Hi Bees! I'm getting married in an outdoor ceremony, and I absolutely LOVE my venue... but I think the ceremony area needs a little "something" (example pic below). We're not planning to have a very lengthy ceremony, so I feel like flowers would be a waste of money.
I saw the below picture on Pinterest, and I love how the different balloons, and lanterns look. How do you think that would look based on the above pic?
What did you use to decorate your ceremony space, besides flowers? I would LOVE to see your pictures!
I have an outdoor venue as well and I am using green plants...not flowers at all, just luch greenery. I would show you pictures but I don't get married for another 10 months..
Balloons = bad. I'm allergic to latex, so being surrounded by that I would swell up like a sausage
I think I might make this for my ceremony. Wiffle balls from dollar store, dollar store fake flowers, pull the stems off the flower, hot glue around the circle in the wiffle ball, press flower into the hole making sure the bottom of the flower, keep going until the ball is full of flowers, then hang with a ribbon. *Super good idea for pew decorations for ceremony if you don't want to spend a lot of money on florals, but want the look*
Is that where the ceremony is? I think the cover or whatever its called, looks beautiful the way it is! Honestly, I am going to assume lanterns would be just as much money as flowers... and I hate balloons at weddings lol
Those waffle ball things are brilliant! They would look great on the chairs, lining the aisle. Then, you can move them into the reception area afterwards! Then maybe, if you really feel like you need it just have 2 arrangements on either side of you, and make sure they are something that can be moved into the reception area. I am all about double purpose decor!
Are your ceremony and reception area next to each other? Can you have florals from the ceremony moved to the reception area? That's what we're doing?
Otherwise draping? Candles? Vases with colored stones lining the aisle?
Hi All! Thanks for the responses! I agree that the balloons can definitely go in a horribly cheesy direction. I feel like I've seen lanterns for like $1 each.. not sure about that though.
Yes, that first picture is our actually ceremony space. The ceremony and reception are all in one place, so repurposing those flowers may not be a bad idea!
you could make giant paper flowers
Here are some ideas that I am thinking of. I am completely lost on what I want to do, so maybe this can help you.
If you buy some fabric at Joann's you can hang fabric up in the trees, or on the white thingy again, of course it would look nice with balloons/lanterns and will give a flowy look to the ceremony.
Hope this has helped in some small way.
We're not doing any flowers at all for the ceremony... there will be enough greenery around outside and space itself is pretty rustic and nice. I am doing tissue paper pom poms. I am hanging them. Also doing ribbon backdrop using tissue paper and ribbon tied along the chairs.
@KC720: This is really random.....I'm not sure where you are located, but here in Canada there is a major shortage of helium - I was told by a clerk at a party store that the shortage was worldwide. I would check that you could fill the balloons before you buy them!!! Very pretty though :)
@teacherbee1985: I'm in Texas & I heard that too! I just never heard if that even being possible.
@KC720: I think the lanterns would look lovely
@teacherbee1985: I've heard that too! How crazy is that?? I wonder if helium will be non-existant one day! How sad!
A world withouth helium... how would we make those funny voices?!
I'm using paper lanterns in all different shapes and sizes. My venue has a similar verandah we will be getting married under. Other than that, I'd suggest ribbons hanging down. . . give the space some color! Or you could always do both! ;)
I saw this on Pinterest, and thought it looked nice in the up-close shot? Too DIY-ish looking?
you could always use your flowers fr the ceremony and then transport them to the reception.
Just wanted to say hi! We're date twins :) Honestly, I am not really going to decorate my ceremony space b/c we're outside. I am hoping most of the photographs that come back will be close-ups of faces and emotions :)
I made the pomanders out of tulle and fabric. We had lanterns as well as photos from our e-session in frames that I painted and added ribbon to, all of this hung from Shepard hooks for our outdoor wedding
We used curly willow because of the cold temperature. It was super cheap and you can use it in many ways.
More paper flowers: http://lover.ly/image/8386
We had chandeliers lining the aisle (with tons of flowers, feel free to ignore that part). They really made for some amazing photos and caught the light during the ceremony.
@Treejewel19: where did you get those?
@MissFireFlower: I rented them from a company called "The Find" in the Sacramento, CA area.
The great thing is they can be brought indoors using different stands and used again. We used them for our "dance party" portion of the wedding in a third location within our venue.
I love the idea of draping a gazebo or trellis like that with several colors of a soft fabric - here's an inspiration photo:
@Treejewel19: I love them! Do you mind sharing how much they were to rent?
@KC720: I knew someone was going to ask me that. Unfortunately I can't seem to find my old contract but I do believe there were in the $35.00 range.
@KC720: were doing bows on the chairs
this is our ceremony area
the archway will be rented fake flowers come on it the rental fee is 40.00 the bows are 21.00 for 2 dozen bows and the chair rental will be 2.50 per chair were going to rent about 40 chairs there are other places to sit out there as well. heres another angle at our ceremony area
@KC720: wow i love that beautidul!
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