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Today’s post is from Roy Cunningham, a freelance writer and a bridal blogger. Her particular interest is using crafts to add personality to a wedding. Let’s read what she is about to say on: Stylish ways to use ribbon in your wedding.
Ribbon is a versatile and colorful way to add a bit of glamor to your wedding. Since ribbon comes in a range of shapes, sizes, colors, patterns, and prices, it’s entirely up to you and your imagination how to use them. Sky is the limit, but here are a few ideas. Read on to discover stylish ways to use ribbon in your wedding!
First and foremost, determine your budget. Ribbon comes in all price ranges, so determine if ribbon supplies will be a major portion of your decorations budget. In other words, will ribbons be part of the wedding theme or just an accent? Once you answer that, you’ll have an idea of how much you have to spend.
For a fun alternative to tossing rice or birdseed, have your guests wave ribbons. Ribbon wands are easy to make: simply twist the ribbon of your choice around a stick and wave it! It’s a cheerful and unique way to send the bride and groom off.
Arch of Ribbon Sticks
For a festive sendoff, create an arch of ribbon sticks. This is similar to a military arch where soldiers hold their swords aloft and the bride and groom walk through. However, in this case, you will have long sticks that are covered with ribbon for the bride and groom to walk through. This idea also works if you decorate a freestanding arch with ribbon and let the bride and groom enter the reception through it!
Use your color theme and ribbons to designate assigned seats. You can attach a weaved patch of ribbon on the seat of any chair or you can drape ribbon off the back of chairs. Depending on how much time you have and how much effort you want to put into it, you can decorate a select few chairs, especially if they’re for special attendees, like grandparents, godparents, out-of-town visitors, and so on.
Decorate tables with thick ribbons as runners. This is an easy and stylish way to differentiate the tables. For example, if you have a table full of your college pals, you can bypass your wedding colors and create a ribbon runner with your school colors. On the other hand, if you have a designated kids table, you can incorporate some cartoon character ribbon into that table runner, so the kids feel special and included.
With a little advanced planning, you can order ribbon with the bridal couple’s name and the date of the wedding. You can even print a meaningful quote! Whatever you decide to print on the ribbons will help make your wedding your own.
Decorating Check Basket
If you have a gift table with a designated basket for checks and monetary gifts, decorate it with ribbon. For an added touch, check out a floral supplies distributor and add paper flowers. That way, it will seem like it’s part of the decor instead of just a holding place for money.
There’s no reason why the groom and groomsmen can’t stand out, too. Make the boutonniere ribbon unique. Remember that not all ribbon is frilly and pink. There are more masculine ribbons, especially if you incorporate a textured ribbon for an individualized look.
Don’t forget to add ribbon to the flower girl’s hair! Whether it’s a ribbon headband or ribbon braided into the girl’s hair, this is a fun way to add depth and interest.
Use ribbon to wrap the bouquet stems. You can either match the color of the flowers or use the ribbon to offer up an interesting contrast to the flowers. This works well for the bride, but also for the bridesmaids, and you can leave a colorful ribbon tail to add to the festiveness.
The important thing to remember about your wedding is that it’s all about you—your style, your personality, your budget, and your day. Ribbons are an accessible, easy, and fun way to make your day shine.
:: Author Bio ::
Roy Cunningham is a freelance writer and a bridal blogger with a particular interest in using crafts to add personality to a wedding. When she is not busy with work, she enjoys hiking with her dogs.
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