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A Perfect Pair Wedding Theme

Updated on July 9, 2011
"The Perfect Pair" Refrigerator Magnet in Retro Box
"The Perfect Pair" Refrigerator Magnet in Retro Box

Are you the "perfect pair"?

At the wedding everyone will agree that you are the perfect couple. That is why “a perfect pair” wedding theme is such a charming way to show that you were made for each other. It is incredibly easy to carry this theme throughout your wedding with precious pears coupled together for favors, decorations and centerpieces. Need some ideas on how to squeeze this adorable theme into your wedding? Our hub will give you a few suggestions to get started.

The Perfect Pair Personalized Mint Favors
The Perfect Pair Personalized Mint Favors

Perfect Pair Theme Wedding Favors

Your wedding favors are your way of saying “thank you” to their guests for celebrating with you. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase your theme also. Most couples use pear-shaped items to use the ‘perfect pair’ play on words throughout the wedding. You could give away a bride and groom pear-shaped soap kit to each guest for coming. You can also get pear-shaped candle favors (that come in pairs, of course!) If you are going green with your wedding theme, try giving away baskets full of fresh fruit and make two pears the centerpiece of the basket display. Fill the basket space with grapes, apples, and even wrapped cheeses.

Silver Pear Place Card Holders
Silver Pear Place Card Holders

Perfect Pair Table Decorations

Your guests will be sitting at their tables for a decent amount of time, except when dancing. Therefore, it is important to carry your perfect pair wedding theme into your table decorations. Decorate tables with ivory or white linens and use light green table runners as an accent. Fill glass bowls with real pears and sprinkle leaves around the center. Use decorative plates to place pear-shaped candles on top to bring a little romantic light into the scenery. Use elegant silver pear-shaped place card holders and cards with printed pears on top. 

Floral Arrangements for A Perfect Pair

Floral arrangements are usually one of the most expensive items at a wedding. Rather than fill your arrangements with all flowers, change it up and use faux pears to continue your perfect pair theme. Purchase floral foam balls and floral wire. Stick faux pears on their sides and press them into the floral foam ball. Fill the remaining space with flowers that match the wedding reception. Place these pears and flower balls in the center of tables for the reception, on top of vases for the end of pews at the ceremony and on the guest book table. Just do not use too many pears or it will look tacky. The idea is to display your theme in a subtle way.


Other Room Decor

Many brides focus their decoration efforts on the reception and escort card tables, but then neglect the rest of the room. Your reception room is the biggest blank canvas your have to work with, therefore you should take full advantage of that space. Place large, decorative baskets filled with fresh or faux pears in each corner of the room. Dangle faux pears from the ceiling and keep each hanging piece with two pears in it. Drape walls with curtains of pale green tulle and place faux pears at the base. Use garlands of pears to swag or swirl up and down columns and pews at the ceremony. Tie off napkins with mini pairs of pears to finish off the table décor.  

When decorating for your perfect pair wedding, remember this one piece of advice. Choose just a few places to use actual or faux pears, rather than in every part of your decor. If pears are everywhere in your room, it becomes overwhelming and overdone. Instead, use small pears in different places to indicate your theme. Then use images as motifs in invitations, menu cards, and place cards. The rest of your theme can be carried out using the colors associated with this theme, which are greens and browns. 

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      Joyce Wan 6 years ago

      This new book features adorable images of things that go together with pears at the end of the book!

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      Reynold Jay 6 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Very clever theme. I ran a bridal boutique for two decade too. I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. Up one and Useful. Hey! I'm now your fan! RJ