The Beginner's Guide to Wedding Planning
Combining unique family heirloom tabletop details like silver urns and compotes on silver trays with cut crystal candlesticks and gilded Moroccan teacups as votives sets an intimate, entertaining at-home tablescape instead of plain rental vases as centerpieces. Insider tip: Use at least twice as many more votives and candles than you think you need—it creates the most warm, ambient, soft glow throughout the space. Everything and everyone looks best bathed in soft, flickering candlelight.
Cost saver: Choose a venue that has lots of bright, reflective windows, trees and plants (think garden, conservatory, courtyard) and doesn't need floor-to-ceiling décor.