HElP with our AHR!!! Creative minds NEEDED!!!
Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:29 PM
Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:26 PM
We are having ours very casual, actually a Beach celebration in my mom's backyard. We are going to have a candy buffet, playing my DH IPod through speakers, and hiring a caterer. But if you are having it inside I think having the ball laterns or even the cute light up palm trees (not the tacky looking ones, there are cute ones out there)...
Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:28 PM
Posted 14 May 2010 - 05:53 AM
> Jen would you like to have a color theme? how about blue and gold, sea and sand idea, then you could work around that and have the place cards, centerpieces etc a little more tropical and tie it tother more?
Will the band be plying tropical kinda music too? or is it more a traditional band?
let us know what you come up with?
Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:01 AM
| Originally Posted by JenB |
We are having a more formal reception, I am wearing my dress again an we hired a band to play!! It is in a hall type setting with 300 ppl It is also only 6 days after we return from our wedding trip!!!
as for favors, we have sand dollar cookies and chocolate seashells in a bag for each guest - i call it beach in a bag....i figure it will make a good late night snack in the car ride home, and its not something anyone will throw in a drawer at home and never use
we're also having a slide show play of the destination wedding throughout the night
the whole idea was to sort of bring back the beach feeling to those at the AHR who didnt make it to our destination wedding.
Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:12 AM
Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:43 AM
Ikea have some fantastic tea lites which you could then add between the larger centre pieces.You could pick hot pink turquoise and orange.
Just remember you can sell it all on here later.
Sand dollors hand written with the guests name and your wedding date would make fabulous wedding seating cards and favours.Tie ribbon in the different colours to match the tables i.e hot pink table 1 turquoise table 2 orange table 3 gold table 4 etc
Whilst your away take some photos with the table number written in the sand.
I think if you use items for two things it will keep the cost down and save you worrying whilst away about what you have left to do.
I think by keeping the colours beachy tropical your not limiting yourself
I got some turquoise napkins in ikea
I dont think you can go over board with tea lites
hope that helps xx
Posted 26 May 2010 - 05:41 PM
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Pick out 1-2 strong colors to work with. I like turquoise and white (makes me feel beachy) but the above bride went with more a yellow and green theme that worked.
I love her glass jars as centerpieces with large shells in them.
You may want to think of some sort of board/display of some kind and put up snaps from your wedding to show people (maybe take a polaroid camera and have some cool vintage looking shots on it and then have the camera for people to take photos of themselves for you?)
Table designations...starfish or sand dollars with the number are quick and you can order them from oriental trading easily. As said before photos of table numbers in the sand (or of you and your hubby holding various numbers around the resort) Photos could be in white or silver frames of various shapes and sizes which you could then use to put your favorite wedding photos after.
If you want inspiration for dessert tables...here is a favorite blog of mine
Sweet Designs: A Blog by Amy Atlas
I also love this blog for inspiration
Green Wedding Shoes - Head Over Heels for All Things Weddings
Hope that gets your creative juices flowing!
Posted 30 May 2010 - 10:40 PM
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