Creative ideas for decorating with tulle
Decorating with tulle is an easy and inexpensive way to enhance your wedding décor. You don't even need to be artistic. If you want to make tulle wedding decorations yourself just enlist a few friends to help you.
Tulle decorations are lovely on chairs and hanging from floral arrangements, as the material looks so delicate and romantic. Organza and tulle are often mistaken. Tulle fabric is a type of net often used for petticoats to give dresses the correct shape as it is stiff, while organza is much finer and softer.
Organza is a little more expensive but has become more popular for weddings as it shimmers and drapes beautifully. Tulle wedding decorations are commonly made in white, but you can get colored tulle to tone with your color scheme or tulle with diamantés for a bit of bling.
Use tulle to decorate your ceremony, swaths of white tulle can really help a plain civil ceremony room look like a wedding venue. Decorate the aisle by draping tulle along the chairs and attaching them with ribbon. Make bows with long tails to the floor, attach the bows to the chairs along the aisle.
If you want to spruce up the ceremony chairs but you can't stretch your budget to chairs covers, then make chair sashes out of tulle. Simply wrap it around the chair and tie tightly with a bow at the back. Once you have made the first sash undo it and measure the length to make all your further sashes.
Tulle fabric can help cover up any unsightly props like pedestal stands, place the end of the roll of tulle under the flowers, so the weight of the arrangement will hold it in place, then swirl the tulle around the arrangement and continue draping it around the stand until it reaches the floor, don't cut the tulle off the roll until you are happy there is plenty to cover the bottom of the stand. You could also drape tulle around any ugly pillars in church and once securely attached you can weave some ivy through it.
If you are making your entrance at a grand staircase, you have probably considered decorating it. But floral garlands can be quite costly as they are priced by the foot. Decorating with tulle is a much cheaper method and you can attach single flowers in the tulle. The venue may already have some hooks or fixings for you to attach tulle to, but never use anything permanent as you may get charged.
Start at one end of the staircase and attach the tulle tightly to a spindle with a zip tie under the banister, work out how many scallops there is space for down the length of the stairs so you can make both sides of the staircase match. Secure each scallop with a zip tie and if you like you can add flowers at each tie point. To make the tulle swags really stand out you could wind some fairy lights through the spindles under the fabric.
Tulle pom poms are a great way to decorate your venue. Once you have mastered the first one you'll find them really easy to make. There are plenty of online tutorials for making pom poms. Hang them anywhere you like, they look great grouped hanging in a corner of a room, or spread right across the ceiling.
You can go to town decorating with tulle at your reception. If your venue has a high ceiling, tulle looks spectacular exploding out from the central point on the ceiling. This is not for the budget bride though as, you need you will probably need a wedding professional to do it and special equipment is required to work at heights.
Other more budget friendly ideas for decorating with tulle include dressing your head table and cake table with swags of tulle. Using colored tulle fabric can really help your color scheme pop against white table linens. If you are having almond or candy favors you can wrap them in circles of tulle.
Unless you have the patience of a saint, I would recommend buying pre-cut circles of tulle for favors, as favors take long enough to make without cutting hundreds of circles out as well. Tulle is perfect for wrapping any favors as it is sheer and you can co-ordinate it with your color scheme.
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