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Decorating your wedding venue is a very personal and exciting part of your planning journey. If you’re struggling to think of ideas a good place to start is thinking of a theme or a colour scheme. It’s good to discuss wedding decorations with your venue, especially if you are planning to introduce third party food or drink suppliers as this may conflict with your contractual agreement. Your venue may have accessories for you to hire from them and if you are planning on bringing suppliers in, check what time you will all gain access in to the venue on the day of your wedding. Below, we’ve listed a collection of stylish ideas, ideal for enhancing the look of your wedding venue.
Romantic lighting can to the atmosphere of course, but make sure you arrange sufficient time for both putting up and taking down your decorative lighting, as the venue is unlikely to do this for you. Certificates from your suppliers may be needed by your venue.
Some couples like to have some kind of photographic display on a screen displaying some old pictures. Spend time choosing your favourite memories if it is to be a feature. Some grooms/best men use screens to help with their wedding speech.
Real Wedding Flowers: Speak to a wedding flower specialist when it comes to decorating your wedding venue with fresh flowers. Thinking about the season and how you wish to decorate more than just your wedding reception tables.
Faux Wedding Flowers: Some venues and florists offer faux arrangements to complement your fresh flower arrangements. This can help with the budget and even be tied to your colour scheme with some additional blooms. Aside from featuring faux flowers on your wedding reception tables, think about having them down your aisle or on plinths behind the registrar table if you’re getting married at the venue.
Not all wedding venues allow balloons so be sure to check that they are permitted before you place an order. If your venue does allow it, balloons can look great as center pieces
Hiring is usually the best option if you wish to increase the options for seating at your venue.
A fashionable memento – asking your guests to write you a short note to hang on the tree is a nice alternative to the guest book.
These look beautiful and you can even choose scented ones to enhance the atmosphere of your venue. Check to ensure your venue allows lit candles in all rooms.
This provides entertainment and simultaneously generates hilarious photographic memories of your big day, a great way to kill two birds with one stone.
With the prolific use of smart phones disposable cameras have reduced in popularity but if you do include them make sure that they are labelled with instructions. These might also be fun to keep the children at your wedding, entertained.
This will require a determined volunteer to make sure that everyone gets to sign it.
Confirm with your supplier that they will both ‘put on’ and ‘take off’. Does the hire charge include laundry, delivery and set-up? Alternatively, you may be able to hire chair covers from your wedding venue directly. Ask early to see if this is a possibility and to avoid you having to shop around.
Ask the team at your wedding venue if they can provide any of the following…
Candy Floss Machine
Pimp My Prosecco Stand
Hot Chocolate Stand