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How To Use Ivy in Your Wedding Decorations

The addition of ivy adds a crisp, natural touch to wedding decorations. Use it with colorful blooms or let its green hue stand alone.


  • Step 1: Tuck individual stems of ivy into the back sash or fold of chair covers at the reception table.
  • FACT: There are eight universities in the Ivy League: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale.
  • Step 2: Add individual stems of ivy to the floral centerpieces on the table at the reception. Let the ivy spill out of the vase and flow onto the table for a dramatic touch.
  • Step 3: Wrap a wedding arch with white netting. Then entwine ivy through the netting up and over the arch. Top the arch with flowing white ribbons.
  • TIP: Be sure to check with your church or wedding hall to see what types of decorations are allowed. Many churches do not permit glue, tape, nails, or other potentially damaging materials.
  • Step 4: Drape swags of ivy around candelabras in a church or the reception hall. Be sure to keep the stems and leaves away from open flames.
  • Step 5: Adorn the pews in a church with ivy garlands. If cost is an issue, consider skipping every other pew or decorating only the front pews.

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