The right wedding decorations will personalize your ceremony and reception spaces, and create an atmosphere that is unique to your event. From flowers to centrepieces, chair covers and place cards there’s so many decorative details to plan, but before you decide on the type of decorations you would like, you will need to determine a theme or colour scheme for your wedding. A wedding theme should reflect your true personality as a couple and should pull every wedding element, from the venue to the tiniest details, together in a cohesive look. With so much to think about, where do you start?
The style of your wedding venue will influence your decorations. If your reception is in an elaborately decorated room, your decorations should be kept simple, but if you are using a plain marquee or function room, you can afford to go overboard on the decorations. Pay attention to the features and ambience of the venue, for example a grand ballroom is suitable for glamorous decorations, yet a rustic style winery may require more vintage looking elements. It’s important to tie your decorations into the style and atmosphere of the venue.
The type and extent of your wedding decorations will depend largely on what you can afford. If you are on a tight budget, it’s a good idea to stick to one type of decoration, such as table centrepieces, and make sure these create an impact, rather than spending money on lots of smaller decorations. You could also consider some DIY decorations such, not only are these a great way to save money but they will add a unique, personal touch to the venue.
Consider Your Colour Palette
While it’s important to know the general colours you want, try to be open minded and use the colour palette as a guideline for your wedding decor rather than feeling obligated to have everything match perfectly. This approach will give you the opportunity to have a few accent colours while also adding similar hues to round out your décor. Try to incorporate your favourite colours and those of the groom, this will help to add a more personal feel.
Flowers and Floral Arrangements
Flowers are very versatile and there are many ways they can be used wedding decorations. Try using floral arrangements for the ceremony that can then be transferred to the reception to use as table centrepieces. This is a great, cost effective way to use flowers. Try hanging garlands from the ceiling, wrapping them around beams and pillars for a dramatic look. Flowers add interest and smell great too. Just remember to keep the season in mind, as many flowers are only available at certain times of the year.
Candles and lights
Opting for decorations that not only look great, but add to the ambience of the room or area is great way to get more value for money. Candles are a popular addition to wedding decorations, not only adding warmth and ambience, tea lights and candelabras are a great addition to most themes. Available in a wide variety of colours and generally quite affordable, they can also add a subtle romantic scent to your reception. Fairy lights and decorative string lights can be used both inside and out, adding a magical feel and creating a romantic mood.
Whether your wedding style is contemporary, rustic, romantic or minimalist there’s sure to be decorations that compliment your theme. Whatever the style of wedding you have in mind, Barlens are the wedding hire specialists. We know the secret to having a wonderful wedding is simple – it’s all in the details. Contact us today for all your decorative wedding supplies and let bring your wedding vision to life.