Post # 1
I found out today that the fountain I was hoping would be turned on behind our ceremony isn’t going to be turned on in time for our wedding. So sad! We can turn our chairs 90 degrees and face a stage, but I need to come up with some decoration. In 2 weeks! And I don’t have much money left for a big floral arrangement. What is everyone else doing? Any suggestions?
Post # 3
Have you thought about an arch with some tulle and flowers? That’s what I would have done if I had kept my original ceremony venue, which was in the Marina Park next to the water.
Post # 4
Well, I should probably add that I’m an architect and go for a more modern look. Tulle isn’t really me. I’ve seen some nice arches, but I have no idea where I would find one in Chattanooga. The only arch at the rental store is pretty I hate to say cheap looking, but that’s the only word I can think of to describe it.
I’m really considering moving the ceremony inside the pavilion where the reception is going to be even if the weather is really nice. We have two big curly willow arrangements planned for the buffet tables that we could use inside. I’d worry about them blowing over outside. And we can set up a lot of candles inside too. I know my Fiance really wants outside, but maybe its best to just give up that dream now.
Post # 5
Keep it outside if you can! IMO, ceremonies are always prettier outside 🙂
We’re having a modern concept as well. I’m thinking about tying a variety of widths & lengths of our satin ribbon I’m using everywhere in neat bunches & tying them to the backdrop. We have posts that surround our ceremony location, which I am going to tie to. It’s hard to describe w/out pictures, but clean lines of pops of color flowing in thebreeze is the effect I’m going for. Think outside of the box & check out DIY sites for ideas!
The attached pic was my insipiration, but my intentions are for a cleaner look , not so rustic.
Post # 6
I’m in the process of looking for a florist and have met with two of them. Each one had an unique idea for the arch and each had a different type of arch. If you tell them your personal style, they can decorate it according and deliver it on your wedding day.
Having an indoors ceremony seems like a good idea, too, especially if the weather doesn’t seem to be cooperating these days around your area. Hope things work out well for you.
Post # 8
We kept it really simple because our ceremony was less than 5 minutes long. We were married on the dance floor a screen covering the DJ
Post # 9
ooh.. would you be up for a time consuming DIY project? Remember Mrs. Moonbeams flower wall? http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/09/11/paper-flowers-5/#more-109707