(Closed) Needing some MAJOR help and Ideas

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Are you on Pinterest?  If not sign up and search the wedding category.  I found lots of ideas there and there is new stuff all the time!

Post # 4
5892 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Need more details–venue, inside, outside, # of people, size of bridal party

Post # 7
46670 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

As a pp has mentioned, Pinterest is a great source of inspiration


These are simple, easy to make centerpieces- glass vase you can get at Dollar Tree.


They only have the one height but you could raise the center vase on a wood slab.

Submerged flower centerpiece

or, you could use red kerosene lanterns for centerpieces. You can buy ones that look vintage but use candles

If she really wants a country look, you could use red kerchiefs for napkins

these are an easy DIY for a boutonniere- you can get the wooden boot from a craft store, paint them ourselves and add a touch of gingham ribbon or use small squares of the red kerchiefs again


Post # 9
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@smalltowngal:  Pinterest is amazing, but also definitely check out a website called “loverly” -its like Pinterest but you can sort by colors, theme, etc. And it’s ALL weddings.

Is the reception indoors or outdoors? (I know you said a park but didn’t know if that was for the ceremony only).

 ETA: I agree that black and red lends itself to a more elegant theme. (not to suggest that it can’t work causal or rustic, I just think it looks even better with a more classic theme).

Post # 10
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

My first suggestion would be that unless she is going for at least a medium-budget photographer, not to do black and red. It can photograph less well than other colors depending on the photog’s equipment, and when done by an amateur, it tends to look kind of garish in low-light settings. If she is hiring a good photog, though, it should be fine.

 Aside from that, I’d suggest rustic all the way. Being able to work with burlap, paper decorations and mason jars is going to be a lot cheaper than working with satin, fresh florals and crystal vases/glass candelabras. The fresh florals you can use with this, such as carnations, gerbera daisies, and baby’s breath, also tend to be much cheaper than the orchids and roses non-rustic brides use. There’s also a ton of rustic decor ideas on Etsy that can be done with stuff from Dollar Tree.

If she decides to stick with the black and red, what about using bandanas instead of traditional cloth napkins, and red solo cups for drinks instead of glassware? There is a time when people might have thought that was a little low-rent, but now that that song has come out, they will probably think it was intentional and funny. Cowboy hats as card boxes could also be cute.

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