These days people are getting married much later in life and this means that they have their own money to spend on the big day, instead of relying on their parents to pay for everything. Every bride wants her wedding to be the most special wedding ever! When our daughter was taking the steps for planning a wedding, we searched and searched for unusual ideas and we found some good ones!
Alternative Decor Ideas
So you’re not a froofy floral arrangement girl – that doesn’t mean you can’t still have wedding decorations that wow. Think outside the proverbial wedding flower box with this list of blossom free wedding decoration ideas
The Food Pyramid
Fill cylindrical glass vases with fruits and vegetables reflecting your colors. Lemons and limes have been done, so try a unique, more contemporary look with texture-rich earthy vegetables like cauliflower, asparagus, cabbage or artichokes. If citrus suits your color scheme and you’re using flowers, slice the lemons or limes and place them in the jar surrounding the stems.
Build a structure consisting of a bunch of different ornate frames with photos of not only you and your fiance, but also parents and grandparents whose marriages serve as inspiration for time-tested love.
Consult Mother Nature for inspiration, and bring the outdoors in. Natural objects like stones, leaves, pine cones, even twigs can add an organic aesthetic to your reception decor. Place in rustic containers or scatter amongst pillar candles for added ambiance. This idea will nicely complement a fall wedding theme.
A Library Look
Stacks of books intricately piled can work in a number of different ways. For sophisticates, choose antique leather-bounds and vintage classics. For a more fun approach, use books with bright spines and kitschy titles. Or, tie it to your wedding location if beach-side.
Wine bottles and decanters create interesting focal pieces. Turn a wine bottle into a “lamp” by filling it with candle oil and adding a wick. Or use a grouping of bottles with a tall single bloom in each.
Floating candles in a shallow bowl adds light and elegance to your tabletops. Or arrange multi-level candles on a mosaic of mirrors or tiles, and surround them with seashells or flower petals. Placing coffee beans or red hot candies at the bottom of a vase or bowl to hold the candles steady also adds an aromatic effect.
Consult your Inner Child
For the kid at heart, fill decorative bowls with your favorite candies – such as jellybeans and M&M’s – in your wedding colors. These centerpieces are sure to be a hit with your guests!