Post # 1
I am planning a small, simple wedding with dinner afterwards at a small restaurant. We will have one room to ourselves, but it is pretty plain. Does anyone have any suggestions for easy decor to spruce it up a bit? We are trying to keep costs down, but I do have some crafty people in my corner.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
We had a restaurant reception in a private room too. We just had some small centerpieces and candles and it was gorgeous. I actually love that room and think a lot of the decor is already beautiful. What about some flowers to bring out the colors in the art? Some red flowers and candles on the tables might look nice.
Post # 4
We had a room at a restaurant too. Honestly, we didn’t do a lot in terms of decorating the rooms, but we tried to make the tables look bright and festive with colorful flowers. If you look closely, you’ll see we took my DIY altar flowers and took them to the reception to decorate the bar. Everything at the reception was DIY too. The centerpieces were bottles in baskets we bought at Save on Crafts and filled with fresh flowers from the flower market, next to thriftstore teacups filled with Jordan almonds, which are a tradition in DH’s family. The menu cards were cardstock we cut in half long ways and rubberstamped with our logo. The favors were just CDs we burned, stuck in sleeves and then labeled with an Avery print label we also rubberstamped our logo onto. I got crazy at the end and tied each of them with baker’s twine but totally unnecessary. We had 3 booths on the side of the room that were dead space so we filled each table with family photos for people to look at. One table for DH’s family, one table for my family, and one table with our engagement portraits in the middle.
Post # 5
@mandb122 – thanks! I have been thinking about doing potted plant centerpieces, but I want to make sure they bring enough to the table.
Do people use candles while it is still light outside? Dinner will probably be from 6:30-8:30, with sunset around 8:30.
@Ginger123 – great pictures! I love the baskets with the flowers and the photo table
Any other ideas from folks?
Post # 6
If you want a bit more color, you could add colored table runners or napkins? You might try efavormart.com or http://www.weddinglinensdirect.com I ordered samples from both companies, orderered from weddinglinensdirect due to the larger variety of colors available.
Post # 7
@egradk2: I had my candles when it was dark but I don’t see why you couldn’t use them during the day! Here’s a picture of the room we had and my centerpieces although it was nighttime.
Post # 8
@creativeplannertobee colored linens are a great idea. I don’t know about runners since we will probably have mixed shapes and I won’t necessarily know what mix, but napkins would be nice. I was planning to just go with what they provided, but color might make it look a lot nicer.
@mandb122 Thanks for the picture, that looks really nice
Post # 9
sometimes less is more, maybe just a simple small centerpiece with some tea candles would look lovely. Its already a pretty cute space. Maybe add a bit of color. It will look great dont stress to much.