Devoted August 2019


Amanda, on July 16, 2019 at 1:43 PM Posted in Planning 0 8
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So...just remembered that we are having five cocktail tables out on the deck at our venue where the dancing will also occur. I ordered white tablecloths for them with white chairs but that's it. Do you think they need a centerpiece? I think they may look plan without one but I don't really have room in our budget for more flowers... So what are some other ideas? I'm afraid to do candles because it will be outside and our reception will be mostly during daylight hours...FYI our wedding is a vintage/barn theme with wildflowers if that helps


  • Courtney
    Rockstar December 2019
    Courtney ·
    Pain tables are fine, not everything needs to be decorated. Our venue has a separate area for cocktail hour and I'm stressing over décor for tables that will only be used for 45 minutes.
  • Formerbride
    VIP June 2019
    Formerbride ·
    I had a few cocktail tables around our dancefloor outside and I didn't decorate them. I hardly even noticed them in the first place lol.
  • A
    Devoted August 2019
    Amanda ·
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    This makes me feel better! Our venue is so beautiful so I definitely don't want to overdo it
  • A
    Devoted August 2019
    Amanda ·
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    Haha sounds about right! Maybe I won't stress over it
  • A
    Master October 2019
    Angelena ·

    I honestly think I will just leave the cocktail tables plain too that will be on the deck area for cocktail hour. So long as they have the tablecloth. I agree I don't have anything in the budget to do anything with them.

  • Jessica
    VIP June 2020
    Jessica ·

    I'm not doing anything on the tables for cocktail hour. We are having a wedding at a barn with cocktail hour outside. I'm sure the caterers will set up some candles but I'm not planning on doing anything.

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    Devoted August 2019
    Amanda ·
    Thanks ladies. I feel better now 😊 Crossing that off my to do list
  • Ivy ORP
    Rockstar October 2019
    Ivy ORP ·

    With your venue I would consider a small vase of wildflowers or a lantern with an led light that looks like a candle. Something small, but fitting your venue will give the tables a polished look instead of seeming like an afterthought. We have a similar issue so I'm taking the extra led lights that we're putting in our lanterns on the big tables and found these really cute wraps so the light will shine through the laser cut design.

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