My lovely friend recently got married, and I was privileged to coordinate the decorations for the reception. The funny part of this story is that I wasn’t fully aware I was doing all of the decorations until 2&1/2 weeks before the ceremony! Panic ensued, followed by many deep breaths…and then a plan. The reception was in a church multi-purpose gymnasium, so I knew it was a huge and not-so-beautiful space to begin with. I thought I would share how we pulled it all together for roughly $60! That’s right-$60 for table coverings, decor, centerpieces, candles, banners, etc. It came together quickly and it was absolutely beautiful.
Small hearts were cut out of the pages of an old book, and hung with twine. The hearts added just the right finishing touch to the centerpieces. I used clear and teal pint sized jars, wrapping them with scrap-book paper. I cut hearts out of the paper. A small amount of water was placed in the jars, and floating candles were added to the jars. The heart cut-outs were lovely, allowing the candles to softly glow. I made three buntings with scrap-book paper and old book pages.I layered the different papers and book pages, and then wove the ribbon through holes in the top of the bunting.
The bunting for the Bride and Groom’s table was stenciled with “Mr. & Mrs.”