Usually when I write about wedding trends, I write about unique and popular ways to do things that most or every wedding has. Today though, I decided to highlight one element of a wedding that I love. That is wedding streamers. I love them, more than most women do. It’s quite obvious that I love weddings, but some elements are more exciting for me than others. The one thing that never wears out its effect on me is the streamer. They’re perfect for weddings! They’re bright, colorful, airy, simple, classic and can liven anything it is near. If you don’t believe me, pay attention and you will see some undeniable examples.
To kick off the wedding, streamers can add lovely decor to a ceremony in a light and beautiful way. They can line a path leading guests to their seats or outline the aisle. This is a simple and pretty indicator to guests where the wedding begins, and it also gives them a feel for your wedding as well. It will show the colors, the theme and atmosphere of the wedding as well.
Streamers are also a festive addition to ceremony designs. They can be used to outline the aisle in an original way. Most aisles, as you know, are outlined with flower, candles or otherwise. But lining them with streamers can add a simple charm that is reminiscent of ages ago.
They can also be used at the altar as well. Streamers are particularly beautiful in outdoor weddings. Ceremonies usually take place at a focal point of the area, which usually means under a tree. So, streamers are an ideal, simple solution to add a burst of color, incorporate wedding colors and more with a few ribbons hanging from branches.
You can also add some of your own creativity and personality to them by hanging other things along with streamers or on the them. A popular idea is to intertwine streamers with candles or flowers. If you are having an evening wedding, you could also wrap them with Christmas lights. Basically, anything you’ve ever wanted to cascade from the ceiling, streamers will help you do it.
The most enduring (and my personal favorite) way to use streamers is to send the bride and groom off from the church. Waving bright, airy ribbons around has been a way to send newlyweds off for centuries, and is an ideal classic way to do so. I love it because it’s not used as much nowadays, is still fun to do, and has been done for so long. You get simple, uncommon, and classic all in one!
Streamers of course can greatly easily enhance decor. With a few strands, a string of wire can be turned into a chandelier or a colorful cover for a lantern. It can add a whimsical touch over tables at the reception or decorate trees around the area. Anywhere that streamers can go, you can find a lovely use for.
Not only can streamers enhance wedding decor, they can also make the wedding decor. The most prevalent use of them at wedding receptions is to decorate a porch or patio. An everyday porch can be transformed into a leisure area for wedding with just some streamers and flowers or Christmas lights.
Streamers can be used for more than decorative purposes though. They can serve a function as well, and just be beautiful while doing it. They can be used to hold seating assignments, postcards for the guestbook, photos for a makeshift slide show of the bride and groom and more. Again, anything you may want to hang at your wedding can be done with streamers.
Streamers also serve well as a barrier, especially when quickly needed. They can easily separate rooms or be used as a backdrop. Streamers make for a lovely background for a photo booth and can separate gusts from finding their seat assignment and entering the wedding reception.
The way streamers are most used at receptions is to decorate or mark chairs. They can be used only on the bride’s and groom’s to indicate their seats specifically, or they can be used just to add flair to the entire seating arrangement.
So wherever you can find a place for streamers, add them! You will love the simple, romantic touch no matter what your wedding theme.Enjoy decorating!