My daughter is getting married on July 4. Her reception is on the balcony of a restaurant overlooking the Gulf. The table chairs are wrought iron. Do you have any ideas for decorating for the reception?
Sally from Mobile, AL
I'm wondering how you're going to deal with the windy conditions outside. Tablecloths will need to be clipped in place, weights for light items. (03/20/2009)
Since it's the 4th of July I would suggest red, white and blue theme, or beach theme for the gulf scenery. It depends on the wedding colors also. My son's wedding last May was beach themed and we bought colored plates at a $1 store, and some tables, got one with colored sand or colored coarse salt on it to look like sand with a pillar candle in the middle and shells around it. Some tables got round glass bowls with blue water and shells with seashell floating candles, or flowered ones with flowers floating also.
We also had fishing nets cut to lay across the table a little and sand dollars at each place setting with a card telling about sand dollars. We had salt water taffy as a favor in little boxes my sister made with her cricket but, little bags work well too. Hope this helps some. (03/22/2009)
A nice looking centerpiece can be made with glass globe-type bowls, putting sand or glass "rocks" in the bottom and adding a votive candle (either inside a glass votive holder or not). The bowls and votives can be purchased at a craft store or dollar store. (04/14/2009)
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