I see this trend popping up again and again in real weddings – ghost guest chairs and I love it! They add such a clean, modern element to any wedding ceremony, whether it be indoors or out. Ghost chairs add character without being overwhelming or feeling over designed. They can easily transition to any wedding theme or design and add a chic touch to your wedding décor.
little pops of color stand out on a clear background
Ghost chairs transition well from wedding ceremony rows to reception table chairs too. If you have to rent chairs for both occasions, why not rent just one chair that will fit both spots? Most couples tend to have a time between the ceremony and reception for a cocktail hour (while bridal party pictures are taken) in a separate venue, even if they are all taking place on the same ground so using them in both locations will not be an issue.
you can't miss bride and groom signs on a clear chair
Whether you rent them for one event or your entire wedding day, you’re sure to be pleased with these chairs.
Wedding photos are absolutely essential, but they can be kind of tricky to plan. In theory, you and your husband-to-be are not supposed to see each other before the ceremony on your big day. If you stick with that plan then when do you take wedding photos? After the reception seems too late, plus you and your wedding party will likely be slightly drunk and sweaty and who wants that moment captured. That leaves between the ceremony and the reception – but what do you do with all your guests?
the knot.com has some great suggestions to get started
A cocktail hour hosted in your reception location is the perfect solution. Since you won’t be there to entertain your guests personally, setting up an event that encourages mingling amongst your guests will keep them busy (and happy). Just be sure to plan this in an adjoining venue or room to your reception – you don’t want your guests to be drinking then driving.
of course martha has great cocktail suggestions
And what is more appropriate at a wedding cocktail hour than signature drinks? Have a taste test of these suggested signature drink recipes and choose your favorite. Or meet with the venue bar tender and create your own recipe from scratch based on a few of your favorite ingredients. And don’t forget – your signature cocktail will need an equally customized name even if you choose a premade recipe. Examples include David & Marytini or Smith on the Rocks. Or just stick with the romantic names like Sealed with a Kiss or Blushing Bride.
For wedding receptions, couples usually buy or rent matching glassware. While that looks great in pictures, how are guests supposed to know which glass is theirs? Wedding guests rarely stay seated at their reception tables, making it easy to mix up glasses while greeting friends or abandoning your glass to hit the dance floor. I am the largest offender – I can never remember where I leave my glass, even in my own apartment. Here are a few adorable ideas I found for solving that problem that also add great details to your wedding reception décor.
do-it-yourself chalkboard wine glasses
I love adding a chalkboard element to weddings so I was instantly drawn to these stem less wine glasses. If you pick up a pint of chalkboard paint at Michael’s Crafts or Wal-Mart and a few dozen wine glasses this becomes a very simple, inexpensive do-it-yourself project. Just be sure to put pieces of chalk on reception tables or at the bar. Keep a few dozen to recycle at your next dinner party too!
mason jars are another inexpensive reception glass option
I’m also a huge fan of mason jars. Like chalkboards, they add an element of rustic simplicity to your big fancy day that helps create a great balance in your décor. If you choose to use mason jars as glasses, tie tags around the lid or make nametag straws. These will add a splash of color to your reception tables and can easily be removed so you can reuse these jars for storage later.
Or you could just trust your guests to keep track of their drinks like the responsible people they are. In that case, I just get a new cup every time I misplace mine – so make sure to order extras!
Everyone keeps telling me wedding season is over. Who made that decision? Autumn is by far my favorite season and it’s easy to take the seasonal details I crave every year and turn them into the perfect fall wedding.
Apple picking. And by apple picking I really mean watching everyone else apple pick while I eat caramel apples or drink warm cider wrapped in a chunky sweater and boots – perfect. You know I love a good bar so why not do a caramel apple bar at your fall wedding?
use escort cards to label your toppings and tie all the tables together
Fall foliage. Nothing says a relaxing Saturday afternoon like wandering around Boston brownstones admiring the foliage and sipping a pumpkin spice latte. Instead of having your flower girl toss petals, why not have her toss dried leaves instead?
add a touch of foliage to you indoor or outdoor wedding
If you’re getting married this fall don’t listen to them, they don’t know what they’re talking about with this whole ‘wedding season is over’ nonsense. Just show ‘em how cute you can be.