How to decorate this pier for our ceremony?

posted 11 months ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Busy bee

OOOOH! You can do like two long silk fabrics that drape on the side rails….or lights. Or have flower pots spaced out lined down the walkway (I love plants/flowers so I would actually use them after the ceremony)

and in the back do something small on the sides to center the two of you?

I feel you can go about it a lot of ways, and inexpensive, too. Nice placement! 

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I’m not sure how hard it would be to get an extension cord out there, but twinkle(fairy) lights would be really pretty. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I love your balloons idea!  Maybe 6-8 bunches tied to the side bannisters and a bigger bunch at the end.  Not sure if you can predict how windy it would be on the day of but balloons in the wind could be a mess, just something to consider.  Fake flower garlands might look nice hung up in a scallop pattern.  I think you can buy one for maybe like $20 at a craft store.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Tried to find a photo of what I’m imagining..not the soft colors you mentioned, but you can pick any garland you want and putting it up this way would be super easy to set up and take down.

I also love the green and bows here.  Might look a little Christmasy, but if you did say pink or purple or yellow ribbons it’s a much more romantic look.  Even just bows might work nicely too.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

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mel2 :  Though not as simple, this could be an option that’s very doable: artificial flowers on straw flower pots, a rug for the area you will be standing with your groom and officiant, chairs for your guests with clean lines and light color, and two stands flanking you with the same flowers and straw flower pots:

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

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mel2 :  You’re very welcomesmile!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I love lanterns! Imagine various sizes of lanterns filled with flowers, with petals around them. Set up to go along the walkway. And ribbon, as someone suggested. Also, check the Dollar Tree for decor, good DIY stuff there.

And fabric to act as a runner for the walkway as well. Then move the lanterns to the reception to act as centerpieces!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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mel2 :  I’ve seen a few good blogs and Pinterest posts on Dollar Tree DIY. They have a wedding section which isnt bad.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2019

You could also get solar powered light strands. That way you don’t have to worry about extension cords. Or do the smaller, battery operated twinkle lights and put them in lanterns, or another similiar type container. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

My mom puts solar powered twinkle lights on our ramp to the boat dock at home, and it looks great! Not sure what time your ceremony is, though. If it’s early you probably won’t even see them! 

I definietly suggest a couple of rugs. Maybe a runner down the aisle part and a more ornate one to stand on. And I LOVE the lantern idea! We actually found some gigantic, battery operated ones at Mendards for like $25 on sale and painted them navy, and then added greenery and flowers around the built in candle. I think if you did one of those on each side before you walk down, and then some smaller ones down the aisle part that would look great (we got our smaller ones at IKEA, but there are surely a lot on facebook marketplace in your area. They are really easy to paint)! Add in some greenery garland or whatever garland you want and some bows and there you go! You should be able to do it all for a decent price! And you can even do some lanterns at the end of the rows of seats, to tie it all in. 

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