Thank you for your replies. Atropos- The venue won't allow us to use outside suppliers for the chair covers and they charge $5.50 each, we are only having a small intimate wedding approx 50 people. Also the venue is very old fashioned (vintage?) and a large centrepiece would look over the top so I'm thinking something simple. I'll use Collins Craft and get my bridesmaids together to make the invites at home. We are going out to the venue on Saturday and then for lunch *without the kids* to suss out exactly what needs to be done.