Get the 'wow factor' with your venue decorations
Wedding décor is as unique and individual as the couple themselves, which allows vast potential for creating your perfect wedding backdrop. A little inspiration, planning and preparation will result in the perfect decoration and backdrop for your special day.
Many couples will have firm ideas about what they want and how to go about it, but what if you don’t know where to start? Here are some ideas that might inspire, amaze or at the very least amuse during the wedding planning process.
Book-lovers have plenty to inspire them when it comes to wedding décor. You could choose just one author and make it all about their books, characters and famous quotes. Or widen the theme with authors from a particular historical period or genre. Photocopy pages form books that are out of copyright and roll them into cones to hand out confetti in during the photos. Make table games for guests to match a quote to its book. Or you could encourage your guests to help you start your own story with a notebook for writing messages of future hope and happiness.
This charming theme works well if the happy couple have lots of family present on the day, or friends they have known since school. Even better if they are childhood sweethearts themselves with plenty of shared memories of growing up together. Start with invitations and table place settings featuring vintage photographs and carry on with favourite flowers in the bouquets and floral displays and table decorations featuring sweets or toys from the couple’s past.
Old fashioned glamour
In today’s world of cutting-edge technology and disposable fashion, there’s a lot to be said for old fashioned glamour and elegance. Choose understated invitations and orders of service and muted tones in the flowers and outfit accessories. An added bonus to opting for old fashioned glamour in your wedding décor is that it is timeless, and will therefore result in photos that don’t date too quickly or provide hours of ironic hilarity for your children, years down the line.
Did you meet your spouse-to-be traveling around the world? Do you share an adrenaline-filled hobby? Perhaps one or both of you does a dangerous job. Tell your guests all about it with themed decorations featuring aspects of your adventures. Use maps on the table plan, name reception tables after places you have visited and use your hobby to inspire your floral displays and wall hangings.