Wedding Decoration Ideas
One of the most fun parts of planning a wedding is choosing your signature colors. There are certain colors which are associated with certain times of the year, but it can also be nice to explore some less expected color options. This is a look at some unique wedding color palettes for every season.
Most spring weddings are full of pastel colors. While I love pink as much as the next person, it is not the most original choice for a spring wedding. Consider creating a more sophisticated vibe for your spring celebration by mixing a deeper color with a springy one.
Soft sage green with deep espresso has a fresh natural feeling that stays away from the very sweet pastel tones that are so widely used in spring. It is a great option when you do not want your wedding to have that Easter egg vibe. Mix fresh white flowers with hints of green and tie it up with a brown satin ribbon. For the wedding cake, decorate sage fondant frosting with a stylish chocolate scroll design. The whole effect will embrace the natural beauty of the season, without using any of the spring cliches.
Brighter colors tend to be popular for summer weddings. If you have seen enough of hot pink and lime green, consider doing something like a tangerine hue instead. Keep it fresh and light by combining the tangerine with cream, or make it more formal by using charcoal gray accents. Think about how pretty your bridesmaids would look in floaty tangerine organza dresses with simple pearl jewelry for the wedding. Or for a summer evening wedding, the attendants could wear charcoal chiffon column dresses and carry tangerine colored bouquets. They will look very chic indeed.
In the autumn, fall leaf colors reign supreme. While orange, yellow, brown, and rust are certainly very seasonal, the color palette has been done to death for fall weddings. Consider doing something that is rich but not so typical.
Plum and gold would be marvelous for a formal wedding. A simple cream and bronze palette is another beautiful one for fall. It would look wonderful when done with geometric patterns, such as a Greek key border on the wedding invitations and on the wedding cake. For those brides who like brighter colors, magenta is a great choice for an autumn wedding. It is deep enough to be appropriate for the season, but also very upbeat and festive.
How many “Winter Wonderland” weddings have you been to? If you are like most people, probably more than you care to remember. A great alternative to the usual silver and white color scheme is cherry red with lime green accents. Create the bouquets from bright red amaryllis flowers, and use lime green bows for the bouquet wraps. Your bridesmaids can wear elegant red satin dresses, perhaps with custom wedding jewelry made from clear and lime green crystals. You can decorate your venue with seasonal elements such as frosted lime green round Christmas ornaments. The effect will be very suitable for a winter wedding, but a nice departure from the typical frosty winter color palette.
Let your wedding color palette express something about your personal style! When you depart from the expected colors for any given season, your wedding will be full of character and originality. And what bride doesn’t want that for her big day?
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When it comes to beautiful and symbolic wedding traditions, the Jewish chuppah is one of the most unique and interesting. The word itself means protection or covering. Simply speaking, a chuppah is a piece of cloth held by four poles, attached to the top and not the sides. It is open on all sides and symbolizes the groom’s home which becomes the bride’s new domain. Historically, those closest to the bride and groom sought to decorate the chuppah and create a piece of artwork for the newlywed couple to have as a keepsake. There are many ways to make your chuppah a one-of-a-kind memento.
One option is to use a large tallit, or prayer shawl, as your chuppah covering. If you have one in the family, it can be fun to carry on a tradition using one that has been passed between several generations. If your family doesn’t have one, buy one that strikes your fancy. Tallit can vary in price, depending on their extravagance. Basic ones will be cheaper, and more detail means a higher price tag. Using keepsakes from elderly or deceased family members can be a powerful and touching way to include them in your wedding ceremony.
An old wedding veil, apron, tablecloth, or article of clothing from times past can make a beautiful chuppah that contains many happy memories already at little to no cost.
Another great option to consider is a specially crafted chuppah made by those closest to your heart. Give out small squares of fabric and ask each friend or family member to decorate them. Every square can be embellished with well-wishes, various quotes, or specially painted. When assembled, your unique chuppah will be a reflection of the love and support provided by those who care most about you and your spouse. This can make for a fun activity during an engagement party or wedding shower. Simple fabrics will obviously be cheaper than more exotic or detailed fabrics. And the amount spent on additional décor is entirely up to you. Ask guests to bring some of their own art supplies or meaningful objects to add to their squares in order to cut costs.
Coordinate Your Colors
If you want a chuppah that matches with the colors you’ve picked specifically for your wedding, find a colorful fabric at a craft store or tablecloth. Fabrics can vary significantly in price; it all depends on what type of look and feel you are after. Take the time to add colored sequins, your name and date, quotes, or special words or designs. A chuppah made solely from flowers is nice, but brides can really get creative by adding beautiful flowers not only directly onto the chuppah but also onto the fabric that you drape onto the structure. Using real flowers adds that touch of elegance and whimsy and can also tie in with your wedding colors. Flowers can, however, add quite a bit of cost to the budget; if you are working within a tighter budget think about only using the flowers on the front two posts rather than wrapping the entire chuppah in flowers.
No matter how you choose to decorate your wedding chuppah, don’t lose sight of its symbolic meaning. Whether your chuppah is expensive and extravagant, or simple and frugal, it will be the start of many memories to come. After the wedding, there are many options to choose from when it comes to storage and/or displaying. With a few simple changes and additions, you can turn your chuppah into a bedspread to adorn your new bed together. Or you can frame it and hang it on the wall as a unique piece of décor for your shared home. Another option is to turn it into a special tablecloth to be used on holidays or your wedding anniversary each year. And if you have children, you can turn it into a baby blanket in hopes that someday your child will use it in his or her wedding. The possibilities are endless.
Olivia Nicholas has been writing and blogging about weddings for over 10 years. She works as a writer for Storkie.
Wedding decoration ideas are virtually limitless. There is no right or wrong when it comes to selecting decorations for your wedding.
You can use anything from tombstones to snowflakes if it fits into the mood of the wedding.
To create a perfect wedding, it is important to have a tone and a mood. Colors, decorations and even the flowers all have to fit together to create a cohesive atmosphere. The best way to obtain this result is to select your colors or the central idea of your wedding first. The tone and the theme of a wedding are very different.
If you are planning to have a black tie reception complete with a four-course meal, the tone of the wedding is going to be a very formal one. You can have both a pirate theme and still have a formal tone. The important thing is to ensure that every wedding decoration fit into the tone and the theme of the event. All of your wedding decorating ideas are going to have to relate to one of these two things or both. See also centerpieces for wedding tables.
Wedding decoration budget
The décor at the reception is going to be the area where you will spend most of your wedding decoration budget. You want everything in the hall to work together. This includes all the decorations from the choice of wedding flower to the centerpiece on each table.
The table decoration can be either tall or short. Some couples prefer to have very elaborate table pieces that draw the eye upwards. Others find that this kind of decoration is too much of a distraction, and it is hard to speak with guests who are sitting across the table.
The wedding flower is often featured in the table decorations. If you are handy, you might like to craft the centerpieces yourself or with the aid of other family members that are helping with the ceremony. This is a great way to save money and will ensure that your decorations are truly unique.
A wedding favor is a token that the newly wedded couple gives to their guests to thank them for attending the wedding. Wedding ideas for favors should include any item that will remind the guests of the ceremony. Many couples like to have a photo put on a small item for their wedding favor.
Wedding decoration ideas can come from anywhere. Some people get their inspirations from weddings that they have gone to while others get theirs from magazines. Wherever you draw your inspiration from, just be sure that all of your ideas will enhance the setting and the atmosphere.