As more and more couple choose to take advantage Australia’s stunning landscape and opt for farms and private properties to hold their big day, marquee weddings have started to boom. Barlens has a great range of décor, furniture, marquees, umbrellas and tents for hire to help you create the wedding of your dreams. No matter how big or small your wedding, a marquee provides the perfect blank canvas for your theme and decorations so with the right ideas, creativity and some savvy shopping you can have affordable wedding without sacrificing style. Here’s a few inspiring ideas to help you decorate your wedding marquee without blowing the budget.
Go Big and Bold with Your Decorations
Marquees and tents are large, vast spaces which is great for allowing you to create the exact look you want but it also means a lot of blank space to be filled. Don’t waste your money on hundreds of tiny decorations which will likely disappear into the background and look insignificant in the space. In the case of styling tents, bigger is almost always better. Big doesn’t have to mean expensive either, there’s an endless array of affordable options including tasteful paper lanterns, large scale balloon garlands and oversized vases and jars. It doesn’t how much (or how little) you spend, be creative and use proportionate décor to create an impact.
Lights, Lights, Lights
One of the best and most cost-effective ways to set the scene and create a warm and romantic atmosphere is with lighting and there are so many options out there that are both affordable and stylish. Lanterns, festoon lights, fairy lights and Christmas lights all make a beautiful addition to any wedding reception venue and they can be picked up from department stores and discount warehouses. Drape them across the ceiling or line the walls curtains of lights, top of the look by scattering candles all around the room. Intertwining battery powered lights amongst floral arrangements or filling mason jars with tea lights are a perfect way to create ambience and unlike most other wedding related decor, you can spend a lot or a little on lighting and candles and end up with exactly the same effect.
Forget the Flowers, Go with Greenery
Unlike flowers which can be eye-watering expensive especially if you choose rare and seasonal varieties, greenery is a relatively affordable way to decorate a wedding tent. Foliage has become almost as covetable as flowers for giving a wedding a romantic, modern feel with the added bonus of being DIY and budget-friendly. Fresh, simple and just as fragrant, greenery wedding styling is a contemporary take on floral wedding decoration. Create and elegant and stylish aesthetic with affordable and naturally beautiful herbs, plants and foliage such as ferns, eucalyptus, lambs ear, lavender, sage, ivy, rosemary, thyme and succulents.
Decorate with Food
Kill two birds with one stone by using food as part of your décor. The food and drinks you choose can add pizzazz to your big day simply by the way they are arranged or displayed. Assorted apothecary jars of lollies and treats on a dessert bar can create a festive mood, while long grazing platters of farm fresh cheeses, dips and crusty bread can instantly give the party a rustic feel while allowing guests to fill their tummies at the same time. Catering is one of your biggest and most important wedding expenses so show it off and give guests something to talk (and eat) about!
Create a Photo Display
Photos create an impact. Not only will your guests love to look at photos of you as a couple form when you first met until now, they add a beautiful personalised touch to your venue. You can print photos in different sizes for a few cents each and display them in an eclectic mix of frames for a Boho or look or purchase some simple white frames from your local variety shop. While you’re at it, bring some of your favourite pictures of family and friends as well or loved ones who have passed or are unable to attend the day. If you are unsure about displaying them in frames or in a collage, consider creating a slide show for reception entertainment.
If you are planning a marquee wedding, these are just some of the many simple, affordable and inspiring décor ideas that you can incorporate without spending a small fortune. If you are looking for the best marquee and tents hire at get in touch with the team at Barlens today. We can supply a great range of marquees, furniture and styling pieces at affordable rates. Call (02) 6206 2020 or (02) 6043 0605 today or send us an enquiry online.