(Closed) How to decorate this venue for a budget, semi-formal evening wedding?(PIC HEAVY)

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m just doing candles. A mirror plate, with one large navy blue candle, surrounded by smaller votive candles and then some blingy table crystals. I was going to go with gypsophila, as it’s fairly cheap, but apparently, it doen’t smell nice. I’ve seen the pale blue hydrangea in centres and it does look pretty 

Post # 4
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Candles are SO high impact for the cost. I’d suggest doing a couple different heights – tea lights, votives, and maybe some pillars scattered in there.

Are the lights dimmable in the venue? Once you bring those down and light up the candles as centerpieces – AWESOME.

Mine were about $30/table once you added in the extra candles – not sure if that is budget friendly for you or not, but they definitely could be scaled back (no LED in the bottom, less candles).

Post # 5
512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@NAvery:  beautiful! where did you get your vases? 🙂

Post # 7
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@kristen182:  I bought them from GlassSupplyDepot.com – they came out a little more expensive than what you can get at the dollar store but were SOOOO much better quality. I looked at the dollar store and was not able to find that kind of mix of sizes.

I was able to re-sell them on Craigslist after the wedding for about 70% of what I paid for them, so totally worth it. Check craigslist to see if anyone is selling some, or keep in mind that you may be able to sell them after the wedding and get money back. They were VERY easy to sell, the first thing to go.

Post # 8
8577 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Your venue really already carries the semi formal vibe – I really love the light in the ceiling.

What type of centerpieces are you looking to do?

If you’re looking into flowers, I would suggest something like this :

But in your colors. You could do white roses with blue tips. Sams clubs & costco sells bulk flowers for cheap prices.

The dollar tree sells 7 1/2″ cylinder vases.. once you add the flowers that makes your centerpieces about 10″ tall. I don’t think you’ll want to use very tall centerpieces in your venue, the ceiling seems somewhat short and could dwarf it.

If you wanted led lights, you can normally pick up 12 for around $10 on ebay.

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