Which of these appeals to you most?
We’ve discovered a great deal about styling and decorating weddings that we would love to share with you. One of the tricks for doing it successfully is looking at each aspect of your day and considering whether there is a styling opportunity there.
Obviously, you don’t want your big day to look over the top for the space and style of the venue but you do want guests to be impressed at certain points in the proceedings. So here are some moments when you’ll want to show off your taste and style.
Wedding place settings
Even if you’re having a simple barn wedding or a buffet you need to consider your place settings. They’re the first personal welcome your guests receive and somewhere each guest will be sitting for a large duration of the reception. So make them count.
Think about the time of year in which you’re marrying and what would be suitable for your tables. Also think about the venue. If you’re having a barn wedding then you’ll probably want a more rustic feel which would of course be out of place at a chic city wedding.
There are so many aspects to consider. The way you tie your napkins, the way you label your place settings, whether you put a favour on each person’s plate or whether you put the favours in the centre of the table.
Don’t forget the ceiling – interior designers tend to think of it as the ‘fifth wall’. Having a beautifully styled area up above can make all the difference – even if you’re spending much of your time out in the garden on your big day.
Think about using paper lanterns – either in white or colours that reflect your theme. Lanterns work particularly well at rustic weddings and can break up a dark, beamed ceiling area (as can carefully placed lighting).
Chair draping and decorations
Beautifully draped and covered chairs are a hallmark of our weddings. However, there are many different ways to do this. You don’t have to have a single style of chair cover or tie at your wedding. Mixing it up can look fabulous. Think of bows, different fabric drapes, using greenery.
Which table shape?
We’re seeing more and more weddings move away from large circular tables to long, refectory style seating. This often aids conversation and gives the couple to explore new decoration ideas.
Long strands of greenery can look stunning place along the length of the table and of course don’t interfere with cross table conversations.