(Closed) How are you decorating around your head table?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love doing double duty with flowers – yay budget savings!  We’re putting small vases on our head table on the front edge (you could stick with your vintage bottles) and having the BMs place their bouquets in them.  I’m assuming their flowers will coordinate with small arrangements on the other tables so it will all go together.

I like the wreath in the top left picture.  Maybe you can hang something like that on the wall directly behind you and your Fiance or somehow hang it from the front of the table so that it hangs over the table skirt.  Only having the wreath at the head table would help set it apart from the other tables while sticking with your theme.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My tentative idea right now is to use one of the small white vases with yellow flowers we’re putting on all the tables (see attached photo) and then “flank” the table with two large, tall floral pieces i am putting together for the ceremony (I used to have a inspiration picture but my hardrive crashed and I lost it. It just in my head now.) Since all of our centerpieces are low, I think the two big tall pieces will help draw people’s attention and mark our table as the head table.

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Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Here were our centerpieces:

They also had our table numbers that were light pink paper in a 4×6 silver frame.

Here’s our head table:

We used our bouquets to finish decorating it

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re having the same linens as the other tables.  We’ll be hanging icicle lights behind the table skirt (so you’ll see the light but not the ugly cords) and we’re drapping white tulle in swags across the front.  My colors are red and gold so my mom bought a bunch of red and gold wired ribbon on clearance after X-mas so we’ll have alternating red and gold bows at each point of the swags of tulle.  We’ll have this same tulle/bows on the cake table and gift table.

I don’t know that the whole tulle swags/bows thing really matches your theme though (like you’d commented before).  I do really like the thought of finding some way to incorporate wreaths like in your inspiration picture.  Maybe get three wreaths on stands – one on each front corner and one right in the middle in front of you and your Fiance.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Maybe you could make a large table arrangement that would go in the middle of your head table like in the picture below?  (obviously made with coordinating flowers to the other table arrangements – and I’d leave out the tulle based on your inspiration pictures).  Then you could still have the BMs bouquets on either side in your vintage bottles.  I think that could look beautiful and would certainly make your head table stand out from the others.

Sorry the picture is so big (and I know it doesn’t fit with your theme AT ALL – but should at least give you an idea what I’m talking about with the center arrangement).

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Here – this may be a better picture.  It shows a long center arrangement up close.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I like the idea of having the bouquets do double duty.

We’re having a sweetheart table. I have a large bridal party – 8 bridesmaids. Our venue coordinator said the plan is 4 bridesmaid bouquets on the table with a votive in between and 4 on the floor (no candles) in front of the sweetheart table. Mine will go on the cake table.

Can you put empty vases on the head table ahead of time? Then when your bridesmaids all walk in & sit down, their flowers can go in the vases.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We had the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets in vases, then in between each vase we had 2 vases with coffee beans and candles.. and two tea light holders.

Pics attached (from my wedding)

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Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t have a pic of the whole table :(I will make a diagram for you… you can see in the photo how the tealights are more in front of the beans ones.. but you will get the idea. In the bottom of the vases we used stones. (also used in the other centrepieces – w willow branches)

| = vase   ( = my bouquet)o = Tea lights # = vase with beans

|  #oo#  |  #oo#    #oo#  |  #oo#  | 

Wow I hope this makes sense. lol. more pics from my wedding …. click here

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve seen some tables decorated with cute banners either on the front of the table or hanging behind that say “Just Married” or “Mr. and Mrs.” They seem pretty easy to DIY and you’d have the flexibility of using whatever paper or fabric you wanted to go with your theme.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am putting mine and my MOH’s bouquet (in clear vases) in the middle of our table, with our “mr& mrs” sign directly in front of it.  The two side tables will be angled slightely, they will each have one bridesmaid bouquet and a pillar candle (in clear vase) in the middle of those tables, and then votives strewn about.

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