Pop-Up Party Decorations
We're pretty sure "cloud nine" was coined for a moment like this. Imagine saying "I do" under a fluttering canopy of honeycomb garlands. Leaf garlands, bulkpartysupplies.com. "Karalyn" dress, Vineyard Collection, vineyardcollection.com. "Picador" heels, Christian Louboutin. Jacket, pants, and tie, J.Crew. Shirt, Brooks Brothers. "Consul" shoes, Church's English Shoes, 800-221-4540. "Bella Vita" engagement ring, Ritani. Men's band, Tacori.
Simple streamers may have looked delightful at your prom, but for your wedding, you'll want to upgrade to these buoyant, intricately designed versions. Hang them en masse, and you've got a chic way to decorate a champagne bar -- or any focal point that needs more oomph. Leaf garlands, arcade garlands, pageant garlands, at bulkpartysupplies.com.
Whether you plan to dine at a sweetheart table or with your loved ones at a head table, this paper table skirt ensures you and your groom will be sitting pretty. To make it, open tissue fans halfway and attach with double-sided tape to the underside of the table. Drape a sheer tablecloth over the table to soften the look. Tissue fan, bulkpartysupplies.com.
The easy way to get a super-elegant look? Adorn your tables with crystal everything. Theeasy and inexpensive way? Dress up your tables with our paper lanterns fashioned from white honeycomb tissue ornaments. (Underneath are tall, flame-safe glass cylinders.) Tissue fans, bulkpartysupplies.com. 14" and 19" paper daisy, Cultural Intrigue, lunabazaar.com.
You want to decorate your cake, but you're not so skilled with the pastry bag? No problem. Just order up a tiered cake covered in fondant, and deck each layer with paper ornaments. Any way you slice it, it's a budget-conscious, style-savvy idea. Leaf garland, bulkpartysupplies.com. 5" and 9" Westminster bells, partycheap.com.
Have a Ball
Paper chandeliers of tissue orbs stapled to narrow ribbon and hung from the ceiling will elicit oohs and aahs from your guests and maybe even a few delighted squeals -- the perfect, happy soundtrack for your big day. The 12-, 14-, and 19-inch tissue balls are available at bulkpartysupplies.com.
Just as every good story needs a memorable ending, so too does your wedding. Create a theatrical -- and cheerful -- conclusion to the event by dressing up the exit with long, romantic garlands that brush the floor. A bright pop of color will heighten the drama. Leaf garlands, bulkpartysupplies.com.
Create this simple centerpiece by attaching a painted dowel rod -- 3/8-inch in diameter and approximately 18 inches long -- to a store-bought tissue ball, available at bulkpartysupplies.com. Stick the dowel rod in an urn, and hold it in place by packing the urn tightly with crumpled paper.