Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Decorations

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Decorating your wedding venue gives you’re the opportunity to add to the magic of your special day. Whether your theme is rustic simplicity or full on glamour, it’s the choices you make in dressing your locations that’s brings it to life.

Traditionally, the trimmings are used to reflect your chosen colour scheme using different flowers, fabrics and lighting but they can also be used to show the bride and groom’s personality.

Once you know your budget, make a list of where you need decorations. For the ceremony consider the entrance, seat covers or pew décor, the altar or registry table. For your reception you can get creative with the table planner, centrepieces, and the top table.


Once you have your list, it’s time to look for inspiration. Depending on where your ceremony is being held, the requirements will be different – a church venue might need a traditional look just using flowers, but in a private venue you can be more extravagant and use fairy lights and candles to personalise it.

Hit social media and wedding magazines for ideas and pick a theme that you can use throughout the occasion. Use the decorations to reflect your personality or passions, whether it’s a love of romance, favourite music or films, or a particular era.


Gone are the days when wedding decorations were only available in a couple of shades. Suppliers know that couples want to inject some drama into their colour schemes from rich purples, sparkling silvers, vibrant yellows and deep blues. Be bold and incorporate your favourite colours, or ones which reflect something special to you. Pick out the colour of your bridesmaid dresses in the flowers, chair ribbons, and centrepieces to make it all tie together.


Using flowers to decorate your ceremony and reception venues is the traditional way to bring your colour scheme to life and add beauty and fragrance to the day. Check what’s in season at the time of your wedding to keep costs down and ask your wedding florist for suggestions to add some unique creativity to your displays.


There are so many opportunities to add different textures to the decorations. Using different materials to tie flowers – ribbon, lace, or natural materials, covering chairs with sheer or silky fabrics, adding feathers to table decorations, lets you add the individual touches to the décor.


Bring the magic to your ceremony with blankets of sparkling fairy lights or add rustic charm to older venues with pillar candles or tea lights, but with any naked flames think safety first – keep tealights out of the way of flowing dresses and set candles inside holders. Add drama to your reception entrance with flickering fake flames or add fairy lights to an archway of flowers or greenery.


While the cake is a traditional inclusion in any wedding, it’s more than part of the menu. Make it a feature of your décor and dress the cake table to make it a stunning centrepiece.

Being creative with your wedding décor allows you to bring your theme and colour scheme to life and to reflect your individuality. Be bold!