Need opinions/someone to make me focus my ideas!!!
Hi ladies, my venue is booked for July in the local golf club. we've decided not to pay for someone to decorate the venue as we're on a really really small budget and although I want the room to look pretty....I'd prefer to spend on a photographer and (hopefully!) a family holiday and have an intimate meal, followed by a big knees up!
I keep seeing all of these fab DIY ideas but I need someone to help me focus on what will look good, OH listens for a while then tunes out I'm thinking a pink and ivory colourscheme possibly with some pale green thrown in and probably a bit of a vintagy feel. I love lace and hopefully will be wearing an ivory lace dress with a 50's feel.
The tables are round with white tableclothes other than the long top table, the chairs are the standard issue red and gold ones, initially I was going to get covers but have bumped that expense on the head since they won't really be visable once people are sat down anyway. We've only about 5 tables for the buffet meal but more will be coming for the cheesy disco
So, I was thinking (per afternoon table) a cream moroccan style lantern in the middle with dyed pale pink and/or green doillies (not decided on paper or crochet yet, will need to test paper ones for colour runs...) under them, then i'm asking family to save jars and i'm going to try covering them in lace with some strands of pearls at the top (and possibly pink and green ribbon), i may have to add some mini votive holders depending how much jam is eaten! Also, i like the look of these tissue paper flowers/pom poms to add a bit of colour to the table which i'd do with green 'leaves' then try and graduate between dark pink, light pink and cream and i'd kind of scatter them around the tables? for the night tables, i'd probably do the same but minus the lanterns, i'd just group the jars/tea light holders in the middle instead...... Here's some of my inspiration pics.... what do you think??? too much? bit rubbish? gimme constructive feedback taking into account the budget!