(Closed) Your tables, my ideas and poll

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How would you solve the "bare table" problem?
    The table wont look empty. Its fine the way it is. : (10 votes)
    71 %
    Put something else on the table. I'll explain in the comments. : (0 votes)
    Get a sweetheart table and use real table settings for just us and the photos. : (2 votes)
    14 %
    Other. I'll explain in the comments. : (2 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee

    It sounds beautiful, i think it is fine the way it is, and will look great

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    My only critique would be you should put something in the jar, like tissue paper?

    TOTALLY agree about not spending $ on floral arrangements.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Looks great, keep in mind that you can try to re-sell your centerpieces after the wedding!

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee

    @sheepandbear:  I personally would use a white or ivory tablecloth, but it really is up to you and your fiance, do what you think looks good!

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @sheepandbear:  Glad I cold point that out, sell them in a lot cheap, make another budget brides dream come true! I plan on trying to sell all my DIY stuff after the wedding. No point in hanging on to it.

    Post # 11
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @sheepandbear:  Will the guests be picking up the flatware at the end of the buffet?

    You could have it placed on the tables, along with the napkin  to fill in the space.

    You could also do paper placemats

    or use paper doilies with the guest’s name as a placecard and place a clear plate over that as a charger

    Save on Crafts has clear glass plates for a little over $1 each

    http://www.save-on-crafts.com/chargerplates4.html

    Post # 14
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @sheepandbear:  I don’t think it would matter at all. There have been other posts in the past where Bees were using plastic glassware and cutlery and decided to place it on the tables. I assume you will be having the glassware at the table settings anyway, so why not add the cutlery and napkins. Personally I love it when I don’t have to pick up the cutlery at the end of the buffet table.

    If you use the doily idea, you could also use colored doilies for a hit of color. If the napkins are paper they can be folded simply in half  and placed to the left side under the fork.

    http://www.smartyhadaparty.com also has clear plastic plates.

    You could also use pages of scrapbook paper to make a placemat

    Table Settings Help! (pics) :  wedding Scrapbook Paper Placemat

    This would look pretty even without the plate.

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @sheepandbear:  Good idea! LOL, once I started planning my own wedding I realized I remembered NOTHING about other weddings I’d been to!

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    so you are going to paint the mason jars, that means the stems of those flowers will be covered, right?  Otherwise I’d say they are a little skimpy.  

    I did paper flowers, and ended up doing silverware pouches to add SOMETHING onto the white table cloths.  This is what I ended up with:

    the wine glasses have floating candles in them, but my photographer took the pictures before they were lit 🙂

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