Top tips for decorating your wedding venue

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Top tips for decorating your wedding venue

Published: 17 October 2023

Stunning wedding decor is just one part of your special day, but it’s nevertheless important. A great venue set up looks different for every couple, so when you get to planning and prepping your venue space, there are a few things you may want to keep in mind. To help you on your journey to the wedding of your dreams, we’ve put together a few top tips for decorating your wedding venue.

Consider your lighting

Great lighting has the potential to shift the entire mood and feel of your venue. With this in mind, you’ll want to think about the effect that you’re after before you decide on the lighting for your wedding day. Most couples opt to use candles in their wedding ceremony or reception, for a cosy, romantic atmosphere. For less traditional couples, there are plenty of other options to choose from, like colourful LED lights for a modern, industrial look, or quirky lanterns for a more rustic vibe. Don’t forget to have a think about the intensity and tone of your lighting before you make your final purchases. Usually you’ll want to make use of subtle, warm lighting for your wedding, to give your venue a soft, enchanting glow.

Create stunning arrangements

Flower arrangements are a popular choice for weddings, but there are a few things to consider when planning the perfect floral displays. Perhaps you’ll want entryway arrangements, or a flower wall or arch. Or, maybe you’re hoping to create beautiful table centrepieces, or adorn your cake in soft blooms. Whatever your vision, you’ll want to seek the guidance of a professional vendor, to discuss which flowers are most suitable for your arrangements – usually, these will be the flowers that are locally in-season. If flowers aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other stunning arrangements to choose from. In fact, you could choose to decorate your wedding tables with small crystals, or baskets of fruit. Some couples even opt to replace flower arrangements with more unusual displays of cacti.


Get your guests involved

Believe it or not, when it comes to dressing up your wedding venue, you can leave some of the hard work up to your guests. By choosing a creative, decorative activity that your guests can get involved in during your reception, you can give your venue a more personal feel, and watch as your wedding decor comes to life throughout the night. Perhaps you’ll want to consider setting up a blackboard on one of the walls of your venue, so that your guests can leave cheerful wishes for you throughout the evening. Or, maybe you’ll want to have your guests take photos of themselves on instant cameras, that they can then add to a large display, or even hang from a tree. Whether you ask your guests to leave messages, photos, or even trinkets, the creative opportunities are endless.


Add a unique touch

Wedding venue decorations stand out the most when the happy couple let their personalities and creativity shine through. So, whatever you envision for your big day, don’t be afraid to run wild with it, and take it that little step further. When it comes to uniting in marriage and celebrating love, there really is no such thing as too much!