Ceremony decor ideas (besides flowers!)?

posted 1 year ago in Decor
1334 posts
Bumble bee

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..

577 posts
Busy bee

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*

657 posts
Busy bee
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  • 1 year ago

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!

1055 posts
Bumble bee

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?

26068 posts
Honey Beekeeper

you could make giant paper flowers

885 posts
Busy bee

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. 

  • You can hang different pieces of fabric on the that white thingy the girls are under if you are going to want to go for a shabby chic look. If you mix a few balloons with the lanterns that would go nicely and compliment each other very nicely especially if you have one or two colors of balloons and three or four colors for the lanterns. 

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.

  • Here is a nice chair decoration idea.

Hope this has helped in some small way.



2516 posts
Sugar bee

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.

58 posts
Worker bee

@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 :)

4413 posts
Honey bee

A world withouth helium… how would we make those funny voices?!

1099 posts
Bumble bee

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! ;)

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