Saturday, October 11, 2008

How to Choose the Right Decorations for your Wedding

How to Choose the Right Decorations for your Wedding

By eHow Weddings Editor

Deciding how to decorate your wedding can be stressful. With so many decisions, from colors to candles, from cakes to table settings, it is easy to get frustrated.

However, once you choose the color of your wedding, you should be able to easily choose the right decorations for your wedding. Follow these steps to choose the right decorations for your wedding.


Pick your color scheme. First things first, you need to decide on your wedding’s color scheme. Most people use the same colors throughout the wedding, from flowers to thank you letters.


Choose a theme. Having a general theme makes decorating easier. Your theme doesn’t have to be anything formal, something simple like whimsical or springtime will help you decide how to decorate for your wedding.


Go to the store. Now that you have your color scheme and general theme, go to the nearest wedding or party store and see what your options are.

You can quickly narrow down your choices by eliminating any decoration that does not match the theme.


Pick your favorite. If something jumps out at you and it comes in the right color, go with it.


Think about accent decorations. Once you have chosen the main decorations, think about accent decorations, flowers and candles.


Buy your decorations. Now that you have the right decorations for your wedding, it is time to make your purchase. You may have to go to several stores to get everything you need.

Useful Tips

  • Use a color wheel to find complimentary colors to your chosen wedding color and add decorations in these colors.

  • Ask a professional wedding planner for help in matching different colors and decorations together or coming up with a theme


  • Never use black or dark decorations as this puts a somber mood on your day of celebration.

  • Before choosing a decoration, make sure you can get other wedding decorations in that color.