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I am having a rustic/diy styled wedding this coming June. The reception is in a pole born and I am looking for a idea for decorations to hang from the ceiling. I really like the idea of paper lanterns but I think they are over done! So I’m looking for a rustic inexpensive way to dress up the ceiling.
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Paper chains, kites, string lights (if there’s electric outlets), tulle, dried bouquets or herbs, fabric bunting.
Post # 5
I am doing an outdoor wedding with the reception space covering a couple of adjoining campsites. Because we’re starting in the afternoon and going until late at night, I have to concern myself with both decor types. Annoying, but it’s my own damn fault! To set up the structure of the space, there will be 40 lb fishing line on the perimeter of the trees and between the tress to give us more opportunity to hang stuff.
We’ll be doing bunting using mismatching but complimentary quilting fabric, fashioned like late 60’s fabric. Joanns actually has a ton. This will only be on the perimeter of the space. In addition, I will be making paper chain links which will hang from the ‘ceiling’ we’ve created using the line in between and across the trees/sites. I haven’t quite decided if I am going color or pattern for these yet. For night, I am hanging globe lights between trees which are powered by a low volt/noise generator. The rest of the space will use vintage tablecloths (hoping for lace but will settle for a super light floral pattern, canning jars for flowers, vintage bed spreads covering logs for more places to site, and possibly some bales of straw for the same reason. The backdrop of the location is really quite gorgeous itself so there is no reason to overdecorate, know what I mean?
Do you have a photo of the barn that we can see?
(forgive the format of this entry)
Post # 6
Do the doily lanterns! The DIY ones
Post # 7
Hanging Topiary Balls look really nice, you can get fake ones, and ones with LED lights in too 🙂 we’re having them hanging from the ceiling at our wedding
am sure you’d be able to get something similar over there
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It is a night time reception. The barn is HUGE…120ftx100ft, but I’m having about 200 people. I was thinking about running lights, but in such a huge building a lot would be needed. I really love the doiley lanterns. They are Super cute!!!
Post # 11
This is the inside of the building
Post # 12
@em0916: Are those wood banisters? I can’t really tell…. And how tall are the ceilings?
Instead of globe lights (you’re right, they’re likely way too expensive for that space), you can buy wedding twinkle lights and they have white string instead of green. You can order them online or buy them at a party store. I was going to decorate my entire office suite (about your barn size) for about $100 total. The only thing you want to make sure is that they’ll allow you to hang them and that there is a way to hang them. They get pretty heavy. You can still do any of the fun lantern ideas above along with the lights but since it’s evening, you should always work on your lighting first because it totally sets the tone. And everybody looks good in twinkle lights. 😉
What is your budget for decor, if you don’t mind me asking?