This wedding season brides can add another theme to their list to choose from. Birds are back and more popular than ever. Why you ask? Well, one reason is because they are so versatile. You can really mix and match them with a number of other themes; from Retro and Rockabilly, to Rustic and Vintage! The combinations are limitless!
Wedding attire, bouquets, and florals
My favorite use for this theme is incorporating feathers into both the wedding attire and in the bouquets and florals. Peacock feathers are huge this season, not to mention beautiful! Use feathers in your centerpieces, mixing and mingling them amongst your flowers. You can even find cute little figurines of birds to use as place card holders or even cake toppers! Check sites like Etsy. There are a number of vendors doing custom designs!
Use antique birdcages
Birdcages are a must if you choose to use this theme (though mostly if you decide to incorporate more of a vintage feel). Using antique birdcages on tables and hanging from lines over the dance area sets such a warm and almost rustic tone. Go to a consignment shop, thrift shop, or even a swap meet to find these birdcages. They will be a steal in pricing and all you need is a fresh coat of brown or white paint. Add some other décor, like feathers or ribbon, and you are set. Use your DIY birdcage for you guests to drop your cards in at the reception!
Time to rock the birdcage veil
I still love the birdcage veil, so now is a great time to rock one! Could there be a more appropriate theme? Use small detailing in your ensemble, like an antique brooch. Go to a craft store and get some feathers, glue them on and viola, and awesome accessory. You could even do this for all your bridesmaids as gifts. Most antique jewelry is costume anyway, so it may be an affordable option!
Candy eggs and mini nests
Keep your guests at ease in their seats by using candy eggs in mini nests. You can find these mini nests on-line on virtually any wedding site. The eggs typically are malted milk balls, but if you can’t find them you could always use candy coated sunflower seeds. I just saw them the other day. They’re like M&M’s, but with sunflower seeds! You can even have your favors double as place cards. Just place your names and table numbers in the nests and let your guests enjoy! Good luck.