- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2017
I think this is the lattice arch/arbor/chuppah thingie the wedding venue provides us – this is the picture I was able to find where it has the least amount of stuff covering it – other photos have it all completely covered with flowers:
(photo by Figlewicz Photography – I found it online – it was taken at the wedding venue I’m using)
Originally I had thought not to really have any ceremony decorations because I don’t really think they’re necessary considering the background is so pretty (the ceremony lawn overlooks the beach), and I’m trying to save money. And the white lattice is kind of pretty already – but just looking at it, I guess it does need something, especially since it’s so angular. (And you can also see where the segments of the arbor are put together – I wonder if it’s plastic.) I really don’t want to pay a bunch more for additional flower arrangements, and we’ll be decorating it ourselves so it can’t be too complicated.
Think we should just go with some sheer white fabrics draped over it? How would we do that?
I also thought maybe creating hanging strands of flowers, with a crystal at the bottom of each strand and a hook at the top, and hanging them all around the canopy – though I’d probably need to use silk flowers, because I’m not making 20 strands of hanging fresh flowers the day before my wedding. I’m not a huge fan of fake flowers, but in this scenario maybe nobody would notice anyway?
As a note, the florist is not going to be on site setting things up – for various reasons dealing with insurance and so forth that I really don’t want to go into here, it is less of a headache for everyone if we just get our bouquets and bouts from her that morning and not have her working on the venue premises. And I don’t have a coordinator to take care of things like decorations (please don’t suggest one, I’ve already considered it and ruled it out). So it will literally be me and my 6 BM’s taking care of this, and possibly my mom and aunt helping out, so it can’t be crazy complicated. 🙂