What wedding decorations do I need?
There are two main places that will need decorating on the big day: where the ceremony will take place and where the reception will take place. In some cases, there will also be a separate location for the evening party! The most important thing to decorate for the ceremony is the aisle and the seats that the guests will be sitting in. For the reception, concentrate on the card box/ keepsake box, sweet table and table decorations. The evening event should be both glamorous and fun – this should be reflected in your decor! Think disco balls, balloons, bunting and lanterns!
Which wedding decorations can I make myself?
A great way to limit your budget is by using your DIY skills! Not only does this save you some cash, but it is also a great way to personalise the day – both for the bride and groom, and for the guests. Some small venue decorations are very easy to make such as place cards, table names and table numbers. All you need is some good quality card, and fancy pen and someone with good handwriting who has a lot of time on their hands! It doesn’t matter if everything isn’t exactly identical, this will add to the charm! However, it would be best that it is just one person's hand writing that appears – so make sure that your designated typographer doesn’t give up halfway through. Here are some more ideas on how you can make the most of your DIY skill set:
- Sweet table: get baking! If you’ve got an old family recipe for the best sweet treats in town, then now is the time to flaunt them! Remember that presentation is key! So be sure to invest in a nice cake stand to make your sweet table look extra special.
- Table plan: here is a great opportunity to incorporate the bride and grooms hobbies and interests! For example, if the couple is particularly into music, the plan can be made out of vinyl records, with each vinyl representing the circular table, indicating where each guest should sit. You can find old vinyl records for very cheap at second hand stores.
- Card box: let your creativity run wild! Will you go simple and elegant? Or all out with sparkles and sequins? Your DIY vision – you decide!
- Table numbers:this part of the decor is essential for guests finding their way to their seats – so the numbering should be clear as well as elegant!