DIY Pastel Wedding Guide. Dreamy and luxurious! Pastel Wedding Design Cocktail Event Guide. Pastels are a favorite for weddings as soft tones bring a romantic and elegant vibe. Perfect for those pretty soft pastel colors and design inspirations!
How loverly are pastel wedding colors and themes? In this guide, we’ve rounded up wedding reception ideas that incorporate beautiful pastel wedding designs! Wedding ideas and wedding themes you can easily execute and pull off using this guide!
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If you’re planning/organizing an intimate (micro!) wedding (backyard!), engagement dinner, or a special get-together, let us help you create a dreamy pastel wedding design + cocktail event guide! Most products/inspirations shown here are available online! This means you might not even need to head out to put this design together!
Whether you chose to do your wedding at a venue or in-home, this design will surely elevate any table setting! Pastel colors and the color palette that we have here are more on the muted blush pink, purple, peach, and minty green! You can easily DIY this, or you can also share these ideas with your wedding vendors!
Let’s get started planning your perfect pretty pink (pastel!) wedding design with this inspiration!
DIY Pastel Wedding Guide: Here’s how you can do it:
To start, we used a mirror top table and draped it with an old-rose chiffon runner. Over the runner and on the accent tables, we placed romantic arrangements of full-bloom roses with roses, lisianthus, and greeneries.
We placed square gold-gilded chargers as the base and partnered it with gold flatware and pretty blush-colored textured glassware for the tableware, keeping it true to the wedding pastel design.
We used pink napkins and a dainty square menu in blush color to stay true to the pastel wedding design theme.
Place cards were inserted in rosebuds to keep with the lush garden theme, while decadent layered pastries were given delectable party favors. We love printing services from Vistaprint – great designs, easy to use, and affordable!
For the cocktail table, we used silver serving trays of varying heights for the hors d’oeuvres. Cocktails included popsicles dipped in rosé for some added fun.
The 3-tiered serving tray is a space saver and adds height to create the perfect space for serving appetizers.
If you’re looking to re-create this wonderful theme for your next celebration, we have rounded, easy creative tips that you can use to execute this seamlessly!
CENTERPIECES: The flowers here are hard to recreate on your own. But fear not, we have ideas that will help you DIY it with faux/silk arrangements. The best way to use silk arrangements is by grouping the same type of varieties with fewer greeneries. Greeneries are a tell-tale sign that an arrangement is faux, so avoid it as much as you can! Another thing to consider is using a colored vase; this will hide the wired green stems, only leaving the best part: the bloom itself! Pastel wedding design at its best!
Make sure you check out our tips here to make your faux/silk flower arrangement look more realistic. Using a white vase will also hide the stems which are very important to make the flower arrangement look realistic! You can also use white boxes as platforms/risers to add height. Ensure to fill the boxes with paper so they will not be hollow (no one will know!)
MENU and PLACE CARDS: This is a quick DIY. The key is that you choose a paper with high GSM (the higher the GSM, the heavier and thicker the paper is), and you can use this to print out your menu and place cards. You can easily purchase online punchers with intricate patterns to add flair to the design of your cards. Great idea to match this design to your wedding invitations!
Download the free wedding planning kit below to get your DIY your place cards! Here are some printing paper options you can easily use!
RE-PURPOSING: The majority of the items we used for this set-up can be re-purposed after the event. The mirror top table, for example, could be a piece of accent furniture in your home—the serving trays you can easily store and bring out to your next event. Or you can place it on top of your coffee table so you can place items on it such as candles or plants. The gorgeous glassware you can bring out for date nights or when you feel like using something fancy. You can also use the short glasses as candle holders and put tealight candles to set a romantic mood in your home.
APPETIZERS: If you’re planning a micro/intimate wedding (say 15-25 people), purchasing appetizers yourself and having someone prepare them in the trays the day is definitely doable. Choose appetizers that you can pop in the oven (in and out!). Or, if you want something that will fill up your guests more, try this sandwich option.
DRINKS: (see cocktail table photo, drinks in the background): Pre-pour wine in wine glasses (have half wine and half red); there are many affordable wine glasses that you can easily store.
FUN OPTION, add a popsicle to make it extra special and add to a beautiful presentation; serve this with dry ice for extra theatrics! You can also do a sangria bar to make it “fruity” and something faster to serve/pass around!
DESSERTS: Since you are doing a cocktail event, desserts need not be heavy or big. You can do a cookie bar or even a donut station.
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How easy is it to execute this pastel wedding design + cocktail event guide? All the best, lovelies! xo
There you are lovelies! DIY Pastel Wedding Guide!
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