I'm about to go insane (well, more insane than normal).
We're having a daytime wedding in May. The bulk of the budget is going toward food, so I desperately need some low-cost advice for centerpieces and mantel decorations.
One of the mantels is going to be the backdrop to the ceremony. My mum will probably makes bows for the pew ends (colors are yellow, blue and purple, like a piece of fabric from Provence). Should we rig a bow garland for the mantlepieces? (The wreaths in the pictures must stay up.) Or any other ideas? I'd love to sprinkle candles all around, but the effect wouldn't be so great given that it's the afternoon.
The venue comes with hurricane candleholders. We were thinking of having dried lavender wreaths around them, and maybe looping a piece of ribbon around them. Any thoughts about where to get reasonably prices wreaths? Or another type of wreath idea?
I can probably also whip up some beaded flowers as accents (I'm thinking about doing this for the ribbons anyway).
Sigh. I'm having so much fun designing my invites (yay for embossing powder!) but this is torture.