As our editor Judith Chi often says, a memorable wedding reception is the result of love in the air, beautiful decor, great food and good company.
As an alternative to normal floral centerpieces and floating decors, bird cages adds a tasteful element and project a sense of order and refinement. Another great benefit of the decorating with bird cages is that they come in various shapes, styles and sizes and can be painted to match your wedding theme.
Fill the cages with a floral arrangement, votive candles, wedding favors, seating cards or a table full of advice cards for the new couple. To take this idea a step further, you can also try using bird cages of alternating heights or sizes, keep the color uniform or use mismatched colors to get an amazing bohemian look. If you’re going for a whimsical theme, butterflies, flowers and pretty ornaments will effortlessly help you get the look.
Remembering celebrity brides like Kate Moss, Anne Hathaway and Amber Tamblyn, who went with a vintage style wedding, the bird cage as a table focal point can reinforce a vintage theme, such as the Victorian Era, The Roaring 20s, the 1940s and ’50s, and even the 1960s. You can suggest a nature, environmental, eco-friendly or avian themed reception.
Good sized decorative metal bird cages will vary by price from $9 to $100, so you have to shop around for the look you want and the price point. However, the inexpensive Baby’s Breath filler flowers will only cost about $120-$140 for 10 bunches depending on where you buy them, and that will go a long way with stretching your dollars. For a budget conscious wedding, it is conceivable to keep your centerpiece budget to spend under $50 per centerpiece. Do note that the color of your Baby’s Breath may vary depending on the climate (sometimes they can be slightly green), also ask your florist for some advice and check out stores who can tint them to match your wedding color scheme. The leading growers of Baby’s Breath are California and Florida, but you can find a supply in many other states.
If you plan on ordering any flowers online, verify whether your desired flowers can be shipped to your state.
Where to find some good decorative bird cages
Modern Decorative Birdcage With Birds In Flight, from $45.98, CSW Shop.
Classic Round Decorative Birdcage, from $45.98, CSW Shop.
Birdcage Holder, $20, BHLDN.
Live Ivy Birdcage, $79 – $99, Pottery Barn.
Other great places to find bird cage decors
A long row of bird cages at a reception make a striking presentation, and they are certain to be great conversation starters. These centerpieces will leave an impression that your guests will not soon forget.