A nature themed wedding is not only beautiful, but it can save quite a bit of money on decorations. However, just because a wedding has a nature theme does not mean it has to be held in the great outdoors. There are many other ways to give a wedding a touch of nature.
Here are some ideas on how to bring nature into a wedding theme. You can choose one as your main theme, or combine them together.
Tree Stump Cake Stand
A cake stand made out of real wood pieces is a great way to add a woodland rustic touch to an indoor wedding. In fact, such a cake stand is quite easy to make. All that is required is a cross-cut, round or oval wood plaque, a cross-section of as a tree limb, some wood glue and a large wood clamp.
Terrariums make unique and beautiful centerpieces for the wedding dinner tables. They are low cost, easy to make and long lasting. They can be made a few months before the wedding and offered to wedding guests as favors. Adding a flower or two to a terrarium is a great way to give it a bit of color.
Succulent Wedding Favors
Succulent favors are a great variation of seedling favors. However, unlike the average seedling, succulents are a lot more enduring and easy to care for. Echeveria is a popular succulent that can be bought at the local home improvement store and customized with little name tags.
A bird’s nest not only adds a natural and rustic look to the wedding, but also acts as a metaphor for the new home that the married couple will create after the wedding. Birds’ nests can easily be incorporated into the wedding invitations, favors, boutonnieres, jewelry, ring pillows, centerpieces and other decorations.
Pine cones are economical wedding decorations. In fact, for people who live in places where there are pine trees, they are absolutely free. Even those who do not have access to pine trees can purchase pine cones from craft stores. Pine cones can be used for making cake decorations, boutonnieres, place card holders, bridesmaid bouquets and centerpieces and for decorating favor boxes.
Twigs and tree branches are wedding decorations that are inspired by a Japanese custom. Guests are asked to tie their sentiments to the branches with ribbons. Branches are very versatile and can be decorated with flowers, crystals or hanging candles and used as centerpieces or décor items.
Leafs can be used to decorate just about anything within the wedding including the centerpieces, bouquets, cakes, invitations and ring pillows. However, it is not compulsory to use real leaves. Leaf themed bowties, shoes, confetti, boutonnieres, wedding cakes, cake holders, place cards and place card holders and invitation cards can be purchased at any wedding store.
The above list demonstrates that it’s easy to have a wedding with a nature theme. In fact, due to the growing popularity of such weddings, many wedding stores now sell nature themed wedding decorations. Such decorations can also be obtained directly from nature at no cost or purchased at the crafts store at a low cost.