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An Irish Wedding: DIY Wedding Decorations

Ok, now that we have a list of Celtic themed wedding favors, now we can take a deeper look into some great DIY Celtic themed wedding decorations. Remember, lighting is important, so we’ll take a look at some great light fixture ideas!

Table Lanterns by FestivitiesMN

DIY Decorations: This may seem a bit daunting, but truth be told, this could be more fun than you think! We’ll organize decorations by indoor and outdoor, focusing today on indoor decorations. If you’re wedding is outside, the next blog post is just for you! Ok, so, here are some great indoor DIY decoration ideas just for you!

  • Flowers: This is an easy one. If you’re on a budget, a great way to keep things under control is to minimize the actual use of flowers. Instead, opt for buds and lots of greenery. Ireland is known for its green, rolling hills and greenery painting the surfaces of walls, trees, and homes, so a lot of greenery isn’t bad. Opt for Bells of Ireland for your greenery and then throw in some of your other favorites. Place them strategically on a few tables, on the outer arm of every other chair or pew in the church, and then maybe one or two vases of flowers on the serving tables (if there’s room).

  • Lighting: This is a biggie. If you want your guests to be able to see well, especially if your wedding is in the evening, than you will need to take care to make sure your reception room is well lit. Some lighting ideas include:

  • Candles: Short, squatty candles of varying heights are great in clusters. For a little extra Celtic twist, you can adhere a 4-leaf clover or horse shoe on one or two of the candles per table.

  • Lanterns: If you’re indoors, you can place the lanterns on each table. The fun part about lanterns is you can find them at second hand stores. Having a variety of styles and sizes makes your decorations more interesting while remaining consistent.

  • Icicle Lights: You can find inexpensive boxes on Amazon. You can hang these everywhere – the entranceway, above you and your wedding party at the dinner table, even on the front of the serving table(s). Hang them above a few windows and on your favors table even. Remember, the more lighting, the better.

  • Table Cloths and Runners: Your tables need to be covered in order to make it more ornate, attractive, and decorative. If your wedding colors incorporate green at all, you could opt for a deep, emerald green table runner to go over a crisp, white table cloth. Your chairs could be covered in a crisp white cover with an emerald green sash. Another idea is to have emerald green napkins as well. Choose one or two of the table ideas, not all of them. You don’t want to go overboard. Another idea is to do every other table one way or the other, that way you can add a consistent variety. A lot of places that you rent dinnerware from also provide table cloths or runners. If you want both, you can always shop online for bolts of cloth for your table runners, or you can shop on Amazon or EBay for inexpensive runners. These are just a few of the many ideas for decorations that you can consider for your indoor Celtic themed wedding! For those of you celebrating outside, take a look at tomorrow’s blog post and see what’s up!

An Irish Wedding: DIY Decorations

Ok, we’ve taken a gander at attire and taken a smidgen of a glimpse at some DIY things you could do for favors as well as decorations. I’m going to show you just how to do these favors and decorations to not only save you a few pennies, but to make it a little more […]

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An Irish Wedding on a Budget: Part 2

We’ve already taken a look at just some of the pieces that you need to pull off an Irish wedding! We’ve looked at the groom and groomsmen pieces as well as some advice on your wedding dress. Now, we’ll take a look at bridesmaid dresses and we’ll start looking into DIY Irish decorations that are […]

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Deck the Halls with Christmas Wedding Decorations!

Can you believe it? Christmas is only 3 days away! The holiday cheer is brimming in the atmosphere – gifts are being wrapped, cookies being baked, and trees being decorated. It’s one of my favorite times of the year as families get together and love is spread among the hearts gathered around the tables, trees, […]

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Winter Wedding Do’s and Don’ts

A winter wedding is fun, new, exciting, and original – you’re going above and beyond the norm of a spring wedding and embracing the snowy swirls and chilly temperature! Since you’re embracing the winter months and hosting your wedding during Christmas season, make sure you take into consideration a few of these do’s and don’ts […]

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Wedding on a Budget: DIY Ideas

DIY seems to be the newest and greatest “must-do” today – and for good reason! With DIY projects, you’d be surprised at how much money you can save. You don’t have to have name brand products, designer decorations, or crystal glasses dipped in 14 karat gold to have the perfect wedding. By doing a few […]

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Wedding Budget: Part II

We all want that lavish, exquisite, fairytale wedding; luckily, we can have that _without_ spending an outrageous amount. By saving where you can, you will be able to not only have the wedding of your dreams, but you’ll have enough money left over to purchase the important things too! For a budget friendly, beautiful wedding, […]

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Fall Wedding Centerpieces- From Simple to Extravagant!

Fall Centerpiece by doug.neiner Ok ladies, we all know centerpieces are, well, the centerpiece of decoration! No matter if you’re going simple or extravagant with your adornments, it’s important to get that “wow factor” from all of your guests. With a few simple pieces, your wedding will be the talk-of-the-town! Centerpieces are routinely used to […]

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7 Ways to Use Mason Jars in Your Wedding Decor

Mason Jars are definitely a staple of any rustic and/or Southern-style wedding. Frankly, they’re a staple of life here in Tennessee, so I just love seeing all the amazing ways people use them in their weddings. That’s why I wanted to compile a big long list of my favorite ways to use Mason Jars in […]

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