Post # 1
My venue is the library in Downtown Jacksonville. The reception will be held on the second floor in the atrium/garden, but you must take a enormous stair case to get up there! How can I decorate it? I hate tulle..please tell me there are other options 🙂 and cheap!
Post # 3
Do you have a picture of the staircase?
Post # 4
is it pretty enough to not need decoration? it’s hard to say – can we see photos? maybe twinkle lights or flowers… maybe something rustic like twigs or what about library books with candles?
Post # 5
What’s your theme? Colours? Flowers? I have a staircase to decorate, but I’m getting married in autumn, so I have autumn vines. Perhaps there is some flowers on vines, you could do? (I hate tulle too!)
I’ve also seen black and silver balloons on weights turn out really classy on a staircase too. (I didn’t think balloons could be “classy” so I was impressed)
Post # 6
This is the best shot of the staircase i could find…decorated for Christmas…when my wedding is in April:) My reception is on the second floor..so it doesn’t need to be a main focus..but it will be the first thing people see when they come into the library 🙁 I need something economical that will look great and not break the bank! My reception is in a courtyard so I want garden chic decor 🙂 pinks..earthy greens.. and possibly a pop of blue delphiniums.
Post # 7
Ivy vines with ribbon or small bunches of flowers at the start at stop of each rail (where the bows are in the photo).
Post # 8
I don’t think you have to go overboard like in the photo. It’s perfectly acceptable to just leave it. If your worried about spending lots vs decorating it tacky I’d stick with not decorating much. I think candles if its the evening or just a couple flower arrangements at the top of the stairs so people know they’ve arrived at the wedding. Also maybe a cute homemade sign to point the way – maybe the guest book.
Post # 9
I would talk to your florist and see if they have any ideas! I like the idea of using some sort of vine or fabric that can go the length of it and then add flowers throughout. I also really like how they do the steps along the bottom of the railing and leave the actual railing plain.Here are some pictures off goggle. You can use see ideas and substitute in your head what they would look like with your types of flowers.
Post # 10
I’m in the same predicament-Hate lots of ribbon and tulle-need something affordable(flowers are pricey) to decorate a staircase at our venue. What about doing two large potted flowers at the bottom of the staircase and at the “break” in the stairs-half way up place two more. Then instead of decorating the railings, put votive candles lining the steps? The pots can have a delicate ribbon thats not so frilly that goes with your colors or try and find the large jumbo pots that have a nice printed design. You can even spraypaint the pots silver, or light pink or whatever color goes. With the large potted flowers, you’ll also be able to keep them place them outside your home.
If anyone has any tips for me, have at it- The second pic I posted is of the staircase at our venue-Our Theme is outdoorsy/white water-(My fiance and I are raftguides) Ignore the hideous pink tulle-that was for someone elses wedding.
Post # 11
Had you thought about making a pennant banner?
Post # 12
I was thinking maybe pillar candles, votives along the stairs. Put a pretty table and some flowers at the top/bottom, but if I were you I would avoid doing any garland, etc… up the banister. Simple would be more elgant imo.