How to Decorate Wedding Columns

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How to Decorate Wedding Columns
Use chiffon, silk flowers and twinkle lights to adorn columns. (Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Columns can be used during the wedding ceremony, set up at a reception as a backdrop, or used to line an entrance way. Columns add a touch of elegance and class to weddings and can be decorated in a variety of ways. Wedding columns can be rented and usually are a plain white in need of dressing up. Incorporate flower varieties, colours and materials that coincide with the theme of your special day when decorating wedding columns to create the desired mood.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • White chiffon
  • White twinkle lights
  • Artificial grapevines
  • Silk ivy
  • Hot glue gun or double-sided tape
  • Silk flowers
  • Floral foam
  • Silk greenery stems

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    Wind lengths of white chiffon around each column starting at the base and working upward. Wind the material loosely to create soft folds and billows around the column. Leave a length piled around the base of each column to soften its appearance. Crisscross lengths of chiffon between columns for a backdrop.

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    Wind lengths of white twinkle lights around the columns. Wind the lights over and under the draped chiffon. Make sure the columns are near a power outlet to plug the lights in.

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    Wind artificial grapevines and silk ivy lengths around the columns. Use hot glue or double-sided tape to secure portions of the grapevine directly to the column. Tuck silk flowers into the grapevine at intervals to add a bit of colour.

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    Cut a square of floral foam that will easily fit on the top of each column. Add stems of silk greenery and flowers to each block to create a floral arrangement. Place an arrangement on the top of each column. Add trails of ivy to the arrangements so they hang down over the sides of the column.

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