Post # 1
My space is very busy and VERY fun. It’s a unique Kids Museum. I’m worried that traditional centerpieces will be too busy and not match the theme of the unique space. We are a fun, moden couple, so I’m open to non-traditional ideas. Here are a few pictures of the space. In the dark one, you can actually see the space decorated for a reception. I’d love to get some feedback and ideas.
The chess and the bus are both in the space. It’s really fun and for the kid at heart!
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Post # 3
since the big chess set is there already, how about a chess set for each table that guests can play with?? Or a different set of games per table in keeping with the kids friendly theme?? I’ll bet people will start swapping games at different table after they get tired of a game, that would be a great ice breaker
Post # 4
SUCH a cool venue!
I like @loveapril’s idea about the children’s board games, or at least carrying the fun theme of childhood into your tables. You could theme your table numbers to that age in your life (ie- table 6 has pictures of you and your Fiance when you were 6).
I keep envisioning something where guests can make childhood art of some kind (like each table has a lite bright or something)
Or you could potentially do a mix of the more traditional flower centerpiece with some fun touches, like colored pencils or do vases full of big swirled lollypops
Post # 5
How about glasses/vases set up in the center kind of like this picture:
Post # 6
Where is this at?? Does it happen to be at the Detroit Science center??
Post # 7
I love april’s idea! My fiance and I are traditionalists but we’re all about being unique. And he came up with a very nifty idea for our own wedding. Fiber optic lights! http://www.save-on-crafts.com/fi1.html
Just adding fun ligthing to begin with will keep with the cheer of the venue.
If your feeling extra crafty, make a “pin the train on the bride” game and wedding bingo with things you see at a wedding as the places on the bingo boards.
Though some people find it questionable, how about colorful fish in a bowl.
clear glass jars filled with Skittles, topped with “bouquets” of colorful lollipops held up with floral foam. Or mini “candy buffets” in the middle of each table
Post # 8
A word of caution about fish centerpieces:
My best friend’s brother did that, and the morning of the wedding they discovered that several of the fish had died, so I spent the morning running to every pet store in town trying to find replacement fish. And then NO ONE was willing to take them home, so we ended up flushing them down the toilet at the venue. I haven’t been able to watch Finding Nemo without guilt since!
Post # 9
Speaking of fish centerpieces: What about doing those glass fish that are tied to a glass bubble? I had thought about them. Not sure yet though. (by the way, does any one know what I am talking about, and if so what are they called?)
Post # 10
I’m thinking about the fish centerpieces, personally…. We want to start a fishtank anyway, so we could keep them after the wedding. Obviously, we can’t do betas since they will fight if you put them together… I was thinking maybe guppies, since they’re colorful and get along in a tank together. I was also considering just having two or three larger bowls with the fish at a couple select tables- that way they’d have more room to swim around, and I wouldn’t have to worry about kids grabbing them, etc.
Post # 11
I love the ideas of skittles candy buffets and the flowers and crayons. And I’ve actually thought of using the fish centerpieces but too many people on wedding board and in life veto it due to short life span of fish. Especially if there is a drastic change of water environment which is necessary to place them into the centerpieces.
Post # 12
OK, these are what I was talking about…they are tied to the bubble thing with fishing wire. I have always thought they were fun. And you don’t have to worry about them dying etc.
Post # 13
@kaybeewills I went to a wedding once where they had the fish centrepieces. Two major problems. 1) They put candles on top, which apparently sucks the oxygen out of the water, 2) a few people thought it was funny to pour alcohol into the bowls. Needless to say many of the poor fishies were belly-up by the end of the evening.
Post # 14
I’m loving the feedback! The space is in Raleigh, NC Marbles Kids Museum.
I’ve heard lots of pros and cons on the fish, things like them dying or having a smell :(, but I think they are cool.
Please keep the feedback coming I’m getting inspired!
Post # 15
I love your space! Seems like it would be a lot of fun!
Hmm, you could do edgy ‘floral’ arrangments with mostly non-floral elements (pretty sticks, leaves, etc) except have them stuck inside clear vases filled with things from games, like chess pieces or those pieces you use as your ‘man’ when you move around the board (they must have a name…) or monopoly houses or dominoes.
Or find old playthings like toy buses or small doll houses/barns and fill them so it looks like flowers are growing out of them?
Post # 16
i like the idea of a bouquet of spiral lollipops or skittles…
but the chess board so reminds me of old games and pop art. it would be cool if one table was rubix cubes, one was slinkys, one was light bright… i dunno the logistics but it would be interesting..