Decorations are anything that makes a place more beautiful and inviting.

So getting your wedding decorations right on your big day is bound to be something that you’ve been giving a lot of thought to. Because of course, you want your guests to feel welcomed and to admire your venue.

And there are so many aspects like decorating where the ceremony takes place, decorating areas for photo opportunities, decorating your wedding tables and chairs etc…

We’ve pulled together some ideas for you to be thinking about.

ceiling at wedding

Never forget the ceilings at your wedding. Think of them as a fifth wall.

Ceiling decorations

Don’t forget about the ceilings at your venue – it’s a good idea to think of them as a fifth wall. If you have a beautiful, moulded ceiling in a stately home then of course you might want to leave it be. But if you’re marrying in a barn or a plainer setting then a ceiling is ripe for decoration.

Our stylists have decorated ceilings with strings of lights, lanterns, draping and much more to create atmosphere and soften any harsh areas.

Silver, metallics and white are a stunning combination

Setting a mood

The image above was from a wedding styled by our Teesside stylist at the Yorkshire Wedding Barn (Blossom trees supplied by Wild & Wonderful Flowers) and shows a venue decorated in sophisticated silvers and white. Perfect for a couple who aren’t really into the boho style but want something glossy and elegant. Be true to yourself.

Autumn Staircase styling in York

Every area counts

It’s a good idea to walk around your venue with a wedding stylist and look carefully at every little area. These could be corners, fireplaces, windows and staircases. Above our York stylist created a real photo opportunity by using multi coloured pumpkins, foliage and candle light for this very autumnal York Wedding.

The Kings Chapel, Buckinghamshire

Moods for different times of year

The decorations and colours you choose should reflect the times of year. The gold and red wedding featured here was put together for a winter wedding and certainly looks cosy and warm. This kind of a look is perfect for dark winter days.

Dreamscape wedding theme

Having one long low ‘hedge’ of flowers on the is very on trend

The lowdown on flowers

Never have your table flowers so high that your guests can’t see one another. A trend we’re seeing more and more of is “flower hedges” where a long array of flowers is placed along the front or middle of tables.

wedding floral backdrop

Gorgeous Ceremony Backdrop – Ambience Hertfordshire

If you’re having a civil wedding, think about creating a backdrop for where you say your vows. We love the flower arch idea, it ‘frames’ the photographs perfectly.

Couple’s chair dressing for the reception

If you want a very romantic feel to your day, opt for soft pastel shades, whites and creams. If you’re having a small wedding, consider decorating every guest’s chair with fresh flowers. Or if numbers prevent this, then decorate the bride and groom’s chair at the reception.

There’s nothing quite as welcoming as a beautifully laid table. Charger plates ‘frame’ each place setting.

We love the way our stylists use charger plates to put the finishing touch to wedding tables. They really reflect a mood.

wedding place setting

The gold and glass beaded charger plates and gold cutlery sets the look off to perfection.

There are a wide variety of styles of charger plates for you to choose from so you can pick out the right style for your big day.

Notley Abbey Wedding

Look at this table, and it’s beautiful, but you’ll see that actually it is very simply decorated. The props have just been chosen well. Ghost chiavari chairs, the candelabra, the coloured napkins to match the blush chiffon drops. The sequin table runner adds breaks up the soft tones and the flowers are not too complicated, as with the place settings.

As you can see from all the examples above, wedding decorations if chosen correctly can make any space in a wedding venue look fabulous!