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Part of planning for a wedding is selecting appropriate decorations. Here
are some ideas that may help in your wedding preparations.


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Part of planning for a wedding is selecting appropriate decorations. Here
are some ideas that may help in your wedding preparations.

<B>Flowers are Traditional</b>

Flowers have become an essential part of almost every wedding. From the
bride's bouquet to the corsages worn by her attendants and the
boutonnieres on the groom and his friends, flowers enhance the outfits of
all the principal players.

Flowers are also an important aspect of the wedding decorations in the
church or hall where the wedding is held. They can be arranged in vases
at the altar and in the lobby or attached to the ends of the rows of
seats. And no wedding reception would look right without a vase of
flowers on every table.

In selecting flowers for the big event, think of the colors of the
bridesmaids' dresses and what types of flowers will be in season on the
wedding date. Selecting seasonal flowers may help reduce the cost. Shop
around to find a florist who understands both your taste and your budget.

Creative people can buy flowers and arrange them on their own. Remember
that this will take some time and cannot be done too early because
flowers are perishable. It may be necessary to find refrigerator space to
keep them cold so they will last longer. Transporting flower arrangements
without disturbing them can be difficult, so it may be best to arrange
the flowers at the place where the wedding is being held.

<B>Candles Give a Warm Glow</b>

Candles make a wonderful choice for wedding decorations. The color chosen
can coordinate or contrast with the flowers. Pillars, tapers or even
floating candles should be considered. Select candleholders that
complement the candles and flowers. There are many choices for candles in
a vast array of colors and scents online amd in local stores.

Safety is always a concern with candles. Be sure they are placed where
they will not set drapery or other flammable items on fire. Wait to light
them until just before guests will enter the area where they are located.
Once guests have left an area, be sure to snuff out all the candles
remaining there.

<B>Table Settings Make an Impact</b>

The table settings at the wedding reception will be photographed and long
remembered. Choose attractive linens, china, cutlery and glassware that
go well with the wedding's style and colors. Since these items usually
belong to the hotel or hall where the reception is held, people may not
think of them as wedding decorations. Even though the bride and groom
will not own them after the event, choosing them carefully is just as
important as picking out the other visual elements that go into the
wedding plan.

Some smaller hotels may have a limited selection of tableware. If it is a
small wedding and having an elegant table is important to the happy
couple, they may wish to borrow appropriate china and glassware from
their parents or rent it from a rental company for the day.

<b>Casual wedding, casual style</b>

For those holding a more casual style of wedding, the decorations may be
less elaborate. An outdoor wedding may call for tiki torches and a
flowering trellis. Wedding decorations for a country-western wedding
might include saddles, boots, cactus and cowboy hats. Other possible
wedding themes are limited only by the imaginations of the happy couple.
Whatever they select, there are wedding decorations to go along with
their plans.

Since the bride and groom will be leaving on their honeymoon during the
reception, it may be desirable to designate a friend or relative to
collect any wedding decorations that could have sentimental value or
future use. Candles will probably not be consumed during the wedding.
Flowers will last for at least a few more days and the vases can be
recycled for a future event. Perhaps a welcome home bouquet and candle
decoration made of the wedding leftovers could be placed in the new
couple's home to greet them when they return from their honeymoon.