Whether you are having a winter wedding, you want to celebrate your Irish heritage, or you simply love the rich color of emerald green, an emerald-themed wedding can make your special day perfect and unforgettable. You don’t have to go overboard to impress your guests.
The smallest emerald details can add that touch your wedding day needs. Here are just some of the many ways you can incorporate emerald into your wedding.
1. Start with a signature drinkOne of the most popular trends in weddings today is to offer your guests a signature drink as they wait for the greetings at the reception line. Setting up a cocktail lounge area in your wedding venue helps to make the signature drink even more special.
Consider green drinks, such as Midori margarita, a green apple martini, or a classic mojito. Serve your drinks in emerald green barware or use clear glasses to let the brilliant colors of the cocktail speak for themselves.
2. Say it with lightsSimple strands of green lights intertwined with light green or white tulle adds a romantic touch to your wedding venue while helping to tie the emerald theme together. Drape the tulle and lights from the front of the head table and around the table displaying your wedding cake.
3. Get the wedding party involvedEmerald green bridesmaids gowns and coordinating green accessories for the groomsmen add that extra touch of green to your wedding ceremony and reception. Consider letting your bridesmaids choose their own gown styles and shapes, and use the color as the unifying theme. You may also want to give each bridesmaid a gift of emerald jewellery or a green hairpiece that can be worn on your wedding day.
4. Bring color to your cakeWedding cakes today don’t have to be white. Be adventurous and go for a green fondant to make your cake stand out, or decorate your white cake with green icing flowers. Simple cakes can be dressed up with a thick strip of ribbon at the bottom of each layer.
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5. Wrap your favorsInstead of searching for wedding favors that are green, consider wrapping each favor with green wrapping paper or choosing green gift boxes instead. Tiny wrapped trinkets at every place setting adds elegance to your tablescapes and gives your guests something exciting to look forward to as they are being seated.
6. Create stunning centerpiecesThere are so many options for stunning centerpieces that it might be difficult to settle on just one. You can opt for traditional floral arrangements, or you can come up with creative ways to add beauty to your emerald-themed wedding.
Green vases filled with Easter lilies offer a simple, understated way to decorate your tables. Smaller green vases or glassware can hold tea light candles that make the color of the glass dance and sparkle at each table.
7. Liven up the seating arrangementsInstead of using standard white chairs, add eye-catching metallic green chair covers for a glamorous look at each table. Coordinate the chair covers with colored tiebacks in your secondary wedding color for a beautiful contrast. You can also match white and green colors to liven up your seating arrangements.
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8. Don’t dress in all-whiteThere’s no rule that says your wedding dress has to be all white. Add an emerald green sash and satin shoes to your dress to bring your wedding theme into your dress. A green hair comb with your veil is also a great way to add color to your look.
9. Ditch the white aisle runnerInstead of using the traditional white aisle runner for your trip down the aisle, use a bright emerald green runner to bring your theme into the wedding ceremony. If you are having a church wedding, add green floral arrangements to the ends of pews to coordinate with the runner for a pulled-together look.
10. Announce the theme with your invitationsChoose green font or green cardstock for your wedding invitations to let your guests know what the theme for your wedding will be. You can also use coordinating seating cards, programs, and menus to complete your theme. It all depends on your wishes and creativity.
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An emerald wedding can be formal or rustic, so you have plenty of options to choose from as you plan your special day. If you aren’t sure how to bring all these elements together, talk to your wedding planner for tips on how to make each of these ideas work for you.