(Closed) Glitter, Pink, Glam – Wedding on a budget! Pic heavy

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Post # 17
503 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa

@NayCav86:  Yes, all of the flowers were $800. They arrived 2 days before the wedding, and 50 flowers actually called me after I ordered to recommend I move the delivery. We placed them in water right away and they all opened up really well – although the dark pink roses didn’t open as much as I would’ve liked.

We had 5 girls do all of the bouquets, corsages, bouteniers AND 40+ centerpieces in about 4 hours. We just placed 4-5 roses in each ball jar for centerpieces, since the roses are so big it doesn’t take many.

By the end of the reception the little girls were grabbing roses and scattering petals all over the dance floor, super cute. ๐Ÿ™‚ And the roses we took home were good for another week in our house.

Post # 18
30393 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@NayCav86:  I think using a runner is a great idea. There was a post a while ago by a Bee who attended a wedding with sequinned cloths. She said they bothered her legs and snagged the ladies dresses.

A runner looks best if it overhangs the edge of the table by at least 12-15″. If the table is 72″ in diameter, that means the runner would be 96″ or longer. It does not need to be as long as the tablecloth.

Post # 19
1083 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@NayCav86:  I love your style!

I hope you can pull off as close to your dreams as possible.  Will be looking forward to your recaps! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 20
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

One of the pictures that you posted was actually my inspiration photo for my wedding. I love glitter and sparkly too ๐Ÿ™‚

I went pretty minimal with the flowers on my tablescape but the guests were pretty wowed by it. I think the secret to making pretty sparkly linen pop is all about the lighting – candles candles candles! Doing a full tablecloth in sequin linen for all the guest tables would have cost too much so we did sequin table runners instead which were much more affordable. We got them custom made but after my wedding koyalwholesale.com came out with some that looked just like mine!


Here are some photos of my runner and flowers:

Post # 21
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@bruinchick4:  Wow that is gorgeous! I’m pinning from all over this topic!


Thanks for all the inspiration, everyone, and the thread, OP! 

Post # 24
30393 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@NayCav86:  10 people don’t fit comfortably at a 60″ table, nor 12 at a 72″ table.


  • 30″ Round Seat 2-3 People

  • 36″ Round Seat 4 People

  • 42″ Round Seat 5 People

  • 48″ Round Seat 6 People

  • 54″ Round Seat 7-8 People

  • 60″ Round Seat 8 People

  • 66″ Round Seat 9-10 People

  • 72″ Round Seat 10 People

This is how many will fit comfortably.

If you need to test it out, go to a rental place and set up a 60 inch table with 10 place settings to see if you feel like your guests will have enough elbow room, or if 8 to a table would be better.

Once you have have a better idea of the number of guests, you can decide on 60 or 72″ tables based on what fits best in your room.

The 108″ runner mentioned from koyal wholesale will overhang  24′ on each side of a 60 inch table, and 18 inches on each side of a 72 inch table. Both would look nice.

Post # 25
7941 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@julies1949:  I believe this was me, or maybe another bee had the same experience.

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@NayCav86: Either way sequins tablecloths are incredibly itchy and uncomfortable! Touching it made my skin irritated and it scratched up my arms. Sequins also catches on delicate fabric (organza, chiffon etc) and tights/nylons. If you can do a runner it would be more budget friendly and guest considerate as well. I know sequins look beautiful but whoever started the trend of covering a table with it wasn’t thinking of the guests at all!

Also, I would strongly consider alternative flowers if you are trying to budget. Peonies are expensive, we had loads of them, and they drive up the floral costs very fast. There are a few flowers that are similar to peonies in size and shape but less expensive. Talk to your florist and see what they can recommend (unfortunately the flower names escape me at the moment). Another option would be to do peonies mixed with roses to decrease cost but still have your peonies.

Here was my bouquet:

Post # 27
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@NayCav86:  Yay, I’m glad the koyal runners worked out for you. I wanted peonies so badly too but unfortunately were just out of season by the time my wedding came around and would have been really pricey to do. We used dahlias, garden roses, raunacules, and hydrandreas. They look really pretty when they are placed in different height vases. Also, candles make a HUGE difference. They really bring out the sparkly =)

Post # 29
6386 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@NayCav86:  I actually just kept the flowers in water at my house unrefrigerated.  I scheduled delivery for 2 days before my event.  When the flowers arrived, I unpacked them, trimmed and prepped the stems, then placed them in water for about 18 hours to rehydrate.  I wrapped the bouquets the day before the wedding, kept the stems long, and let them sit in water.  On the day of the wedding, 15-20 mins before pictures, we trimmed the stems and they kept just fine all throughout the evening.  I think they key to DIY flowers is to pick hardy stems and don’t plan anything too ambitious (i.e. huge cascading bouquet).

Post # 30
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

tagging to follow! 

Post # 31
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I ordered the sequin silver runners from Koyal Wholesale as well! I only ordered 3 as I plan on using it for my escort card, cake and guestbook tables! I will be getting a full sequin tablecloth for our sweetheart table! 

@NayCav86:  can you post pics of your runners when you get them? Thanks!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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