(Closed) Reception Decor Help!!!

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1101 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@sunshine.lover:  Candlelight is so lovely! Stalk Craigslist for your vases of various height and group together with candles.  You can also buy the candles “used” b/c once you light them, no one knows they have been lit before (with the exception of tea/votive size of course).Place  the vases on mirrors or decorative charger & scatter with rose petals in your colors.  


Candlelight gives that elegant/sofisticated look without breaking the bank.  


Also, check out http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/07/24/diy-details-centerpieces/#axzz2V0WHeKbO

For more ideas. 

Post # 5
148 posts
Blushing bee

If your reception is at 2:30 pm it will still be light out.  If your reception venue has windows and natural light, you may not be able to achieve the elegant feeling you want.  Depending on the venue, the jars with various height candles could look nice, but I think it would give more of a country chic look.


Be careful. candles can be pricy especially larger ones. You may be able to do simple floral arrangements for the same price.  Have you considered roses in bulk from Costco cut an placed loosely in one of the jars with a ribbon or lace wrap.  Would you have someone who could cut and place the roses in the jars that morning for you.


The bottom line is that no one will scrutinize your decor the way you do…they will just be thrilled to be there with you!   


Post # 6
1101 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@sunshine.lover:  Are you changing just because of the gown or because you really want a classic/elegant look (vs. the rustic chic)? 

Post # 7
45627 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


1. Afternoon weddings can be a waste of candles unless you have no outside light and the main overhead lights are on dimmers. Buying the number of pillar candles to so something like the first pic would be astronomical in cost.

2. I’m not a believer that the decor has to go with the dress. Brides are most often dressed far more elaborately than any of the other guests or the decor.

3. Have you considered placing a votive nested in something- pebbles, sand, lentils etc etc in the mason jar and adding a few personal touches like books, cameras, old radios etc to reflect your hobbies and interests? If you buy all white flowers(or babies breath) you can easily DIY.

4. You could do the candle idea as in #3 then add a small vase with just one flower. You can use teacups, old silver pieces like cream and sugars, small jars etc, whatever you like the look of.

5. You could use babies breath which gives an elegant look at a lower cost.


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