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How to decorate for a themed wedding
May 23, 2011 | By:

One of the most important but often overlooked parts of the wedding is the decorations. Unless you have a wedding coordinator, you could be so busy with all the other details that the subtleties of decorating might get lost in the shuffle. However, if you have a theme wedding, your decorations are key. Here are some popular themes and how you might decorate them:

Beach blanket bingo

A very popular and romantic wedding theme is a beach theme, and the number one decoration for that is, well. a beach. It is not real if there is not a little sand in the background, and hopefully some waves splashing. Of course, if you can not get away to the ocean, improvising never hurts. Rivers or lakes can be just as good a resource. Pools are not a bad last resort either. Using some form of raft made of wood for the bride and groom to stand on is very simple and beautiful. A night time wedding on water can be extra beautiful with candles flickering and reflecting off the water. Even having candles float on a river around the ceremony sets a tender mood. A wooden archway and some simple white chairs are enough to add to the scenery that already surrounds you.

Down the garden path

A simple garden wedding is a way to have lots of gorgeous flowers without actually spending a lot at the florist. Maybe add a statue or two and a water fountain to go on the outskirts of your seating area. Since this would definitely be outside, an aisle scattered with flowers could be the perfect touch. Plain, non plastic chairs, most likely white, would be a great addition that will add a crisp look but not overshadow the garden flowers. A simple canopy or archway dripping with flowers for the bride and groom to stand under as they exchange their vows will add a perfect touch.

Vegas, baby

If you are outgoing and want more of a party atmosphere on your big day, why not try something like a Vegas-themed wedding? This doesn’t have to be tacky, but can be fun and colourful.  This is not a plain Jane wedding; you get to dress everything up. Instead of pale colours or lots of flowers, try more reds, golds and blacks. Lights can be set up to show off the scene. You could even play off the gambling side and give out little dice. Down the aisle, you can put a red carpet so the lights play off of it nicely. At the end, try having steps leading up to the alter.

Winter wonderland

Not everyone dreams of being married in winter, but it can make a beautiful backdrop for a wedding. And it’s no wonder with the gorgeousness of whites and silvers playing off each other everywhere. On the aisle entrance, you can set up floor length vases with iced branches coming out of them. Maybe have it somewhere inside with large open windows that show off the winter landscape and make the entire place shimmer. Candles should be placed around the outer side of the ceremony for extra back lighting.  For that final warm touch add tall votive candles around the alter.

You don’t have to settle for “just anything” for your wedding day. You can be creative and make the day a unique experience for everyone. It should be something that comes from inside you. We all have our little creative spark and you can use yours to make your big day absolutely perfect and personal.

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