This or That Wedding Ideas?

by DIY wedding planner on December 8, 2011

I usually answer these questions…haha, so no I am asking for some more ideas for my wedding reception decor. It is a very DIY wedding, I am a creative person who LOVES this, and I think it is making it hard for me with ALL these ideas I have. I am on a budget…but not really following one? Does that make sense? Everything is paid for already, except the decor, so I can’t break the bank, but am open to all ideas big or little!

Colors are Saffron, Pale Green and Charcoal Grey

What are some ideas you have?
It is at a winery, very elegant with a rustic feel. Diffused lighting, marble floors, wrap around bar, fireplace on dance floor, fireplace out side with extra seating for those who wish to be outdoors after dinner. It will be in November (2013). We are a very wide ranged family from Ranchers to Stock Brokers who like to have a down home good time, yet keep it clean cut.

Im not big into raffia, vines, grapes or ivy…great ideas, just not me! The winery has no decor of that sort in the reception area.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

missninimoe December 9, 2011 at 12:26 am

Pale Green


Alison December 9, 2011 at 12:58 am

I did the decor for a winery wedding. Here’s what I did for that one:
I bought hanging ivy plants with long tendrils and used them in the middle of the tables. To them I added bunches of different colored fresh grapes. In the middle of the plant I trimmed the leaves so a pillar candle would sit flat (in some cases I also had to pin down parts of the plant so the candle would stay stable.) I used wide ribbons in the wedding colors crossing the tables and tied to the backs of the chairs like sashes.
Everywhere I could I used lots of grapes and ivy, and in some places tucked in carnations that had been inserted in little tubes of water with picks on the ends that you can get from floral supply stores.
On the long tables I pinned the ribbons (bows) to the front of the tables and let the tails flow down to the floor. Lots of candles of different sizes along the front of the long tables as well as more ivy and grapes.
After the reception the bride had the caterer gather all the grapes and donate them to a food bank.


Sondra December 9, 2011 at 1:56 am

I would maintain the winery decor and Keep it simple. Twist grapevines around a large candle for centerpieces. Have the winery make labels with your names on it and place a bottle on each table Get a mold and small boxes make your own chocolate favors. Tie up the boxes with raffia. Keep tablecloths simple (white) and use colors for napkins.


Peanut88 December 9, 2011 at 2:06 am

Candles! I think candles are incredibly romantic, esp. with a fireplace!

Take a bunch of different sized (height and width) crystal vases (i.e.hurricane vases, short and stubby, etc.) and place candles (all one color and size) inside.

Hang white lights (tubed lights or traditional Christmas lights) around any structural details…the bar, the fireplace, pillars, doorways.

Frame black and white/sepia pictures of your wedding, engagement, proposal, etc. You can also include pictures of your parents and grandparents. Use ivory mats and black frames and place the pictures on a candle lit table near the entry.


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