For most people, their wedding is the most important and complex event in their lives. They may attend other parties and celebrations that are almost as nice, but few times in a woman’s life will she have to plan a celebration on the same scale as her own wedding.
The wedding décor is often one of the most difficult parts to plan and decide upon. Brides spend months laboring over wedding décor plans. There are no rules for wedding decorations, your wedding decoration ideas can be as simple as elaborate as you wish to make them. Sometimes coming up with wedding décor ideas is less than easy. Take a look at a few ideas below.
Flowers are one of the easiest ways to decorate for your wedding. Not only are they beautiful but they lend a pleasant scent as well. Most brides spend about ¼ of their wedding décor budget on flowers. If flowers will be your primary decorations, ask your florist if he is familiar with the wedding’s location. If not, have him visit the site or provide pictures for him to work from to ensure that arrangements, garlands, and decorations are designed in the proper scale and style to fit the surroundings.
Traditionally, candles remain a popular element in wedding décor schemes. Line the walkway to the entrance of your ceremony and reception area with luminaries. Colored ribbons down the center of the tables accented with either votive candles or tall candlesticks and a selection of greenery can make for cost-effective centerpieces. Candles in clear votive holders are a popular choice for inexpensive wedding favors. If you choose to use candles as part of your wedding decoration ideas, remember to take the necessary safety precautions to avoid creating a fire hazard.
If you are on a budget, balloons can’t be a great way to cut down on expenses. They are also very festive. Decorate your church or temple with arches of balloons across every fourth row of pews. Instead of having your guests toss birdseed at you when you depart for your honeymoon, have them release helium balloons when the bride and groom emerge from the church or temple. Use bouquets of brightly colored balloons as centerpieces for your wedding reception.
Themes have been popular for a number of years now. There are almost limitless ideas in wedding décor themes. You might want to focus on a cultural heritage, a hobby or interest or just something fun and whimsical. Seasonal wedding décor themes are also extremely popular. Wedding themes can be incorporated into everything from the invitations to the reception centerpieces.
If you’re pressed for time while planning your wedding, a professional wedding consultant will able to offer excellent wedding decoration ideas. If you’re making some of your own wedding decorations, enlisting the help of family and friends will cut down on the amount of labor involved and help make those closest to you feel like they are helping to contribute to your special day.