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 decorating ideas that really add visual impact.
Keep in mind that already very festive or decorative locations may require less, or even no decorating at all. To save money ask your friends or relatives for help in transporting such ceremony decorations, 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.
If you are having a formal wedding, you are likely to celebrate the event in a wedding hall. It is unlikely for a formal wedding to be celebrated in some other place. Just consider the bride's white dress (often with a long train) and her high heels. How is she supposed to walk and dance on a surface other than the smooth and shining one of a wedding hall? Furthermore, a traditional wedding is never held in untraditional places. So, the wedding hall is just the place for the formal wedding festivities. No doubt, you?d prefer the wedding hall to become the hall, in which Cinderella met her prince. Here is a word of advice on how you may decorate the wedding hall.
Use curling ribbon to anchor and accent balloons. It is easily "curled" with the blade of a pair of scissors. Scatter little curls over tabletops for an easy and very inexpensive decorative touch.
Gossamer is a wonderful, lightweight "fabric" that creates fabulous decorating touches at a very reasonable price. It drapes, hangs and holds its shape beautifully. Tulle is delicate and adds elegance to any decor. It can also be wrapped around miniature light strands for very effective decorating.
Create stunning ceilings that instantly transform your room by draping two or four wide streamers in your theme colors from the ceiling's center to the hall's sides. Streamers can also be used to accent tabletops and gifts, and to make bows. They look fabulous, hanging from doorframes, cascading vertically down walls or hanging horizontally across ceilings. Streamers can be twisted after they are anchored to a ceiling, wall or table for a more dimensional look. Two different colored streamers can be placed back-to-back, and twisted for a unique look.
Add twinkle lights to balloon arches, strands, columns or clouds, to gossamer swags and ceiling tents, table edges, around the perimeter of a hall, and to hi-light signs, banners and corrugated cut-outs.
If there are trees around (even indoors), add twinkle lights to the trees or make twinkle light balls by wrapping the lights around Styrofoam balls and place them in the trees (with an extension cord). This makes a really unique round light effect.
Twinkle lights look lovely when strands are placed down the center of a tabletop. Tape dangling light cords to the underside of the table, or to the floor.
Garland is ideal to mold around centerpieces, outline the edges of tabletops, wrap around candle bases and votives, garnish gift packages, twine through balloon bouquets and wind around columns. Garland matches any color theme, and it is available in metallic, fringe, ivy, and even an iridescent twist ribbon that resembles water. A must-have for any party setting!
No respectable wedding hall tabletop should be left without a sprinkling of confetti. However, confetti isn't just for tables anymore! Try sprinkling confetti or sparkle powder in a color to match your theme on a dance floor, an outdoor pathway leading to your party location, in party invitations, or even inside balloons for a great, unique touch at a budget price.
Think romance and mood lighting candles, candles, and more candles in a shade to match your color theme. Use tapers, balls, and votives to pull together a sophisticated color theme. As long as they are out of the reach of small children, fill all the tables with various sized candles and keep them lit throughout the evening.
Prior to the party, put your candles in the refrigerator or freezer. Cooler candles will burn for a much longer period of time.
Floating candles look absolutely lovely. Color the water with food coloring to match your color theme. Place a glass bowl, or several different sized wineglasses filled with water on a mirror. Add candles and colored or clear gemstones to enjoy the dreamy look you have created.