Johnny and I have made a lot of progress since my last Wedding Wednesday post: we’ve settled on a photographer and DJ, decided to rent a venue instead of having it at the horses’ boarding barn (the logistics of getting tables, chairs, tents, food, etc. out there was a nightmare), and have decided where to have the rehearsal dinner.
Now I feel like it’s on to the fun stuff, like decorating for the wedding! There are so many great ideas out there (I’m looking at you, Pinterest). I definitely want an equestrian flair to the decorations; it’d be nice to incorporate the Derby’s classic roses, but I don’t want to go overboard on them because they’re expensive.
I really love the ribbons on the backs of these chairs. I have a lot of ribbons I could use for this, although ordering some custom ribbons from Hodges Badge is also an option. (Then I wouldn’t have to worry about any of my precious satin getting ruined or going missing.)
For table centerpieces, I’m totally into these vintage trophy cups filled with flowers. However, finding them is sort of tricky- not to mention expensive! Ideas, anyone?
We aren’t having assigned seating at the reception (because no one wants to get stuck next to Great Uncle Everett who will advise you to steal the silverware), so we don’t need a whole lot in the way of signage. These free printables from Hostess With The Mostess
are cute, though- we could use them in the food and bar areas. I love that they aren’t just red and white!
Remember when I mentioned something about an ice sculpture? Totally going for it. Since the reception will be mostly indoors, we don’t have to worry about it melting super quickly. Plus, it’s a freaking ice sculpture!! How could I not?!
Do y’all have any ideas about decor? The venue we’ve chosen is The Silo Event Center
, which is sort of rustic without being overwhelmingly kitschy. (And it’s horse-friendly, obvs.)