3 years ago
NixonWoman
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Reception Mirror Fiasco
Bless the photographer, they clicked a picture and even they didn't know what they were looking at. Don't let this be you! Don't throw your money away! Don't waste your time! Don't beg to be ridiculed behind your back! Some of you reading this are actually surprised that I find everything in the picture so offensive. Well, before you brandish me for a bitch, take a closer look and learn something. 1. That wannabe crepe de chine table cloth looks busier than a criminal riot in South Central. 2. All that garish facade to appear rich...with the table clutter, yet not a charger in sight. 3. Why are troughs with mirrors on the table? 4. Who approved gimmicky 'flower' napkins? 5. Where are the pin spots? 6. How could you possibly screw this up? And before someone says there are two tall silver centerpieces out of frame, I know. I can see the phalaenopsis in both corners. I don't have to see the whole thing in frame to get the context. My dears, did you not read the list aforementioned? Read it again. Remember darlings: 1. Matte or solid is best for table linens. 2. Napkins are to be used, not displayed. Keep them on the table or on the plate. 3. If you're going to pretend this is a State Dinner, then use chargers. 4. Never throw mirrors on a table. Use an appropriate vessel with a mirror finish instead. 5. Flowers cost a lot of money, so be sure they are the star of the table, not a piece of eye clutter. 6. If your tables are not telling a fabulous story, then you failed. Try it again. 7. Having an impoverished budget is not half the problem that you think it is. I may sound like a terrible human being--good. That part's out of the way. But if you truly need help or have a question or need advice, I will gladly (and nicely) share it with you. (Orders another Riesling...thinks of Winston....)
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@NixonWoman thanx!! I found a place called Orcutt Ranch in the San Fernando Valley. it's an LA public park and it's beautiful and big. The reception will be outdoors in a garden and I need to provide everything from chairs to lighting. the one thing I'm really excited and glad about is that the scenery itself is beautifully adorned with roses trees
3 years ago·Reply
omg those rustic farmhouse tables are exactly what I envisioned!!! the whole deco and style is it. only issue is San Diego seems to be the only county to have these type
3 years ago·Reply
Do a search in San Fernando Valley. See what you can come up with. I just private messaged you too. This might be a point where you just have to let those farmhouse tables go for now and just move to the next item on your long list. :)
3 years ago·Reply
@nixonwoman My mom is helping me plan my wedding, so I don't know all the rules. I have a list I printed off the knot. So that's helpful. But I like the white look of this. My theme is Tiffany Blue. And I LOVE it.
3 years ago·Reply
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Tiffany Blue is such a classic color. You can't go wrong with it. Sounds like you and your mom are having fun planning it. I wish you the best wedding ever @DaniaChicago
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