How to Decorate Square Columns for a Wedding

Decorating a square column instead of a circular one is not as difficult as it might sound. Unlike a circular column, the square gives you a flat surface to work with and decorate. This makes it easier to put up decorations that face a specific direction, which is useful in instances like a wedding where you have a set audience. The columns make an attractive background for the altar, finishing the picturesque appearance of the wedding.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Garland
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Fake rose
  • Tulle
  • Glue
  • J hook
  • Assistant


    • 1

      Place the end of a piece of garland at the back of the column, one-half foot from the bottom of the column. Hold it in place with a piece of clear tape.

    • 2

      Coil the remaining garland around the column until you reach a1 foot from the top of the column on the backside. Ask an assistant to hold the garland in place and level out the coils so the space between each strand of garland is equal across the face of the column.

    • 3

      Cut the piece of garland at the back of the column and tape it in place. Place pieces of clear tape periodically across the garland to help it maintain its level, attractive coil without sagging.

    • 4

      Place a fake rose face down on a table. Loop two pieces of 3-foot long tulle and place them on the back of the flower so one loop faces to the left and another faces to the right. Glue the tulle in place to the back of the flower.

    • 5

      Cut two pieces of tulle 3 feet long. Attach them to the back of the flower so they dangle down from it. Glue them in place. This makes it look like the flower is at the center of a decorative bow.

    • 6

      Install a “J” shaped screw hook on the face of the column that faces the audience seats. Install it halfway up the column. Hook the flower onto the hook for a decorative touch.

Tips & Warnings

  • Consult the other wedding decorators to determine the colors you should use for the columns. Once you know the colors of the wedding, purchase the proper colors for the column decorations.
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