It’s that time of year… the time for Wreaths and Garlands! Even though both of these items can be used year-round for adding a touch of greenery to any setting, we definitely see a greater interest in them around the Holidays. So, today I am going to share some of my favorite ways to use these wreaths and garlands, weather you want to spruce up your home for the Holidays, are planning a winter wedding, or are daring enough to try one of these ideas off season! We have had several brides use our garlands as table runners this year and it’s a super chic look!
Let’s start with 5 great ways to use Garlands…
Holiday decorating wouldn’t be complete without some garlands wrapped around the staircase or draped over the mantel, and you can also do the same for weddings if your venue has a staircase or fireplace. Add candles, flowers or string lights as needed!
Use garlands to dress up your chairs! Cut to smaller lengths to use on the guest of honor or bride and groom chairs or leave long and drape across the last row of your ceremony chairs to greet your guests with some fresh decor!
Instead of mini bouquets or kissing balls, have your flower girls hold each end of a garland. They can then place the garland on the altar as additional decor. Plus, as an added bonus, it may just keep them walking down the aisle together!
Fresh Garlands also make a great backdrop! Use them at your ceremony spot, like on your arch or chuppah, or drape on a wall behind where you will stand. You can even use them as a photo backdrop!
Last but not least, use a garland as a fresh and lush table runner! You can add flowers, candles, or leave as is. I also came across a useful post, 5 Tips for Using a Garland as a Table Runner, which suggests leaving some space between place settings since you won’t have as much room in the center of the table…Good Tip!
Now let’s move on to 5 wonderful ways to use Wreaths…
For an easy and chic centerpiece, place a wreath (or a few for a long table) in the center of your table. Finish by placing a candle in the center to add romantic lighting.
Just like garlands, use wreaths to dress up Guest of Honor or Bride and Groom Chairs. Look how great they look spruced up with a few flowers and ribbon! And of course you could customize with your choice of flowers and colors.
Use a wreath to accent a tall, narrow, snow-flaked or quilted wedding cake. Lift off after you do your cake cutting!
Use two or more sizes of wreaths, hung from pretty ribbons or hooks, to decorate a head table. I also think this would look great hanging from a porch or staircase or on doors to your ceremony or reception space.
Last up for wreaths… Use them for a seating chart! Perfect for a rustic wedding or a holiday dinner party, just use a wreath or two to ‘pin’ your seating assignments in place.
The options of using Wreaths and Garlands are endless! How would you use yours? Tell us in the comments below!