Hello! I used to be a regular on the Knot boards, and now I'm married and a bridesmaid for a friend.
My assignment is to find decorations for the shower which we want to be really elegant. I think that one of the mothers is providing floral arrangements already. When I go to stores and ask about shower decorations, the things they point to - crepe paper streamers and hot pink plastic cups - don't really seem elegant. If I were designing the event from top to bottom, I think I'd stick with just flowers, and it would be simple and pretty, but that would result in me not buying any decorations and, well, then I'd just be lazy.
Do you have any suggestions for decorations that will look elegant, keeping in mind that I don't have a fortune to spend? B.T.W... the MOH picked an "around the clock" theme. (I've seen suggestions for centerpieces involving buying multiple clocks, but that seems a bit over-the-top to me)
I'm already thinking about round paper lanterns in her colors. I saw a picture of some tulle draped really nicely, but tulle scares me. It can very easily turn out looking like a 5-year-old's ballerina party. Whaddaya think?