Now that you’ve said “YES!”, it’s time to think about the little details of your big day. It’s never too early to start planning your wedding’s reception as there are many decisions to be made. One such major decision is wedding décor. However fun it may seem, decorating your reception requires a great deal of careful thought and preparation. After all, your special day deserves to have a breathtaking set-up, don’t you think? Here are some great tips to create a magical, once-in-a-lifetime celebration with the help of decorations.
Pick a Theme
Before you start collecting the small details, you need to think about the big picture, or in other words, the theme of your wedding. It’s best to start researching wedding themes early in order to have a good mental image of what you want your reception to look like. By doing so, you will know exactly what should and shouldn’t be used as part of the decoration. Work out your style (vintage, rustic, modern, etc) and colour scheme and then look for wedding decorations online that will express the theme.
Once you’ve settled for a theme, it’s time to list all the decorative elements you need to complement it. Keep a diary and list down everything you want to use, along with details like quantity, colours and where you can get them. If you’re more of the visual type, you can create a Pinterest board for wedding decorations online. In any case, being organized will help you stay on top of things and reduce the stress of planning.
Embrace the Flower Power
When it comes to weddings and decorations, flowers are always a part of the mix. Their pretty colours and pleasant scents are perfect for creating a romantic, airy atmosphere. Floral centrepieces can bring beauty and life to the wedding tables. The arrangements can range from a few simple stalks of flowers in a vase to extravagant sculpted pieces. You can combine them with candles, jars, or lanterns for a more eclectic look. Besides centerpieces, there are many other ways to incorporate flowers, such as in the form of chair décor, archways, or a large standout display as a background for wedding pictures.
Don’t Forget About Lighting
Regardless if you’re having an indoor or outdoor wedding, well-chosen and strategically placed lighting can transform any wedding venue and make the many different decorations come to life. Adding little touches of light in the form of candles, lanterns, or string lights here and there can help create a more intimate atmosphere.