Wedding bunting has been around for centuries as an inexpensive way to add color and style to your wedding day. But did you know that there are actually things you didn’t know about wedding bunting?
Why did people start using wedding bunting?
The idea for wedding bunting probably came from a bridal tradition—the bride carrying a bouquet of flowers on her wedding day. The more flowers in her bouquet, and possibly even feathers, ribbons, etc., would mean that she was lucky or worthy of having a good husband (and some of these traditions have stuck around). Some scholars have suggested that flower motifs represent fertility and prosperity. Whatever they meant originally, they’ve become just another way to celebrate a couple’s love today.
How much does it cost?
While you can buy inexpensive wedding bunting for less than $30, there’s a bit of a trade-off in quality. If you plan to use your bunting year after year, opt for higher-quality fabric and stitching. Even though it will cost more initially, better materials and construction will ensure that your bunting lasts longer. The price range varies considerably. Prices begin around $35 but range into hundreds of dollars as well. Many wedding professionals offer custom services—such as adding names or color matching—that can drive up costs even further. While spending upwards of $300 is unusual, don’t shy away from premium options if they are available and budget allows; your guests will appreciate seeing high-quality decorations at your special event.
Where do you hang wedding bunting?
Hanging your wedding bunting is a fun project that you can do with your fiancé (if you’re lucky enough to have him along for these planning sessions) or with a good friend. If you don’t want to hang your wedding bunting yourself, consider hiring someone to do it for you. Take care when hanging buntings, as it can be time-consuming and tricky work. In addition, take care when choosing where to hang them. Some places may need extra support in order to stay up, so ask if you are unsure about anything before getting started.
You can take wedding pictures
This is actually one of my favorite things about wedding bunting. It’s great for photos! If you’re looking for something to do, bring a friend or family member and have a couple of pictures taken with some different color combinations. Be sure to share these awesome photos with your family and friends after your wedding, as well.
“Just Married” wedding bunting
It’s one of those words that we don’t really think about — it’s just there, on every wedding poster and in every bridal store. And yet when you see Just Married bunting on a real wedding day, it always makes you smile a little bit. Have you ever wondered why? The truth is, no one knows exactly where it came from. Some people believe that Just Married refers to how newlyweds need to hold each other up so they can make their way down the aisle and greet family members after they’ve been married! Others say that it comes from Italian (natch), but translating literally as together now, which is what newlyweds get to say after marriage.