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Themed Wedding Decorations

Aug 17, 2007
If you are planning a themed wedding, your decorations will be even more important than for a traditional wedding. This is because it is your decorations that establish your theme. Otherwise you end up with the proverbial princess wedding just because you are wearing a tiara wedding. You want your wedding to be memorable and the key to creating a themed wedding that you will look back on with fondness are your decoration choices.

When deciding on wedding decorations for your theme, it will be necessary to use some imagination. Take an afternoon with your groom-to-be or your bridesmaids and dream. If your theme is based on a movie or time period grab a movie and pay special attention to the decor elements they chose.

Most of all take the time to make your theme specific. Instead of choosing a garden wedding, for example, you might choose a butterfly wedding. Or a ladybug wedding or a mixture of butterflies, dragonflies, and lady bugs. Once you have made your theme specific it will be much easier to shop for your themed decorations because you will know exactly what you are looking for.

Where to Find Your Themed Wedding Decorations

You might be able to find your decorations at a local wedding shop or party store, but since stores can only afford to keep a limited stock on hand you probably will have to look elsewhere. Many themed wedding decorations can be found at party rental stores. Because themed weddings are becoming so popular, many party rental stores carry themed backdrops, such as western, gothic, midlevel.

The Internet is an easier place to shop for your decor elements for your wedding day. The obvious advantage is that you can do your shopping at any time of the day or night in whatever you happen to be wearing at the moment. But an even greater advantage the Internet has is the luxury of being able to offer a much wider variety of products than your local store so you have a better chance of finding exactly what you want. Of course, the third advantage is that anything you purchase on the internet is shipped directly to your door. You don't have to haul it home.
For themed wedding decorations you will find that some of them may have to be made by hand, others you can implement into your theme. For example, a medieval theme it might be nice to have someone craft a banner with the coat of arms and crest of both the bride and groom. This would add a touch of nobility to your theme.

Don't for get your wedding favors! Yes, your wedding favors can play a huge role in developing your theme and as a part of your wedding decorations. In fact, if you choose your favors well there is a very good chance you won't have to spend as much on the rest of your wedding decorations. For example, choosing glass grape place card holders as favors and butterfly cake jewelry on a wedding cake decorated with gum paste or marzipan grapes and grape leaves would go a long ways toward developing a vineyard wedding theme.

Other Themed Wedding Decoration Concerns

It's easy to get so wrapped up in any one element of your wedding that you loose sight of the other elements that play a role in the development of your themed wedding. Wedding decorations for your theme is not the only important subject you will need to worry about. With a themed wedding, location is also very important. You will want to choose a location that goes well with your theme. Old houses and gardens work well for some themes, while your mermaid theme or ocean theme might want to be located on the coast - though it's certainly not essential.

Another decor element that is often overlooked in terms of the development of a wedding theme is your own appearance and that of the rest of your bridal party. How you appear tells the viewer much about your theme. You want that message to be just right. If you are building a Victorian themed wedding then you will want a Victorian styled wedding dress. But if you want to build a different theme you will want to consider the clothing of your bridal party to fit your theme.

A little imagination will go a long way in creating the perfect atmosphere for your themed wedding. The good news is that it also makes it easier to search because once you know what you are looking for it becomes easier to know when you found the right themed wedding decorations.
About the Author
Jeanette Shinn is a wedding professional with over a dozen years experience making dreams come alive. Find tips and accessories from cake jewelry to Cinderella Themed Wedding Favors options at http://www.ExcitingWeddingFavors.com.
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