Post # 1
So my Fiance and I are pretty much set at this venue for our reception. He really wanted to have an open reception, but I was concerned about weather. We agreed on the barn because even though it will cost a little bit more than renting a tent and everything that goes with it, our wedding won’t be ruined if it is rainy, we get to rent it for the entire week, there are bathrooms, and it’s pretty :).
Since we are a little bit over budget for the venue, I’m trying to think of ideas for low-budget decor. I think we can get away without renting fancy linens and chair covers because of the rustic style. However, I don’t want to get really thin plastic tablecloths and have them tear. What is in between? I have been collecting blue Ball mason jars for use as centerpieces, but that’s about it. Candles aren’t allowed, so that’s not an option. What do you think?
Post # 3
Have you looked at Mrs. Cowboy Boots’s wedding? It was TO DIE FOR! All of the details were so rustically perfect! What about table runners in a burlap? I’ve seen this look gorgeous and it’s a neutral backdrop for your flowers. Good luck, it’s a gorgeous venue!
Post # 4
Lots of cream colored candles, flowers unaranged in mason jars, centerpieces of wheat, I’ve got a number of ideas! I’ll re-post when I get home from work.
Post # 4
i am definitely thinking mason jars and gerber daisies!! i love your venue as well!!!ng
Post # 5
Paper lanterns are super cheap and they are awesome hanging from the rafters. Something like below. Also you can use battery opperated candles since you can’t have real ones. As far linens, just don’t do floor length linens that should save you a lot and you won’t have to use plastic. Maybe do a specialty drink, or just lemonade in mason jars as well. Good luck!!
Post # 6
Oh and these are cute too! =)
Post # 7
I love the idea of lanterns! You can use prelighted ones if candles are not permitted.
Mason jars are gorgeous too, loving the pictures ppl are putting up.
Also, look at how cute this is (I take NO credit for it…found it on google images)
Post # 8
Thank you for all of your beautiful ideas! They look great!!
Post # 9
Babys breath in the mason jars would be cute and inexpensive. Also.. I agree with burlap runners, that’s what I plan on doing! Or you can use wall paper to make a fun patterned table runner. The paper is so heavy it lays flat like a runner and still looks amazing! Search for vintage patterns or your colors on ebay!
Post # 10
Great idea! I hope you post pictures of your table settings!
Post # 12
@marissa227: where is this barn? how much? I’m having the hardest time- i’ve fallen in love with Full Moon Barn- but it’s $5k just for the venue…too much… 🙁