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50+ Wedding Decoration Ideas

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As with any momentous occasions in life, weddings require the need for tasteful décor in order to bring the event to its fullest potential. It may even be argued that wedding decors are not so much of a bride’s option as a wedding necessity. After all, décors do not only involve a color scheme and a choice of carefully arranged flowers, they dictate the venue’s aesthetic and command the event’s overall ambiance. In this regard, weddings sans décor would be quite a boring event. As wedding decorations would help you in creating a unique wedding theme that is personal to both you and your husband-to-be, it pays to give it extra attention and focus during the wedding planning. More importantly, your choice in wedding decorations is considered a pivotal aspect in your big day insomuch that it decides the quality of your event and contributes to making your wedding memorable. So, determine what you want and thoroughly research your options to come up with the best aesthetic for your big day.

If you are looking for wedding decoration ideas to incorporate in your wedding plans, take a gander at the list below for various inspirations you can surely use on your wedding day:  

Wedding Aisle Decoration Ideas

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Walking down the aisle is one of the most-awaited anticipated moments on your wedding day. Of course, you would want everyone’s attention focused on you as you make your way to the altar. However, you do need to set up the stage for you walk tastefully enough that it enhances the flair and drama of your entrance instead of overwhelming it and detracting attention from you. You want to be careful with your choice of decors and choose only those that would give the aisle just the right panache to complement your walk to the altar. Here are some ideas:  

Custom Aisle Runner  

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Making a statement and a splash on your wedding day would be possible with a customized graphic runner. Instead of the drab and predictable typically red aisle runner, opt for something that makes more of an impact. You can customize it to not only include your names and wedding date, but you have a myriad of prints to choose from which would then complement just about any and every kind of ceremony décor.  

Floral Chair Tails

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If you have always wanted a whimsical ceremony that would rival fairytale romances, use floral chair tails as wedding aisle decorations and give your walk down the aisle more drama.  Globe string lights If you are holding your ceremony outdoors at dusk, you can light up your walk by using globe string lights as an aisle wedding décor. Alternatively, you may wish to weave them into a ceremony arch to make those wedding kiss photos pop.  

Statuesque Vases

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While this kind of aisle décor has seen in most wedding, it does get the job done of creating a beautiful ambiance for your walk down the aisle. Choose embellished vases positioned at the ends of your corridor to make a more striking and powerful impact.  

Geometric Vases

If you wish to go minimalist on your wedding decors all the while giving it a modern touch, incorporate prism-shaped or wire-wrought vases which can hold either candles or flowers. Cluster these at the end of the aisle or suspend them on your wedding arch for a more dramatic effect.

LED Candles  

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If you have always had a penchant for giving your aisle that warm glow of flickering candlelight sans the potential hazard (to your guests and your wedding dress) arrange remote-control or battery operated candles along with your walkway.  

Tastefully Strewn Petals  

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If you wish your entry will be sprinkled with flower petals sans the expensive cost, opt to drizzle, silk rose petals along the aisle before the guests arrive. To make the effect even more dramatic, have your flower girl toss them as she makes her way down the aisle.  

Welcome Sign  

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Give your guests a warm reception to your wedding ceremony by placing a wooden welcome sign placed near the aisle. Perfect for rustic themed weddings, this aisle décor just about sets the tone for a beautiful and romantic affair.

Brass Lanterns  

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Regardless of whether you opt to line them on your wedding aisle or group them together or even strung overhead, mini metal lanterns have a way of giving your ceremony an elegant and sophisticated feel.

Hot Air Balloon Paper Lanterns  

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If you wish to look for wedding decors that are genuinely out of the ordinary, choose paper lantern sets that complement your wedding theme and motif. Not only would this give your ceremony a fanciful feeling but it is a fashionable way to make a statement on your wedding.  

Wedding Guest Book Design Ideas

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One of the ways to recall your wedding day is to take a look back at the well-wishes your wedding guests gave you on that day. Instead of having your guests sign the traditional wedding guest book, opt for something that is a little more personal and unique with these ideas below:

Vintage Atlas  

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Opt for a more unconventional way of recalling your wedding guests by having them sign the pages of a vintage road atlas and then having them indicate the cities they are traveling from. Alternatively, they can opt to pitch in their suggestions of where you and your spouse should vacation to by signing on a list of countries they would have you visit.  

Painted Globe  

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If you want something that can double up as a unique décor piece in your living room, have your guests sign a chalkboard painted globe. Afterward, you can use this as an accent in your living room or home office.  

Re-use Wine Bottles  

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Instead of positioning your wedding guest book by the entrance where some of your guests can quickly forget to sign, station recycled wine bottles on each table at the reception and had your guests fill these with their messages. You can then open these in the future and reminisce about your wedding (and may even opt to open these on your golden anniversary).

Polaroids and Washi Tape

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Make your wedding guest book unforgettable by having your wedding guests DIY it for you. Have your guests take funny photos with the Polaroid camera and then affix it to a scrapbook with washi tape. From there, they can dedicate short messages to you and your spouse.  

Advice Coasters  

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Marital advice will always come in handy, and they are even more useful if they doubled up as nifty tableware. In this regard, have your guests dedicate you messages and marital advice on a piece of a coaster.  

The Sweetest Dictionary  

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Have an unconventional way of recalling your wedding day by having your guests circle a word on a carefully placed dictionary that they think best describes both of you. If they wish to comment further, they can even add a little note in the margin.  

Shadowbox Art  

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Have your guests sign wooden hearts and then have them drop it into a shadowbox and display it behind a thin pane of glass. If you think hearts are too cheesy, there are many alternative shapes for wooden tokens and frame styles. Look for one that best symbolizes the both of you.  

Modern Prints

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Print a personalized monogram which could either be a photo of both you and your spouse or one that is more unconventional (such as your thumbprints). Ensure there is a lot of white space for your family and friends to sign and then hang it somewhere in your future home.  

Game Board  

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Put a little spin into your game nights by choosing a game board that provokes the best memories. If you regularly have game nights, have your guests sign a game board or even game blocks such as Jenga or puzzle pieces. In this regard, you will remember all the warm memories you had on your big day when you bring them out and play.  

Snail Mail  

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If you look forward to getting mail every single day, ask your wedding guests to sign postcards and designate a patient or indulgent relative or friend to mail a couple to you each week or month—whichever works.

Autographed Vinyl  

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Are you and your spouse music enthusiasts? If you are, you should scour garage sales and find old albums which you can use for your guest book. Afterward, you have a unique piece of wall décor that provokes romantic feelings and memories every time you look at it.

Guided Questions  

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If you wish to have your guests have a more active role in your new life together as a couple, give them a set of guided questions and then ask them to name your first pet, where you should live, etc.    

Holiday Décor  

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Incorporate feelings of sentimentality in your annual holiday decoration by utilizing holiday decors as an alternative way to have your wedding guests dedicate messages to you. Provide your guests with paint markers where they can sign on Christmas balls and write messages for you.  

Date Night Inspiration

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Save yourself the overwhelming confusion on what to do on date nights by having your wedding guests come up with suggestions for you. Collect a jar of date night ideas from your guests by having them signpost it and collecting it inside a mason jar.  

Nostalgic Notes  

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If you are looking for a casual and humorous way to look back on your wedding day, provide your guests with a Mad Libs-style questionnaire, collect them after the wedding and turn them into a book, it is a fun way to reminisce about your big day and would make for an excellent coffee table book.  

Wedding Hanging Decors  

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One of the predicted wedding trends for the year 2019 is hanging decors. While they have certainly been around for quite a while, hanging wedding decors give your wedding day extra drama and flair by pulling the eyes of your wedding guests up and skyward.  Here are some excellent ideas you can use:

Flowers  

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You can never go wrong with flowers. Apart from giving your wedding venue a whimsical ambiance, hanging flowers make for an excellent floral backdrop which you and your guests can use for photos.  

Paper Lanterns  

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If you wish to go with a rustic theme for your wedding, then incorporate paper lanterns in your reception area. They make for excellent alternative lighting options and would double as an accented décor.

Terrariums  

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Give your wedding venue a sophisticated look by utilizing terrariums as hanging décor. While they might be unconventional, they have proven to be versatile. You can hang them as they are with only a simple candle inside or choose to fill them with flowers or even layers of rock and stone. Apart from being a classy wedding décor option, it provides for limitless customization choices.  

Crystal Garland  

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For a more dramatic flair and classic ambiance, utilize crystal garlands as hanging wedding décor in your wedding venue. With the myriad of application techniques, you can do, the sparkling strands of gems and add to any of your décor pieces that need a little sparkle and glimmer.  

Tissue Pompoms  

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Are you looking for wedding décor that is both beautiful and inexpensive? Then look no further than tissue pompoms! Tissue pompoms go bold and big in style without breaking the bank.

Ribbons  

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While ribbons are often added as accents to bags or baskets, they can be the perfect décor to add personality to your wedding venue. As it comes in a variety of colors, you can choose that match your theme correctly.  

Feathers  

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For a unique look that works seamlessly outdoors then try hanging feathers. Feathers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors insomuch that they match almost every wedding theme there is.  

Flower Balls  

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Break away from conventional wedding hanging decors by opting to bunch your flowers together to form into a ball. Instead of making the table centerpieces, choose to hang them instead.

Lanterns  

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Take your wedding decors to a whole new level by choosing to hang your lanterns instead of making them as centerpieces and table decors. Apart from creating a stunning look, it also provides additional illumination to your venue—particularly if you are celebrating outdoors.  

Birdcages  

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Hanging birdcages is an excellent way to inject a bit of flamboyance to your wedding event. As one of the more popular choices for wedding decors, birdcages come in almost every size and color. Even hanging just a few by your reception’s entrance would already give it enough sophistication and a dash of panache.   

String Lights  

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String lights have come a long way from being regarded as favorite holiday décor. Today, it has been utilized as hanging and overhead decors to give wedding venues a rustic feel as well as a warm and inviting glow.

Mason Jars  

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For a necessary condiment or beverage container, mason jars can be incredibly versatile insomuch that they can even be used as wedding decors. With this in mind, they can also be utilized as hanging décor to serve as makeshift chandeliers or even from chairs. Customize them to your theme and fill them up with flowers, lights, candles and so much more.  

Banners

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Banners make for excellent additions in weddings with rustic themes. Apart from conveying sweet messages and displaying announcements, they would look great strewn above tables.

Doilies  

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While they might be reminiscent of your old grandma’s décor in the living room, doilies make for excellent hanging décor additions in your wedding venue. Apart from giving your reception a classic touch, they can be utilized to enhance a country-side themed wedding.  

Wedding Décor Centerpiece Ideas

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Opt for something a little different than merely plopping floral bouquets on your tables. After all, what makes a wedding venue beautiful is the little touches and eye-catching details that would ultimately culminate in a tastefully thought-of aesthetic. So, instead of simply letting the wedding catering staff apply their own decors, incorporate some of your own. Here are some of the alternative wedding centerpiece ideas you can utilize for your wedding reception:  

Sprawling Centerpieces

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To make more of an impact, go big with your table centerpieces by utilizing sprawling and magnificent decors. Adorn your tables with cascading floral centerpieces such as big floral arrangements and the like.  

Orange Themed Centerpiece  

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If you have autumn or fall for a wedding theme, then you might want to incorporate more orange tones to your wedding venue. To do this, arrange rows of oranges at the center of a table and insert occasional flowers here and there. Apart from adding a pop of color, this is one centerpiece which your guests can eat.  

Desert-Inspired Centerpieces  

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Take a cue from beautiful sunsets and use them as inspiration for your desert-themed wedding. Mix verdant foliage with tea lights to dress up your tables and add the occasional chunk of wood as an accent.  

Bouncy Ball Centerpiece  

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Couples who are young at heart will love this unique centerpiece. Fill a vase with bouncy balls to make for a more colorful and playful décor.

Lego Bowl Centerpiece

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For a genuinely unique yet eye-catching centerpiece, fill a bowl with Lego and stick in a sweet chalkboard sign.  

Fishbowls  

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Give your centerpieces a bit more life by adding something that is alive. Buy a bunch of goldfish from your local pet store and display them in a circular bowl with pebbles to match your décor. To ensure that you remain environment-friendly, be sure to release the fish to the sea after your wedding.  

Rainbow Centerpieces  

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For rainbow-themed weddings, utilize colorful centerpieces by adding flowers of every imaginable color. However, to ensure that the centerpiece gets the attention it deserves to ensure that it is only decorated at the head of the table and the rest of the decors should remain monochrome.  

Grass Table Runner  

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Who says that the only plant life you can use at your weddings will be flowers? Add some grass to your tables and use it as a runner to add drama to your meals.  

Upside Down Wine Glasses  

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Reinvent your centerpieces by turning traditional ideas such as flipping wine glass centerpieces upside down. To make it pop, place flowers, marbles or other decors underneath the cup.

Glittery Wine Bottles

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Recycle wine bottles and turn them into beautiful wedding table centerpieces by covering them in ombre glitter. Combine them with flowers and other plant life for maximum effect.

Painted Logs  

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Rustic and contemporary vibe can be achieved by painting the ends of your logs in bright hues. Stack them up in the center of your table to serve as the main centerpiece.

Vintage Books  

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Couples who love to read or have a dedicated library at home can put their books to good use by utilizing them as centerpieces. Showcase some of the darlings in your collection by putting them up for display as a table centerpiece. Who knows? It might serve as excellent conversation starters among your guests.

Game boards

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Showcase your fun-loving side by utilizing game boards as centerpieces. Scrabble seems to be most apt for weddings as it allows you to spell out little messages for your guests to see.

While your wedding decorations do not have to cost you a lot, they do have to be personal and unique to you. More importantly, they should reflect your creative side as well as your uniqueness as a couple. With the myriad of wedding décor ideas above, you should be able to choose one that would suit the kind of wedding you wish to have.      

 

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