When designing a space, lighting is essential for creating ambiance and achieving a desired effect. Just ask any interior designer what a difference light can make in a room and you will quickly understand the importance of good lighting. If you have ever seen a Broadway show, you have witnessed how much work goes into lighting a theater stage and the effect that it creates. But while you may feel that your wedding is as huge of a production as a theatrical performance, you may not also have the same multimillion dollar budget for your show. Luckily, there are plenty of inexpensive ways to incorporate lighting into your wedding that will create romance for the night and will make your guests say, “wow.”
For the biggest bang for your buck, paper lanterns offer a huge impact on your event and at a minimal cost. Available in a variety of sizes, colors, patterns and even shapes, these lanterns give you great versatility in decor. With easy installation (you only need a string and an led light that can be purchased from any paper lantern supplier), these lanterns look fabulous under a tent or indoors. A simple design, when these are lit they give a romantic glow, but are also airy and somewhat whimsical before the sun sets.
Another use of paper that is a simple and popular option are luminaries. Installation of these are as a simple as placing a light in a paper bag. Incorporating cutout designs and perhaps a print on these bag create a custom look that won’t break the bank. These can line the walkways of your venue, adding more romance to a great setting, or they can be placed on tabletops as centerpieces or on a gift table spelling out the names of the newly married couple. Luminaries can also be used as part of a ceremony – whether to honor those that have passed or as a beautiful celebrate of the marriage that was formed that day. Once the sun sets, luminaries can be set afloat and create a magical scene of floating, glowing lights.
If you thought that paper crafts were only for summer camp or elementary school art class, then you need to reconsider this easy-to-use material. Paper is a medium that we all know how to use and is inexpensive. Whatever you imagine you wedding to be, with a bit of creativity you can achieve it, and these paper products are worth the consideration.
When looking to plan a rustic wedding, there are certain details that cannot be passed up. As the “rustic wedding” theme is becoming more and more popular, more and more are we seeing certain elements that are becoming essential in creating that certain country-chic feel. At one time, you may have never associated burlap with a wedding, but today things are changing and this inexpensive and versatile material is showing up all over the rustic wedding scene.
When thinking rustic, there is no other material that evokes such a raw, organic, or outdoor feel then burlap. The key to using this material is to use it in accents. Placed strategically throughout your ceremony and reception, this barnyard material can create an elegant and chic event that will be remembered by all your guests. For an outdoor ceremony, how easy would it be to roll out a burlap aisle runner? Make it your own with a personalized saying or print of any kind. And what about the ring bearer? A unique rustic accent, would be a pillow made of burlap, or you could incorporate this material into your bouquet. Burlap flowers can be inserted into your bouquet for a surprising pop. Or, if you have a hand-tied bouquet, you can wrap the flower stems in burlap.
Burlap is easy to paint, stamp or print on. So you can use this material throughout your event. If there are sayings or proverbs that are important to your marriage, use burlap to say them. Burlap tags can be great place cards, and burlap also makes a great materials for banners and signs. Can you imagine a “Mr. & Mrs.” banner of burlap flags at your rustic wedding? Small details to accent with can also be the guest book, gift bags or even on the cake. Burlap ribbons can be placed throughout your wedding, and create a big impact.
With a little bit of creativity, this simple, inexpensive and versatile material can be used in any way that you dream your rustic wedding to be.
Here at The Lippincott Bride, it is our mission to offer tips and advice to brides that are planning their wedding. In today’s post, we are bringing you an inspiration highlight. When starting to plan a wedding, you will quickly find that there is a lot of information, ideas and inspirations out there. To help you sift through popular design elements and trends, we will bring you an inspiration focus. Today’s focus is on mason jars.
If you are looking to give your wedding a rustic, vintage, or organic feel, then mason jars are a design avenue that you must explore. Speaking to the hearts of the the DIY brides out there, the mason jar is an inexpensive and versatile material that can be used in so many design aspects of your wedding. They can be used as centerpieces to hold flowers or candles, they can mark table numbers, or serve as escort cards that are also a guest’s drink cup for the night. Filled with dessert or jam, or anything that you would like to give your guests, they can also be used as favors.
Mason jars are 100% customizable and with great ease. By simply adding a ribbon or twine bow, or wrapping it in burlap and attaching a satin flower bow, or even decoupaging lace, a mason jar can be transformed into a beautiful centerpiece. You can also paint them to match your color scheme to really enhance the décor of your event. Filled with candles or string lights, hung or placed on tables, mason jars can provide romantic lighting to the evening.
When it comes to a mason jar at a wedding, your design possibilities are endless. You have so many options with this inexpensive material, so let your imagination flow.