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After securing my reception venue (post pics soon) I was inspired to make an inspiration board. I've found some great ideas, and am really excited to incorporate them into my big day.
The central picture pretty much shows how I want my tables to look at the reception. Of course I probably won’t have silver plates, and will go with the basic ivory that they provide at the reception site. I would really like some kind of table cloth that will contrast the ivory, rather then having an ivory table cloth to match (which again is the only color the site provides), but I’m not sure what color to go with....champagne, black? I’m thinking black napkins...so if anyone can offer any insight...
The centerpieces are going to be candelabras. I was going to go with just the plan black candelabra, but after pricing them...I decided to go with another cheaper alternative...wine bottle candelabras, which I think fits perfectly into the vintage theme. You just buy the candelabra tops (which can range in price from 6 to 30 bucks) and cork them into the wine bottle. Because the wine candelabras are a little too plain for my taste I’m going to dress it up with some crystal garland ornaments to give them a little pizzazz. Cool right! Plus this serves as a twofer favor.
I’m planning to randomly place stars either on the bottom of plates or back of name cards, and who ever has the star at each table wins the wine bottle centerpiece. In addition to the candelabra I want to provide additional lighting elements with these awesome glass candles I found from the inside out collection. They just look so awesome, so I was thinking I would leave some bare and cover others with champagne damask transfers....but I’m playing with the idea, because I think the candles look so interesting by themselves. As for the green orbs....I’m not quite feeling them, instead I might incorporate some kind of white floral arrangement that incorporates green into it.
So I’m a person that is very much about utility when it comes to getting and giving gifts. Its my feeling that people appreciate a gift they can actually use or eat, and I wont feel bad about my gift choice because I know it can be of use to them. So for the fellas I’ve chosen a cute folding alarm clock. They are fairly cheap (ranging from 2.50 in bulk to 12 bucks) it just depends on where you can find the best deal. I found a pretty good deal on a couple of styles of these clocks at promotional outlet stores online that offer purchase in bulk (ex: http://www.apromotionaloutlet.com/newsearch.html). The ladies are going to get cute little heart mirrors. And everyone will get a pair of truffles...that I’m going to try to make myself.
Table Assignment Card Holder & Guest Book:
I thought this was cute idea, and way to incorporate green into the reception. I’m going to use Damask name cards and place them in a bed of faux grass trays. I found the guest book on Targets site, and I’m going to dress it up with some Damask or green ribbon.
If I don’t go for the inside out candles on the tables...I’m def going to splurge and get these super hot champagne toasting glasses. They too are inside out, and I thought they looked so nice and unique!! To dress them up I’m going to get one of the monograms from my previous post and get it etched on the glasses. I think this will look extra cute!
I’m not really decided on what I want my cake to look like. I want it to stick to the vintage theme but have a modern twist to it. I posted a couple of cakes in my inspiration board that popped out to me in my search for the perfect cake.
After all is said…and not quite done…what do you all think? Is it too much, too little? Any additions I could make? Anything you think I might want to rethink? Im open to any additional ideas.