On the solemn day of the wedding ceremony, everything should be perfect - and the dresses of the newlyweds, the decoration of cars, the place for painting, and the restaurant. Now the design of the wedding hall can be entrusted to the designer or the whole creative agency, and you can do it yourself. Looking through the wedding albums of friends or studying photographs on the Internet, you can find millions of creative ideas for the design of the celebration. Immediately you need to understand the differences between the word decor and decoration. The decor is a solid, thoughtful wedding, in which both the room and the cars and even the invitations are decorated in the same style. The usual decoration of the hall - balloons inflated on the eve and shiny garlands left over from the celebration of the New Year. The following is a series of tips that both the bride and the decorator will need for decorating a wedding celebration.
Mistakes to avoid
Recently, in wedding photo reports there is very little individuality in the design of the hall. Usually everyone uses the same design stamps, transferring the wrong decor from one wedding to another. Here are a few mistakes to avoid for the proper decoration of the wedding:
- No need to try to decorate what is so beautiful in itself. For example, the restaurant is very beautiful, carefully selected to the overall style of the interior furniture. Instead of showing the guests the beauty of the back of the chair, the bride tries hard to pull a white cover over the chair, be sure to stick a bow in there. Or another situation - a wedding in nature, in a picturesque and beautiful place. It seems that what else is needed - the bright colors of nature, natural beauty. But the decorator insists on a hundred helium golden balls and huge flowerpots with flowers, because I am sure that such wedding stamps will be appropriate everywhere. In fact, the task of the wedding decor is to emphasize the beauty of the place where the celebration will be held and, if necessary, give it a festive atmosphere.
- The discrepancy between the style of celebration and the interior of the room where the wedding will take place. Agree, it is very difficult to enter a nautical-style wedding in a restaurant with a pompous classic design. Sea motifs will look at least strange among heavy chandeliers, covered with gilding, exquisite furniture. The same applies to the color scheme. For example, the bride sees her wedding in scarlet colors, and the cafe chose the interior in blue. That is, you have to either close the colors in the interior with white canvases, and decorate the top or try to combine these shades. Therefore, you must either select a restaurant for the style of your wedding, or vice versa. If there is no other place in the city that is free on the date appointed for the celebration, it is better to choose a different decor, rather than trying to combine the incompatible.
- Unreasonable combination of several styles in the design. For example, the bride chose a classic for the base, picked up the appropriate outfits, a restaurant, and even a music orchestra. And then I added tables of soft toys, which I duplicated on invitation cards and created a separate photo zone with plush animals. Such a move, from her point of view, is justified - it is a soft toy - the first gift of her fiance after meeting. In fact, the mixture of two styles in the design is striking and spoils the overall impression.
- Follow when decorating only one color. You can often hear: "My girlfriend has a fuchsia wedding, I urgently need a dress of this color!". In pursuit of stylish decor, the bride and the designer go crazy, in the truest sense of the word, and try to cram the main color of the wedding into everything. At the same time, they neglect the shades of the main color and want to make everything the same. Even using a combination of contrasting colors, it is not necessary to squeeze them into all possible details of the celebration, just one or two bright strokes.
Thus, the decor of the wedding hall is a combination of the concept of celebration style with the individual characteristics of the newlyweds.
Where to start the design of the room
As soon as the venue of the ceremony is finally determined, planning of the decorative elements can begin. The first thing to start with is the choice of themes for the decor and basic colors of the wedding. In case the whole wedding is dedicated to a specific subject, then naturally the decoration of the hall will be appropriate. In other cases, you can choose the style and colors such that will correspond to the venue of the celebration.
After selecting the subject, we are determined with specific areas that will be decorated for the celebration. Most often these are places of the hall:
- tables on which you can set vases or baskets with flowers;
- the design of glasses;
- decoration of the restaurant space;
- small accessories that create an impression of a wedding (invitation cards, guest cards, napkin rings, etc.).
Buying wedding decor can be more expensive than ordering a banquet. However, most of the design elements can be made with your own hands by viewing several thematic videos on the Internet. The bride, together with her friends, can make glasses for the young, refined napkin rings and small gift boxes for guests.
Tips for decorating the wedding hall
In order for the decoration of the wedding hall to match the style of the celebration, it is better to make a list of business before starting work. Important thoughts, as well as ideas that suddenly came to mind, should be immediately written down in a notebook, because at the last moment they tend to be forgotten. The list should consist of several sections:
- what you plan to do yourself, with a list of what else you need to buy;
- a list of what will be ordered;
- important phone numbers and addresses, such as a florist or fabric store;
- ideas that you still need to think about.
Try to think through each zone of the ceremonial hall separately, and not try to create the whole concept at once.
Main ideas and styles of celebration
Every bride dreams of a perfect wedding, which will emphasize her individuality and at the same time, for one evening will transfer guests to a fairy tale. Some newlyweds prefer to arrange a wedding based on their hobbies or lifestyle, while others are looking for ideas in fashion magazines or photo shoots on the Internet. There are several win-win styles for decoration that will suit almost any wedding:
- triumph on marine motives;
- wedding in Russian style;
- ceremony in the style of the Venice Carnival;
- wedding with the motto "America in the style of Chicago of the 20s";
- Medieval style;
- Mediterranean style wedding.
Such styles will not require the selection of a specific room and do not contain complex elements of decor, which will have to search all online stores. Below each design style is discussed in more detail, with specific tips that will be needed in practice.
This way of celebrating is suitable for young people, whose budget is still limited. There is an opportunity to spend the minimum on the design of the holiday, and outfits of the young. Usually such a ceremony is held in the summer when the air temperature allows for painting and a banquet on the street. It is desirable to have a nearby sea, or at least a river. For a wedding in a nautical style will suit several places:
- Boat or yacht. If it is not possible to order a ship for a banquet, it can only be used for painting or photo shoots.
- The restaurant, located on the seafront or with panoramic windows, directed towards the reservoir.
- The seashore, where the exit ceremony will be held, and a buffet table for guests.
If you can not find a special place for a wedding in a nautical style, you can appropriately decorate an ordinary restaurant. Some people prefer to hold the ceremony in the winter season, when the newly-weds move the guests of the celebration to a warm country.
For the decoration of the hall are used any attributes of the marine theme. The main ones are anchors, shells, starfish, corals, twine. Wedding colors - white, all shades of blue, emerald, pastel colors. Original looks in the design of the hall using the strip. Using textiles in the design, preference is given to light translucent fabrics. Placing flowers in the hall, they are complemented by coral branches, shells, silhouettes of seahorses.
The theme of the wedding does not imply an abundance of attributes. Maritime style - lightness in everything, looking at the design of the guests should feel the breath of the ocean breeze and almost hear the cries of seagulls. Thinking through such a wedding, you should try to complement each piece of interior with a marine attribute, but at the same time, do not create a Poseidon refuge.
Wedding in Russian style
If you want to move away from the traditions of wedding celebration imposed by the West, you can turn to the traditions of your people. A Russian-style wedding is the observance of traditions and rituals that begin with a cheerful bride price and end with a headscarf in one's mother-in-law. In general, such an event is very fun, guests are surprised by the ethnic decoration of the holiday and fun contests.
In the design there is pottery, which is painted for Khokhloma, a lot of seasonal fruits and vegetables, which are typical for a particular region. When used in the design of fabrics, preference should be given to natural fabrics - cotton, burlap. It would be appropriate to use multicolored ribbons, bright beads. At the same time, the beads can be made from berries - sea buckthorn, viburnum or blueberry. Bouquets are made from wildflowers, which can be complemented by wisps of straw, branches of spruce.
The attributes of the wedding can be very diverse - samovars, wooden spoons, felt boots, in general, all that will be able to find a bride for the celebration. When organizing a Russian-style wedding, you will have to select the appropriate restaurant. It will be extremely inappropriate to look guests, dressed in antique style, in the pompous hall of the expensive place in the center.
Wedding in the style of the Venice Carnival
Venice Carnival is a place of luxury, wealth and dizzying dances. The main attribute of the carnival is a mask that hides the true faces of the dancers. Therefore, the main feature of a Venetian-style wedding will be the use of masks by both newlyweds and their guests. The whole hall should be richly decorated with candles, sparkles, garlands, feathers and masks. The main color of the wedding is golden. It can be shaded with scarlet hues, saturated blue or warm yellow. Using textiles, it is necessary to give preference to the magnificent velvet, smooth satin or luxurious silk. From the point of view of floristics, the use of scarlet roses, tender lilies or compositions from exotic flowers is typical for a Venetian wedding. Bouquets can be decorated with gold sparkles, beads, feathers.
For the ceremony in this style you need to find a restaurant with a luxurious hall in which elements covered with gold and rhinestones are in abundance. If there is no possibility to book such a place, then you can work hard and decorate a regular room. To do this, a lot of fabric is used in the design, which whimsically cracks.
America in the style of Chicago 20 years
The "America - Chicago of the 20s" design style can be seen in the movie "The Great Gatsby." It is for this film can create your own wedding. In order to adhere to this scenario, it is worth paying special attention to the outfits of young people and guests, selection of transport. With regards to the design of the ceremonial hall, there are no special requirements. However, it should be understood that we know Chicago of the 1920s from the old black and white films, so it is better to avoid making bright colors in the design. In addition, you do not need to use a lot of balls that are clearly uncharacteristic for that era.
Choosing bouquets of flowers you need to stop on calm callas, delicate white roses or choose original exotic buds.
Despite the fact that the Middle Ages were not too bright, when organizing a celebration in a knightly style, the best moments of that era are used. This is the beautiful natural beauty of the bride, exquisite outfits, an abundance of natural materials in the design.
To organize a wedding in the style of the Middle Ages, you need to take into account a number of requirements:
- The appropriate venue. The ideal option is a restaurant built like a castle or a country stone mansion. If there are no such places nearby, then you can find an institution whose interior is filled with wood and stone. You can also hold a ceremony in nature, putting up a tent.
- Take care of the transport. Cars will be inappropriate for such a ceremony, will have to fork out on a carriage or a cart that is harnessed to horses.
- Arrange outfits for guests. You can ask relatives to find their own outfits, corresponding to the era. To do this, you need to send invitations with a notification, at least two months before the date of the celebration. You can also put at the entrance to the restaurant hangers with women's fur capes and accessories, and men's hats, and plastic swords. Each guest, at the entrance to the restaurant, will be able to choose their favorite vestments.
Instead of trivial electric lighting, it is better to use candles. They can be placed in glasses or purchase original candlesticks, made under the old days. As a flower design it is better to use wild flowers, to which you can add a few scarlet roses. The dishes can be replaced with wooden boards or clay bowls that will highlight the style of the time.
A wedding in the Mediterranean style - the interweaving of many directions together. Here you can meet the attributes of the nautical style, and calm classics and partial elements of the wedding-boho. The main characteristic is naturalness and naturalness in everything. For a wedding in the Mediterranean style is not characteristic fanciful pomp, strict adherence to a certain subject. All you need to do is to find a beautiful cozy place for the ceremony and lightly decorate it with a delicate blue fabric, emphasize the textile bends with white tulle, decorate the festive tables with several white buds. For such a wedding is not characterized by a strict dress code, but you can recommend guests to refrain from pretentious evening dresses and costumes.
Wedding in a specific color
A wedding in a specific color can be made in any style described above. At the same time, in all the details there is only one color or its shades. Guests are invited to come in clothes of the chosen color or use accessories of the corresponding shade. Making the room, you can use the game of color and its shades. For example, large attributes of a feast clothe in the most saturated colors, for example, a wedding arch, tablecloths on tables, elements of a bridal bouquet. All other elements are used in a less saturated range.
What and how to decorate the hall
The wedding hall is the heart of the ceremony. It is here that the guests congratulate the young, give them parting words and escort them to a happy family life. In the restaurant hall, a husband and wife dance their first dance, showing their sincere feelings to the whole world. The design of the hall is a crucial moment to which it is necessary to approach quite seriously. For the decor of the hall are used:
- air or helium balloons;
- flower arrangements;
- plaster letters.
In accordance with the theme of the wedding, you can choose one or more materials for decoration.
Balloons are familiar to all from childhood. This is a constant attribute of any holiday, so why not use it in the decoration of the wedding hall. For the decoration, you can use ordinary balls or shapes. These can be the silhouettes of swans or rings of the newlyweds, figures of the bride and groom. Often the balls just run to the ceiling, rather helium products look quite original, which are tied on the ribbon near the tables of the bride and groom. Another idea is to place conventional balloons in a grid that is mounted on the ceiling. With the advent of a romantic moment, for example, during the first dance of young people, the net is untied and the balls nicely go down a couple, and then remain on the floor.
By order of the balls are made figures, such as flowers, animals or silhouettes of people. Also from the balls you can make a wedding arch, which is complemented by flowers and ribbons. Such an arch can be located near the entrance to the restaurant, mark the photo zone or be placed behind the young ones.
The use of fabric in the design of the hall, gives the opportunity to give the wedding a certain color. Depending on the subject of the wedding, you can use different types of textiles, including:
- natural fabrics.
The fabric is used to decorate the wedding arch, chairs. Also with the help of pieces of textiles, you can decorate the ceiling. To do this, one edge of the canvas attached to the center of the ceiling, and the other to one of the walls of the room. All other pieces of fabric are also located from the center to the edges of the hall. With this method, you can create a feeling of lightness and romance of the event. Отрез полотна можно использовать и для оформления столов.
Очень оригинально смотрится, если стол покрывается скатертью яркого цвета, а сверху выкладывается слой полупрозрачного фатина.
При помощи отрезков ткани можно визуально зонировать торжественный зал. For example, it creates a zone with tables, a separate area for dancing and entertainment, as well as a place where you can take a picture for memory.
Fresh flowers - a constant attribute of the wedding. The bride includes them in her bouquet, and guests do not imagine how you can come to the celebration without a bouquet. Fresh flowers can be used to decorate the hall to create a special atmosphere of celebration. The specific type of plant is selected depending on the preferences of the bride, as well as on the basis of the general theme of the celebration. Flowers are used in the decoration of tables and young people and guests, woven into the wedding arch or placed in vases around the perimeter of the hall. You can use one type of plant or mix the composition of field and exotic buds.
To decorate the hall, you can use electric lights and made of flowers or paper figures. Electric lights can be hung from the ceiling or hidden under the tablecloths. In the dim light, illuminated tablecloth will create a special romantic atmosphere. Flower and paper garlands can be made independently of improvised means. Such products are used to decorate a photo zone or a wedding arch.
Gypsum letters are sold in pure white, but they can be painted to order in any shade, including the color chosen by the main color of the wedding. You can paint the letters yourself by purchasing acrylic paint. You can use letters that symbolize the initials of the names of the bride and groom or buy ready-made words or whole sentences. For example, on each table you can arrange the letters that make up the words "The Wedding of Ani and Pasha" or the phrase "Happiness to the young." You can also put only one letter from these phrases, and then announce a competition for the collection of the full offer.
The wedding arch is used for carrying out an exit list or is established on a background of young people, at the time of a solemn banquet. The arch is decorated with balls, live flowers, cloth, paper figures.
The decoration of the arch is fully consistent with the chosen theme of the celebration.
For example, when organizing a wedding in a nautical style, the arch can be decorated with shells and corals, as well as pearl beads. When conducting a themed seasonal wedding, you can add real fruits or vegetables to the arch decor, as well as any other decorative elements.
Wedding table decoration
Wedding banquet - the longest stage of the celebration. It is on the tables that more attention is paid to the guests, so they should also complement the overall style of the holiday.
Bride and Groom Table
This is the most important table at the festival. Usually, the table for young people stands out even visually, since it is located in the center of the hall. In order to emphasize the peculiarity of this place, it is customary to decorate it more than others. So, the surface of the table is covered with a colored tablecloth, which is decorated with a cloth, paper figures or electric garlands. Large flower arrangements are placed over the tablecloth. Usually on the table of young people put double bottles of champagne, as well as decorated glasses for newlyweds. The table can also be decorated with candles, figurines or plaster letters.
Guest tables and chairs
Guest tables are decorated in the same style as a place for the young, but a little more modest. In addition, guest cards are placed on the tables so that all relatives and friends can easily find their place on the holiday. Depending on the theme of the celebration, guest cards are differently arranged. For example, at a medieval-style wedding, such cards can be made on aged paper, which is hidden in a bag.
Chairs in the restaurant can be hidden in white covers, if their appearance is very depressing. In all other cases, the task of the decorator is to emphasize the beauty of the furniture. To do this, you can tie several ribbons or beads. It would be appropriate to place a small bunch of wild flowers on the back, if it fits the style of the event.
The buffet table is made out by the same principles, as a usual banquet table. The only difference is that all attributes must be miniature in order not to overload the table. So, instead of a large flower arrangement, it is better to put a small vase with an original decorated bouquet. Dishes that are served as a buffet should be consistent with the theme of the celebration. For example, when organizing a holiday in the Russian style, you can put a samovar and bagels, pancakes, to which to offer various fillings, on the buffet table.
To take photographs, you can install a paper or fabric sheet, which is decorated under the general stylist. It looks original if the names of the bride and groom are written on the canvas, as well as the date of their marriage. On the ground, you can install large flowerpots with flowers or make a stylistic composition.
We decorate with our own hands
If the wedding budget is limited, and there are a lot of ideas for decorating a hall for a celebration, some attributes can be made by hand. First, such elements will be no worse than the store. Secondly, it is possible to make attributes just such that it ideally corresponds to the theme of the ceremony.
At the wedding you will need three pairs of glasses - for painting, for young and for witnesses. For decoration will require a very small set of accessories:
- glue gun;
- beads and rhinestones;
- polymer clay figurines;
- ribbons, paillettes and other items.
Before starting work, the surface of the glasses is cleaned, greasy marks and stains are removed from it. Beads, figures are attached with glue gun. How to decorate - a flight of fancy, you can lay out the stones in a certain sequence or make them a scattering.
At the celebration it is customary to order several specially designed bottles - decorated in the style of the bride and groom, alcohol, which will be drunk on the first and fifth wedding anniversary. In wedding salons, these bottles are quite expensive, so you can make them yourself. Choosing materials for decoration, you need to adhere to the main theme and colors of the celebration. There are several design options:
|Ribbon decoration||For this purpose, a glue gun and satin ribbons of several colors are used. Work begins with a bottle neck. For this tape is applied obliquely so that one edge overlaps another, one centimeter. The edges of the tape are glued together. So, step by step you need to paste over the entire neck. In the place where the bottle ceases to be beveled, the tapes are glued exactly. In the course of the work, the color of the ribbon should be changed, imitating the costumes of the bride and groom. Unevenness of work can be hidden with the help of bright decorative elements.|
|Velvet decoration||Before starting work you need to make a pattern of the future cover. After appropriate measurements of the bottle and drawing future elements, the pattern is transferred to velvet. The result should be a case that can be easily put on the bottle. Further, velvet can be decorated with beads, ribbons and rhinestones.|
|Acrylic paints||So, you can perform drawings of swans, create silhouettes of the bride and groom.|
When working, you can combine several techniques for decorating wedding bottles, but it is desirable that they are combined with glasses and the general theme of the holiday.
Garlands will be an ideal decoration for a wedding photo zone or can be used for decoration of a wedding hall. Paper garlands can be created independently, for which multicolored paper, glue, threads, scissors are used. Before starting work, you need to choose the colors in which the garland will be made. Further, from a dense cardboard you need to cut a blank, which will serve as the basis for cutting out the paper details. Then, using the basis of cut paper blanks. If paper elements of several colors are made, then it is advisable to immediately arrange them in several boxes so as not to get confused. Figures can be volumetric, sticking together several parts between themselves or leave unary.
Making a wedding is a rather complicated process. It is necessary to take into account the wishes of the bride and groom, their individual style, the venue of the celebration and the time of year when the marriage will take place. However, if you set a goal and think about all the details well, you can create a truly original decoration of the hall.