(Closed) what are some things that you are doing to add more to reception decor?? help!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Anthony’s Fine Dining

It sounds really pretty!  Maybe the problem isn’t the table but the rest of the room?  Have you thought about adding more to the ceiling?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh my gosh.. the room will be sparkling.. I don’t think you should worry about your tables.. they will be beautiful.

I would also suggest looking around the room.. there is the head table, the gift table, the cake table, the bar, the dj table (if you are having one) the dance floor, the food tables.. lots of other areas that you could embilish if you feel like there isn’t enough.

I too struggle with not having “enough”.  I don’t want the tables to feel sparse.. but once people sit at them, put down their purses, get their drinks, the tables will be full.  I felt better after seeing a wedding set up from my hall.  He has bread plates, silverware, two glasses, a butter dish, all kinds of stuff on the table.. it ensures that the table doens’t look empty.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My cake table will have petals on the table as well as my throw away boquet.  It’s not a large table, so that will fill it up.
My gift table will have a fancy card box, that I’m going to make.. I would put more on it, but ideally, I’d like for it to be full of gifts (shhh! HA)

My hall will decorate the food table.  My dj table is pretty full, but will be covered in a cloth, so that the table itself is not detectable.

My bar, we are putting out snacks, we will have two framed drink menu’s as well as a couple glass vases filled with green fruit (our wedding is black white and green)

But we have a super low budget, and I’m SURE that these things could be dressed up.  One amazing thing I saw on a cake table was  that the cake sat on a round glass sheet which was supported by dozens of votive candles with the “faux” candles in them (note that real candles wouldn’t have air, and wouldn’t stay lit).  I thought that was beautiful.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it sounds absolutely beautiful!  My friend who recently got married did swags of tulle around the dance floor and it looked amazing.  Unfortunately, our venue states nothing hung from the ceiling.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

If you have Bridesmaids who are having bouquets you could  use them to “dress up” any other additional tables!!!  Double duty is a good and inexpensive thing to do! 🙂

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We also have 132″ round tables and are having large, medium and then small arrangements so Im a little worried about the small arrangement tables as well. I’m doing some votives, we’ll have chargers and silverware, along with glasses. Plus, youve got to think, your guests will bring something to set on the table too, so no worries. It will be plenty full and beautiful I’m sure!

If it helps, we’re also doing “mini stories” of us on each table. It will look just like your table numbers!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We also have 132″ round tables and are having large, medium and then small arrangements so Im a little worried about the small arrangement tables as well. I’m doing some votives, we’ll have chargers and silverware, along with glasses. Plus, youve got to think, your guests will bring something to set on the table too, so no worries. It will be plenty full and beautiful I’m sure!

If it helps, we’re also doing “mini stories” of us on each table. It will look just like your table numbers!

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