(Closed) Married Bees…Inspiration Board vs. REALITY

posted 11 years ago in Recaps
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Here’s my inspiration board pre-wedding:

 

And here’s my actual wedding (can you believe that’s the best centrepiece picture I can find?!):

We actually did have some drink dispensers with water in them, but no one took them out until later and I have no pictures of them.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

love this thread!

 

bumping it up!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’d like to see more pics too!!!

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

great thread! So far the real weddings are more beautiful that the inspirations! 🙂

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ha, it’s funny to see this thread today. My wedding is not for several months yet, but I just put together a second board with our actual selections to compare it to the original board today!

Here’s the original:

And here’s the updated one:

 

Definitely looks a little different to me! I can’t wait to see what the real wedding will look like in the end 🙂

 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Well, I never did a full inspiration board although I collected pictures throughout the 18 months I was engaged. The plan was always brown, cream, champage and pops of orange for colors. I also knew early on that I wanted to have peach centerpieces. 

Here are a few of inspiration and my wedding pictures for comparison!

Inspiration:

My wedding: 

Inspiration (very basically- I ended up switching the flower idea. I had bright flowers which I loved!): 

My wedding:

Inspiration:

My wedding:

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@katieebee:  “bump” is just a comment to say that they just want to “bump” the thread back to the top of the list

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@katieebee: The guests loved the cake/pie buffet.  We did it as “serve yourself” and it worked out really well.  Even my mom, who was skeptical, loved it in the end.  Plus we didn’t have to pick just a couple of flavours, we got to have lots!

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@katieebee: The peaches were a favorite part of my wedding! We bought the vases wholesale and then ordered 200 peaches from a nicer local grocery store chain. The peaches were ready for pick-up the day before the wedding. We used the peaches for our center pieces, to decorate cocktail table, gift table etc etc

I also bought paper lunch bags and set them on all of the reception tables. We also made signs that asked people to take a peach or two home with them. There were none left at the end of the night and I got great compliments on the peaches!

I think you could do this with green apples as well!

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would say that ours came out pretty similar. 

The biggest things that changed was the centerpieces and flowers.  We ended up with hydrangeas. 

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I give a lot of credit to those who have almost identically matched their boards! Wow! That is a lot of hard work!

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Here is my inspiration board, and then the actual. I didn’t even know what an inspiration board was before the Bee. I have to tell you it helped A LOT during the planning process

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