Thursday, November 15, 2007

How to Cozy Up the Reception

The interior of our reception venue looks like this:

Really a nice neutral space with lots of natural light, which is what I love about it. But, as it gets late in the evening and darker outside, how do I make the space shine? How do I make it more cozy? Our centerpieces are pretty minimal, and we went with the ivory linens and chair covers -- and if you know me, you know I'm not so "minimal".

My venue coordinator suggested that we rent some trees strung with twinkle lights, like this:

So I contacted a few local plant rental companies, and found that it was kind of costly. $105/tree including lights and delivery, and we need 5-6 trees! That's a lot of green, hardy har har. So I guess I'm trying to figure out if it's worth it. We would place the trees around the perimeter of the room, and I like the idea of the twinkle lights ambient glow. Any other ideas?