Ice Sculptures for Every Wedding and Every Budget
Ice sculptures may be widely considered a luxury, but the unique and elegant piece of decor can be incorporated into any wedding.
The price of wedding ice sculptures depends on two things: size of the sculpture and intricacy of the design. There are some small and simple designs that work well for small budget weddings, and, of course, there are large and elaborate ice sculptures that work well for upscale, big-budget affairs.
Here are some of the top trends in wedding ice sculptures that will work for every budget.
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Flower vases made of ice are extremely beautiful and relatively inexpensive. A small vase can cost around $45. Larger vases, like the one in the photograph, can cost about $350. These vases can be used as centerpieces, or you can have one on display; but however you use them they’ll add class and sophistication to your reception and your guests will love them.
Having an ice bar is one of the most exciting and practical ways to use ice sculptures. They add an element of fun at the bar and they’re a very memorable part of the wedding. They are quite pricey though, starting at $500, depending on the size.
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Another great way to use ice sculptures is to freeze flowers inside the blocks of ice. It creates a beautiful fairly tale look. Because these sculptures are smaller and simpler, they are more affordable.
Traditional Ice Sculptures
You can also have a traditional ice sculpture that has the names of the couple engraved on it along with (most often) a swan. This is perfect for a big wedding with lots of décor—flowers, lights, crystals, chandeliers, and candles—as it adds to the whole nine yards. If you have a big ice sculpture like this, which costs between $500 and $1000, it is accompanied by an LED light and it sparkles across the whole room.
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One of the latest trends in wedding ice sculptures is the ice cake. In many cases, the wedding cake is mostly a decorative piece anyway. Newlyweds won’t be able to cut the cake, but it’s a great option for trendy couples who don’t care for the extra calories. If you have a sweet tooth like many brides do this ice sculpture isn’t for you. If you like the stylish piece, it costs around $350, which is less than the price of a regular wedding cake this size.
The type of ice sculpture you get will depend on your venue, your theme, the season, and your budget. These ice sculptures look perfect in any winter wedding, but the ice bar is a big hit with summer weddings as well. Picking the right ice sculpture is about finding what works for you and being creative.
Jillian Zacchia is a contributing writer for The Bridal Guide.