Post # 1
I did a table mock-up today and am looking for opinions. our theme is “rainbow craft”. Keep in mind the tables will be long/rectangular and there will be pots of flowers amongst the paper cranes, and honey is going in the jars as favours. The bunting will obviously be hung above the tables. The vintage tablecloths are all slightly different though.
This is a photo of our ring bearer “Teddy” for good measure…
Post # 2
catsanddogs: I like it, although IMO the paper cranes seem like they don’t “go” with the rest of the items. But not a bad mock up at all, bee!
Post # 5
catsanddogs: Your puppy is too precious! Love the headband!
I like the mockup too – except it seems to have a lot going on judging by your description. I really believe for asthetics and functionality, less is more when it comes to the tables. I think the cranes are really cute, but there seems to be too many – unless you can use them as placeholders or such?
I would get empty glasses to use as your honey favours, and put plates cutlery etc on the table to really visualise how it will look.
Post # 6
youngbrokebride: thanks for the input. the jars on the table at the moment are the honey jars 🙂 and we’re having a casual style buffet so I’m not sure that the plates and cutlery will be on the table (- maybe I’ll just put the cutlery and glasses out – yet to decide).
Maybe I’ll use the cranes for something else…hmmmmm. We have 300 of them – im just too lazy to string them together and hang them haha.
autumn_amber: ilovesophia: yeh he’s a sweety – something tells me all attention won’t be on me at the wedding haha.
Post # 7
catsanddogs: Oooh, haha sorry misread. I thought they were decorations and you were having honey jars as well.
I reiterate that the cranes could be great for placeholders, if you don’t have anything else planned for them?
Love the tablecloth and bunting too by the way!
Post # 8
youngbrokebride: how do I use them as placeholders? should I write names on them?
Post # 9
I’d put the card behind their head 🙂
Post # 10
catsanddogs: exactly! Our girl was flower dog and it took pressure off to be honest!
Post # 11
Can you do smaller honey jars? Those are unusually large for favors and also seem to throw the balance of the table off.
Post # 12
Teddy is just so cute; those eyes!
I really like where you’re going with your theme. There are some adjustments I suggest:
– leave the cranes; their color is “off”; although you mention craft in your theme, they just don’t connect with the country charm that your other elements suggest.
-if your other vintage tablecloths are similar to the one you posted, are the placemats really necessary? I would consider them to detract from the beauty of your tablecloths.
-as other PP have mentioned, the bottles for the honey favors could be smaller. Also, it’s best if the fabrics used for the tops are like those used for the bunting. The bottles on the photo below could be a good size:
Post # 13
I would try a mockup where you use solid fabric under the plates and see what you think….four different colors, but solid. I think that gets the rainbow part going, but without as much busy-ness. And the colors would really pop on the white tablecloths. I collect quilts and vintage tablecloths so I LOVE what you have going there, but a little bit of pattern goes a long way. Use the floral/patterned pieces down the center of the rectangular table to define your centerpiece areas. Your colors are going to look so pretty.