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Wedding Ice Sculptures

Updated on June 12, 2016
What a beautiful wedding ice sculpture.
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Adding an Ice Sculpture to Your Wedding

So, you've decided to add an ice sculpture to your wedding decor. Great choice. An ice sculpture is a elegant, eye-catching work of art. Now that you have made that decision you must have many questions, starting with the all important one, how much is this going to cost me? After much research, I can finally give you a ball park figure. Somewhere between $350 and $4,000. The larger and more elaborate, the higher the price.

One of the important things about ordering the ice sculpture is really checking them out. Go see examples of their work in person. Get in touch with someone who has actually used this particular company. Make sure you understand about the clarity of ice. Do you want a crystal clear piece, one with color added, or a frosted look? Find out what is included in the price of the ice sculpture. You don't want any surprises on your wedding day.

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What Services Should Come With Your Ice Sculpture

  • Delivery one hour befor start of reception.
  • A drain tray to catch the melting ice.
  • A large drain bucket for the melted ice.
  • Decor around the base of the drain tray, coordinated to match your wedding theme.
  • Tearing down and clean up at the end of the reception.

What do they need from you? A table set up with a floor length linen placed next to an electrical outlet.

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Interesting Facts

  • Ice sculptures last about 6 hours.
  • An ice sculpture can use electrical lighting, candles, flowers and color.
  • Colored light in the lighting base will allow a natural relection to shimmer through the ice. Adding color to the ice will not.
  • Colored lighting colors used the most are: amber, green, red, and blue.
  • Most ice sculptures use a special process to produce their own ice, making it crystal clear.
  • You need to order your ice sculpture in advance from one week to 5 months, depending on who is doing the sculpture and how intricate the design.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Very interesting! I figured it would be expensive to order an ice sculpture for a wedding or any other type of event but had no idea as to the pricing. They are truly transient works of art! Up, useful and interesting votes and will share.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks Peggy W. They are beautiful, especially when lit with a soft color light.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very informative hub. I often found kind of ice sculpture on wedding ceremony. It usually placed on the long table. Beautiful art work. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!

      Prasetio

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Enjoyed your hub. Now I know about ice sculptures. They are so pretty I love the ring one. Voted up.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. For some reason, the limo was my wife's main focus for her wedding. :))

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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      Wow these are totally stunning, fabulous works of art. A very unusual and interesting hub, thank you for sharing.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Personally, it's a daunting challenge to consider including in an already spendy wedding budget, but I am intrigued by and curious about the creative process. Thank you for sharing this in a well-organized and reader-friendly fashion. Looks like you're off to a great start in 2013!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great hub and so well written with a very interesting idea to have ice sculpture for a wedding. You might even have one at a birthday party has well. Well done !

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      What a neat idea for a wedding! Thanks for all of the tips and suggestions.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      presatio, I agree, ice sculptures are beautiful pieces of art. It's nice to hear from you again.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      moonlake, they add so much interest and elegance to an event.

      Mhatter99, you're welcome. They ar3e beautiful.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      acaetnna, they are quite-taking in person. A beautiful addition to your event.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      hawaiianodysseus, it can be quite costly. You can go with a smaller sculpture for a little less money.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      kashmir56, they're a great idea for any event. You wouldn't believe what some people can do with a block of ice.

      randomcreative, thanks, I think they add to the reception decor.

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      Marco Piazzalunga 4 years ago from Presezzo, Italy

      Your article made me think of the beautiful international festival of ice sculptures that takes place every year here in Italy in the town of San Candido on the Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

      Also this year, in January 2013, in the South Tyrolean towns of San Candido and St. Vigil, 30 artists from around the world will give life to the 23rd International Festival of Snow sculpture.

      Beautiful hub, voted UP!

      Marco

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      tattuwurn 4 years ago

      Very impressive examples! Too bad because they're ice.. I wish they would last forever. I like the interlocking rings in particular. Voted up and interesting/awesome/beautiful. :)

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks Marco. I'll have to look up your international festival of ice sculptures. I bet it's beautiful.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      tattuwurn, they are beautiful. Unfortunately, the only way to save them is to put them in a walk in freezer and visit them every once in a while.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh Wow my friend !!!

      This amazing ;what a great share.

      Here I most certainly vote up,across and share all a round .

      Have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Eiddwen, thanks for the share. Ice sculptures are beautiful in person. They add so much to the decor.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Very beautiful wedding ice sculptures!

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      thank you unknown spy. They are beautiful.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      What an elegant and interesting wedding idea! I especially like the interlocking rings--so meaningful. Thank you for the interesting facts, too!

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      vespawoolf, they are beautiful. I wish I could have put every example that caught my eye.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A beautiful idea and so creative in ice sculptures, different and stunning too

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      DDE, the sculptures are quite beautiful. They add a stunning focal point to wedding decor.

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