(Closed) FI thinks my table decor is tacky!? Help!

posted 4 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Is my table decor tacky?
    Yes : (140 votes)
    59 %
    No : (26 votes)
    11 %
    It will look OK with a couple of changes (please comment) : (71 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 46
    10067 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    My only critique is the sizing of the vases. You habe one super tall one and two itty bitty ones. I think it might blend better with either adding another medium sized vase to bridge the size gap or up the size of the small ones a bit.

    Post # 48
    972 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I actually just didn’t care for the tall vase.  It was very distracting to my eye and didn’t seem to fit with the sequin/shineyness look.  Something a little sleeker and maybe solid would make the flowers more focal.  I do think losing the chair covers since they’re not bad chairs and changing the center vase would be small changes but make it really nice and a little more updated look…  

    Post # 49
    49 posts
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I agree with some of the other posters.  I would lose the covers on the chairs and tone down the tablecloth. Personally, I like a neutral cream for the table cloth since it will go with almost any other colors and will be a timeless look. The flower colors you’ve chosen are very nice, but I would bring the height of the vase down or maybe use a bowl so people can talk across the table with an unobstructed view.  Votives would also be a good way to fill up space around the centerpiece without a lot of cost.  

    Post # 50
    260 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    platinumsparkles:  Honestly OP I don’t think you’ve done a bad job – certainly not as bad as some people make it seem. I’ve accepted the fact that my wedding isn’t going to look like a magazine – and it doesnt have to! I can see that youve tried to draw alot of attention to the tables because the space you have isn’t the dream venue and it’s working. I’d just try to get a less shiny chair cover, or lose the chair cover all together. 🙂 keep going bee!

    Post # 51
    1184 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’ve voted yes but think tacky is the wrong word. I just don’t think the table works as the different elements clash. 

    Try a white tablecloth, smaller centrepiece and perhaps leave the chair covers. Then maybe try a few smaller nive details in the place setting. 

    Post # 52
    863 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    platinumsparkles:  Your look isn’t tacky. It does look a bit dated. I would say to drop the chair coverings and spray paint the tall vase. I think being able to see the short stems through the vase is a little off putting. Check out Pinterest for more ideas. Designing a space (or table ) isn’t as easy as it looks. I’m glad you did a trial run.

    Post # 53
    1936 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    It just needs to be polished for the final look. It’s a lovely table cloth, but needs a good steaming as well as a fitting. (I’m assuming it’s not on your actual tables, anyway so that’s moot.) Even the chair cover and sashes just don’t look pressed. Like a kid wearing pants that are way too big.

    Can you invest in real flowers? Silk flowers just scream cheap and Dollarama and kind of bring downt he look, IMO. If you can’t, can you do something different?

    Post # 54
    47255 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    WesterosBarbie:  From her OP

    so I went ahead and bought my linens and set up a mock on our small table, still believing it looked great. We will be having 60 inch round tables, for the reception, these are silk flowers but the flowers will be real.


    Post # 55
    14 posts
    • Wedding: September 2020 - Honeysuckle Ridge

    platinumsparkles:  I love your table decor! The centerpieces and tablecloth are stunning! I do think though that the satin chair covers is a bit too much, especially against the already shiny tablecloth! The chairs uncovered, really aren’t bad at all, and I don’t think it’s something many people are going to be paying too much attention to anyways.

    Post # 56
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2016 - Blue Devil Golf Club

    I would say get rid of the chair covers and is there any way you could use different vases?

    Post # 57
    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    Have you thought about sequin table runners? We used them at our wedding and they seemed to look ok. 

    FWIW i quite like the blue Vases with the champagne colour and the peach of your flowers 🙂 

    Post # 58
    5846 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Bee, I like your ‘less is more’ approach in the 2nd pic. But 2 issues:

    1. To tell someone- anyone, really, but especially someone you love- that something they have laboured over and hoped you’d like too is ‘tacky’ is so insensitive! If he didn’t like it, he could have made some suggestions for changes, like several Bees here have done nicely, but been more considerate in the process. 

    2. Mr. Sensitivity needs to realize that you guys are a team and him letting you do all the work and then criticizing your efforts is most definitely not most people’s definition of teamwork. 

    Post # 59
    42 posts

    The simpler the better. I would leave the tall vase with fresh flowers and nothing else. Votives around the base of the base looks “ehh”. I love the table cloth design and color. While I normally love candles and think they are very romantic I don’t like them in this case… Maybe if possible have a bunch of different height cream (sent-less) candles around the rest of the venue. 

    Post # 60
    42 posts

    soontobedrt:  GREAT IDEA. OP, use table runners on a plain table cloth, and then maybe keep the chair covers. All together it was a bit much, but I agree the chairs should be covered. 

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