Whether you want to create a mood or stage a memorable setting, your choice of wedding décor or the decorations used to add style to your special day can have a big impact.
After all it’s the finer details that help create an experience you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.
The location of your ceremony and reception can also add new opportunities to get creative with décor.
Once you’ve worked out your budget and the mood you want to set, use your imagination to choose a theme or unique décor style.
Stuck for inspiration? Here are some décor designs to help you put your own stamp on your wedding venue.
If you’re opting for a rustic or industrial-themed wedding, fabric drapes can soften the venue in an elegant but cost-effective fashion.
Choose a fabric that matches your wedding colours or opt for white for a formal touch. Especially eye-catching in venues with high roofs and/or exposed beams, drapes can create another world within the room.
Ceiling drapes also make an appealing wedding décor idea if your venue has an unattractive roof.
Flowers and greenery aren’t only for wedding tables. Get creative and hang arrangements over dinner plates. You’ll make more room for guests to wine and dine and create a more intimate space.
Colour is an integral part of wedding décor.
Flower centrepieces are usually chosen as colourful table decorations. However, you can think outside-the-box with coloured glassware for something a little different. Consider hiring coloured glassware for an instant colour pop, which will be cheaper than extravagant centrepieces.
The bulbs and candles you choose for your special day can transform the venue space, enhance your photos and keep the party going long after the sun sets.
To make your event sparkle, consider hiring different lighting options to create the right ambience. Dramatic uplighting can draw attention to architectural details of the wedding venue. It’s also one of the most cost-effective ways to add that ‘wow’ factor to a room.
Hanging strings or fairy lights, candles as table centrepieces and lines of l lanterns are also popular wedding illumination choices.
If you want to show off a beautiful venue space, spotlights can make a statement. Larger venues with high ceilings or exposed beams may benefit from lights that draw eyes upwards.
Wedding guests will need something to point the way.
Lighting can be a good way to direct guests to areas, but simple signage is also a smart idea to avoid explaining where everything is.
Guide guests with picket fence signs nailed to a post. Point to where the ceremony is being held and where guests can find bathrooms, the photo booth, cocktails and dinner and dancing areas.
You don’t need to blow the budget on extravagant centrepieces. Instead, keep it simple with small bunches of blooms arranged in vessels of varying heights.
Centrepieces don’t always need to involve the table either. Draw attention upwards with hanging lanterns and lighting, which will help to fill the space.
Hot Tip: For brides/grooms wanting to keep costs down, opt for more greenery over blooms. Flower budgets can easily be blown out. But if you let your florist know you’re happy with a few fresh blooms and lots of greenery, you’ll still get your splashes of colour without breaking the budget.
Mason jars can create a budget-friendly aisle accent.
Fill them up with flowers and greenery and attach to the end of each aisle chair with fishing line. If you have any extra jars leftover, you can use them for candles or cocktails.
Seating is essential for your big day. Guests will need a place to sit during the ceremony and reception and the seating style can complement your wedding décor and overall aesthetic.
Individual chairs are usually the go-to seating choice, but why not use ceremony benches instead? You’ll be able to fit more people. Depending on your venue and theme or decor style, opt for logs or cushioned benches.
Adding special effects to your big day can help get the party started at reception time.
Depending on your wedding’s style, party props such as a smoke machine, mirror ball for the dance floor and/or indoor sparklers create a big impact. You can hire these party extras from your local hire company, as well as anything else you think will spice the event up.
Which wedding décor ideas will you be incorporating into your special day? Leave your comments below.
This article is written by Jayde Ferguson, who recommends Mega Vision Sound and Lighting for wedding and event equipment hire. Mega Vision is a leading provider of audio, visual and lighting equipment hire in Western Australia. Catch Jayde on LinkedIn.