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So you’ve decided on your wedding venue, theme, and decorations, but somehow you think your reception might be missing the wow factor. Ice sculptures add an element of drama to your wedding day, and here are seven great reasons to consider one:
Wedding ice sculptures are special and intriguing for your guests and will create a real talking point at your drinks reception. People are always curious to know everything about an ice sculpture including how it is mad and how it works, and it will be the main topic of conversation for days after your wedding.
Ice sculptures are superb focal points for your reception, and for that reason are perfect for couples choosing not to have a traditional wedding cake. It makes a perfect feature on the buffet table or you could consider mini ice sculptures, one in the centre of each table. Ice sculptures can be made with clear or coloured ice to match your wedding theme and can be specially lit to create impact.
If you want to keep your guests amused while you are having your photos taken, see if you can have your ice sculpture carved on site while they sip their champagne. While this can be fun, bear in mind that sculptures will last longer if they are made in advance and hardened in the freezer.
Ice sculptures give the appearance of sophistication, and are seen to be an expensive luxury item which will impress your guests. Actually, when you start to look into ice sculpture costs you may find they aren’t as expensive as you first imagined.
Many couples rule out ice sculptures because they are worried they will melt after an hour or two and they will be left with a pricey wet floor. Actually most ice sculptures will last for around eight hours if they are placed indoors, although they are likely to melt after three hours if they are displayed outside. All sculptures should have a built in drip tray and drainage system so you won’t get puddles on the floor.
Popular shapes for wedding ice sculptures include a pair of kissing doves, a cupid, and a bride and groom figure, but you can have any shape you like. Your ice sculpture can be the central feature of your wedding theme.
If you think an ice sculpture would be too stark and cold, don’t forget that the sculptor can incorporate other objects and decorations such as your wedding flowers, balloons, a cupids bow and arrow, some antique jewellery, or other objects with special significance to your wedding.