Decorating for your wedding can prove to be one of the most time-consuming and often overlooked areas that you have to deal with. If you have a wedding coordinator, you will not have this problem. But for most of us planning a wedding on a budget, decorating will be up to you. And if you are planning for a themed wedding, your decorations are key. But not to worry, here are some popular themes for you to consider, as well as how you might decorate for them:
A very popular and romantic wedding theme is a beach theme, and the number one decoration for that is … a beach! You need sand and waves so you'll have to scout a location either close or one that many can easily travel to. Of course you could improvise with a river or lake. Or even a beautiful pool setting – as a last resort. One great idea that you rarely see is using some form of raft made out of wood for the bride and groom to stand on. It can be simple and beautiful, but of course there's always the risk of getting wet.
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 funeral sets a sweet mood. If you do choose a beautiful beach location, then a wooden archway decorated in flowers with a beautiful white silk pathway leading to the alter and some simple white chairs are enough to add to the scenery that already surrounds you.
Another great idea, especially for nature lovers, is a simple garden wedding. Is there a botanical gardens in your neighborhood that caters to weddings? It is a great way to have lots of gorgeous flowers without actually spending a lot at the florist. You could 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 way scattered with flowers is the perfect touch. Plain, non-plastic chairs, most likely white would be a great addition to this setting as they add a crisp look but do 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 adds a perfect touch that they will remember.
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 does not have to be tacky, it can be fun and colorful! This is not for the subdued. You get to dress everything up. Instead of pale colors or lots of flowers, try more reds, golds and blacks. Lights can be set up to show off the scene. You can even tie into the gambling going on and provide gifts of little dice. You might want to a red carpet down the aisle so the lights play off of it nicely. At the end, steps leading up to the altar.
Not everyone dreams of being married in the Winter time, but it can make a beautiful and very festive backdrop for a wedding. It's no wonder that the whites and silvers playing off each other eachwhere make the whole scene so gorgeous, fresh and feel pristine. 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 can be placed around the outer side of the ceremonial location for extra back lighting. For that final warm touch, add tall votive candles around the altar.
Nobody wants to settle for just anything for their special wedding day. You can be creative and make the day a unique experience for everyone without spending a lot of money you just have to make plans and follow through. Make it a day that that comes from inside you, a gift to your spouse. We all have a creative spark and you can use yours to make your big day perfect and one to remember with fondness for a long time to come.