Post # 1
We’re having an indoor wedding at a hotel, and I bought some shepherds hooks for the aisle, for decoration,and to run something down the aisle so people dont step on the runner, not sure if anyone would, but ya never know…so on the bottom of the hooks, theres two prongs…initially i was going to just attach them to the chair leg, but then theres the other prong just…THERE 🙂 Im just not sure how to hide it without going overboard on flowers, since were doing flower pomanders hanging from them…any ideas?? Thanks!!
Post # 3
Can you try getting some flower pots, maybe filling them with something pretty heavy and then covering that with moss, to keep the look minimal, and insert the hooks into those instead of just attaching them to chairs? I have to wonder if the hooks would be too heavy to attach to the chairs anyway, and might end up tipping a chair over? Also, you’d be counting on the fact that whoever sits in that chair does not move it even slightly so you’d end up with crooked hooks, etc.
Post # 4
I would recommend cutting off the second prong if you don’t feel you need it, but like the other commenter said–make sure your chairs can handle the weight of the hook/pomander. If not, you can always tie some weights to to the rungs of those chairs to keep them in place/encourage guests not to move them.
1. To cut the extra piece, rent a bolt cutter from Home Depot or call up some local auto places and ask if you can come down and have them cut them for you.
2. Wrap some ribbon around the hooks so that you dont’ have an exposed jagged edge from where you cut the piece off. Maybe with the same ribbon you’re using for the pomander?
Post # 5
Along these lines . . . I have never used shepherds hooks but I really, really want to for our outdoor wedding this fall!
My problem is, FINDING the hooks. I looked at Michael’s but they didn’t have any. Where does one find these elusive ornamental aides? Please assist!!!
Thanks! And I wish you well on figuring out your dilemma with the extra prong!
Post # 6
the cheapest no-frill ones are usually at hardware stores like home depot or lowes. otherwise you can find nicer ones at saveoncrafts.com or similar websites. the cheap ones are usually great for an outdoor event on grass because they don’t have a decroative base, just prongs that stick into the ground.
Post # 7
My MOH did the same for her wedding, and found that she could buy small pots of Mums in the fall, and can stick the hooks into the pots of mums lining the aisles… super cheap to buy mums, and looked awesome. I tried finding pics, but cant find any
Post # 8
Last summer , I found some at the Dollar Tree for .99 cents however I did not find a purpose for them in my wedding . Google in Dollar Tree call the 1-800 or 1-8?? customer service they have there and ask if they sell any shepard hooks or if you have family members tell them to hit every Dollar Tree and when they have a bar code number to tell the cashier to order some for you.
Its free if you ship to the store.
Tell me how it goes. Good Luck
Post # 9
Before you start sawing away make sure that the shepard hook keeps it balance. Try it with the exact number of pomanders that you will be putting on the shepard hooks include all embellishments.
Because the legs might tilt over because of the weight.
Post # 10
@Krispy1327: Is it too late to take them back. What you really want are the ones that have a base. The indoor ones are usually called stanchions. I purchased some to hold the aisle decorations for my sister’s wedding. Here is the link. http://www.save-on-crafts.com/wrhablgoclea.html
Post # 11
Hi, There are some listed for sale in the classified decor black painted and unpainted
Post # 12
We got ours on sale at Joann Fabric for about $4 each. I like the flower pot idea for using them indoors.
Post # 13
If anyone has any shepherd hooks they would be willing to sell I would love to purchase them for my outdoor wedding. I need 16 of them and I was thinking 36 inch or 48 inch would work.
My email is [email protected] if you have any.