Unit 4: Ceremony Structures & Decor
4-5 Hours to Complete
IWED Pro Tip
The ceremony is often the most important part of the wedding! With the exchanging of vows & everyone in attendance, it’s ideal to let your designs accent the event rather than take center stage – subtle elegance is always a safe bet!
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In Unit 4 we tackle some of the most complex, and most important, designs and structures. The ceremony is often the highlight of the wedding & as such, providing a beautiful setting will make the ceremony and exchange of vows that much more special.
One of the first things to consider when choosing your ceremony structure & decor is where the ceremony is being held. The location will often dictate, to a certain extent, the look & feel of your design. For example, the decor on a beach ceremony will be much different than a ceremony executed at a winery or with lots of foliage. When designing the ceremony, choose decor that compliments your surroundings as opposed to decor with stark or dramatic contrast.
Ceremony: The portion of the wedding where vows are exchanged.
Aisle Decor: Decor that is set along the sides of the aisle, such as pew markers or aisle draping.
Aisle Runner: A runner is typically a piece of fabric that extends along the length of the aisle which the bride & groom will walk down. Although typically a fabric, can also be alternatives depending on the location of the ceremony, such as a beach or in nature.
Entrance Decor: Typically a structure or decor piece at the very entrance of the ceremony.
Square or Round Canopy: Provides a structure in which the bride & groom stand while conducting the ceremony and exchanging the vows.
Lighting: Refers to the use of lights in various locations to provide additional decor & atmospheric elements.