When dressing your wedding there are so many things to think about that it’s easy to feel ‘bogged’ down by all the ideas you see and read about. Its important initially for you to consider the overall look you want to achieve, any themes you want to incorporate and the colours you like. Then get together with a venue dresser and let them take the image in your head and turn it into reality.
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Its vital that your whole wedding blends together naturally and this starts with your dresses and wedding bouquets and works all the way through your ceremony – table centres – chair covers and favours.
When it comes to dressing your table centres there are many options available and it’s easy to become flummoxed! For example Shabby chic country style weddings look fantastic with birdcages filled with large blooms of flowers, with jugs and vases with mixed hand tied bouquets or even with jam jars and bud vases lining the tables, interspersed with candles. Colours with this style of decoration will often be mixed incorporating lots of different flowers, colours and textures.
Sleek and modern look: consider tall vases filled with one type of flower such as lilies or delphiniums, gold fish bowls, with floating roses, orchids or gerberas, or even tall cocktail vases with mixed floral arrangements to match your colour scheme, here most people will use one or two colours to give maximum impact, rather than mixing the colours.
Traditional look: mixed lower arrangements of flowers on the tables always look stylish, these can be in steel buckets, terracotta pots and vases and always look stunning either on their own, or with balloons floating above them.
If you want something more unique don’t be afraid to ask for it – the sky is only limited by you and your decorator’s imagination! Once you have decided how to decorate the guest tables and the top table, you then need to decide on the best way to make everything else blend together.
One of the best bits of advice is to be careful that you don’t do too much. It’s easy to get carried away buying small bits here and there as you see them, not only does this get expensive, but suddenly the overall effect can get cluttered. If you pick your favourite ideas, discuss them with your decorator and implement them, they will look both stunning and stylish, you won’t break the budget.
Do try and be realistic about your budget – remember that big ideas can often cost more and therefore you need to stet aside a sensible budget. If you let your decorator know what your budget is in your initial meeting, then they can make sure that they show you ideas and styles that fit within it.
Above all remember to enjoy the planning, chose professional to be involved who you like and trust and everything will run smoothly. Relax. Enjoy. Smile. It’s your day and you’ll only do it once.
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