Joyce Molly Designs
Joyce Molly Designs

When you think of ribbon a huge bow probably pops into your mind, well, that’s far from the only use of this versatile item that comes in such a huge variety of sizes, colours and textures that it can be used to enhance any wedding theme or colour scheme. From ribbon bunting and ceremony backdrops to wedding car decorations and bouquet wraps, we’ve got lots of creative ways to use ribbon decorations for your wedding.

Here are some creative ways to use ribbon decorations for your wedding.

Wedding chairs

Ribbons make for wonderful wedding chair decorations. Tying a few lengths of ribbon in your wedding colours to the backs of your chairs – particularly chiavari chairs – will make quite the decor statement for your ceremony and reception. If you want to cut costs, you could just decorate the bride and groom chairs with ribbons to make them stand out from the rest.

Teapots and Tiaras
Teapots and Tiaras

Wedding invites and stationery

Because it comes in all manner of colours and textures, it is the perfect material to accent your wedding stationery. In spring little ribbon rosebud, autumn calls for soft leaf embossed ribbon in autumnal shades. The great thing is it can adapt to any theme or style.

Bee Happy Designs
Bee Happy Designs

Wedding bunting

If you like the idea of using wedding bunting but want something a little different, use some made with ribbons in your wedding colours, instead.

Joyce Molly Designs
Joyce Molly Designs

Wedding car decorations

A wedding car is not a wedding car without the essential ribbon decorations! Usually white or pink, but you could easily jazz it up with any colour you wish.

Reach Court Farm Weddings
Reach Court Farm Weddings

Ceremony backdrop

Create a flowy backdrop for your wedding ceremony with lengths of ribbon hung from a frame. This looks stunning indoors or outdoors and can be repurposed for a wedding dessert table or photo booth backdrop at your reception venue.

Toast Events
Toast Events

Reception decor

Dress up a marquee or venue with vaulted ceilings with draped ribbons for a festive vibe. You can also use the same style of ribbon to decorate your top table as shown here.

Piggyback Barns
Piggyback Barns

Wedding table decorations

Have you ever thought of using ribbon decorations for wedding tables at the reception? Ribbon can be matched to complement your flowers in tone and shape, they can be used to hold napkins or place cards and even to create original table displays in their own rights, try different configurations of arches, loops and bows.

The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company
The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company

A focal point

Use swags of ribbon to highlight particular spots in your venue like your dance floor, lounge area, wedding bar or dessert display. Make these areas even more enticing by adding a few strings of lights for a magical effect.

The Event Designer
The Event Designer

Decor accents

Ribbon decorations in your wedding colours can add that extra celebratory touch to everything from garden lanterns to wedding aisle decorations. So if you think something needs a little extra, ribbons could do the trick.

A Little Touch of Heaven from EmZo
A Little Touch of Heaven from EmZo

Bouquet tie

Ask your wedding florist to use ribbon as the finishing touch to your bouquet. This could be a beautiful bouquet wrap or a longer trailing ribbon for a romantic look.

Vintage Gathering
Vintage Gathering

Buttonhole accent

Like your bouquet, use ribbon to accent your wedding buttonholes and tie your whole look together.

Eden & Primrose
Eden & Primrose

Wedding cake decoration

The wedding cake can also benefit from this versatile fabric, it allows you to make an otherwise plain white cake into a personal and unique sight and it’s a budget-friendly option, too!

Cocoa & Whey Cakes
Cocoa & Whey Cakes

Wedding favours

Last but not least, ribbon decorations on wedding favours will dress up the plainest of items like a jar of sweeties, fruit preserves or any wedding favour box for that matter. They’ll also make them a little more special for your guests to open. 

The Treat Kitchen
The Treat Kitchen

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