Wedding Decoration Ideas


Some Unique Wedding Decoration Ideas

Coming up with new and innovative wedding decoration ideas is certainly something worth investing the time in. Quality ideas can often greatly boost the way a wedding looks. This, in turn, provides a positive emotional impact on the attendees of this most memorable event. Weddings can be described in many different ways. However, if there was one description that would be best avoided it would be – bland. That is to say, a wedding should always embody the positive and effective traits of an upbeat and original look.

Of course, different weddings all will require different plans. Those devising the look of the wedding will need to appeal to different tastes, opinions, events, and cultures. But, unless you are planning an ‘off the wall’ wedding (And some folks do), there are certain constant themes that will be helpful to any type of wedding.

At the core of any selection of an idea for wedding decorations, you need an upbeat, positive sentiment that reflects the joy of the event. You will want the decorations to be original but not so far removed from tradition that they prove distracting. Keeping this in mind, here are some of the top wedding decoration ideas that might prove enlightening to those planning out such a blessed event:

Atypical table decorations can add to the proceedings quite nicely. Common table decorations include cylinder glasses, balloons, and placeholders embodying easily recognizable shapes such as diamonds, etc. While these are all nice, they suffer a certain sense of sameness since they are so frequently employed as wedding decorations. Instead of using such decorations that embody sameness, look towards some of the more creative table decorations such as place holders in the form of miniature trees, miniature metal pails or little metal boats designed to hold party favors, or favor box holders in the shape of purses, palm trees, or even pyramids. Again, these are all atypical items for a table that are unique while avoiding the appearance of being gaudy.

Also, a nice addition to the tables would be any decorations that contain photos of the bride and groom. Despite the fact that the bride and groom are the center of the festivities, some decorative ideas will completely omit images of them. Rather than make such an omission, it would be nice to include lighting arrangements, placeholders, or displays that prominently feature pictures of the bride and groom.

Is the wedding scheduled during a holiday season? If so then it may be wise to integrate decorations that are associated with the holiday. This is true even if the wedding falls slightly after the date of the holiday. For example, if the wedding falls near Christmas or Valentine’s Day, intermingling decorations that are associated with these holidays can truly add a festive look to the wedding. Just be sure not to overdo it with themed decorations as too much of them can prove distracting from the more traditional wedding decorations.

Some designers are not fans of using candles as wedding decorations because they might present a fire hazard. That is understandable as not one would want wedding decoration ideas to pose a risk. However, not all candles need a flame. There are electric replica candles that can be substituted and many of them possess a highly artistic design. Incorporating these types of candles into your decorations would be a tremendous idea.

Guests are commonly presented with gift boxes and such boxes should never be overlooked in terms of their decorative value. Dull gift boxes are exactly that – dull. Rather than present tired boxes, employ unique themes based on artistic design, historical periods, or even pop culture. This enhances the value of the gift boxes tremendously.

Prior to making a decision on which decorations to employ in a particular wedding, it would be helpful to look at photographs of such decorations presented at other wedding venues. It becomes very difficult to develop an accurate image in your mind when you have no basis to really go on other than speculation. That is why looking at photos of the decoration in their natural environment remains a major plus. Reviewing such photos prior to making decoration selections is advised.

As you can see, there is no real magic to coming up with excellent wedding decoration ideas. Sometimes, simple spins of the traditional approach to decoration ideas is all that is necessary to come up with a visually and aesthetically brilliant concept.

Published: 04/29/2010 by


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