(Closed) Worried my wedding will look LAME!! Anyone else feel this way??

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Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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BurlapnLace:  I think that draping and lights are beautiful! I’m sure it will be be amazing!  Total side note, where is your venue? I love it and am from NY, looking for a rustic feel like that in the tri state area! 

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Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

 

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BurlapnLace:  Thank you so so much! I’m between having the wedding in the Tri-State area (where family is) or Florida, but wasn’t sure I could find a place with this feel up north! It’s gorgeous, your wedding will be so beautiful- and so will you! And I totally feel your pain with the DIY, I am the LEAST crafty person alive! What DIY projects have you taken on?

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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BurlapnLace:  Ahhh, that does soundlike quite a bit of work! I’m planning from abroad, so it might be a better idea for me to go with a venue with a bit more included! I did reach out though, thank you so much! and Good luck! Can’t wait to see how the projects you do take on come out! 

Post # 21
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Helper bee

I reckon if you have lots of fairy lights, you can’t go wrong!  

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - City Winery New York, NY

I’m working with Ara from Rock, Paper, Scissors who does “event styling” and she is doing for me exactly what you described veing worried about. She doesn’t just creat floral center pieces, she can design your whole space. If you don’t want to pay for her full services, she can offer consulting and even works with people nationwide via phone and email. She was very respectful of my budget as well. If you are really concerned, I suggest looking into her or someone like her in your area. 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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BurlapnLace:  I have a friend getting married in July (few months before me) and she was talking about her wedding last weekend.  Afterwards I was worried that my wedding won’t be as fun as her wedding. My guest list will be older and definitely won’t drink as much as those at her wedding. I have a decorator so I’m not worried about the look of things though.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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BurlapnLace:  I am 100% with you!  I feel like our home is so…blah and I am afraid our reception will be too.  I have gone to other weddings where things just look beautiful and I fear that ours will be bad. I just don’t want it to look tacky.

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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MeiFrancis:  This is really nice, may i ask how tall these vases are? I am trying to order some. ….In regards to the topic I totally feel overwhelmed to save money I am going to do decor with my friends and its a tent :S

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

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Flow:  I used the 7.25″ cylinder vases from Dollar tree. The tallest ones had 2 4″ candle sticks glued to the bottom, making a total of about 15 inches. The second tallest had only one candle stick, so that one was about 11 inches. The shortest was about 7-8 inches with the candle stick (I got those vases from Michaels). I wish I could sell you mine!

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

The problem with weddings is that people have these low budgets and high expectations. We see Pinterest and magazines and all these beautiful blogs. But the truth is, most of these women spend $20,000+ and HIRE people to design the layout. Or they’re just super super SUPER crafty.

 

For example: I found the most BEAUTIFUL wedding for under $15,000. I was so excited thinking I CAN DO THIS!

Later, I did a little more research on that beautiful wedding I saw, and it turns out both the bride and groom own their own design firm… go figure. It’s unrealistic for ME to try and do something similar.

My mantra is: LESS IS MORE. By using less stuff, by being plain and simple, it’s going to look beautiful. Nothing on the table for decor but candles. No flowers except my bouquet. Instead, I’m stringing up lights and going to a venue that’s naturally beautiful.

You can make it gorgeous, but just try not to clutter it if you know you’re not able to craft it to perfection. Like me 🙂 Craft challenged.

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We’re having our ceremony outside and won’t have any decorations for that, which is perfectly fine. Our reception venue does supply some mirrored tiles and vases for floating candles, and that is all I am really doing. I may go out and buy some small stuff to put around the vases, but that may be about it. I used to be really creative back in the day, but over time… it seemed to go away.

I want to decorate the head table, and that is literally it. I have some small ideas for other places (like the guest book table, for example), but nothing extravagent. To me, I never remember what people did for centerpieces or extra decorating. What I remember is usually how the dance was and the cake (I love cake!). I just want a fun wedding, and not have to worry about all those details. That’s all.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I feel the exact same way! Plus I’m one of those people that can tell you the color and decor details of every wedding I’ve gone to. So when my fiancée says no one will even notice the center pieces or whatever I’m like well I always have lol. This might not be the best approach but I’ve found a couple things I’m excited about, dress, open bar, photos and just focusing how great those things are going to be when I get stressed

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