I am asked every day by brides what my recommendations are for buying decorations in Australia. I thought it was time to put together a list of wonderful Australian websites selling decorations that are perfect for weddings and just about every other fantastic event you are hosting. Here is my ultimate guide to buying wedding decorations online in Australia:
Chandeliers for Hire and Purchase
Chandeliers are such a beautiful decorative item for weddings and other special occasions such as corporate balls and charity events. There is a company based in Sydney called Chandeliers Australia that hires a magnificent range of chandeliers from subtle and elegant to truly OTT Dynasty style crystal lighting. They freight their chandeliers anywhere in Australia when you are purchasing, and if you are in the Sydney area (yes, this includes Canberra and the South Coast) they will quote on installation and hire for your wedding and special event.
Feathers for Tables, Stationery and Fashion Accessories
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The fabulous Narelle at www.feather.com.au is the guru of all things feather in Australia. Her online store is brimming with every type of feather decoration and accessory you can imagine. Use feathers as elaborate table centrepieces (we are creating some magnificent feather tables soon that we’ll share online soon). If you’re a DIY-type bride, she also has great millinary supplies so you can create your very own bridal headpiece that is unique as you are!
Table Centrepieces, Pretty Crystals and Other Table Scatter Ideas
Putting together a beautiful table centerpiece is a hard task. You have the option of having your florist or venue organise your centerpiece with a vase and flowers, or you could use feathers, decorative branches (available from florists) strung with fairy lights. And what then? Here are some of the great ideas we love using:
Water Pearls: pretty polymer water beads that have a pearl-like effect. Use them in vases and other vessels to create a pretty centrepiece that won’t break the bank. In colours for just about every theme including black, white, crystal clear, pink and aqua.
Miniature Birds Nests: for spring, Easter, love-bird and garden themed weddings, we adore these miniature natural birds nests which can be both a lovely table decoration and a wedding favor for guests.
Crystal Table Scatters: make your table truly glamorous with these pretty crystal table scatters. They are sold in sets of six in various sizes, and you scatter them around your table for pretty bling against the candlelight. You can also use them inside vases to hide ugly stems. This is a very special effect for vases.
Water Activated Diamond Lights: these little beauties we use at so many events. They are an LED light that is activated in water so they light up vases which you can colour with food die for a gorgeous effect.
Christmas Decorations as Wedding Decorations: My favourite idea is to use Christmas decorations on your wedding tables. There are some amazing Christmas decorations that you can find out of Christmas season (read: on SALE!) that can be used to create stunning wedding decorations. These incredible pearl miniature wreaths are the perfect example. We have used these as aisle decorations as well as on wedding reception tables as a pretty candle wreath. Breathtaking!
Another big favourite of mine is the decorative lantern. Paper lanterns pack a decorating punch for very little spend. You can find an almost limitless amount of colours and styles. Some great stores for lanterns online in Australia are Vivid Room, Pink Frosting and Chinatown Communications.
Decorative Candles, Candelabra and Candle Holders
The most popular wedding table decoration is the candle and for good reason. Candles are a beautiful way to create a warm atmosphere for your wedding without spending too much money. Even the humble tealight candle with no other decoration can be pretty on a table if clustered closely together. Imagine hundreds of them twinkling on the bridal table to really set the scene.
You can buy candles at your local $2 shop, Big W, Spotlight and any craft shop. If you’re after something a bit more luxe, then here are some ideas:
Crystal Tealight Holders: these pretty crystal tealight holders can be scattered around tables to create a more elaborate effect and can also be used as a lovely favor for guests.
Personalised Luminaries: make a statement on your tables with a personalised luminaria. These vellum paper candle covers have been specially designed and printed with the couple’s wedding details. Gorgeous, aren’t they?
Candle Bags or Luminaries: We just adore using candle bags or luminaries for every event held at dusk or night. They frame the driveaway, pathways, stairs and outdoor entertaining area. They bathe the area in soft light and if you have a decorated candle bag, they can also really enhance your theme.
Votive Holders: there are so many different styles of votive candle holders on the market. For pretty ideas, visit Dusk, Pink Frosting, and Candles By Night.
Rose Petals, Dried Petals and Other Floral Accessories
One of my favourite online wedding shops is Simply Rose Petals. Sarah and her team have the most magnificent range of rose petals in just about any style and colour you desire available all year around. They have a wonderful reputation for quality and customer service too.
Wedding Parasols as Decorations
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You may not have thought of using wedding parasols as a decoration, but they make wonderful aisle decorations, lantern substitutes and hanging decorations from the ceiling of marquees. The most extensive range of wedding parasols in Australia is available at Pink Frosting’s online wedding parasol shop.
Wedding Place Card Holders and Table Number Holders
Placecard holders and table number holders have become incredibly fun over the past few years. You have the choice of photo frame holders, traditional wire holders with fun themed bases and personalised and printed versions in a vast array of colours and styles. These are some that we really love right now:
Shining Sails Sailboat Place Card Holders at Pink Frosting’s online wedding decoration shop.
Small contemporary wire vase placecard holders at the Pink Frosting online wedding decoration shop.
Antique Acrylic Placecard Frames at Pink Frosting’s online wedding decoration shop.
Vases and Other Decorative Vessels
You can readily hire vases from your local event hire business – a google search should bring up everyone close to you. If you want to buy rather than hire, the best options online are Dusk, Pink Frosting and Home and Beyond.
Personalised Clings, Signs and Wedding Graffiti
Decorating your wedding with a personal message, motif or monogram has never been easier than right now. There is an extensive range of truly beautiful designs to personalise your directional signage, guest book signing station, dance floors, ceremony site and more. I just adore the range of Wonderful Wedding Graffiti at Pink Frosting’s online wedding shop. It is so versatile and a surprise “pop” for your wedding day.
Decorating Your Candy or Lolly Table or Buffet
I did a whole post on decorating your candy and lolly buffet late last year. This fantastic idea will delight everyone at your wedding. Simply create a buffet of lollies on a table for guests to serve themselves into beautiful boxes, take away containers or lolly bags (these can be purchased at Pink Frosting’s online wedding favor shop). For the best lollies online, visit
The Best Beach Wedding Decorations
Shells, starfish and coral make amazing beach wedding decorations. You can use them on your tables, scattered down your aisle and throughout the venue as hanging decorations (fishing line and starfish make a wonderful combination!). You can buy shells, starfish and coral online. Be very careful about purchasing any natural product from overseas as you may not be able to import them into Australia with our strict customs laws. Here are some great options online in Australia: Australian Seashells, Pink Frosting’s online beach wedding shop, and Spectrum Shells for more specialty products.
I really hope these links help you plan your wedding decorating. Let me know if you have any specific needs and I’ll see what I can come up with for you!