30 Ribbon Wedding Ideas for Every Type of Celebration
As you start thinking about your wedding décor, it's helpful to select elements that will serve a dual purpose on the big day. An item that does just that? Ribbon. Not only is it beautiful, but it's also practical. With ribbon, the first thing that comes to mind is tying something (like a bouquet!) together—but it can be used for so much more than that.
Although ribbon is a standard craft store find, utilizing it in fresh, new ways can easily upgrade any part of your wedding. Use it to create a one-of-a-kind seating chart or have your calligrapher write each guest's name on streamers for a unique paper place card alternative. Ribbon can even be used to dress up the last row of your ceremony chairs, like Lovelyfest Event Design did here. The pros tied pink iterations to seats from All About Events; the streamers looked so pretty blowing in the wind at the outdoor event.
If you want your reinforce your wedding-day aesthetic, ribbon can help you do so. Throwing a bohemian event? Opt for an ethereal gauzy version. If you need a textural element that also nods to your luxurious black-tie wedding, velvet ribbon is your best bet. The gist? Ribbon is just another way to make your big day more unique. To see what we mean, just look to the following ideas, which showcase all the ways to use ribbon at your celebration. By the time you're finished, you'll find that this little detail makes a lot of difference in your wedding décor.
Creating a seating chart out of ribbons is not only simple, but it also has stunning results. For proof, just look to this setup designed by Some Like it Classic. The pros adhered place cards with calligraphy by Pretty Paperie to long strands and topped the look off with an arrangement from Lux Florist.
There are plenty of ways to make your wedding exit unique, but we're partial to these ribbon wands by Presently Plum.
Here's a way to make your favors a little bit more personal: embroidered ribbons. These rose gold versions were tied around mini Champagne bottles and also acted as unique place cards.
Hanging Escort Cards
An invitation wrap is one of the easiest ways to incorporate ribbons into your big-day paper goods. A pink band ensured that the contents of this Aimjames Design suite stayed together; it also added a subtle pop of color to the otherwise muted stationery.
If you want to keep your confection's decorations minimal, consider ribbon. The pink one here was a delicate addition to this blush treat by A Bakeshop.
Trying to decide on the perfect hairstyle for your summer celebration? A ponytail will ensure you stay cool all day long. For an extra-feminine touch, model your look after this one by Unveil and polish off your 'do with a textured velvet ribbon.
Looking for a way to upgrade your reception chairs? Make like The Nouveau Romantics and tie a cloth to the back of each seat with a satin ribbon. Add a bit of greenery for a hint of color.
Fill up your wedding tent's lofty overhead space with a hanging ribbon and flower installation, like this masterpiece from Victoria Clausen Floral Events.
Place Setting Décor
To prevent your bouquet's white ribbon from blending in with your wedding dress, make like City Flowers and keep the strands lengthy so they flow away from your garment.
At your outdoor cocktail hour, you'll want to make sure your tablecloths won't blow away or move throughout the night. That's why Event of the Season cinched these white linens with a contrasting black ribbon.
Add a dramatic accent to your all-white wedding look with a moody black ribbon. If you're not into the dark hue, feel free to choose another color instead for a similar effect.