With the cost of weddings going through the roof, many couples find it is a good idea to save on the little things. Bird cages are an enchanting, inexpensive way to decorate as they are easily purchased online or at local stores. They take up little space and are adaptable to different kinds of weddings.
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Purpose of Bird Cage
The most common use for a bird cage in a wedding is as a card box, typically set up near the entrance to the reception. This way guests do not have to worry who they should give their greeting cards to. Bird cages can also be used as beautiful centrepieces and, if the location allows, as a hanging decoration.
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Matching the Cage to the Wedding
Weddings themes can vary from couple to couple. While beach and vintage wedding themes are very common, they can range from country western to fairy tale to Medieval themes. Sometimes the couple's cultural background influences their wedding. Be sure to keep in mind the location of the wedding, the season it will take place in and the couple's specific tastes.
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Materials for Decorating
Do not worry about finding the right colour cage as you can always repaint it. While most bird cages are white, another colour can be used to match the wedding. It is more important to get the right style of cage. Use glue and wire ties to adhere ribbons, bows, artificial flowers, glitter or clip-on birds to the rungs and base of the cage for a simple decorative piece. For table centrepieces, place tea lights in the centre of the bird cage, provided it does not become a fire hazard. Use whatever comes to mind to suit the specific wedding. Fortune cookies can be placed in Asian themed cages, thin rope wrapped around the rungs for cowboy themes, seashells and salt water taffy for a wedding at the beach and autumn leaves for an October wedding.
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The completed bird cage should be beautiful, appropriately sized, and match other elements of the wedding. Be sure to have it checked and approved by the bride and groom prior to the big day. It is also a good idea to bring additional supplies should any parts of the decorated cage need reattaching.