Wonderful news to hear that you are engaged – “congratulations” from the team at Ambience!

But did you know that whilst you are an ‘engaged’ bride to be you are also going to become an expert in event organising too…That may seem funny, but the amount of items on your to do list is massive and all you want to do is get married.  It doesn’t matter if your happy day is in 6 months or 18 months time the list of endless items to do will no doubt be the same.

You set about looking for your venue and you find your perfect location now the decision comes to the décor and what you would like to have. We always suggest that you collect items that you like and that associate you and your wedding,  for example, pictures cuttings, material pieces, other people’s wedding pictures and colour charts.  All of this can then be incorporated into a Wedding Mood board.  Mood boards are a great way to see your likes and your style.  See some of the examples below that are what we have put together recently and if you would like us to put one together for your wedding inspiration then do let your venue stylist know.

The next big thing is that no one tells you about is the decision on chair covers, sashes, top table drapes and cake drapes. Crisp white chair covers, linen and sashes can really set your wedding room decor.  It can bring a boring looking chair that reminds you of a work conference into an exciting and pretty chair with matching table runners and top table draping. You begin the task of looking for ideas and you will find endless choices of chairs covered in beautiful organza, taffeta, hessian, lace, polka dot and more, really almost any type of material which can be made into a wedding bow.  We have put together a quick reference guide to give you a little look into the world of chair covers and sashes.

PolyCotton Chair Covers: White chair covers are classic and a traditional style for weddings and they will undoubtedly never go out of fashion. We will normally know what chair cover fits a particular chair but if we aren’t sure we will visit the venue to check before your wedding. Chair covers need to be fitted correctly so that they are not too long and drag on the floor and that they fit the back of the chair and they are baggy. A perfect fitting chair cover will make a chair look so perfect.  Chair covers can be seen in a number of colours from black, ivory, white and damask.  All of them look wonderful when displayed with a beautiful sash.

Stretch Lycra Chair Covers: They are popular but only with particular chair styles as they can make a chair look very strange if it is not fitted correctly.  Lycra is a very tight fit to the chair and makes the chair look sleek.  We will advise the style of chair these types of covers look best on. We think they do make a sleek and tailored look when styled with a sash.

Now the next bit is what the sash going to be is it going to be Organza, Crystal Organza, Hessian, Taffeta or anything else you may want.  Our most popular are:

Organza & Taffeta: We have a mass of colours across our network to choose from and you will be spoilt for choice. Your venue stylist will be able to give you ideas of one colour sash to two and three colour sashes tied together to create a look.  If it’s the vintage look that you are wanting we will incorporate lace into the colour choice to, working with hessian, pink or gingham.

We also have unique and quirky sashes like our black and white spotty dog theme or tartan, so if you are looking for something unique with your chair styling please talk your venue stylist and they will be happy to give you lots of choices.