Post # 1
Sometimes I think I am too much of a push over. I went down to our venue today to discuss our table decoration. The woman there pretty much took over the decisions. I don’t think she meant to but she put her suggestions out there and strongly vouched for them, and since I didn’t have any better ideas at the moment we went with her ideas. I know I can change them later, but I just feel like it doesn’t fit what I wanted and I don’t know what to do about it.
Can you guys tell me what you think?
We are having:
Black chair covers with a sheer green organza bow
Round tables with a white table cloth and a black square cloth in the center.
A square mirror beneath the centerpiece with some large tealight candles around it
The center piece is the one thing that’s all mine with no input and it’s what I like! It’s a tall square vase with curly willow branches, and white dendrobium orchids
Like this photo minus the hanging candles:
But the woman added a base light in the vase and green and white rocks at the bottom.
How does this sound to you? Thoughts? Changes? It’s in a garden if that helps!
Post # 4
I like the base light in the vase but nix the rocks if you don’t like them. I’d also have the chair covers match the linens and use the opposite color for the table square as well as the napkins. I’d probably not use the sashes either, as they are a pain to get tied on straight, they slide down the chairs, and people hang their jackets over them and no one sees them anyway. Save yourself some money on those.
Pretty choice on the centerpieces!
Post # 5
@ItWasntMe: Thanks! If it helps anything, all of this is included with the venue price, so I’m not paying extra for anything like chair cover sashes.
ETA: They also set everything up for us, so I don’t have to worry about that either.
Post # 6
i think your idea looks fab in the picture, having the rocks and light in the bottom i think is a great idea, its not being a push over its just wedding places do it everyday and sometimes they have good and also bad ideas, i think the mixture of both ideas will look great
Post # 7
In the end, do you like it?
If she’s using her experience to give you something that will look good and costs nothing extra, then this is great.
If you really don’t like things, change them! It’s YOUR wedding!!!
Do you have an inspiration board or pictures of things you like? If not, it could be another reason she offered (and pushed) her ideas out there. She might have been trying (very pushily) to be helpful.
Post # 8
@tangeld: You;’re right, I didn’t have any ideas or boards aside from this centerpiece. I just worried because she is an older lady and her taste may not be up to date, thanks so much though, she does do a lot of weddings so she may be right.
@suzieq80: Thanks for you input 🙂