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Wedding planning guide
Confused about what wedding decorations will best fit your venue? Look no further, scroll down for ideas and quick tips of wedding decorations for all venue types.
As church ceremony decorations are often restricted, it is wise to check what floral decorations are allowed before going any further. It is also likely that preparation of the church will only be permitted on the morning of the wedding so easy to set-up decorations are recommended.
Church ceremony decorations should be simple and elegant. For a classic look, opt for fresh flowers that line the end of the pews and a couple of flower arrangements at the altar. This minimal style will enhance this romantic, spiritual venue without eclipsing the beauty of the wood and stonework. In terms of colours, it is recommended to go for whites, muted tones or have a single pop of colour for a coordinated look.
Castle wedding venues have distinct historical interiors that need little decoration as the interiors will speak for themselves. It is often wise to decorate this type of venue with vibrant colours that contrast/complement the stone and woodwork. It is recommended to only use chair covers and sashes if the decoration is minimal; otherwise, modern elements can look out of place and cause a ‘white-out’ effect.
An outdoor wedding ceremony will have abundant natural decoration, which can be enhanced with a few simple bohemian, craft touches. If your venue is located in a wide-open space, it is wise to have a few larger freestanding foliage or flower arrangements to enclose the area and make it feel a little more intimate. This will also boost the acoustics.
If you prefer not to walk on grass or gravel, it can be wise to put down a natural coloured or hessian aisle roller. However, do make sure the weave is fine so your heels will not catch as you walk down the aisle.
If you are getting married in peak season and it is hot, it is recommended to have canopy nearby for guests who cannot take the sunshine for too long. Last-minute touches including sunglasses or fans placed on guest seats are also a thoughtful and fun touch.
Country house wedding ceremony venues will often allow considerable discretion when it comes to decoration, but it is wise only to use arrangements that will enhance the aesthetics. Try to balance the size of decorations to the proportions of the furniture and size of the room. Chair covers should only be used if the chairs are not attractive; this will limit a ‘whiteout’ effect, which could mask your dress in pictures. Organza sashes in white or a soft hue can add a tasteful finishing touch.
As registry offices will often hold multiple weddings per day, ceremony decorations come will be provided, and there is limited scope or need for adding your own decoration. Registry rooms will usually have neutral decorations to suit any wedding theme. If opting for this ceremony venue, it is recommended to focus on your reception elements or decoration.
Below are average UK prices for renting wedding ceremony accessories:
If opting for fabric wedding ceremony decorations, it is advisable to check with your venue first to see what they offer. If going to a hire company, use one that quotes for all additional decoration for ceremony and the reception to ease set up on the day.