Using fresh cut flowers, foliage, branches to decorate reception chairs and aisle ends is a brilliant idea which is simple, economical and makes for a splendid statement for a little investment. Read these ideas and tips to learn how to create a perfect look for weddings and special events.
The first question that comes to mind is which flowers to use. Usually, tall stemmed flowers, foliage and branches are fitting for arrangements. For example tall, fresh cut calla lilies are very popular choice and go well with wedding bouquets made of hand tied calla lilies. These can be made more beautiful with hypericum berries and greenery tied with a silk sash to make a lovely arrangement. The best thing about using calla lilies is they come in many colors so picking your favorite shade isn’t complicated at all.
Other tall flowers and foliage that make an brilliant aisle decor are snapdragons, delphinium, liatris, long stemmed roses, orchids, sunflowers, peonies, irises, cherry blossom branches, curly willow and many more. You may want to consider decorating aisle ends on your wedding day in the morning to protect the freshness of the flowers.
At the reception, you can tie the chairs with ribbons with flowers of different sizes. You may consider using chair covers to give a flattering color to set the mood. What’s good about embellished chairs with bouquets is that they swiftly set the tone for the event and are very easy and inexpensive to do.
Next option is ribbons, fillers, flowers or greenery. Practically any ribbon in any color, material or width is available at your local fabric store or arts & crafts shop. Greenery is also usually available in a variety of colors (i.e. green or multicolored) and sizes. The best thing about green fillers is that most of it them are harvested all year round in ample quantity.
Numerous designs can be made to draw attention to aisles and chairs with mere use of fresh flowers. While choosing ceremony and reception flowers for weddings, consider size and color. Then look at the several flowers offered for the date of your occasion. Few flowers like for example cherry blossoms are available at only specific time of the year so be sure your flowers would be in season for your wedding.