Post # 1
I was at the florist appointment where they do a quick mock up of the centerpieces. This is what mine will be (just with orange daisies and a few more flowers in layers in the jars). The berries will also be an ivory color.
The linens are provided by my caterer and will be an ivory color, I saw this image of a lace overlay and decided I wanted to make some for my tables. The material cost about $70 but I got a lot of it and am using it for a few other decor crafts during cocktail hour.
This is the lace on the card box, and below is how the sample looks in an image on the site.
I was super excited about these overlays, I was going to cut them to lay as a square just like in my inspiraction picture. But I got the distinct impression from my FMIL and the florist that they felt it was too much. That it would be too busy (they suggested turning it into a runner and a few other polite suggestions). I asked my FI after if he thought they felt that way when he saw their reaction, but he didn’t notice anything unusual and liked the overlays.
I’d rather ask all of you and take a poll because I don’t want to be put into a situation where I have to face my FMIL and ask for her honest opinion…and then potentially decide to use them anyway if she says she hates the idea. I’m pretty determined to at least do a mock up table set up now, and get the in person opinions then.
Do you think the teal on ivory lace overlay look I have in mind will be too busy?
Worst case scenario, I already own the lace, and if on the day of, it looks too busy then we just won’t use them and I’ll just either re-sell them or use them in crafts.
Post # 3
Your centerpieces are so casual (love them btw). I think they would look out of place on lace…
Post # 4
My opinion? I think it’ll look totally romantic and sweet. I think all iace IS kinda hardcore on a table but your centerpieces are quite simple and quirky and the wood is rustic so the lace won#t be too busy at all. I have simple tastes (usually) but I am diggin’ that idea.
Curious to hear what others think…
Post # 5
I don’t think the rusticness of the mason jars, daisies and wood goes with BRIGHT blue lace, sorry.
If it’s any consolation, I really like your simple centerpiece mockups.
Post # 6
I love lace but hate clutter. I think the lace overlay you chose ise beautifully balanced. It doesnt look heavy or over patterned- not cluttery, too busy at all. The color choice is perfect. If you get worried about it being too much just get a lighter colored overlay.
Post # 7
@lovelyduckie: Hold your horses!! Ok, I just read that again and saw the lace was teal (and not ivory. I misunderstood!)
Ok, nope, gotta adjust my opinion. I think that might be a bit much.
But seriously: do what YOU like in the end!! (You’ll see whn you do a mock up pretty quick if it really is too much, so let that decide.)
Post # 8
@lovelyduckie: I think you should at least try it. I would be more keen to see ivory lace on teal tableclothes but i still like the idea with the colors reversed. I am just hesitant to commit either way before seeing a mock up
Post # 10
Thanks everyone, I’m going to purchase an ivory tablecloth and do a mock setup. I’m going to thoroughly test it out first, but this might be one idea that I need to back away from if I take away from the centerpieces. I’ll update this post with a picture once I make a full mock up.