(Closed) I feel like my wedding reception will be crappy…..

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you should search for some inspiration photos to help you tack down the ambience you’re looking for and find the common elements between them. When it comes down to it, what makes a wedding reception a wedding reception? It’s a fancy party. There aren’t really a lot of elements that make it much different from any other fancy party other than your white dress, and your guests knowing that it’s a wedding reception! It sounds like you want it to be personalized as much as possible to you and Fiance, so what about a monogram and stamping that on napkins, menus, etc?

Post # 4
1267 posts
Bumble bee

Hi!  What about having some lanterns in the trees?  Its so romantic, even if not at night

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Post # 5
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m going to tell you something sort of blunt, but here it is:

No one cares about cares about the decor. I mean, it’s nice and sometimes there’s an ooh ahh factor, but in the end, people do not care. No one will think your wedding is crappy because of the decor. What they DO care about is how you make them feel–how the food is, how the dancing is, and were they well taken-care-of. They WILL think your wedding is crappy if say, 50% didn’t get fed. Or the DJ played the same song 481 times. I understand that decorations matters to YOU, but recognize this is pressure you are willfully putting on yourself.

As Bakerella suggested, go and look at blogs for inspiration and put together an inspiration file. Do you have a theme or colors? That can also help you figure out ideas. What specifically is bothering you about the room? Bad carpet? Wood paneling? Do you have a picture of it? Generally-speaking the things that have the biggest impact are the ones that have the most visual prominence–so something like your chairs (which are a repeating element) and your table linens–that’s not to say you have to spend a lot on table linens, but if you wanted to draw the eye away from blank walls, I might do colorful linens rather than white, for example. But it’s hard to say withouth knowing what the space is like.

Post # 7
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you can afford to you might consider hiring a florist to help with the decor. They can really transform a space!

Post # 8
648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m not sure what your space looks like, I’ve been there but can’t remember. I’m doing six centerpieces with white peonies (or garden roses) with white iris. Then I’m getting tall tower vases and doing white peony pomanders on top of them. Then the last six will be candles. I’ll include my inspiration pictures. Our ceremony is outside so I was going to line the walkways with petals or outline with tall vases and flowers.

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Post # 12
1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The things that I am glad i did were touches that made it personal to my husband and I. Those are things that made my wedding reception wonderful and then things that people commented on. 

A few examples: 

-Table names were all restaurants that my husband and I love (we’re foodies)

-We had framed parents wedding pictures on our cake table

-We set up a collection of childhood pictures and recent pictures of Fiance and I

Try to think of things that will make the wedding your own. I have been to several weddings that are beautifully decorated, but feel boring because they have no personality. [attachment=1415240,179826]

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