Wedding Garlands and Light Strands

September 16, 2013 at 3:05 pm Leave a comment

blog picPreparing for your wedding day is a very exciting time filled with many decisions and choices to be made as you fine-tine details such as decorations for the ceremony and reception. Enhance your wedding day with the beauty of fresh flowers and twinkling lights by embellishing your wedding decorations with the addition of wedding garlands and light strands. Read on to learn more information about wedding garlands and light strands.

About Wedding Garlands    

Throughout history garlands have served as a form of adornment for special celebrations, especially for weddings. Garlands are popular in India as a form of wedding decoration.

Garlands may be worn around the neck or draped in long strands. Common garland materials include flowers, evergreens, holly, cedar, beads, popcorn, tinsel and grapevine. Floral garlands styles include daisy chains and leis.

Decorating Ideas Using Wedding Garlands

Wedding garlands offer a variety of versatile uses inside and outside.


Create garlands for your guests to wear at your wedding, a great option for Hawaiian weddings. Decorate staircases with garlands by wrapping them along hand rails or around banisters. If your wedding features a fireplace, showcase a garland across the mantle.


Highlight the entrance way to your ceremony with a festive garland strewn across the top of doors. Get married under an arched garland of flowers. Line the walkway to your wedding ceremony with strings of garlands. Decorate the getaway car with strands of garlands for a romantic effect.

About Light Strands

Strand lighting adds starry-eyed theatrical elements to your nuptials. Light strands are cords of small lights powered by electricity or battery. Types of light strands include string lights, rope lights, icicle lights, pathway lights and novelty lights.

The first light strings were created in New York City during the early nineteenth century and used primarily as outdoor Christmas decorations.

The fantastical illuminations delighted viewers and now many types of celebrations including weddings employ the use of light strands for display purposes. Types of light strands include string lights, rope lights, icicle lights, pathway lights and novelty lights.

Decorating Ideas Using Light Strands

Light strands make a great decoration idea for weddings seeking a big wow factor on a small budget.


String strands of lights across the ceiling of your reception for a star-filled sky appearance. Use rope lights to line the wedding aisle. Line the head table at the wedding reception with light strands to draw focus to the newlyweds.


Decorate trees with light strands, a good rule of thumb is to use nine feet of lights for every foot of tree. Outline and mingle strands of lights within small shrubbery and topiary. Stretch extensive long strands of white lights above the heads of guests for an eye-catching display at your outdoor reception

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