Have you been searching for wedding decorating ideas that will help to establish a certain mood for your ceremony and reception and that will make your wedding unforgettable?
Before you can decide on the decorations for your wedding, you should have a theme of some kind.
The theme can be as simple as wanting a small intimate event.
Your theme will affect every decision you make, from the colors you use, to your dress, and for all of your decorating ideas.
Your theme should be a reflection of your personality - something that you will feel comfortable with.
The location you pick for your ceremony and reception will also help you decide on some of the decorations that you will use.
Nature takes care of a lot of the decorations for you.
However, you will need to think about creating an alter, an aisle, and whether the guests will sit or stand.
These will be your first decisions and then you can enhance your ceremony site with other wedding decorating ideas.
This type of wedding site needs a lot of decorations to make the space feel warm and special.
Check to see if the site has any flower, candle, or other policies that might effect your wedding decorating ideas.
Sometimes, larger sites will have a staff person assigned to the flowers and wedding decorations and will not allow you to bring in your own.
A plus side to larger venues is that often the cost for decorations can be split with other couples getting married on the same day.
With just a little decorating, you can create the feeling of having entered a very special place.
With a smaller site, you can usually put your personal touch on the outside and inside of the site for very little cost.
Flowers are a fabulous way to add color, fragrance, and personal meaning to your wedding.
Many flowers can be purchased at wholesale prices from the internet or from a farmers market.
For my wedding, I ordered four dozen purple and white tulips from tulips.com.
The cost was very economical, the flowers were beautiful, and they arrived on the date that I requested.
Since every flower has a special meaning, choose the flower with the meaning that is closest to the message you are trying to convey with your wedding decorations.
Colors can help set the tone for your ceremony.
The colors you choose can make your wedding seem elegant or fun and carefree.
Your wedding colors should reflect your personality. Don't just pick colors that are popular for this year's weddings. Choose a color that you really like.
Many brides choose a favorite shade or favorite flower they have always liked and go with that color. Which is a great idea!
The season you are getting married in can also help you decide on the colors you want to use in your wedding decorating ideas.
A good idea is to go with one primary color and then use one or two accent colors.
However, some brides choose to use many shades of one color. If you are not sure about mixing colors, this simple color scheme can be stylish and foolproof.
You can purchase an aisle runner for around $30 and customize it with your monograms, or you can make the runner yourself.
An aisle runner can add elegance to your outdoor wedding. It can help keep stains off the hem of your dress and establish where you will be walking.
You can drape tulle on the wedding pews, around columns, over the doors and windows.
At your reception you can use tulle to wrap your guest favors, make bows, wrap the backs of chairs, and drape over doors and windows. It can even be hung from the ceiling!
If you are getting married in a gazebo, you can wrap and drape tulle from top to bottom.
Use kissing balls at the end of the church pews with hooks.
For an outside wedding, you can hang them from trees or use Shepherd Hooks at the end of the aisle.
You can also hang them from chairs or the ceiling at your reception.
Use the rose garden theme in your ceremony and reception.
Use an abundance of roses for your alter flowers.
Line the sides of your aisle runner with rose petals and then have the flower girl sprinkle more in front of you.
Have each bridesmaid carry a different colored long stem rose and have each groomsman wear a different colored rose for their boutonniere.
Put them on pillars, in candelabras, along the window sills, and on top of the organ and the piano.
Use the flameless LED candles to line the sides of the aisle runner.
Have your attendants carry a single candle.
Be sure the lights are dimmed, for the full effect of all this candle light.
Carry this theme over to your reception. Use one white candle on each table and give each guest a candle as a favor.
Fill the wedding chapel with dozens of evergreen trees decorated with small white lights.
Use plenty of white candles in tall candelabras.
Play only soft classical music and be sure the lights are dimmed.
The "Magical Fairy Tale" theme can be carried over into the reception also.
Use a single white candle for each table as a centerpiece.
Use as many of the small white lights as you can find. (You can probably borrow these from friends and family.) Wrap them around pillars and plants.
Have someone bring the evergreen trees from your ceremony to the reception.
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