Post # 1
I am quite excited, this is my first post! Since there is lots of great advice on here, I was looking for some insight into my reception decor. My colors are light green and white. I don’t really have a theme but, I am trying to make my wedding feel romantic and simple. I don’t like a lot of “nonsense” and I don’t want to spend extra money on things nobody but me will notice. BUT – with that said, I would like to have one or two personal/custom touches.
So, the wedding reception is in July at a hotel. I am thinking a light green table cloth on each of the guest tables, with white hydrangeas in a simple glass jar for centerpieces. For the head table, there is a huge black curtain covering a big window behind it and, two nice pillars on either side of the head table (which will be on risers) so I am thinking of just having tulle and lights hung from the pillars over the headtable and then too fairly big (a lot bigger then the small, simple centerpieces) glass jar with hydrangeas and branches sticking out of them. I don’t think I need a backdrop. What other decor can you guys suggest?
Should the headtable be white? or have a green table cloth? Also, how can I incorporate some of my families wedding photos? Slide show? Just have them on display?
I will see if I can figure out how to upload a picture of my reception area!
Post # 3
Green and white is always a fresh look for summer weddings! Good luck.
I think it’d be nice to distinguish the headtable with different linen. Personally I’m not sure about the tulle — I think it tends to look cheap sometimes and isn’t necesary, especially if the rest of your decor is simple and clean. But that’s totally a matter of opinion. If you’re using mason jars and branches, perhaps incorporating some rustic-chic ideas into other decor? That way you can bring that outdoor refreshing attitude into a hotel ballroom.
(On that note, are you sure you want to cover the window with the black curtains? Maybe use them to frame the window but not block out all the natural light? Not sure what the rest of the room looks like, of course.)
For family photos, what I’ve seen most often is just to place a table along a wall near the entrance to the room, where people would see it. Perhaps with some candles to show you’re honoring past family members? Or branches to bring in the notion of the “family tree.”
Post # 4
I have heard of people incorporating their family’s wedding photos into their table numbers. Maybe you could frame them and have the table numbers on the frames?
Maybe something like this…
Post # 5
Another way to do family photos is to place a reprint of the photo ( this won’t work with a photocopy) in a mason jar filled with ordinary vegetable oil. It gives a nice vintage look. If this doesn’t work with the vision you have for your centerpieces, you could always display them on other surfaces, the gift table, the bar, the cake table , in the bathrooms etc.
I would try something other than tulle for the backdrop. Ribbon backdrops look fresh and more current and are easy to make- just staple the ribbon to a dowel, then hang with strong fishing line.
Post # 6
Thanks for all the great input ladies!! I really like the ribbon backdrop idea! I will for sure keep that in mind! And, I love the idea for family wedding pictures on each of the tables! Thanks so much!
About the black curtain – I love nature and would leave the curtain open but, it looks on to a really ugly parking lot. I am going to do a different color on the headtable now! Thanks!
I was also wondering about the cake table and guest book table… Should they be in green linens like the guest tables or white like the head table?
Post # 7
My colors are red and gold ! I was gonna have the Christmas theme with poinsettias but I am really worried about christmas decor not being out yet! My wedding is nov 3rd