In less than 4 months we’ll be witnessing the marriage of close friends of ours. I grew up with the groom and consider him a brother, and his bride-to-be has quickly become someone I’d consider a dear friend as well. We were already excited about their engagement, but we’re even more excited now that they’ve asked my husband to officiate their wedding!
Of course all of this has me thinking of weddings and remembering my own. I’m less than a month shy of my 11th wedding anniversary. I was married before the world of Pinterest, and though I loved my wedding decor (for the most part) I’d do things completely different now that I’ve seen all of the ideas on Pinterest! One of my best friends got married the year before me, and we’ve commiserated on this many-a-time. Our other best friend is single, but since we know she’ll be married someday (and since she has no desire to worry about planning now or when the time comes) she’s given us permission to plan her wedding. To say we’re having a blast would be an understatement. We’ve created a Pinterest board with ideas, and when the day comes we’ll have tons of ideas to go on.
One thing I’m loving is the use of Christmas lights in decorating the wedding and reception area. I had Christmas lights in the tents at my own reception, and I absolutely love the ambiance they create. Depending on how they’re used, they can add tons of flair or a beautiful elegance. Since we won’t know when her wedding will be and realize it may not be at the “right” time of year to get Christmas lights, I was thrilled to find a great selection of Christmas lights at ChristmasLightsEtc.com that I can purchase any time of year!
I have a ton of different ideas pinned, but here are a few of my favorites:
Gift table backdrop or photo booth backdrop: Find out how to make this DIY backdrop on Wedding Bee!
There are so many great ways to incorporate Christmas lights into wedding decor! Did you use Christmas lights at your wedding? I’d love to get even more great ideas; Feel free to share your pins with me!