Use these simple ideas to give your celebration a personal touch.
Props as Centerpieces
Incorporate decorative accessories (like the kind you would use to spruce up a coffee table, kitchen shelf, or fireplace mantle) into your centerpieces. Sparkly spheres, brilliant mercury glass pieces, or even a retro scale topped with fruit and flowers like this one can become the focal point of your tables.
Black Accents Are Back
We’re talking little black lacquer flower vases, black pillows in the lounge area, black glassware. To keep it from looking too dark, choose a deep jewel tone like deep blue, purple, or even red. It’ll give your reception that timelessly chic, formal, time-for-cocktails-and-fun feel.
Forget about stressing over dahlias versus delphiniums and put the focus on your vases by wrapping them in eye-catching fabrics to give them a textured look and feel. To keep the look clean (not messy), choose flowers in the same color.
From-the-House Reception Decor
You know those chairs you saw at IKEA that you thought would really perk up the living room? Or that great vanity mirror and table you spotted at the flea market this summer? Those can become amazing pieces at your wedding to truly make it one-of-a-kind.
Great Gatsby Garden Decor
Button up a backyard or garden wedding with silver mint julep vases; pretty white garden urns and pedestals, and plenty of little silver cocktail hour trays. Small flower arrangements on crisp cocktail tables will set the scene for an event Jay Gatsby would be proud of.
An Eclectic Mix of Monochromatic Vases
Like the mix and matched, wildflower, outdoor wedding aesthetic? Choose a monochromatic mix of vases in all different shapes and sizes for your tables filled with colorful flowers for a more streamlined pulled-together look.
White Bouquets with Attention-Grabbing Wraps
Let your bouquet wrap shine by choosing all-white flowers. Then personalize it by asking your florist to wrap the stems with beads, sequins, pretty pins, shells, crocheted lace, or even twine are just a few ideas.
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