Weddings are happy events that maybe happen in the lives of all of us. They can be glamorous, fun, creative or plain traditional. For those of you that plan on having a modern, fashion conscious wedding, you should know that the decorations are ones of the characteristic items of the whole reception and ceremony. Choosing the right accessories and ornament will guarantee an overall success.
When choosing the modern path to a wedding, you can take two different roads with a great result at the end: the minimalistic one or the lavish one. If you want to pick the first one because it sounds cheaper, you should know that simple is always harder to make because everything has to be in place, while the lavish one needs lots of detailing to look royal and metropolitan.
The first inspiration you should think about is the city. Build a cake, do not bake it, customize napkins with important landmarks that influenced your development as a couple and add intriguing and architectural light pieces. These last items can be found at small prices at many DIY stores, made of paper, plastic or non-conventional materials.
Try to avoid the classic satin ribbon used for centerpieces and chair decorations and find ones that have bright color or bold patterns. You can even make them more complicated by adding handmade details with geometrical or graphic designs.
If you are not the biggest fan of usual wedding decorations, you can bring or rent a light projector and play interesting visual movies all night. You can even show the guests beautiful photos of you and your darling or transform a plain white room in a tropical destination with video recordings from an island. Using this technique you can take your guests even on a trip around the Universe without a space shuttle.
As the centerpieces, you can use LED lights and optic fiber to create intricate ensembles such as light fountains or cute funky signs. Even as they enter the venue, you can order a large LED sign with your names made out of colors. Neon is a cooler option at a larger price. If you really want to use flowers, you can do it by combining more unconventional ones with other items. Try blooming cactuses in combination with large figurines made out of small daisies. It sounds over the top but the effect will be more than precious. You can find tons of flowers arranged in miraculous ways on Tele Flora.11
Of all the stuff needed for a wedding, the decorations are ones of the most important items. They set the mood, the theme and the overall attitude towards the event. When decorating the venue for your wedding or for your client’s wedding, you should take in considerations some factors that will determine those above. Colors are vital, a traditional or royal inspired wedding will ask for ivory and beige with soft accents of rich colors, while a funky young couple will want an offbeat palette. The style is also imperative.
The most used materials for decorating a wedding location are tulle and ribbon. These two make very classic association and will look great in almost any situation.
The first place that is usually decorated with tulle and ribbon is the ceremony aisle. The ends of the seats rows or the flowers arrangements can be accessorized with bug bows made out of wide satin ribbon with puffy details and flowing bands made out of tulle. If you wish to use both, you can pick two colors. The ribbon has to be in a soft luxurious color, such as champagne, light chocolate or tinted whites, while the tulle can be dyed in bright powerful colors, for example: green, marine blue, dark purple or chocolate brown. For the flowers you can even make beautiful wraps out of these materials. Tulle can also be used to attach stuff to holders and stands without looking out of order.
Another great location for using ribbons and tulle is the reception area. Whether is inside or outside, these two fabrics can make everything like in a fairytale.
If the wedding is taking place in a garden, forest or on the beach, you can use ribbons to delimitate the event’s area by using a fine wire raised up between poles, from which you can hang many pieces of ribbon fluttered by wind. Tulle is a simple and cheap way to accessorize the chairs from the guests’ tables. Take wide long pieces and drape them all over the back and the lover part of the chair, this way you will create the impression of a very glamorous party.
If inside, the wedding demands a more ornamental approach. With long pieces of tulle you can create an arcade on the ceiling and you can make small color accents by using ribbon in one color or with a pattern. Even for the centerpieces you can include these fabrics. Small bows and elegant fabric flowers can be made. You can shop for lots of styles and types of tulle and ribbon on BB Crafts.11
For a long time, many of people have had a true passion for the Far East and even now the obsession with the Asian cultures is still present. The Japanese civilization and tradition are and always will be a great idea for the theme of an event. Because weddings are a great one, you can pick this idea to make everything more exotic and fascinating. The main suggestion remains not overdoing it with exaggerations and kitsch. In the next following lines we will go over a few hints on how to create a beautiful Japanese inspired environment for your big day.
The first thing you are maybe thinking of when organizing a wedding is the dress, the next one is probably the decorations, which play a vital role in the overall approach of the occasion. Decorations are usually mainly flowers and if you go for a Japanese theme you should pick traditional blooms, natural or artificial (but natural is always better). The first we proudly recommend is the cherry bloom, but not the light common one, but the dark shaded cherry tree with lavish large flowers or the light pink one with large bouquets and many petals. You can arrange them in fresh and soft centerpieces on the tables or in simple vases to embellish the aisle or the entrance to the venue. Another interesting flower is the Japanese Sunflower. This bright yellow bloom will bring that wow factor, simple and delightful you can even use it in the bridal bouquet or as an accent in the room’s decorations.
Next, a very easy to make and very cheap idea is to use origami. You can create, from plain colored paper, swans, flowers, intricate ensembles and even more. There are a lot of web sites that offer indications on how to create origami decorations. Origami Instructions is one of the most educative and understandable.
For the decoration of the walls and the ceiling, you can use fabric that was painted with traditional motifs, like waves, cherry blooms, geishas and writing. Remember to keep it as simple as possible, because the Japanese culture put great accent on good taste and beauty. Instead of expensive silk and artists you can get satin or other fabrics with already printed motifs. Another option is to buy folding screen to delimitate spaces within the venue.
The colors you should pick should stay within the limit of 3 and should be classic and concise. Stay away from crazy shades and neon colors. Red, blue, white and brown are great choices.11
When planning a wedding, there are many things that the couple, especially the bride, or the wedding planner has to establish. The job includes getting the dress, renting the venue, booking a photographer and many more, but one of the most important tasks is to create an atmosphere pleasant for the guests and in accordance with the chosen theme.
If the wedding will take place in the fall, it would be a pity if you don’t use everything this season has to offer. The first thing you should try is to keep the event outside (only if the weather allows you to do this), somewhere in a park. The colors of the trees will be the best decorations you can possibly get. To be surer about the way nature will react to your reception, rent a tent (you can even get ones with heating). Decorating this tent is not very hard; you can hang strands of leaves and fabric in a beautiful arcade from the middle of the tent to the edges, creating a circus tent effect. In the center you can hang a large paper lamp or an ensemble of them, but remember to use warm light rather than the cold neon ones.
For the hallways and the entrance you can combine bronze or gold balloons with yellow roses and orange lilies and put together arcades that will dazzle any guest. You can even create large arrangement by making origami flowers and figurines and sticking them on long sticks; this option is very inexpensive and has a great effect. You can accessorize everything with large bows, which are always in trend, in colors related to red, orange and brown (you can even go for metallic shades which are very in).
Now, or the centerpieces, you don’t have to resume to only flowers, but use a lot of items which are very easily found in autumn. Combine fruits such as apples and pears with decorative pumpkins and twigs with large brownish leaves with tulle and glitter. For accents of brighter colors you can use peppers, wheat stems, exotic flowers, ribbons and figurines. The cards which you will lay on the table can be designed to contain fall motifs such as leaves, pumpkins and others.
The linens and the decorations for the chairs are also a focus point. Don’t go for shiny fabrics and let the decorations be the stars. Combine colors like orange with a more faded one such as a light kaki. The best way to highlight this season is to limit yourself to the redish warm colors and bright yellowish ones. Here is an inspiration source you may wish to see: The Knot Fall Weddings.11
Weddings need a lot of attention from the couple that is actually getting married, from their family and especially from their wedding planner, if they do have one, if they don’t, all of the responsibilities are on their shoulders. Besides choosing dresses and venues, they have to take care of the atmosphere that is going to be created. Without the proper environment the guests cannot feel right and the party will not be a hit. With a little bit of help from your aesthetic eye and your crafty side, you can create a beautiful and intriguing place for the party to take place in. The decorations are the simplest method of doing so. Here are some pieces of advice regarding how to decorate your wedding reception with good taste and minimum spending.
When decorating your reception venue you have to think through everything. Choose a theme and find elements that will put that in the best light. If you don’t have any idea on what theme to choose, try to be in accordance with a family tradition, a favorite thing that the bride and the groom love or the season the wedding is taking place in.
Don’t try to focus only on the tables and the chair, but start decorating all, including the hallway, but never add too much, because it will look kitschy. When they enter, the guests should be welcomed by a flower arcade or some ornament that states the event. You can order a large LED sign with the name of the couple or a panel covered in flowers with their names written on it. You can try to develop these ideas and create something unique and interesting.
When the guests come inside it is very important for them to find their seats so by combining the functionality of name cards with the aesthetics of the card holder you get a new way to customize the event. Figurines and candle holders are perfect card holders.
The linens are also very important and they put together everything. Try to get them rented because is much cheaper and go for simple combinations of colors or for a combination of a pattern with a plain one. The chairs can be dressed in the same way as the tables, but add some flowers or bows to get artistic.
The walls and the ceiling can be embellished with tulle, satin and other fabrics in combination with balloons, flowers and other ornaments. You can match these adornments with the centerpieces on the tables that can be made out of anything from flowers to sticks. Here is the moment to take out the big guns and create something new and exciting. Here is an inspiration source: My-Wedding-Blog.11
Of all the wedding details, decorations usually are the ones that require the largest amount of time for choosing and arranging them. If you have a lot of money, the process becomes easier, you just find, say yes, give out the credit card and someone will go and arrange them where they would look the best. In case you are limited by a strict budget, you should look at things a very different way. Searching for pieces that look like the decorations you love, but cost less is an option, while creating your own is another one. Depending on what type of person you are, there are possibilities which you can follow at the lowest cost.
We are first addressing to crafty people that love to start DIY projects and give out the best in them. Even online you can find a lot of stores from where you can buy hobbies and crafts materials: from ribbons to artificial flower to glues and wire. Michael’s is a web stores that offers you whatever you need to create an interesting ornament or centerpiece for a wedding. Besides ordering from here talk to your florist to supply you with the flowers that have a too short stem and you will probably receive a discount. Buy some storage boxes with cute patterns on them, get a denser sponge on the bottom of the box and stick in flowers, decorative twigs, feather, or whatever you think it would look awesome and will go with your overall theme. Keep it simple and limit to a few color, for everything to look fabulous instead of kitschy.
Other containers you can use are saucers, bowls and large glass vases combining them with candle holders and aromatherapy candles. You can decorate the chairs by renting the linens in the same package with the table ones. You can choose between various fabrics and patterns and you will end up paying much less than if you decided buying them. Don’t buy things that you won’t use after the wedding as well if you wish to keep your budget in the limits.
Wedding Decor is a web store that has on sale a ton of products for your wedding. Besides having lower prices than other stores, they also have a rental program to help you save money.
Another way to cut off unnecessary expenses is to not order already designed personalized cards and tags. Take some time in front of the PC and try making your own design, after that buy some paper and print them; this way you will not pay the middle men and will end up saving some essential cash.11
Weddings are usually over the top events with lavish decorations, clothing and locations. Organizing a fascinating ceremony and a fun reception does not mean you should spend all of your money on useless objects to decorate the church, venue, garden, etc. The guests are mainly there o see the bride and the groom looking happy and uniting their lives in a better one. Decorations should be simple and adapted to the main idea on which the wedding is based. A simple way to decorate a wedding reception, or ceremony, is to use flowers. This traditional method will save you from searching other types of combinations that maybe will cost even double.
The first way you can use these wonderful plants is by embellishing the church for the ceremony. If you are convinced you need to decorate the sits and the altar, choose white or light colored flowers. Before ordering, see if the church administration allows you to change the look or if the flowers will go with the entire room. White roses combine with Hydrangea and lilies will look very elegant in the wedding photos. Create small bouquets held together with white, or a tinted white, ribbon and attach them to highlight the aisle. The altar can be decorated with Angelica flowers, which is a specie having a large bundle with many small flowers that come in various colors. Put together two colors and the effect will be magic.
The place where the money is spent the most is the reception, so always keep extra funds when starting to decorate. Here, you should pick a color palette and after that think of which flowers will look the best. You can decorate the entrance of the venue, so the guest will come through a flower gate, small tables and bars and the guests’ tables.
The guests’ tables will require plenty of attention. Creating centerpieces are a true art. Let’s say you want to go for the orange and pink combination. You can add salmon, pink and light orange flowers and add some accent ones. You can find roses in any shade mentioned, you can use them as base. Adding Bouvardia, Clematis and Dahlias will create a focus point in the whole composition. Don’t overdo it because large centerpieces can become uncomfortable for the guests and if you don’t plan on having green in your wedding color palette, talk to your florist to cut off any leaves. Find a list of possible flower you can use here: Types Of Flowers. Try to find something unique that will match your needs.11
What can be more interesting than having your wedding in the great open air? Forget about venues, managers, heating or cooling systems and others, and plan your big moment to happen in a beautiful sunny day. Booking a garden, choosing a forest corner or a beach, or using a friend’s back yard will help you save a lot of money because you will not pay any overrated rent for a large concrete hall. The great outdoors have quite a few great advantages: saving money is one and not dealing with deals such as the smokers, children and other special cases. If you are sure there will be no rainy or snowy weather, you can even quit thinking of renting a tent, this way you will only spend the budget for the dress, the decorations and the food.
When decorating an open air wedding you should be careful to some details, such as the location and the theme of your event. If you plan on having a beach wedding you can’t use the same decorations as a garden or forest one.
A sandy ceremony and reception ask for decorations that are slightly related to the marine theme. You can put together centerpieces made out of corals and sea shells in combination with stiff fiber baskets in sandy colors. You can even add flowers, for example lilies and other tropical looking plants. If you want to go further, buy some coconuts and transform them in figurines or include them in different compositions. You can make cute flower vases to place on the tables. When decorating the area, you can use some thin wire or rope to hang sea shells, flowers and various ribbons. If the reception will take place close to the sea or on the sand, try using blue and cyan shades to better highlight the environment. Find various needed objects at Island Wedding Shop along nautical inspired candles and marine themed toppers.
If you wedding will take place in a greener environment, you can use pot shrubs and bushes such as roses. Try going for red, pink or purple to better contrast with the surroundings. You can choose a classy approach or a more casual one, only by picking the outdoor furniture and the linens. You can decorate everything with large bows and colorful flower bouquets. For the centerpieces, you can use fruits as well as flowers, which can become delicious treats for the guests. Tea inspired accessories are also a terrific idea; use linens that have lavish patterns and decorations with Victorian influences. Find actual accessories at: Open Tip.11
Of all the important events in a person’s life, his, or her wedding, may be the most influencing and significant. When planning this major happening, even if you are the bride or the wedding planner, it is very important to make everything perfect, from the ceremony, to the venue and the reception. The dress, the venue and the wedding party are the easiest things to find in comparison with the decorations that set the environment and the theme. Readymade decorations are usually expensive and you have to think about their functionality, because these objects will maybe never be used again.
When going shopping for wedding decorations you have to be in touch with your economic side and think everything from ahead to save enough money as you can. If the ceremony will take place in the church, try to resume to only flowers. Pick a large type of flowers for decorating the church, this way you will need a smaller number of bouquets and arrangements. Additional ribbons and decorative paper should be simple and delicate rather than really colorful, to be in accordance with the church environment. If the ceremony will take place in the outdoors, think of more creative ways to decorate everything and improvise when needed. Don’t get too cheap because you will end up with no decorations and lost money. Nowadays, everyone uses decorated chairs for their guests, so instead of buying the covers, try finding a firm that rents them. The environment is also significant, if in a park, an already arranged hut is more than enough for the altar, but if the place is not prearranged, some delicate rose bushes in pots or as a gate will be enough.
The reception will demand you the largest part of your attention and dedication. The venue will take in chairs, tables, bars and walls that need decorations. Firstly, you should pick a theme and a color palette. Try choosing a combination of two colors, one lighter than the other, both uncomplicated ones, such as pink and brown, blue and light yellow or purple and gold, and you will surely find them in a linen rental place, for example: Cloth Connection, an online service provider for almost any type of wedding. Instead of conventional napkin holders, that tend to be overpriced, you can buy colorful ribbon, in various colors and patterns, and add interesting details such as a flower or a fun name tag. As for the centerpieces, you can make them from everything, use fruit, candles, figurines and flowers in combination with sticks, leaves and prints.11
Wedding can be the perfect occasion to show off how creative and organized you are at the same time. A well prepared event means less unnecessary spending and a great overall impression. Before starting to buy stuff and to appoint to certain services you should think of the theme or approach you would love for your big day. The best way to pick the perfect theme is to look over your budget and see want are you ready to spend it on. A simple and entertaining theme for a wedding is a romantic one; you can use your own garden or a friend’s one instead of a pricey venue and your guests will be introduced to a much fresher atmosphere that in a closed room.
This type of wedding requires ornaments and decorations that have a more natural and sweet feel. You can add tons of flowers and even small motifs like ladybugs, birds and butterflies. These last ones are very easy to integrate in the atmosphere and you can find tons of stuff on the internet related with them which you can buy at a reasonable price.
When preparing the flower decorations which are a must have in any wedding ceremony and reception, you can include some colorful butterflies, made out of paper or fabric, to lighten up the mood. These colorful motifs can make everything more vivid and fun. Another way to use these beautiful bugs is to add them live, may instead of the classic white pigeons.
On the guests’ tables you can create intriguing centerpieces with blue Morpho butterflies, which is a very recognizable specie. At the price of just $19,99, we found on Perpetual Kid a very cool idea to use instead of classic centerpieces – the Blue Morpho Butterflies In A Jar. They run on 3 AAA everyday batteries which are also included in the price and will provide hours of natural looking flight in a jar without damaging real butterflies.
To make it even more glamorous, in the bride’s bouquet, or in her veil, attach some artificial butterflies in the main colors of the wedding decorations to match the details. Other ways to include butterflies in a wedding is to buy ribbons and linens with delicate butterflies printed on them or to use an image projector to fill everything with their fabulous appearance. All you have to do is to ask a professional to create small video skits or slides with pictures and recordings.11