Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Wedding Wednesday #10 - tables, tables, tables

With the holiday tomorrow... I bring you Wedding Wednesday, a day early.

Next up?  Tables for the reception/dinner.  Knowing what look we wanted to achieve for the tables at the reception/dinner, I decided it was time for a little "mock up" to be sure we had the look we wanted.

To create the mocked up table I removed the table leaf to my own oval table so that it was round instead of oval.  My table is only a 48 inch round instead of the 60 inch rental... so a few adjustments were necessary.  The mock up also meant trying out a few of the projects I have on my "to do" list for the "i do" day....

I started the first project by breaking out some crafting supplies... scissors, ruler, hole punch, large tag punch...


This fabulous bakery twine purchased off of etsy....

Glassine bags, also from Etsy, and labels we ordered from Paper Source to match the invitations.

Salt Water taffy from Shrivers in New Jersey.... in the appropriate colors of purple, green and white of course!

Punched holes, stuck on labels, cut twine, stuffed taffy, tied bows....

All for this for a cute little favor for the guests.

Then moved on to some green ribbon from Michael's...

Along with the tag punch, aubergine paper from Paper Source (nope it's not black, it's purple) and one of my white napkins I fashioned up a napkin to hold the flatware.

I was careful to write down measurement of ribbon (and the above twine) to get just the right length and look for all of the projects.... and also so that the future 150 or so that I will be making will all be the same...


 I like how the green accent ribbon (my favorite color) pops against the white and purple.

Kind of nice I'd say... the finished tag will most likely be stamped instead of hand written.  We originally planned white tags printed on card stock but the white really disappeared against the napkin so purple is will be.  This of course means white ink and some hand stamping of letters... speaking of letters... when my husband saw the completed table he asked "what is s & k?"... Really?  I have to tell you?

This craft project won't be necessary... we purchased these votives and holders at IKEA.  A great deal of 12 glass holders for $1.99.  I don't remember how much the actual candles were but it wasn't much for 100... just a couple of dollars.   We originally thought we'd follow instructions we found online to paint them white to look like milk glass.  After adding the candles we decided they look fine as is and so that's one project off the list!

Of course I also gathered up milk glass vases...

A flower frog to hold up what will be a table number.... my daughter is hand printing the table numbers on slate card stock purchased from Paper Source to match the invitations and "chalk boards" theme that will be incorporated throughout the wedding.

I don't own a round white tablecloth so I used a couple of square ones to cover my table... then one of the sheer purple overlays we purchased online from Linen Tablecloth... just $3.69 per table... I couldn't make anything for this price and the purple in the wedding is a tough one to find in fabrics....especially for a 72 inch table topper!

A few stand in hydrangeas from the garden (the only flower I have in bloom right now) and voila....

A view... a "guest's eye view" that is....  We will use rental goblets at each place setting similar to these that I own but the plates will be at the buffet table.  A wedding that my daughter attended last year had a receiving line before you lined up for the buffet.  She really likes that idea however since the plates were on the table at that wedding, you were awkwardly stuck in the receiving line hugging the bride and groom with plate in hand!

I like the idea of the table favors on the table at each place setting...

The center...

A little "bird's eye view"...

I think the center is filled just right...

Hmmm... not sure if we need these but I have lots of little salt and pepper shakers...

One of the reasons for the mock up was to get the overall look... to be sure we were on track and that it wouldn't be too bare or too crowded.  I think we achieved exactly what we are going for... at the actual dinner there will be 8 place settings instead of 6... since my table was smaller I think this still gives us a good idea of the final look...

But of course... it will be purple, white and green zinnias instead of hydrangeas...

So tell me... what do you think?

10 comments:

  1. Looks lovely. Please tell me the white linen napkins will be neatly pressed and starched! Love the color scheme.

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  2. I love it all!! It might make a difference with the bird eye's view but the only thing I would change would be to move the the napkin over just a teeny bit and then the party favor maybe where the plate would be then they could move it to the side when they sat down. Just gives too much of a linear look...but might look completely different when viewed from eye level. They also look kind of lost in all the other things. If they are put where the plate goes they will have to pick them up....I can see lots of them being stashed in purses at that point!... Definitely keep the s&p shakers! Love the napkin and silver ware idea!...

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  3. Cute!!! I think it's pretty but not overdone and that the guests will love it! The saltwater taffy is a fun favor, and you know I love all the vintage touches. You did good!

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  4. Shrivers salt water taffy is THE BEST! That's what we get whenever we get to the beach! Everything looks lovely...I really like the purple overlay on the tables.

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  5. Oh, so beautiful!! Love all the special touches!! xo Heather

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  6. Simple, elegant, hand-made, perfection. You are going to enjoy this day so much! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  7. Very cute. Pretty colors together too. So, just for WAY future notice for me...how many months exactly have you been prepping for this?

    You're doin' a great job. I'm sure the actual day will be beautiful!

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  8. Wow, I'm so lucky I had boys. I wouldn't know were to begin. What a labor of joy this seems for you. Beautiful.

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  9. Wow, where to begin ... I love the color scheme of course - very fresh and pretty! The favors are darling and I love them at each place setting! Pretty candles, milkglass, the napkins, all very sweet! And seriously, your husband asked about the S & K, boys are so silly! ... I can see that you are enjoying the process, just as it should be. You are creating the most wonderful memories that will linger long after the special day!

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  10. Hope that you folks had a very nice July 4 with family and friends. Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,Pa

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