Five Fresh Ideas for Using Ribbon Streamers at Your Wedding- Part II

This is Part II of our series “Five Fresh Ideas for Using Ribbon Streamers at Your Wedding”.

Decorating with ribbon is a relatively easy way to add lots of pizzazz to your wedding ceremony and reception. In this post I will share some ideas you may not have seen before. I won’t be talking about using ribbon on bouquets, aisle markers or on little boxes for your wedding favors … you probably know about that already!

Here are the five fresh ideas for using ribbon streamers at your wedding:

  • Ceremony Backdrop
  • Ceremony and/or Reception Chairs
  • Reception Ceiling Décor
  • Reception Table Runners
  • Wedding Balloons

Part I focused on Ceremony Backdrop and Ceremony and/or Reception Chairs.

This Part II focuses on Reception Ceiling Decor, Reception Table Runners and Wedding Balloons.

Reception Ceiling Décor. Here are some examples of how to decorate your reception site’s ceiling with ribbons.


If your reception site has chandeliers you can coordinate your wedding colors by simply adding ribbons to the chandelier.


Not every venue can handle the ceiling detail that is shown below but for those that can, you can add a lot of interest and color with ribbon.


Reception Table Runners. If you are on a budget and don’t want to have elaborate centerpieces, you can use ribbon streamers to add color and interest to your tables.



Ribbon is great for substituting for a tablecloth and often it is a lot more festive!


Wedding Balloons. When it comes to balloons there are “degrees” of “fabulousness”! Yes, you can get the pear-shaped ones and tie some “curling” ribbon on them but why not take it up a notch and use round balloons with shimmery,satin ribbon!


Balloons are great for photos and the ribbon “pom-poms” take things from average to spectacular! The last photo shows more detail of the colorful ribbon pom-poms in this photo.




It’s best to cut your ribbons at a slant or “V” at the ends. Here are instructions for doing that: The Right Way to Cut Ribbon Ends

100-Yard Rolls of Ribbon at Exclusively Weddings – 24 Color Choices for Satin and 9 for Sheer Organza:
7/8″ Satin Ribbon 
7/8″ Sheer Organza Ribbon 
5/8″ Satin Ribbon
3/8″ Satin Ribbon

Photo Sources: Lizzie Photo, Stripling Photography, Anne Robert Photography, Alyssa Vincent, Wedding Chicks, Anushe Low, Keely Thorne Events,, Style Me Pretty, A Little Polkadot, Keely Thorne Events/Craig Davis Photography [last two photos]

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