Wedding Reception Decorations

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Today's wedding receptions take place on boats, in reception halls, in gardens, in restaurants, on outdoor terraces and in living rooms. But regardless of your venue wedding reception decorations will make your wedding reception your very own.

Your wedding reception decorations will depend on the mood or theme you've chosen for your wedding - casual, classy, whimsical or fun! For example, many couples opt for the traditional wedding ceremony and extend the motif of candles and flowers from the church ceremony to the wedding reception.

Budget is also a big factor when deciding on wedding reception decorations. Planning out your reception dcor will avoid costly mistakes. This is why it's wise to take several photos of the reception site as a decoration reference when you're imaging and buying decorations.

If budget is an issue, it's wise to choose only one subtle motif to run through your entire wedding reception theme, for example a rose motif on wedding invitations, centerpieces and as part of the cake decoration. Couples on a budget can further save by choosing a location that's already decorated to your liking such as the gardens of a bed & breakfast inn or a restaurant with exposed brick and beams. Locales such as these will require less decorating or even none at all!

Wedding reception decorations can be incorporated in the following ways:

  • With fluid color - crimson red bridesmaid's dresses, roses, table cloths and candles.
  • A certain mood/theme - a masquerade, 1940s rat pack or Hawaiian luau.
  • A time of year - a Christmas, Halloween or Midsummer's night wedding.
  • The location or setting - a beachside or vineyard wedding.
  • Cherished family traditions - Celtic dancers or a Jewish circle dance.
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Your reception decorations can extend throughout your reception hall on:

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