Today decorating for a
wedding and reception offers a variety of options. Whether the couple
wants to do-it-themselves or hire a professional there are many
decisions to be made and like all other details of the wedding, careful
planning will help to alleviate any last minute rushing and worry.
The first decision to make is one of control. Does the couple want to
handle every single detail and item themselves or hand the job over to a
decorating professional? If the couple would like to do-it-themselves
they may still find it helpful to turn to a pro. Most professional décor
providers are happy to sell the supplies and rent the equipment, plus
show a few tricks to those desiring to do their own decorating. The wise
couple will keep in mind the fact that in most cases the decorating will
have to be done on the day of the wedding. The couple must then decide
whether more to do on the wedding day is worth the small savings in the
After the decision is made on who will do the work, the job ahead is to
decide on what needs to be done. The following décor ideas may be a
helpful way to start.
The Entrance: More and more couples are choosing to utilize balloons as
decor at the wedding ceremony. Nowadays balloon-decorating professionals
are using the aid of other materials along with balloons to add a much
more elegant feel to the traditional festive balloon decorating of years
past. Pillars of balloons wrapped with tulle and ribbon outside of the
ceremony location add a special touch to mark the entrance and welcome
the guests. For theme weddings the use of props, balloons and other
decorations can be used to create nearly any desired atmosphere or idea
a couple may have! And if they haven’t seen it before, it doesn’t mean
it can’t be done, decoration professionals are in the business of
creating unique and wonderful ideas!
The first impression of the reception starts at the front door.
Decorations at the entrance set the tone, it says, “the party is here!”
The dance floor is the place to let loose and celebrate! For large
spaces with high ceilings, consider a canopy to create some intimacy –
balloons, tulle, holiday lighting or a combination of all three can
create a stunning look.
Table décor also adds to the ambience of the room. The use of elegant
place settings, unique centerpieces, and chair covers to dress-up any
table. Special attention is given to the head table; often a backdrop of
an arch or other creation is made to frame the area where the bride and
groom will be seated. Likewise, the gift table and cake table are also
decorated for prominence in the room.
Through the creativity and know-how of a decorator, a truly magical
transformation can be made to any location.