Post # 1
So, I need some major help! My Fiance and I are having our reception in an outdoor pavilionr. I came up with the idea to hang Christmas lights around the outside in swags and drape some kind of billowy white fabric around the lights to make it glow. I also wanted to hang something from the ceiling, crystals, paper lanterns at different levels to give some depth to the room. I am lost after this. I told my Fiance about my idea and he said it sounded kind of trashy…. ???? In my minds eye it looks great. I am feeling really unsure, because I am not the most girlie and I never have had an eye for fashion and decor. Any ideas/input so that I do not have a trashy reception???
Post # 3
My reception isn’t outdoors but that sounds similar to what we’re doing to our head table, gift table, and cake table (so I hope it doesn’t look trashy – lol!). We’re draping swags of white tulle on these tables with red and gold bows (our colors) at the top points of these swags. We’re also putting white x-mas lights behind the table skirts so you can see the light through the skirt but it hides the cords and such.
I think what you’re picturing sounds great! Maybe try finding some pictures of something similar online and showing your Fiance. Maybe he just isn’t really pictureing the same thing you’re envisioning.
Post # 4
Don’t really knwo what your space looks like, but I think something like this with tule and lights would be beautiful:
(Can you tell I don’t have enough to do at work today?? Lol!)
Post # 5
More searching – here is a fun picture with paper lanterns! I think something like this makes the feel a bit more casual but if that’s what you’re going for, I think they’re a great way to decorate!
EDIT – sorry the picture is so gigantic!
Post # 6
I had white lights and lanterns and my wedding was anything but trashy 😉
Post # 7
See, that is what I was thinking too – not trashy at all! I think it is a good idea that I put some pics together of my idea, that way my Fiance does not let his imagination go wild!
Post # 8
My reception is outdoors in a pavillion and they typically decorate with tulle and lighting so I think it will look great!
Sometimes men just don’t get it, tell him it will be great 🙂