Making your own wedding day wreaths

Your wedding décor is an essential investment for your big day. It will make your chosen wedding venue a unique space for your celebrations, as well as complementing your desired atmosphere and theme. However, there are so many sources of wedding decoration inspiration out there it can be difficult to decide. Everyone wants to have a new, interesting element to include in their décor.

Making wreath

Wedding day wreaths are one of the hottest trends this year. Couples tying the knot in spring, summer, autumn and winter are all embracing this new idea. As a wedding specialist offering the ultimate collection of wedding venues in the south of England, we already provide the perfect setting for your wedding day. Whether you opt for the scenic St. Audries Park, the grand settings of Clearwell Castle, stunning Leez Priory or the palatial Gosfield Hall, we provide picture perfect destinations where your reception and ceremony can be personalised to your exact wedding wants and needs.

Looking to incorporate your own DIY wreaths into your wedding décor to create the ultimate scene? Read the following top tips first…

Choose flowers that complement

A floral wreath provides a burst of colour wherever you choose to hang it. Your choice of flowers should offer an accompaniment your wedding bouquet, bridesmaids’ bouquets, buttonholes and floral arrangements. Make use of all the season has to offer. Mywedding delivers some handy advice for those looking to decorate their spring wedding using wreaths:

“For springtime nuptials, display fragrant herbs to announce winter’s departure. The wreath above will make the gate for your garden wedding smell amazing.  And below, this selection of herbs and flowers, inspired by a trip to the farmer’s market, can be used as kitchen decor long after your wedding day.”

In summer, roses and peonies provide gorgeous blooms made for use in wreaths. Autumn brings nightshade flowers – though beware of using the berries, as these are poisonous. It’s not just flowers that can be used in wreaths, either. Greenery wreaths are particularly popular. Origami wreaths are another top trend for those looking to make a real creative impact.

Wearing a wreatht

Start with a sturdy base

Whatever foliage or materials you’re looking to make your own wedding wreaths with, a solid base is essential. If you’re keen to try origami, begin with two or three layers of heavy card cut into ring shapes – this will provide a sturdy structure to get started. For floral or greenery wreaths, a tougher base will be required. Wicker, bound with wire, is an excellent solution. Add some damp moss to the wicker to keep living wreaths fresher and brighter for longer.

Remember wreaths aren’t just for doors

Reconsidering the placement of your wreaths will ensure your DIY decorations take centre stage. Try mini wreaths as aisle markers by hanging them from chairs and pews with coordinated ribbon. Place your wedding wreath on the head of the bride as a unique hair accessory or on the heads of the flower girls as crowns. You could even create a truly fabulous collar for your wedding dog. Wreaths can also be used as table centrepieces or hang wreaths from the ceiling to create beautiful, floral chandeliers. The possibilities for using your wedding wreaths are endless!

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