Well, you're not crazy! And neither am I. I loooooove the luxury look, but realism soon takes over, and putting the luxe look together becomes a bit harder than imagined. So, what I do is break down the elements, the unique elements that really get noticed. The elements that take up the most real estate in the room on the table and in pictures.
So, here we go. Remember our LUXE wedding from my last post?
I found one at La Tavola Linens , this is their Tuscany white Linen and a hemstitched napkin.
The charger is a pretty standard silver beaded charger, a more economical choice is a simple clear glass, a silver coated plastic charger (Cost Plus World Market is one source for these), or no charger, just the gorgeous napkin and a beautiful sprig of greenery or white flowers tied with natural string or white ribbon.
On to the gorgeous chair treatment. The flowing chiffon chair cover is topped with vines and puddles on the floor for that luxurious feeling. This look can be achieved in several ways, depending on your budget, and craftiness. Chiffon fabric can be purchased locally (here in Phoenix) for $3.00 to $5.00 per square yard, and a standard chivari chair would take about two yards to drape over and secure the vines on top with ribbon or natural string. Not complicated, I will be posting a tutorial next week to show you how!
I found two very pretty covers at Classic Party Rentals...not as ethereal, but many venues offer white chair covers as part of their standard decor package.
Remove the sash and add the vines, or leave the sash on and tuck in greenery and a flower. Don't want to spend the money on this chair treatment for every guest chair? How about this treatment on the head table only, or even better, splurge on your SWEETHEART TABLE. One of my favorite options for couples, a sweet spot to be together after your vows are done and the party begins.