The wedding day is the biggest, happiest and the most celebrated day in
anybody’s life. Naturally, wedding decorations have also got to keep pace with
the jubilations and joy at such an occasion and they should provide the
appropriate amount of style, fun and drama on this day. All that is needed is a
little bit of imagination in order to make the day so unique that it will be
remembered by the guests for a very long period of time. However, you should be
guided by your personal taste, budget and the type of wedding setting that you
The first thing to do, however, is to make a note of your first thoughts
while planning out your wedding decorations. You can then decide the mood that
you would like to portray as the theme of these decorations. Further decisions
regarding the details of the decorations can then be made based on the central
While planning your wedding budget, you will have to consider that wedding
decorations will constitute a major portion of the total outlay. Of course, the
decorations will depend upon where the wedding ceremony and reception will take
place and how big will the gathering be. The latest trend, however, is to keep
the cost of wedding decorations as low as possible.
Once you have decided upon the budget for wedding decorations you will be
able to decide the type and quantity of decorations that will fit inside the
budget. You can’t afford to make mistakes as they can prove to be very costly.
If there is insufficient budget, you can reduce the number of decorations and
keep only those wedding decorations ideas that will give a good visual impact.
Basically all that you have to do is to add a few simple touches to convert
an ordinary room into a marriage venue. Ideally, the theme of the entire wedding
should be followed for the wedding decorations as well. The minutest of details
should be taken care of and wedding decorations should be placed in all
important places such as the ceremony venue, the reception venue and even in the
You can take a few snapshots of the chapel or venue where the various
functions are to be held and then try to visualize the type of wedding
decorations that you would like to have. However, it is important to keep your
imagination well reined-in.
The most important ingredients of wedding decorations are flowers which give
the exquisite feel to the decorations. However, flowers can be quite expensive
and if you want to bring down the cost you can put single flower centre pieces
on tables and large balloon bouquets on banquet tables. It is not advisable to
increase the cost of wedding decorations but on the other hand, you can create
your own decorations and make substantial savings.
It is essential to adopt a color scheme for the wedding decorations which
would be in consonance with the central theme. Red, white and pink are ideal for
an Irish wedding or a Valentine’s Day wedding. During the post-Christmas season,
you can pick up items from clearance sales that can be used in the wedding
In order to cut costs, you should rent out most items that will only be used
for a day such as: table centerpieces, mirrors, vases, silk and dried flower
arrangements, arc ways, pedestals, and plants. Customized wedding decorations
can be created by combining these items with ribbons, tulle, or lace swags,
candles and wreaths.
Don’t overdo the wedding decorations – keep them simple and elegant. Marriage
is the union of two wonderful people. As such just use your imagination and
avoid too many decorations in order to project your simplicity to the world.