Great Wedding Decoration Themes
Are you planning a wedding on your own? This task can be a huge undertaking but also a lot of fun. It will allow you to customize and create every tiny details for that special day. One of the most difficult parts of planning a wedding are the wedding decorations. If you have already started planning your wedding then you are probably the do it yourself type of person and will want to find ways to make your own wedding decorations at a reasonable cost. Below are a collection of different ideas that you can use while planning your wedding decorations.
Wedding Decoration with Balloons
When done carefully balloons can be a wonderful decoration for a wedding. They set a light and celebratory mood for the guests and can be very classy looking. Typically, you will want to stick with white and pale or pastel colors for the balloons. You might want the balloons to match the colors of the theme theme or even the bridesmaid dresses. Keep in mind that this does not have to be an exact match but you want colors that are similar. If the bridesmaid dresses are a dark purple you will want the balloons to compliment.
Another great benefit of using balloons as part of the wedding decorations is they can easily be taken from the ceremony location to the wedding reception. In fact if you really want to save money while still looking classy you can easily do a large balloon arch at the wedding and then break the arch down into smaller pieces or groups of five or six balloons and make these into table centerpieces for the reception.
Wedding Decorations using Flowers
Of course everyone has seen flowers used as wedding decorations. However, many people like a more traditional look and something more timeless than the light and fun environment created by balloons. In that case flowers are the way to go. You can easily buy flowers in bulk from a local florist or even a grower and then make decorations including table centerpieces, decorations for the pews and alter etc. a day before the wedding. This will be more expensive than balloons but the mood that it sets at the ceremony and again at the reception is well worth it. If you plan ahead, some of the decorations from the ceremony can be broken down into small pieces and then used as table decorations.
Wedding Decoration and Pictures
Pictures are a wonderful way to really add decorations at the ceremony and reception. Often the wedding guests have not seen the bride and groom for quite some time and seeing updated and recent pictures of the couple together can be a nice touch. It makes those long lost cousins and relatives feel like they have shared a part of your life. It does not take much more than a few well placed large pictures of the bride and groom. You will most likely want to vary the pictures, poses and settings that the pictures were taken in. it is nice to mix both formal pictures with fun family photos. Once again, pictures are an easy decoration that can be used again at the reception. If you don’t feel comfortable using the pictures at the ceremony just use the pictures as wedding reception decorations.
Butterfly Wedding Decorations
A trend that has been growing for many modern weddings is a butterfly release. Instead of throwing traditional rice, a release of butterflies as the new couple exists the church can be a wonderful and classy touch. The butterflies will make for wonderful wedding pictures and creates a beautiful display of color. You might want to pick up on the butterfly theme and use butterflies and butterfly graphics as decorations. There are a ton of places online and in local craft stores that you can find all kinds of great butterfly items. For example, napkin rings with butterflies in them can easily carry the theme. It is often just a light touch and a few nice quality pieces that carry the theme.