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These wedding ideas can take your special day decorations to new heights.
From table centerpieces and napkins to aisle runners and ring pillows, we
have everything you need.
A few wedding ceremony basics include
unity candles, a ring pillow, an
and pew decorations. Choose from one of several delicately carved unity candle
groupings and set them in the alter. Then, if you are using flowers, have
your florist add small touches of coordinating flowers and greenery around
the candle stand base to tie in with your décor. Be sure to have a separate
candle lit somewhere to use in the lighting of the unity candles.
aisle runner, have your florist or a trustworthy friend secure one
end of the runner with heavy pins or tape in the appropriate place. It will
then be ready to be pulled out by the ushers just before the bride makes her
appearance remind the ushers to take their time it is important that the
runner is wrinkle free.
If you have a ring bearer to present your rings, you can either tie both
rings to the pillow before hand, or if the ring bearer is very young or you
are nervous about losing the rings, you can tie fake gold bands to the
pillow for appearance only. Each of our pillows comes with two satin ribbons
for tying on rings. Make sure you have something on the pillow, fake or
real. A young child takes his roll very seriously and might be upset if his
big moment comes and there aren't any rings.
Work with your florist on decoration for the pew ends.
Gossamer is an
affordable decoration that is easy to use. Tie the gossamer into bows and
attach them to the end. Leave long "tails" on the gossamer for an elegant
Bubbles - Personalize with your names and date for each guest to keep as a
favor and use to blow at the Bride and Groom as an alternative to rice.
Wedding bells are a classic decorating item that are easy to use and easy to
hang. Place them in small groupings hanging from the ceiling or tied to the
entrance door. And decorate the getaway car too!
For an unusual balloon look, try
the three-foot wide
marble balloons. Use 3-4 to a room and
weight them down with a sandbag that has been wrapped in gossamer. Use
plenty of ribbon to keep them high and out of the way.
Gossamer - Drape it from the ceiling or use
it in swags to create a beautiful backdrop for your reception area. You can
even tie gossamer into bows for the back of each of your chairs; the uses
are truly endless.
A wonderful alternative to rented linens and china is
disposable plastic table coverings, table skirts, plates, cups and cutlery.
All come in a variety of colors to match your chosen décor and have that
professional look without costing a fortune.
Finally, whether you are
serving dinner, finger foods or just cake, don't forget your
napkins. Add your names and date or just a simple initial to give your
napkins a touch of elegance.
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Place three or more votive
candleholders (clear, frosted or cracked ice) in
the center of your tables or clustered together at evenly spaced intervals
on a banquet type table. You can increase your brilliant light by placing a
mirror under one or two of the votives. Place the other candles around the
mirror and enjoy twice as much flickering light from the reflection. To add
a bit more glitz and glimmer, sprinkle confetti or place gemstones around
votives. These will also reflect the light and add sparkle to your
tables. Use a confetti color that coordinates with your theme colors. Finish
off your centerpieces with your choice of votive candle color. Choose the
color that works best with your color scheme and enjoy the fabulous scent
that will fill the air.
Tapered candles - The elegant lines of
taper candles can dress up any table. We recommend grouping them together in
odd numbers 1,3,5, etc. At the base of the taper candles, place greenery,
gemstones, wired garland, puddled gossamer, or confetti. Place fresh flower
petals around the candles for a romantic touch.
If an enclosed flame is a must, try decorative
candle lamps. These lamps can
be personalized with the date and theme of the wedding or can be left
unimprinted. Place at the center of each table with flower petals, ivy
strands, confetti or curled ribbon scattered at the base.
Floating candles make a beautiful centerpiece for any wedding table.
Delicate candles in the shape of flowers can easily be placed in bowls,
snifters, or other wide mouth glassware pieces. Simply fill each candle bowl
with water (about halfway) and place a floating flower candle in each bowl.
Add color to the centerpieces by placing a sprig of greenery or colorful
confetti around the base of the glass. Add a few drops of food coloring to
the water if you wish to tint it to match your theme colors. Another color
option is to add gemstones inside the glass container. Check out the
champagne bottle votive candles too!
Luminarias provide an easy, very inexpensive centerpiece. The candlelight
glows softly through the cutout openings for a dreamy effect. Set three or
four down the center of a table, with confetti scattered between them, or
set one at each place setting.
white twinkle lights around the head tables, gift table and buffet
table... as well as around doorways and plants/walls.
Centerpieces with Balloons:
Balloons are an affordable and easy product to use to create centerpieces.
Select balloons and curling ribbon to match your wedding colors. Inflate the
balloons (always use an odd number-3, 5, or 7) with helium and let the
colorful bouquets float above the table. Make sure the balloons float well
above eye level so guests can easily see each other across the table. Secure
the balloons by tying the ribbons to Mylar covered weights, floral vases,
upside-down top hats, or other theme related items.
If you prefer not to use helium, attach the balloons to balloon sticks and
holders and create a bouquet with balloons. Fill a simple vase, metallic
tote bag, or other colorful base with metallic shred, gemstones or brightly
Use a pedestal-style cake platter as a centerpiece to display a combination
of flowers and fruits. For example, pears and apples blend beautifully with
a mixture of white flowers. Around the base of the pedestal, tie a flowing
gossamer or wired organza ribbon. The fruit can easily be added
with toothpicks to a block, cone, or sphere of floral foam.
Place tall topiaries in hand-painted or sponged flowerpots. Fill the
topiaries with sugared or fresh fruit, dried or wild flowers, or lemon
leaves. Twist gossamer streamers from the top of the topiary to the base,
and allow the streamers to flow 10-15" down the table.
crystal or glass bowls with colorful glass ornaments to match your
wedding colors. Place the bowl on a bed or shredded paper or confetti in
goldfish bowl filled with little colorful fish is unique and guests can
choose who takes the bowl home.
A large collage of photos featuring the bride and groom makes a wonderful
and personal centerpiece idea.
Ice sculptures are perfect for winter weddings.
Decorative oil lanterns (perfect for Western or Victorian themed weddings).
Fine China teapots are great for Victorian theme weddings, or afternoon
Elegant feathers in wedding colors make simple but elegant centerpieces.
gossamer bows to "gift-wrap" tables. Create a large bow in the middle of
the table, and then drape the ends of the ribbon to the floor.
Silver bowls filled with exotic fruits make elegant and edible centerpieces.
A large ornate candelabra is both unique and grand.
Small statues of angels, Cupid, and other ancient figures are romantic.
Sprinkle gold or silver confetti around the statues for extra glitz.
Spray paint seasonal fruits and/or vegetables (for example for a fall
wedding, choose pumpkins, various gourds and autumn leaves) with either gold
paint, or a color to complement your theme colors. Twist strands of gossamer
streamers through the arranged pieces for a stunning effect.
For a fun-festive centerpiece, place glow necklaces in a vase to create
glow-in-the-dark magic. Place the necklaces in the vase prior to creating
the circular piece.
To create a simple color theme under your chosen centerpieces, cut squares,
circles or other shapes of gossamer and layer them down the center of the
table. As the gossamer overlaps, different color hues will be created to
match your color theme.
Mirrors are a simple base piece to create the illusion of size. Place a
single mirror or several mirrors together to start your centerpiece and add
flowers, balloons, candles or other decorative elements.
Work with your florist to create centerpieces with
flowers that coordinate
with your ceremony flowers. Be careful not to make them so large that your
guests cannot see each other across the tables.
Instead of table numbers on each of the tables, use a different type of
flower on each table to represent the table where your guests are to sit.
Create full centerpieces of only one particular flower and place them on
each table. Then, when creating your place cards, write the type of flower
in place of the table number. Hint: Make them easily recognizable flowers
that everyone will know.
For a less expensive floral centerpiece, consider using silk flowers instead
of fresh. Also, you can create beautiful yet inexpensive vases by taking old
glass vases, found at garage sales, auctions and in your basement, and
gluing colored pieces of tissue paper along with confetti to the outside.
Use a color of tissue paper that will coordinate with your ceremony colors.
Use a single flower placed in imprintable clear cylinder vases at each
place setting. Imprint the vase with your names and wedding date and ask
your guests to each take one home as a thank you gift for attending your
The centerpieces don't have to be large and expensive. A simple vase with a
single flower and greenery can look elegant. Couple the vase with a mirror
surface and a few scattered gemstones or votive candles. This makes a
complete centerpiece without a huge cost.
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