for ceremony decorations? Right now, we have none planned. Our venue is outdoors and very pretty on it's own, so I have no problem with having minimal decorations. But for some reason I'm having a hard time getting passed the idea of having *no* ceremony decorations at all.
Here's a picture of the aisle. Pay no attention to the white fabric. It won't be there when we get married because we didn't want to pay $475 for the tacky "decorations package" that consisted of fake flowers and some tulle.
See how I'm pointing to something in the picture? I have no idea what I was actually pointing at, but for the purposes of this post let's say I was pointing at the hooks on the outside of each post.
So, if I were to do some ceremony decorations, the obvious thing to do would be to hang something from these hooks. I could do the ubiquitous tissue paper pomadors, but the Mister isn't a huge fan and I am hit or miss with them. When they're done really well, I think they look great. But I'm not going to fool myself into thinking that I'm capable of turning out pomadors as awesome as Heather's. Plus, the styrofoam balls at Michaels' ain't cheap, and I'd be pissed if I spend a ton of money (and time!) on something that I don't end up liking that much.
(image by Julie Wilson)
Then I saw this picture of the "altar" at our venue on our photographer's website and thought about maybe putting some large potted plants on the steps. I'd have to buy them right before the wedding because I have a black thumb. And I don't have freaking tree trunks to put them on, nor do I know where I would go to get tree trunks.
So I turn to you. What would you do if you were in my place? Right now I'm leaning toward doing nothing because I'm 6 weeks out, have enough to do already, and am so over all things wedding. This is one of those situations where I have to assess the time/effort/money/stress involved in doing ceremony decorations and compare it to what kind of benefit I think I'll get from it all. I want a pretty wedding, though, and fear that my laziness/over-it-ness may be clouding my judgment. So it's your job to smack some sense into me if I need it, m'kay?
And just in case that last paragraph didn't hint enough at the answer I want to hear, here's some pictures of a lovely wedding at my venue that was blogged on Green Wedding Shoes where there were no ceremony decorations in sight!