Continuing the bunting theme


A friend of mine who is also a bride to be, getting married in November this year, and I went to a wedding fayre at a venue near us.

The wedding fayre was my first ever fayre, and to be honest it wasn’t great. I’ve heard people talk about a lot better wedding fares; however I did get a really good idea!

In the reception room at the evening they had tables laid out with flowers and stationary examples and the supplies of those flowers and stationary were also in the room.

One table really stood out for me!

The colour theme of the table was Orange, Yellow and Blue – not exactly to my liking – but I loved the paper pinwheels and the bunting idea for the menu’s.

Here is a close up of one of the bunting menu’s on the table. Although I loved the pinwheels, my budget wouldn’t really allow me to bring in yet another dimension to the wedding, but the bunting for the menu really inspired me!

So while making the bunting as discussed in my previous post we decided to make some bunting for the menu and the place names.
What you will need:

  • Card
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • fabric cut into bunting triangles (to see how to do this see my previous post.)
  • Bunting line
  • Sowing machine
  • Craft Glue

With your chosen card draw triangles onto the card to the designed size. We chose to make our triangles a good size but still smaller than the fabric triangles.

Then cut these out. We used A4 paper, folded the paper in half and drew the triangle going down from the folded side.

This meant that we could write the place-name on the top side, and open up the triangle of card to write the menu on the inside.

You will then want to sow the bunting triangles onto the bunting line. Which is quite easy especially if you have been sowing loads of bunting already.

Simply pin the bunting triangle onto the bunting line and sow.

Due to wedding guest list issues we haven’t got much further than this, and we do need to confirm the menu with the venue, however, once you’ve sown your bunting and written your menu and/or place settings onto your card attach your card to your bunting with craft glue.

Here is a mock-up of the card part.

Budget Decorations


Balloons

Balloons are often a staple decoration at weddings, particularly at the reception. If you do decide to go for balloons, an added bonus, is that children love them, so they keep the children happy. The downside to this however, is that your balloon display is pretty much guaranteed to be dismantled.

Balloons to decorate the cake table

Wedding Reception Balloons

Balloons, are thought to be very old hat, and have gone out of fashion when it comes to weddings, however, you can re-vamp the balloons use at weddings, by using one of my favourite balloons – the round balloon, they look modern and unique.

Round balloons

You can also put marbles in your balloons to have them hang downwards without moving around too much. This looks great when hanging from trees.

Hanging balloons, put a marble inside before you blow it up.

Candles
Candles are another staple within wedding decoration, on tables and ledges, tea lights, pillar candles, candle sticks, candles in jars, they twinkle and give a whimsically romantic, relaxed atmosphere to the wedding, especially combined with low lighting.

Candle lit barn wedding

Tea lights can be picked up cheaply, and a fantastic, cheap way to display them on your table is in baby food jars. So if you know a couple with a child at weaning age, ask them to wash out and keep their baby food jars as they are often the perfect size for a tea light candle. Decorating your baby food jars is as easy as pie with some tissue paper.

Baby food jar candles

Another way to make simple tea light look lovely is to use flame retardant paper bags to put tea lights in. The paper bag be customised by cutting shapes, designs, patterns or even the initials of the couple out for the light to shine through. and are available from a range of places including Etsy.

Wedding Candle Luminaries

Personalised Candle Bags

Bunting

My personal favourite!

Wedding Bunting

courtsey of lovemydress blog

I think bunting is a fantastic way to decorate your outdoor wedding, your wedding breakfast room or reception room. In the wedding breakfast room your could decorate your top table with a string of bunting instead of an organsa garland.

Bunting to decorate top table

Bunting can be kept after your wedding to decorate a room in your house, the most popular room in the house to decorate with your wedding bunting, is the future babies room, if you wait to have a baby until you’re married, or the children’s room if you already have children before you become a Mrs/Mr.

Pom Poms

You can carry the theme of pom poms through your wedding from your bouquet to your decorations. One of the most common ways to do this is with paper pom poms. Pom poms can be hung from the ceiling with string or used as table decorations.

Paper pom pom decorations

Table decoration pom pom

Isle decoarations

Or even as isle runners on chairs down the isle of the hotel, or used to decorate the end of pews at the church,

Pom poms, however they are made or used are a delightful and fun modern way to decorate your venue.

Other fun ways to use Pom Poms in your wedding: 

pom-pom wedding confettiPom pom toppers on cupcakes