Original Wedding Decoration Idea: Parachutes

Here’s a big and budget-friendly wedding decoration idea: parachutes! From rustic and back-lit at your wedding reception to bright and colorful for a playful photo shoot with your wedding party, a parachute has you covered on innovation. (Literally!)

Image via 100 Day Wedding
Image via 100 Day Wedding

We first heard about wedding parachutes when we stumbled upon one bride’s blog, 100 Day Wedding, chock-full of amazing tips and tricks for planning a budget-friendly wedding. The bride suspended a parachute, rented for just $35, from the ceiling to transform the look of her basic wedding venue and create a breathtaking ambiance complete with soft spots of back-lighting, resembling a starry night sky. And as you can see, the parachute provides an amazing backdrop for gorgeous, one-of-a-kind wedding photos.

Wedding party parachute. Photo by Radiant Photography by the Chansons
Wedding party parachute. Photo by Radiant Photography by the Chansons
Wedding party parachute. Photo by Radiant Photography by the Chansons

If a parachute doesn’t fit in with your wedding reception decor, consider using one outdoors for photo fun with your wedding party. These shots from Radiant Photography by the Chansons give you a glimpse of the fun you’ll have and the great affect you’ll get in your wedding photos with a bright, multi-colored parachute. Like giant wedding balloons, a parachute is fun, playful and sure to make a statement that your guests will love.

So where can you score your own wedding parachute at a great price? The 100 Day Wedding bride suggests seeing if “your local Armory or Air National Guard have ‘retired’ parachutes in storage you could rent or borrow.” Check out eBay to purchase a multi-colored parachute or a parachute party tent at reasonable prices.

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