Post # 1
Does anyone have tips for overall wedding decor when aesthetics are not your strong suit? I like pretty weddings, I just don’t know how to make it happen (and on a budget)! We don’t really have money in the budget to hire someone to do the decor. I’ve browsed pinterest a bunch of course and have some ideas, but I’m worried that I don’t know how to pull an overall look together and am going to overlook something important that I don’t realize until the day of. Luckily we have a gorgeous brick and timber loft venue that doesn’t require a ton of decorations, but I still need to do something!
Post # 2
when you say wedding decor, do you mean centerpieces? i didn’t have any decor besides the centerpieces. i let our gorgeous reception room speak for itself.
what if you find a centerpiece you like and then try to duplicate it?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2015 - Banquet Hall
Maybe a rustic wedding?? Do you know you’re colors and do you have an idea of what you want?
Post # 4
ajillity81: Not just centerpieces – I don’t have colors or anything! A lot of the pictures I’m seeing have a more neutral palette, though I would like some kind of color. And it seems like a lot of people have other decorations (signs, things hanging, etc). Maybe I don’t need that stuff – I’m just not sure!
dawnE: I think the loft space does lend itself to a rustic sort of theme. I do like that, but don’t want to go overboard on it. I’m just not sure how to pull all the elements together. I’m a little lost with this stuff.
Post # 5
I am very similar to you. No wedding colors or vision and I frankly just don’t care about this stuff. I just wanted something cheap that wasn’t tacky.
What I ended up doing is having floating candles in a vase, stones on the bottom, with artificial orchids for a pop of color. You can easily use twigs, succulents, or whatever else for a more rustic feel. I don’t have any pictures, but it looked very similar to this:
I bought everything at Ikea and the centerpieces ended up costing around $5 ($1.99 for the vase, $1.99 for the flowers, stones and floating candles bought in bulk from Ikea too). I also had a lot of glass tealight holders from Ikea that cost 49 cents each. Candles are always cheap, easy decorations.
Overall, I spent about $100 for decorations for a wedding of 50 people.
Post # 6
mindycy1: Those are pretty! I forgot Ikea has artificial flowers.
Post # 7
Also, as far as what decorations you “need,” centerpieces are all you need.
Think about all the weddings you’ve gone to. Do you remember the flowers or the centerpieces or other details? I know I don’t. It’s great if you’re creative and want extra touches like signs, ribbons, etc. etc but literally no one will notice if you don’t have it.
Post # 8
goblueca: Are you having a bridal party? Have you chosen colors for them?
If you need help choosing colors, go to:
http://www.theperfectpalette.com scroll down, choose one color you love and see all the palettes they have done using that color.
http://www.design-seeds.com click on palette search, then choose search by theme, or play with the “search by color value” tool until you create a color you like, then clcick on Go Get it to see their palettes
Post # 9
Also keep in mind, that if you want a more modern decor, clean lines like square vases, simple floral choices like just using greens or repeating one flower or color will give that look.
This is an easy DIY- one vase, one head of hydrangea and some bear grass for inside the vase
also easy- black vase and real or silk orchids
a potted orchid- super easy DIY and not very expensive
for a modern look, use a clear glass, black or stainless steel container