If you’re like most people, you want your wedding day to be perfect. And one of the big parts of making that happen is creating the right atmosphere with your decor. But if you’ve never decorated a venue for a wedding before, it can be tough to know where to start. Luckily, we’ve got some tips to help you make your wedding decor look amazing. Read on for our six top tips on decorating for your wedding!
Start with a blank canvas
Creating the perfect wedding venue for your big day starts with ensuring a perfect blank canvas – white walls, floors, and ceilings. Not only does this help reflect light and create a feeling of space and airiness, but it also gives you more freedom when designing the rest of the venue. By choosing a neutral palette of whites and greys, you can easily inject pops of color through your decor choices to bring life and personality to the venue without being overbearing. Keep it light, bright, and full of love!
Consider the season
If you’re getting married in the winter, it can be tough to find ways to brighten up your venue; however, don’t forget that nature provides some amazing props and decorations! Consider adding greenery to bring some life into the space; ivy looks especially gorgeous draped around chinaware or running along the length of entrance tables. Greenery also adds a vibrant pop of color if there are fewer blooms available during colder weeks. To keep an indoor space warm, match green hues with wood furnishings: think evergreen-trimmed furniture pieces with golden tones resulting in stunning winter wonderland vibes.
Use fabric to your advantage
If you’re looking to add an elegant decorating touch to your wedding venue, don’t overlook fabric! Twisting, draping, or swagging fabric from the ceiling and around columns can make a huge difference in transforming a plain space into something special. Not only is it simple and cost-effective, but using fabric in this way brings a space alive with a romantic feel and lush texture that helps set the tone for your big day. Whether lightweight white chiffon or classic black velvet, fabric is your secret weapon for creating transformative decor.
Think about lighting
When it comes to creating the perfect ambiance for your special day, don’t underestimate the power of lighting. String lights or candles are a great way to bring out a romantic feel and provide options to customize any venue. From twinkle lights strung across trees or draped on walls, to candles with simple holders that can be placed throughout the room, you’re sure to find something that will fit right into your dream wedding vibe. If you’re renting out a venue like Russo’s On the Bay for your event, contact them in advance and see if they have any lighting arrangements they use regularly; many such venues will have either established lights or the ability to make atmospheric arrangements to fit your theme. So be sure to consider how lighting can elevate the atmosphere at your wedding!
Don’t forget about the little details
It’s easy to get carried away with all the big decisions that come along with planning a wedding – the cake, the centerpieces, the flowers. However, it’s important not to forget about those charming little details. Place cards on each table can provide guests an especially warm welcome. Programs are a great way to inform your guests of what your day will bring. The perfect wedding favor is like a last little thank you at the end of their special evening. Decorating for your wedding should include these small but meaningful accent pieces too!
Work with what you have
More and more, couples are looking for ways to make their wedding decor unique and meaningful. An easy way to achieve this is to repurpose old furniture or use family heirlooms as part of their decor. Using beloved items from past generations can give an air of romance and nostalgia to the event – plus a sentimental piece of home that will be cherished for years after! This idea not only adds deeper meaning to the occasion but it’s also budget-friendly, so win-win! Search around your house or ask family members if they can lend you something special to honor guests on your wedding day.
Planning a wedding can be daunting, but decorating doesn’t have to be. By following these tips, you can create a beautiful and unique space that reflects your personal style. And when it comes time to say “I do,” you’ll be surrounded by the people you love in a setting that is perfect for your special day.
About the author:
Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. She loves being outdoors and researching new topics that help to expand her horizons. You can often find her buried in a good book or out looking for an adventure. You can connect with her on Facebook right here and Twitter right here.