Types Of Wedding Decorations You Need To Know Before Talking To Decorators!
A wedding is a special celebration and hence every aspect of a wedding is considered important, including wedding decorations. Whether it is a simple décor or an extravagant affair, a wedding decoration is a must to set the tone for the occasion. They accentuate the venue and the ceremony. Also, good wedding decorations enhance the beauty of the wedding pictures. A wide range of options is available so you can literally do anything for your wedding decoration depending upon how much you are willing to spend.
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We have tried to break down this comprehensive subject to make it easy to understand the concept. And likewise, to help you plan and chose a wedding decoration that reflects your personality and style statement.
The stage is the area of focus in the entire venue whether it’s the wedding ceremony or reception. Hence, you have to pay special attention to elaborately decorate it. Wedding photographers also consider a good stage decor important. You can choose from a number of options. It can be a particular colour scheme to compliment the couple couture or a theme or a set-up to create the romantic environment. Stage backdrops could be designed in various types, however, there are a few common types that are used:
Fresh Floral Backdrop
Fresh flowers are most frequently used in stage backdrop decor. Using flowers is a classic way to bring grandeur and life to the ceremony. Whether it is an entire floral wall or creatively spaced flower bouquets, floral decorations will make your stage look classy. Your wedding decoration budget will decide the choice of flowers. If budget is a constraint, use local flowers like rose, jasmine, marigold, carnation, gerbera. Otherwise, you can include imported and seasonal flowers like lilies or orchids. Most of the flower arrangements optimally blend in with lush green foliages or gypsophila
# Fresh flower garden against an exquisite floral wall as a backdrop
# Floral marvel
# Jasmine Strings for stage backdrop
Use of long-flowing fabric drapes is also quite common to create an elegant stage backdrop. Silk, satin or chiffon are generally used as drapes for the stage decor. If there is a specific colour scheme in place, match the draperies with it. Most popular colour choices are pink, ivory, red and gold. Use a combination of two colours but it’s important to compliment it with the items the venue. Adding a few string lights or decorative hanging lanterns will bring a subtle glow to the atmosphere. A touch of zari borders or dash of sequin and mirror work will create the extra oomph that we all look for in wedding décor.
Paper Floral Backdrop
Large stunning paper-made flowers are a budget-friendly option to set up gorgeous backdrops. You have the liberty to choose from multiple colour combinations or flower sizes and types according to your preference. Artificial fabric flowers and cut-outs also make a good backdrop choice. You can bring in a lot of creativity to the decorations with this type of backdrop.
# Elegant paper backdrop in shades of pink, gold, and white
Theme Based Wedding Decoration
Themes based decorations, as the name suggests, are concept decorations. Currently, it is very popular to have thematic wedding decorations. A thematic wedding is instantly striking and adds an extra spice to the wedding. Your wedding theme can be anything like a particular colour combination or something more elaborate like reconstructed movie set-up, palace or even a location. But remember, you will have to match all the embellishments in the stage and venue to the core concept in a theme wedding.
# Palatial entrance to the wedding venue
# Royal decor from the ancient times
Mandaps (at a Hindu wedding) and Altars (in Christian/Jewish wedding) are temporary structures under which the main wedding ceremonies are conducted. Mandaps have four pillars whereas altars usually have two pillars. You can use fresh flowers, colourful drapes etc to decorate the structure. Using garlands of marigold or jasmine is a traditional yet classy mandap decoration style. A Mandap/Altar enriches the look and feel of both indoor and outdoor venues. Hence, different religions use them in their wedding rituals.
# Outdoor mandap decoration
You can combine any of these wedding decoration types with accessories to augment the beauty of the entire wedding function.
Sparkling Crystals – If you love bling, using crystal curtains will bedazzle your wedding decoration. Hang them from an arch, panelled with fabric drapes or even hung low on a tree branch in an outdoor venue. It can be used liberally with flowers for aisle décor for an opulent look.
# Use of crystals in various wedding decorations
Creative Lights – If you like a contemporary look, use lights to create a modern backdrop. In fact, using light strings is a great way to embellish your backdrop with a clean and crisp appearance. Needless to say, for an evening outdoor reception, you have to infuse different light elements like lanterns/diya, globe lights etc with your wedding decorations.
# Liberal use of strip lights for an outdoor venue
# Use of pretty lanterns
The sky is the limit when it comes to the choices one has for wedding decorations. As an initial step, identify the general style/atmosphere you want to create. Discuss this with your wedding decorator along with the budget. Your wedding planners will put all the pieces together to bring life to your imagination.
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