Pulling It All Together…Wedding Decor.
January 17, 2012
I find that one of the hardest parts of wedding planning for me has been making sure that all these items we’ve chosen fit together in a cohesive way. I’ve been collecting vintage items for the wedding from antique stores and flea markets. I’ve also found tons of cute things on etsy, and I’ve been doing a little DIY here and there. So, now I’m just trying to piece everything together and make sure they ‘fit’ in with our overall theme. For our gift table, we have vintage suitcases to hold the cards and milk glass bud vases to decorate the table. My plan is to buy a burlap or fabric bunting that spells out ‘cards’ for that.
We also have a teal vintage typewriter that I snagged at a thrift shop for $25! Although the exclamation point doesn’t work so well, I think it’ll look great on our guest table.
We got these great (and funny) mad libs quizzes from etsy for our guests, as an alternative to a regular guestbook. I’m really excited to read their replies.
And my maid of honor and I DIYed a pegboard with washi tape covered clothespins (DIY project from Handmade Weddings!) – that I’m pretty excited to display. I’ve seen it in a few other gorgeous weddings, and I hope ours photographs just as well as this one below!
We also have two soda crates, they look vintage, but they’re from Pottery Barn :) I’d like to fill them with succulents and a few old soda bottles I have thrifted. I think they’ll look great stacked together on either the guest book table or gift table. Our florist also has huge collection of rental items, so I’m excited to see what we can incorporate from her as well.
I plan of having a bunch of cute signs at the ceremony & reception – I love a good sign, both cute and informative! Our day-of coordinator designed our invitations, and will be doing the programs and signs for our wedding as well. I love the invitations so much that I can’t wait to see what she’ll come up with. I love all things kraft paper, so that will be a strong presence at the wedding, as well as fun and quirky wording.
Is anyone else worried their vision might be a little too eclectic? I know our day-of coordinator and florist are both really talented – so I’m not worried about them executing my plans, just worried that my plans will be a bit disjointed. Has anyone else worried about this? Am I just being silly? I mean this is the biggest party I’ve ever planned, so I expect to be a little nervous. But I just hope it doesn’t look like I have a bunch of random stuff sitting around. Do anyone have any tips for putting things together?