The way that your perfect wedding day looks is really important. Not only do you want everything to look fabulous for all of your guests, but you will also have all of your memories saved for posterity by your wedding photographer- and the details need to be flawless.
Pick A Theme
Having a unifying theme to link all of your decorations together can be very useful. It will help you when it comes to making decisions about what to use for your big day. Having a running theme can enhance the look of your wedding.
There is no right or wrong approach to picking your theme. It is your wedding day, and you need to choose a theme that suits you. If there is something important to you in your life, why not include that? Maybe you are both fans of a particular film or band; There may be style choices that you can make that will reflect this.
Once you have your theme sorted, it will be much easier for you to go out and find the things that you need.
Picking The Right Flowers
If you have flowers at your wedding, then getting the right type will be necessary. You will want to find colours and shapes that match the overall aesthetic. Flowers can be used to tie in with the decorations, or the outfits. Whatever flowers you go for, make sure that you like them.
Why not search online and have a look at beautiful wildflowers such as this rosebay willowherb. Alternatively, go to a florist and look at as many options as possible.
Again, there is no right or wrong type of flower to get. Just make sure that anyone who is holding, or wearing one is not allergic to them.
Decorations: To Make, Or To Buy?
When it comes to other decorations for your wedding, the sky’s the limit. You can do anything that you want to do. However much you want to decorate, or not; it’s up to you.
The important thing is that you find your style. You might choose to browse Pinterest or wedding blogs, but ultimately, this is your day, and it should be how you want it.
If you are after a unique look that is full of original items that can’t be found in the stores, you may want to make your own decorations.
If you are handy with a glue gun and a pair of scissors, get crafting. A helpful tip might be to involve bridesmaids and groomsmen who might have an artistic flair to help you craft everything that you need.
You can, of course, still buy your decorations, and this might be a better option if you are not very artistic. If you are pressed for time or worry that you’d get too stressed making your own, buying might suit you best also.
A lovely idea is to include photo frames on each table. You might want to pick funny or cute pictures of you both to place in then. If you choose photos that have some relevance to memories you may have shared with the people on that table, this might be a nice touch.
If you want to give the personal feel to each table, why not use photos of each guest instead of name cards? This will make everyone feel especially welcome at your wedding, as you will have shown that you will have put thought into choosing a photo of them.
If your wedding has a theme, find items to build up a centre piece on each table. Try and make each table different, and get creative with your designs.
Bunting is something that can easily be made. It is simple and effective. It is also very cheap, so if you have a large venue to decorate, this will be helpful.
String lights can be used to create a lovely ambiance. You may need quite a few sets, so start sourcing these early. Ask friends and family if they have any sets that they don’t use, or could loan to you.
Mains powered string lights won’t need batteries. However, you will need to find enough sockets to power them. This should be a consideration when it comes to deciding which type you are planning on buying.
Pinwheels make a beautiful, bright decoration that can add a bit of a quirky hint to the venue. And you may also want to look at using paper hearts as a starting point for some of your decorations.