With so many things to think about as you plan for your beach wedding, and so many little details to consider, it’s sometimes easy to forget to have a little bit of fun along the way as well. However, fun is exactly what we had last weekend, and boy did we need it!
We ended up going to Lombok, Indonesia for the long weekend. Among being able to kick back a little bit in one of the most beautiful resorts in Indonesia, it goes without saying that we also had to get down to business – a little bit at least!
We met with our wedding coordinator to plan some of the details around our wedding. She is actually the GM of the resort, but she is also very hands on on all the weddings that had been held there and ultimately helps get all the essentials in place to ensure you have a wedding that goes smoothly.
The “work” that we did consisted of food tasting, cocktail drinking, and talking about details around decoration for our wedding. We’ll cover the food tasting and cocktail drinking in a future blog post, but today we want to share with you some tips on how you can use a simple bow and a flower to decorate your wedding chairs in a number of unique ways. It’s amazing what you can do with a few simple decorative items and a little bit of creativity and inspiration.
They showed us what they usually do for the chair that we will be using for the ceremony. Now keep in mind that we will be having the ceremony on the deck by the beach, so we want to have the wooden chairs there and keep the banquet chairs for the dinner reception that will happen on top of the hill overlooking the sea. We decided that our wedding decoration theme will be purple, so she brought us the purple bow (she also brought a white lace bow) to play around with. This is what they usually do for the wooden chairs:
We’ve also been looking on the internet for some ideas around decoration for wedding. One of them is the weaved bow. This is done by weaving the bow through the gaps of the back of the chair. Usually if you want to do this, you need to use a long bow that has small width. We tried with this bow anyway to see how it will turn out.
We also tried to weave it to make the bow at the top. But we didn’t quite like this option. I think if we want to do this, we need to have a thinner and longer bow and we also think that this weaving technique will look nicer if we have a chair with the vertical back, like the tiffany chair, and weaved the whole back of the chair. So if you will have tiffany chairs in your wedding, consider this option!
So moving on to the next option is a modified weaved bow. In this option, the bow is now actually weaved, but it is slipped and turned around on the back of the chair as the picture below.
We actually thought that this is a very cute way to decorate the chair. Plus, we haven’t seen this on-line so far, so this could be a way to make your beach wedding decoration unique! However, we would like to have a little bit more tail from the bow to get that flowing effect. Unless they can get us a longer bow, so we keep searching for another option.
The next option is one of the ideas from our wedding coordinator. We feel glad that we went for this resort. The amount of experience that these people have around the wedding is tremendous!
We thought this option is a pretty unique option too and they even made another cute modified version of this one as below:
Basically for these 2 options, they wrapped the purple cloth on top of the back through the bottom part and make a bow in the middle, facing back.
At the end of the day, we ended up with this option, which we think is pretty simple and cute, especially with the addition of the flower.
In this one, basically you can just wrap the cloth through the sides of the chair and make bow in the middle, facing back. This option will still give us the tail that can flow along with the sea breeze and yet it will give us nice pictures to look at later. Another reason why we ended up with the bow in the middle is because we are planning on having hanging flower balls along the aisle and we thought that having the bow on the side of the chair and close to the flower ball will be a little too much.
OK, so picking how we want the bow tied around the chair probably took around 30-45 minutes itself. We thought we will be done in 2 hours with the whole meeting, but geez, we still have food and beverage tasting to go and the rest of the details! We ended up spending almost 6 hours that day meeting with our wedding coordinator and we still missed tasting the wedding cake which we did the next day.
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