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