Classic Wedding Church Decor

A lot of classic traditional weddings hold their ceremony in a church. The great thing about having your ceremony in a church is that most churches are beautiful just the way they are, but of course decorations never hurt! Here are some easy tips on how to make your church ceremony beautiful and timeless.

  1. Tulle – one of the cheapest and most beautiful decoration items is tulle. You can drape tool all the way down each side of the pews. You can also stream lights in the tulle to give an extra twinke.
  2. Flowers – After you have decided on your wedding colors purchase flowers that are within your colors and use them as décor throughout the church. You can have flowers in vases at the entrance, hang them on the archways, hang them at the top of each pew right over the tulle, and even sprinkle the pedals down the aisle. You can also place flower pedals in the tulle.
  3. Staircase entrance – You can place a red carpet on the entrance steps to your church ceremony so when guests arrive they will right away get into the wedding spirit.
  4. Candles – Candles always add a warm glow. You can have candles running down the entire isle on each side. For example, you can place a candle at the end of each pew to light your way down the aisle to your special someone.
  5. Altar Décor – A simple, but beautiful idea is to have movable columns at your altar. You can place flowers and candles on each one. You can purchase these at most hobby and craft stores.

Don’t forget to have fun!

xoxo-

WYT

Tropical Wedding Tips

Let’s face it.. it’s hard to go wrong with a tropical getaway themed wedding, but anything’s possible. Even a beautiful beach wedding can go wrong, that is why we have a list of some great ideas to make your beach wedding perfect. Here they are:

1. Tropical Wedding Arch- You can actually buy a standard wedding arch at most craft stores between $20-$30, and then you can jazz it up with tulle and tropical flowers. Also, most wedding planning companies have an arch included. If you are traveling to a tropical island- usually either your planner, or the hotel will have an arch for you, and even set it up for you as well. (Make sure you call ahead and ask before you get there.)  If you are doing decorations on your own, here is a video that helps you understand how to decorate your own wedding arch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7slZajgkGU 

2. Tropical Wedding Flowers– You should try to include a tropical wedding bouquet, so when you walk down the beach aisle you will look extra tropical and gorgeous. Also, if you purchase extra flowers you can use them as decoration. For example, you can sprinkle them down your sand aisle, you can place them in vases on the reception tables, you can use them for your bridesmaid’s hair, and if you have a pool on site you can sprinkle some flower pedals in the pool.  Not sure what tropical flowers to pick from? Here are a list of our favorite tropical wedding flowers: Orchids, anthurium, ginger, heliconia, plumeria and last but not least- hibiscus!

3. Tropical Drinks- Whats a tropical wedding without the tropical drinks? After researching many different drink recipies and looking for many lists, we have found a must have drink list for the top ten most popular tropical drinks. Be sure to print this list and give it to your bartender before the wedding, or email it to him or her ahead of time so they can be sure to have the proper ingredients for all of these yummy drinks. From mojitos to bahama mama’s, check the top ten list out here, http://www.whattodrink.com/tropicaldrinks/

4. Beach Wedding Flip Flops– Some couples decide to go barefoot, and some would rather have flip flops. If you do decide to get married barefoot, you may want some flip flops for after the ceremony. You can find cute flip flops almost anywhere, but we found some very special wedding flip flops at David’s Bridal. Prices range from $12.50-45.00, check them out here, http://www.davidsbridal.com/Browse_Accessories-Shoes-Flip-Flops

5. Tropical Bride and Bridesmaid Tote- We love these! These cute totes are perfect as a gift for your bridesmaids. They are perfect because you can have their initials embroidered on the bags, and they can use them while they are at the beach before and after your tropical wedding day. You can also get one for yourself, you are the bride afterall! They are also only $27.95 each, check these cute tote bags out here, http://www.advantagebridal.com/petrtobagret.html

We hope you enjoyed our top 5 must haves for a tropical getaway wedding! Please feel free to add comments, and tell us some of your favorite ideas to pull of the perfect tropical wedding!

xoxo,

WYT Team