There’s a certain level of romance and charm that can only be attained through small weddings. A small wedding gives you the opportunity to decorate without limits. You and your close friends and family can enjoy a beautiful space that matches your style.
In this article, we’ll suggest eight decoration ideas for your small wedding to make your day truly special.
1. Chic Decoration in a Natural Setting
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A chic theme wedding can be created in just about any natural space. You can be by the ocean, or under a white tent with gorgeous white linens. Or you can be outdoors at a ceremony and reception with simple table settings surrounded by nature.
A great way to blend the natural outdoors with decor is to set rustic elements in a natural green space.
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For a small wedding in a cozy setting, put candles along the edges of the floor and on tables. Surround florals with candles with a variety of holder sizes and shapes.
Add string lights across trees for an outdoor wedding or inside rustic stables for indoor. If your wedding takes place in a beautiful tent, drape lights from spots of greenery you add across the space.
3. Table Runners
The runner is one secret way to add a decorative flair to any long tabletop. For example, a rustic table can still give a natural, down-to-earth feel with a pink or blue runner. Or, choose a lace or natural green runner to make for a natural look.
If your wedding is indoors, use dark blue table linen with a gold runner to create a glamorous look. Or pair a yellow-orange table runner over white linen. Either way, spend time deciding on the perfect runners that are right for your style.
4. Vintage Bottles and Mason Jars for Flower Arrangements
To make flower arrangements on tabletops more personal, opt for vintage bottles or mason jars. Use your favorite classic soda bottles or other antique bottles to make for something truly special.
Mason jars can be used in all shapes and sizes if that is more your style. You can also combine flowers in vintage bottles or mason jars along with elegant flower vases. There really are endless possibilities for your flower arrangements. Be sure to personalize your decoration.
5. Gorgeous and Elegant (Over the top decor)
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A small wedding means your budget can go further. You can choose the decoration you’ve always dreamed about, without worrying about cost.
Chair drapes can be an added decoration item that you wouldn’t have thought about with a large wedding. Pair white chair drapes on simple chairs with gorgeous, luxurious centerpieces that tower high above guests.
Another addition that might not be possible for a large wedding, but works well for a small wedding, is a flower ceiling. A ceiling made of flowers can range anywhere from small to large — you can add hanging, colorful flowers or natural greenery across the entire ceiling or a small space, like over a table or the part of the reception area for dancing.
6. Candy Jars as Centerpieces (or Dessert)
Like the vintage bottles, to create personalized decoration, add large candy jars as your centerpieces — and put your favorite candy in them! This is not only fun, but you can also dress this idea up with low flower vases surrounding the jars.
Another way to decorate your wedding is to have a candy jar area. You can add huge jars to an area of your space and allow for guests to make their own candy bags. Decorate the candy tables with linen of your choice and of course, candy.
7. Candles Everywhere
Candles are one of the underrated decoration items. Whether real or fake (to avoid any fire hazards) candles can make a walk down the aisle or a first dance all that more meaningful.
Add candles in candle holders as part of centerpieces in all shapes and sizes. Or decorate with one candle per chair running down a long table for all of your guests.
8. Bold Colors
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Small weddings are perfect for the use floral designs with bold, bright colors as tabletop decor. This is perfect for a summer or late spring wedding.
Include these bold colors in your runners and chargers. Add the same flowers along the edges of your reception area as well to make the entire reception space inviting as ever.
As you can see, small weddings afford many unique decoration possibilities that are both beautiful and fun for all. Whether it’s a rustic setting, a candy centerpiece, or the unique ambiance of candlelight, make sure your small wedding is as special as the day itself.