(Closed) Wedding idea Goodwill! Toss your discarded ideas here!

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
9164 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Fun idea!

I really wanted to do this with flowers on the backdrop / altar thing at our outdoor wedding, but I decided it’d be too much of a pain.  We’re doing DIY flowers, and I don’t want to spend the morning of my wedding stringing a gazillion flowers on fishing line….

So instead we’re going to do this, so we can make the paper dot garlands ahead of time and just hang a few vases of flowers that morning.


I also originally wanted bunting, but Fiance thinks it looks like a used car saleslot.  Plus I don’t want to look at pictures later and think it looks really dated, since it’s pretty trendy right now…

Post # 4
2117 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@lolot:  Your Fiance is funny, I never thought of that but it does remind me of a used car sales lot. 

My dream was to do a huge flower arch for our outdoor wedding. Like, an arch literally made entirely of flowers. My inspiration was the arch from Breaking Dawn Part 1 but with lots and lots of colors:

But since that would obviously cost much more money that we have. We are going to do this (except with out those flower balls at the bottom):

Post # 7
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I considered having bowls of fish as centrepieces which people could take home as favours… but then I thought that this was very dangerous… bowls can be smashed and fish can die. What if it’s hot on the day? Who would feed the fish? Also, how would guests take them home? In a plastic bag? What if the bag bursts in the car? How would they keep the fish alive in their hotel rooms? What if parents are forced into taking a fish they don’t want by their kids, and then the kids neglect them? What would we do with any leftover fish? It seemed a bit cruel.

I also wanted my animals there…but that was never going to happen. Too many practical issues… total non-starter.

Post # 8
2117 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@ForeverBirds:  me too … and the bark benches that the guests sat on during the ceremony. They looked like they were meant to be there, it was awesome.

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