Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Tips for Choosing your Wedding Decorations


Wedding ceremonies and receptions take place just about anywhere including boats, mansions, marinas, gardens, restaurants, scenic locations, and churches. Each area provides ample opportunities for setting the scene and creating a mood with elegant wedding decorations.


First, ask yourselves what style and mood do you both want for your wedding day. Are you casual, sophisticated or romantic? You may decide you want a traditional evening wedding ceremony with lots of candles and flowers, or you may decide on a contemporary setting with silver and white balloons and an ice sculpture.
Second, it is important to know your budget. This gives you an idea of how many decorations you can reasonably incorporate into your wedding. Remember that careful planning is necessary to avoid costly mistakes. If budget is an issue, choose only two or three wedding decorations or decorating ideas that really add visual impact.
Third, take several photographs of the site to reference as you read through the above ideas. Try to imagine where you could use each idea. It will become clear which decorations will be successful and which ones are unsuitable for your particular setting.
Consider these items when choosing and creating your wedding decorations:
  • Color Scheme
  • Available Space
  • Number of Guests
  • Mood/Theme
  • Time of Year
  • Time of Day
  • Location/Setting
  • Family Traditions
  • Budget
Consider decorations for these areas:
  • Altar/Pews
  • Flowers
  • Gift/Cake Table
  • Favors
  • Bathrooms
  • Guestbook/Pen
  • Food/Cake
  • Tables
  • Guestbook
  • Getaway Car
  • Chair Backs
  • Walls/Doors
  • Banisters
  • Accessories
  • Ceilings/Floors
Keep in mind that locations that are already very festive or decorative may require less, or even no wedding decorations at all! To save money, have friends or relatives transport your ceremony decorations such as flowers, pew bows, or candelabras to your reception site.
With a little imagination, you'll be amazed at how easy and affordable it is to create a unique day that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.