Decorating Poles for a Wedding


Weddings held outdoors underneath a tent can sometimes have exposed metal or wood poles that are distracting. A combination of craft and decoration items can be put together to hide the poles and enhance the wedding’s theme and design. Decorations for a pole can also be used at a reception hall with structural columns.


  • Light strands can produce a soft glow while adding romance to the atmosphere. Strands can be wrapped around the pole or strung in straight lines from the top to the bottom of it. Depending upon how far the poles are away from each other, light strands can be hung across the ceiling of the venue from pole to pole.


  • You can also use flowers and plants to decorate poles during a wedding reception. Flowers can be placed to cover the entire pole, or placed approximately every few feet creating a ring around the pole. For a tropical wedding theme, use palm fronds to cover the poles with some tropical flowers added to the design. Flowers should complement the wedding theme, color and the flowers carried by the bridal party.

Tulle and Ribbon

  • Tulle and ribbon bunched and intertwined together can add a soft touch to a plain pole. You can bunch these items together at the top of the pole or use them to tie bows on it. Tulle can also be wrapped around the pole in a spiral pattern from top to bottom with a large bow tied in the middle.


  • There is no need to add helium to balloons used to cover the pole. Tie balloons in small clusters of three to five each and then tie them to the pole. Balloons with helium can also be used with long strings and then tied to the bottom of the pole, allowing balloons to float freely and hide the exposed pole.

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