Unless your budget is just super super tight, I’d probably avoid streamers. They just scream little kid’s birthday for most people. Ribbon could have the same basic effect, but look classier. I really like the garland idea too. They’re not expensive. I’m draping tulle for a lot of my decorations. That’s probably the direction I’d go if I were you. It comes in a lot of colors, or just white, and would look really good with some bows made by your Future Mother-In-Law. HTH!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have to agree with happilywaiting!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m with Liz.  Tulle is inexpensive, especially if you can dig up a JoAnne’s coupon somewhere. I’d just reccommend steaming it (or hanging it up in the bathroom while you take a well-deserved hot shower) before you drape it.  It can achieve great drama! You could also try some paper banners, depending on how much time you’re willing to spend.

That said, if your heart is set on streamers (and it’s not going to rain), streamer it up! Your wedding is about the look you want.  Tacky is in the eye of the beholder, so don’t bother with it! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Tulle is a great idea, just don’t overdo it 🙂 Bows would be really pretty if done with matching ribbon and placed in a few places to emphasize importance- like where you two will stand while exchanging vows; where guests first enter; maybe even as aisle markers.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree that streamers probably aren’t the best idea.  I love the ribbon and I think that white lights would look pretty wrapped arond the deck railing. 

I think bows would be nice too.  Especialy at the end of the railing.  If the bows she makes are super fabulous you could hang one every couple of feet along the railing.  

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Potted plants are a GREAT way to add color and a decor to your wedding. Maybe even consider some smaller ones, so guests can take them home as favors?

You can wrap your flower and favor costs all up in one. =)

Post # 10
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Helper bee

There’s a myriad of things you can do for budget and last minute!

tissue pom poms (Martha Stewart idea)

flower balls hanging on the rails (you can even use fake flowers)

or just plain flower petals thrown on the floor for added color.

I don’t think it’s completely necessary to decorate the railing but you can ask your florist to string some inexpensive flowers for the garland.  There’s also inexpensive butterfly and bird clips you can purchase at michaels and hot glue them on different parts of the garland for added detail.

the potted plants idea is great too and reusable!

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I don’t think your ideas are bad.

What about Christmas lights?  The white ones might look less Christmas-y and I’m sure someone you know has some for you to borrow.

I also like the potted plants idea- it’s very organic and will add to the lush greenery.

As for streamers, it depends on the look you want.  Since it’s a ‘backyard’ wedding, do you want a more garden wedding look or a more BBQ/informal look?  If you want the garden wedding, then I’d probably avoid the streamers.

As for the bows- I think you should totally take your Future Mother-In-Law up on her offer- you can use them on the railing, or also on the guests chairs as aisle decorations.

Also- perhaps ribbon instead of streamers might hold up better (and look more like a garden than a BBQ/bday party)

Here are some ideas to use ribbon like a garland (for the deck and stair railings).  Some are Christmas themed, but you could alter them to your colors.

This one is ribbons and white lights:

Maybe use your intials for something like this:

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Oh dear- I posted lots more photos and they didn’t come through.  A google search of "ribbon garland" turned up a lot of nice ideas!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Please don’t do streamers.  I do love the potted plant idea.

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