The wedding is the biggest event in the lives of many brides and grooms. On this occasion they show the world how much they love each other and that they are willing to spend their lives together from now on. Besides being such a sentimental and ceremonial event, the wedding is also a time to show your best organizational talents.
Because everything has to be in place, you ought to be prepared and armed with good ideas and smart solutions. The reception is the second part of this grand event and takes in the most preparing. Although many believe that a venue, good food and music is enough, the truth is that you will have to create an atmosphere which is usually made by the decorations and thematic. In the lines that come we will go over some interesting approaches on table decorations and simple solutions to make everything fabulous.
Lt’s start with the centerpieces, which are the focus point on every guests’ table. These lavish ensembles have to be made in accordance with the overall theme of the wedding or with its season/religion/attitude. If you are having a summer event don’t hesitate to relate your ornaments to the beach calling, the all green nature or the diversity of flowers and fruits. Pastel flower arrangements embellished with fabric butterflies and satin bows will steal the guests’ hearts.A winter wedding surely has to include blue and silver so snowflakes made out of paper covered in silver glitter will look fabulous next to white feathers and blue flowers. Adding details such as blue rhinestones will make everything shine. Spring comes with a great assortment of flowers, so creating all pink or all purple centerpieces with cherry blossoms (real or artificial) and small sating bows will beautifully dress all tables. Autumn may seem the less fun season, but you can get inspired from the lavish oranges and dark reds. Use leaves, pumpkins, wheat stems and golden embellishments and you will have truly royal decorations. If you have a certain theme, don’t be afraid to experiment. Use whatever you think it would look nice from bowls of water with floating candles, to origami ornaments.
Besides centerpieces, the tables need napkin holders, linens and other small details to complete the look. You can use the same products as in the centerpieces, for example, a fruit centerpiece will look great beside a fruit figurine napkin holder. The linens ought to be chosen in a color that contrasts or relates to the main decorations. Here are more ideas for you to follow: Super Weddings: Decor.
When you organize a wedding event, all of the details are important, from the location, to the ornaments displayed on the food table, so it is compulsory for you to pay attention to everything and to get creative. A positive attitude and a bunch of ideas will make the perfect ceremony and reception. In the following paragraphs we will go over a few pieces of advice regarding decorations made out of feathers, a material that is both elegant and classy, and can be manipulated in many ways.
The first part of the wedding, the ceremony, may be harder to decorate, but you can include a touch of feathers here and there as accents. You can use large feathers, colored in what shade you may wish for, as ornaments for the chairs. Add a large ribbon on the back of the chair and tie it down in a cool bow and in the knot put in the large feather, this way everyone will get to see the feathery theme. If you know where to find large feathers, such as those of an ostrich, get some and get them mixed with the flowers, but try to coordinate the colors as well as possible.
When it comes to the reception, there are many places and ideas where you can use feathers. Let’s first talk about the hallway or the entrance of the venue. You can throw some small ones on the ground, preferably of two contrasting colors, so the guests will come in walking “on air” or you can get large boa scarves and use them instead of the classic flower arcades. As they come in, guests should be dazzled by the elegance of the room, so combine the common large pieces of satin or tulle that decorate the walls or the dance floor with feathers attached to a wire, this graceful scent will make everything better. You can even make a large centerpiece for the ceiling using feathers by mixing large ostrich dyed feathers with smaller ones in paler colors, adding a paper light fixture will get that retro glamorous feel.
The centerpieces are always a very hot subject for everyone that is planning a wedding and feathers are a very versatile material. The classic arrangements take in large feathers secured in vases, but you can make more. Water bowls with feathers and floating candles look as great as flowers and feathers displays. Combined with sticks, twigs and other simple elements, the feathers will create a modern and minimalistic feel. Add butterflies and there is the fairy theme. If feathers are for your event, you can shop for them on Feather Place and find various shapes, colors and sizes for all your decorations.
When getting married, every detail of your big day should be more than perfect and the entire event ought to be going on smoothly without major issues. After getting everything ready, it’s up to you to decorate and make everything look and feel friendly and in accordance with the wedding’s theme. A very popular wedding theme is vintage or old world. Picking the right objects and ornaments for an old world inspired reception and ceremony is a delicate job, not because you can’t find the right items, but because there are many kitschy things on the market and a lot of them that seem old but are in fact cheap and ugly interpretations. In the following lines we will try to explain to you how to recreate a vintage atmosphere for your grand event without overdoing it.
The first thing you should get ready is the flowers. Try to use classic flowers such as roses in colors like red and white. Create two toned bouquets and add some Baby Breath flowers to enhance the delicate look. You can attach these ensembles to the aisle or even create alike arcades. If these are not enough, place lavish wider pieces of satin (choose satin because it’s cheaper and looks great) or tulle along the chairs rows that go next to the aisle. For the ceremony there are not many options to highlight a vintage inspired wedding, but you can use some tall white vases and birdcages with doves inside. These two are classic motifs.
After the ceremony is over is up to the reception to stir things up and get people to have fun. Here, you have many possibilities to add vintage or old world inspired décor. You can start with the entrance. Place a large monogram in a classic font made out of flowers or better, wicker. For a cooler impression, add some detailing such as hanging paper doves or stars from the ceiling.
As they come in, your guests should discover a new world, with a strong personality. Go for colors that were popular all along, colors such as ivory placed next to a dark violet, navy blue combined with champagne, etc. and use them when choosing the linens, the serve ware and other bowls and large accessories. If you want to create a romantic atmosphere you can try getting some nets of small light bulbs and make a starry sky for all. Large ostrich feathers are again an item used for ages.
As for the centerpieces, combine vintage items such as book, old cameras and dried out flowers. For more options and ideas browse: My Wedding Favors: Wedding Centerpieces.
Weddings are normally seen, by most of the people, like festive and sumptuous events with a very traditionalist and sober attitude, but some of us are really wishing to have fun on their big day and forget about all the dogmas and the issues.
Creating an entertaining wedding will dazzle everyone more than if you made it extremely elegant with everything matching everything. Besides the program and the location, the atmosphere is also quite essential. A great type of decorations for a fun and offbeat wedding is those related to the rainbow, a symbol of love, appreciation, freedom and childhood. Make your guests feel like in wonderland.
First, we will talk about flowers. Because they can be found in all the colors of the rainbow, they will be your bestest buddies. To better understand how you can use flowers in your rainbow inspired decorations here are the color and a flower that you can easily use:
- Red – Roses, Lilies, Calla Lilies
- Orange – Tulips, Black-Eyed Susan Flowers. Lilies
- Yellow – Daffodils, Tulips, Daisies
- Green – Hydrangea, Orchids, Calla Lilies
- Blue – Hydrangea, Passion Flowers
- Indigo – Irises, Pea Flowers
- Purple – Tulips, Flittermouse, Irises
By combining some of the above you will get some rainbow bouquets that you can decorate the ceremony aisle, the altar, the reception venue’s entrance and various other places and spots. Try to make the arrangement as discreet as possible because the large assortment of colors and styles may overwhelm everything else. Put them in simple black or white bowls along some ivory ribbons and you will get some lavish centerpieces for your guests’ tables. You can even put in some fabric butterflies on fine long sticks to create a more natural look. Besides flowers, there are a ton of things you can use for your rainbow themed wedding. The most elegant and lavish you can choose are feathers. Naturally colored or tinted, they will look absolutely fabulous. Peacock feathers are a must have because they take in a lot of beautiful colors and they will look good combined with some white chair covers. Even the name card holders can be embellished with colorful candy, rainbow pattern ribbons or some dyed flowers.
A great alternative to flower and feathers centerpieces is to make interesting arrangements that consist of various types of candy. Try to go for cupcakes and cookies, because are easy to bake or find and can be easily ornamented and painted in any color, including the rainbow combination. Adding some fruit will make everything not to appear so unhealthy. You can look for handmade rainbow accessories at Etsy.11
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