Wednesday, January 14, 2009

#477: pretty tissue.

...to add to my ever growing virtual folder of hangables.


etsy seller ay mujer via emily style.

see other related posts here:
post #474 <-- ceremony space + banners /garland.
post #476 <-- another. banner.

though i'm sure this won't be the last of my banner discoveries, it's time to make a decision. and by 'time to make a decision', i mean please help me.

1) yay or nay to adding something extra to the room by way of hanging something across the chandeliers? personally, i'd prefer to add some lighter colors to the space since the walls are such thickish green and the wood is so dark. what say you.

2) if you agree with me, which of the banners /garland do you think would work the best?

keep in mind that i don't plan to add flowers, candles, or extra lights to the room. the banner would be it.

p.s. i asked the venue. the bust on the mantle cannot be removed. haa.

15 comments:

un-bride said...

I like the round papery one -- the 2nd pic in post 474. Good luck!

Nicole said...

I'd say *yay* to adding something extra to the room. Either picture 2 or 4 from your #474 post. I think they will go with the chandeliers best.

That being said, have you considered decorating in another way? I.e. what are you doing along the aisles/along the seating rows?

Anonymous said...

The garlands in Post #474 are all very dainty & quirky (in a good, etsy way of course). I wonder if they might be drowned out by the noble feel of your ceremony room? For this reason I would team 'noble' with 'simplicity' and chose a bunting with a fun, bold colour palette, Snippet&Ink-style.
If you like the idea of printing something on your banner, there's always the MarthaStewie pretty letters template (search 'Favorite downloadable templates for weddings' on her site).

Lizeth said...

2 and four on post 474 are my favorite, but judging by the style of the venue #2 is the best one. You should put some flowers in front of that bust on the mantle...it is creepy. ha

Mrs. Andi said...

This last one is my fav, but probably not for your room. For the way the lighting looks, I would recommend simple tule or light colored sheets / material.

Can you put a small jaunty hat on the bust?

You could also add something warm or light to each of the rows, like a small garland!

holly p said...

I like #2 on the #474 post. The garland almost looks like flowers and I think it fits in best with the venue. I think the others might be a little too casual for the space.

Paisley said...

Is the bust glued down or something? What do they mean they can't remove it? Poppycock! Maybe you could do something ironic like put a necklace or a shawl on it. I think you should definitely put garlands around. I would go with something multi-colored and flowery like the other readers said. Seems like a great way to dress the room up!

melissa said...

I prefer the tissue paper garlands. But I am biased towards them because I have been making oodles for my own reception. I have seen some great ones in all white - they may help lighten up your dark room...

Also definitely agree that you should dress up the bust. Perhaps also give them a seating card. Make them a guest!

Heather from the bar said...

the beige paper one in the fist post!

amber {daisy chain} said...

I say yay! It's all about making this wedding "you" and if you like banners then banners it shall be. Have you thought about mini paper lanterns (lit up), I'v seen these look really cool strung in large rooms.

sarah said...

i might be cheating by posting a comment not related to garlands (i'm having a similar conundrum, so sadly i don't have much good advice there...), i wanted to comment on the bust that can't be removed from the mantle. one word: mustache. if you're going for a fun, quirky, we-don't-take-ourselves-seriously vibe it could be super cute to add a fake mustache to the bust to lighten up the formal feeling of the room :)

Autumn Witt Boyd to be said...

I cannot say how much I love the idea of decorating the bust-- either something funny (hat, mustache, sunglasses) or something that jibes with the rest of your decor (garland, flowers, etc.). Work with, not against.

My favorite garland is #477, but I think it would work best in all white-- the room is so heavy in rich color already, the lightness of white would really add some pop. And not look "busy". Good luck, it's coming along!!

Anonymous said...

You should do something funny with the bust on the mantel...like an old top hat!

Eliza said...

I vote for no banner, but something redonkulous for the bust to wear. Crown of flowers? Party hat? Beret?

sugarmeg said...

I agree that #2 on the #474 post is the best one for your space/wedding. I also think you should decorate the bust, make it a quirky semi-joke or something - i love the jaunty hat idea!