Post # 1
I started freaking out last night and googled images of certain parts of my decor until my eyes started to close. Then I woke up this morning in a panic thinking “I’m spending all of this money but what if I end up with like 2 flowers on each table and what if my ceremony looks incomplete or cheap??”
Is this normal? Wedding planning can really get to you. You’re picking all of these details but you sincerely can’t see what it’s all going to look like together until the day of. I’m afraid I will spend money on things and not be able to see where the money went. 🙁
Here’s what the ceremony room will look like.
I have the option to upgrade to chiavari (sp?) chairs. Should I? And I’m going to have an aisle runner, two large arrangements on pedestals at the back of the room behind the last row of chairs, I’m also going to have a chuppa (I’m not Jewish) or wedding arch covered in ivory chiffon with two large arrangements at the corners.
Here’s what it will look like inside:
And at the back of the room (but indoors)
I guess I will add petals to the aisle, but will my dress sweep them up? I’m freaking out. Should I add more things, less things? My ceremony is 30 minutes long.
Post # 3
@TaurianDoll: Ask yourself this – why would you upgrade the chairs. Deep-down – do you need these special chairs (at extra cost)?
The other chairs look great. Your ceremony sounds beautiful 🙂
Post # 5
I’m thinking about adding this to the aisles.
Post # 6
Chuppahs are expensive. If you’re not Jewish, don’t waste your money. Just do a simple arch with some flowers. Also, you’ve got a lot going on with the aisle decor, just pick one idea and stick to it. I would upgrade the chairs.
Post # 7
I would go with just a really nice aisle runner instead of petals, the carpet in the room is pretty busy and the just plain aisle runner would make more of a statement IMO
Post # 8
I wouldn’t upgrade the chairs, those are really nice. And I’m a chair snob. I spent 15 minutes this morning looking up photos from my venue and worrying about how the chairs will look COVERED (because of their shape). Those are great chairs though.
Post # 9
I would upgrade the chairs. It really dies make an aesthetic difference. The ones in your picture are old, dated, and just blah. I also really like the petals on the edges of the aisle. A subtle pop of color and it brings your eye to the center.
Post # 10
I’m leaning toward upgrading the chairs…but mainly because I want to add these signs to the reception space
Post # 11
I would personally upgrade if it is in your budget.
Post # 12
@TaurianDoll: I’d either upgrade the chairs, or add some decorations on the edges of the aisle. Your ideas look very pretty, though! If you wanted to hang pomianders, it’s going to be hard with the chairs you have currently, since they have a curved top.
How long is your ceremony? How much is the chair rental. Part of me is overly-practical and says why spend $7+ per chair for a 15-20 minute ceremony?
Post # 13
Chair upgrade isn’t a problem. We’re inviting 75ish guests and chairs are $4 ea So it’s around $300.
Money isn’t an issue. Ceremony is 30 minutes.
I fear that the space will look like someone just dropped off some stuff and left it in the room. I fear it will look disjointed and bare and not like someone is getting married.
Post # 14
@TaurianDoll: so I say upgrade the chairs, and then add some decor that makes it feel wedding-y. I love the petal idea you had above, but I think you should add something with a little more height down the aisle, like pomianders hanging from chairs, and maybe alternating them with tall vases (like 3′ high) with floating candles, or perhaps tall candle holders, in a style that fits with your theme.
Post # 15
@BlondeBee: I really love this and have been staring at this pic ALL DAY lol. But I fear knocking over something with my dress and then my gown catching fire 🙁
That aisle looks small (see pic 1).
I’m thinking about adding something for height but I’m not sure if it’s necessary.
Post # 16
What are your wedding colors? Do they blend with the colors in the room or not.
If the colors blend then I would leave the chairs and concentrate on flowers and such.
I think an isle runner (plain) and then maybe some sort of hanging decoration, you may need to figure out how to do that would be lovely.
If your colors don’t blend with the space, then I would upgrade the chairs, get an isle runner and do the petals, and bring your colors more into the space. But not worry as much about the hanging stuff, you don’t want it to be busy, but the reason for the changes is to make the room more neutral and bring the attention to your colors, thus chairs that don’t blend in but go with your color scheme would help the carpet disappear more.