Turns out, wreaths can do more than just hang on doors! They're actually multi-purpose, believe it or not. Whether you're a boho girl getting hitched in the middle of the woods or a princess bride throwing a fairytale winter wedding for the books, we've got more than a few ways to decorate your big day with everyone's favorite holiday ornament.
One thing to keep in mind though if you're interested in using wreaths in your wedding — they're not just tied to winter. Wreaths don't always have to look like traditional Christmas decorations, wedding calligrapher Ashley Meyers Combs of Smash And Co. says. "Think about using unexpected greenery like magnolia leaves, eucalyptus, olive leaves, juniper or even succulents. Wreaths are a great way to include more arrangements without the cost of expensive flowers."
Here are our favorite ways to use wreaths in your wedding.
An Altar Backdrop
Wreaths can be used for a beautiful wedding ceremony altar backdrop, points out planner Kelli Corn of Kelli Corn Weddings & Events. To give it a personal touch, include a monogrammed letter of the soon-to-be-couple's last name in the center of the circle, she advises. "Using flowers, leaves or twigs can change the style of the decoration to fit the theme of your wedding too."
Napkin Rings & Centerpieces
Some subtle and simple ways to incorporate wreaths into your tablescape are using small ones as napkin rings or around candles as centerpieces, says planner Jyl Deering of Chancey Charm Boston. And remember they don't just have to be green. "Incorporate various vines, florals and even metallics into your wreaths to bring some color in, in a way that compliments your wedding palette, of course."
Place Cards & Family Picture Walls
Mini-wreaths as place cards are an adorable touch, tells wedding planner Skylar Caitlin of Chancey Charm Houston. "I also love the idea of creating a family picture wall where each frame is surrounded by a different sized wreath," she says.
As Your Entire Theme
Wedding publicist and founder of Something New for I Do, Kristen Green, turned her entire wedding into a "forevergreen" theme. "I loved the symbolism of evergreen wreaths, as wreaths signify eternity and unity, and evergreens signify strength lasting through even the harshest winters," she explains. "I wanted to tie in the symbolism wherever I could, so we had our bridesmaids' bouquets made in the shape of wreaths (which later doubled as floral crowns), a wreath that spanned the back of our chairs at dinner, watercolor wreath table numbers — and our beautiful watercolor wreath invites from Minted helped tie this all together before guests even came to our wedding."