Wedding Reception ideas
The budget,the size of the wedding and possible themes all influence wedding reception decorations. Very simple and inexpensive decorations that can be handled by the bride and groom alone as a way of cutting the cost of any wedding are very easy to make.
It can be just as simple as getting a few things from a craft store and putting them together; flowers (real or imitation) can be placed in a vase with beautiful colored stones that are preferably the colors chosen for the wedding. These can be used as centerpieces on the tables. Colored tablecloths are usually also available at either craft or department stores.
Even themed weddings can be very simple and inexpensive. Some ideas might be a Christmas theme that emphasizes the colors red, white and green. Red tablecloths with mini decorated Christmas trees can be used to decorate the tables. There are also appropriately colored napkins and serving sets that can be used to decorate the reception. Soft, mellow Christmas carols make for wonderful background music, with small stockings or ornaments as favors.
Weddings with themes are also great for getting decorating ideas as in the Christmas theme above. Fall is another nice theme that can be either informal or as formal as you would like. Color combinations such as burgundy and hunter, or wine and navy are just a couple of the many color choices for more formal fall weddings. There are also several red, orange, and yellow flowers to go with this theme such as marigolds, apricot lilies, rust and burgundy hydrangeas. Once again, candles either colored orange or hand painted are a magnificent centerpiece, arranged with a small amount of greenery.
Of course there are other themes that are great for weddings, medieval feasts, ethnic weddings, some of which are absolutely beautiful to behold such as the Japanese and S. Korean style weddings, others are Romeo and Juliet themed weddings or an amazing under the sea themed wedding.
Other decorations that can make wedding receptions beautiful are rose petals either as table decorations or floating on a pool of water.
Decorating for a wedding reception can be simple or fancy, expensive or inexpensive all according to the needs and the taste of the bride and groom. It can be quite easy and done by the couple or friends of the bride and groom or can it can be done professionally, but either way with just a few good ideas decorating can be fun and seem elegant when finished. Either way decorating for a wedding reception or other wedding related function does not need to be stressful or difficult.