October 26, 2011

Wedding inspiration _ decorations eco-style

These tiny potplants can be used as a gift for the guest but also to show where the guest is supposed to sit.

The thought of a plant as a gift can be used to symbolize the growing love between the spouses, and the growing friendship between you and the guest.

If you have guests coming from afar, you can put a large seed inside some fabric and put in your pot, for easy transport.

A sweet idea is to wrap some colourful fabric around your napkins in order to put a bit more colour on your table. The same fabric could be used for your invitation cards, wrapped around pots on the table, or around the vases.

A simple but effectful decoration. Buy a simple galvanized tub (cost max 10 euros new and I'm sure you can even find them second hand), fill them with soil, buy a packet of grass seeds and a month before the wedding, sprinkle the seeds on the soil. The grass will grow quickly. I'm not sure how safe these candles are in the middle of the grass though. I was personally thinking of having a larger tub where one side would have pebbles and candles and the other side grass. You can even cut the grass shorter than what it is here.

Flower balls are made easily with that green spoungy stuff you can buy at any florists or plant shop. Then buy a bunch of flowers (any with a slightly firm stem and not necessarily the same kind) and stick them into the sponge. Start by putting the flowers in a circle around the sponge ball, then a circle 45* from that..and continue filling in the empty areas.

I thought this was a sweet lantern. Putting flower petals at the bottom.

I love these paper flowers. Either for decoration, for your bridal bouquett or for the flowergirl bouquett. Use different patterned papers in contrasting colours to go with your colour theme.
In order to save paper you can write the menu on an old window or mirror. You can put one large one at the enterance of the restaurant and avoid printing personalised menus for everyone.

Why not have a wish tree? This is an alternative to the traditional guestbook. You can cut out pieces of paper, punch a hole through the top with a piece of ribbon around it. Each guest writes their wishes to the couple on a piece of paper and tie it up on the tree. It's a nice idea as well as a beautiful decoration piece for the wedding.

This is an alternative seating card idea. Tie up some string and attach the name cards to it with a small peg. It becomes an interactive way to start the party.

I thought this idea was cool for a country style wedding. I don't know where I'd find the big galvanized tubs and it might be a bit of a waste if you don't know what to do with them afterwards. But this idea is super cool. You don't have to put it on the back of your truck, you can even just put it on a table or in the grass!

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