Top Tips For Decorating A Marquee Wedding

A marquee wedding is always a popular choice for couples. It offers a blank canvas wedding venue that you can put your own stamp on. It fits with any style, season or colour scheme and you can get incredibly creative when it comes to venue decoration. There are so many ways you can decorate this type of venue! Read on to discover our favourite decor ideas…

Top tips for decorating your marquee

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Top Tips For Decorating A Marquee Wedding

If you’re dreaming of a relaxed, boho affair, why not create a stylish entrance for your marquee wedding? You could build a wooden archway and adorn it with gorgeous blooms. It’ll be the first thing your wedding guests see, and it’s guaranteed to take their breath away. signs arches to enter marquee

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Lanterns are a wonderful way of decorating the outside of your marquee entrance. Whether you’re tying the knot in the Summer or Winter, they’re a fab addition to a marquee wedding. They’ll look fab in the daytime, and will give your venue a warm glow in the evening.

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Add the wow factor to  your marquee by placing milk churns bursting with beautiful blooms at the entrance of your marquee. This is particularly perfect if you’re planning a country garden wedding theme.

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Signs and seating plans are another easy way of making sure your marquee looks gorgeous! They can help to hide the parts of the marquee you’re not too keen on, and will help to reflect your wedding theme.

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Bunting is a simple yet effective way of making your marquee wedding venue look oh-so-pretty. It’s a fab fit for a garden fete or floral wedding theme, and it looks stunning draped across the ceiling of the marquee.

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Make a statement with huge light-up letters. Make them unique to your wedding day by using your initials. You could stand them against the top table, against the bar or as a backdrop for your wedding cake table. There are heaps of options!

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We’re huge fans of statement backdrops, and we think they’re a stunning way of adding to your venue decor. They can inject some colour into a white marquee, and they also look fabulous in photographs. From colourful ribbon garlands to wooden panels adorned with greenery, there are so many ways of creating a show-stopping backdrop.

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Hanging installations are predicted to be huge for 2017 weddings, and we think they look ultra-elegant at a marquee wedding. Bejewel a hanging chandelier with your favourite flowers, or hang a mixture of ribbon garlands from them. However you choose to decorate them, they effortlessly add the wow factor to your wedding venue. marquee wedding decorations hanging ceiling

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Make your seating plan a focal point of your wedding reception! We love the idea of hanging old-fashioned bicycle wheels from the marquee – a fab choice if you’re dreaming of a vintage wedding. Adorn the wheels with elaborate flowers or even fairy lights.

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Add a splash of colour to your marquee wedding by hanging multi-coloured paper lanterns from the ceiling. You could hang them above the dance-floor, the bar area or across the whole marquee. Colourful lanterns will transform any marquee and they’ll look incredibly fun.

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The contrast of wild greenery and foliage against the backdrop of a white marquee wedding venue really does look magical. You’ll be seeing greenery a lot throughout 2017, and it can really give your wedding venue a botanical vibe.

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Sometimes all you need are a few show-stopping table centrepieces to make your marquee wedding look incredible. Tall candelabra entwined with roses, greenery and trailing ivy looks beautiful for a fairytale wedding day.

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Balloons attached to the entrance of your wedding venue or as chair covers will add a pop of colour to your marquee wedding venue. Opt for colours that fit in with your chosen wedding theme. Vibrant shades of orange, pink and yellow look gorgeous for a sizzling Summer celebration. White, blue and silver will transform your venue into a Winter wonderland.

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A marquee wedding gives couples the chance to add their personality and style to their wedding venue.


20 + Metallic Wedding Ideas – Bronze, Gold, Copper

Are you thinking of adding a metallic touch to your wedding decor? Whether you are just adding a hint of metallic to your wedding or gold, bronze and gold are your main colours there will be something to inspire you in this post.

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20 + Metallic Wedding Ideas – Bronze, Gold, Copper

Gold ribbon for bridesmaids bouquets. Photo credit Laura Gordon

gold ribbon for bridesmaids bouquets - metallic wedding ideas

Metallic bronze and gold dresses for your bridesmaids. Photo credit Jose Villa. metallic bridesmaids dresses

Add extra sparkle with gold glitter table cloths for outdoor tables. Photo credit Jessica Burke. gold glitter table cloth - metallic wedding ideas

Gold chairs. Photo credit Jose Villa. gold chairs look fab around the table - metallic wedding ideas

Bronze chair signs for wooden chairs. Buy online from The Wedding of my Dreams. Bronze glitter chair signs by @theweddingomd - metallic wedding ideas

Bright florals in gold vases for wedding centrepieces, teamed up with gold table cloths and wine glasses. Photo credit Duncan Cox. gold vase for coral wedding centrepieces - metallic wedding ideas - florals by @kmorganflowers

Or shiny gold vases for your tables. Photo credit Eric McGinn. gold wedding centrepiece vase - metallic wedding ideas

Add metallic details to your wedding tables with copper tea light holders. Photo credit Daffodil Waves. Buy these online from The Wedding of my Dreams. copper-metallic-tealight-holders-by-@theweddingomd-metallic-wedding-ideas

Or how about gold tea lights. Photo credit Daffodil Waves. Buy these online from The Wedding of my Dreams. gold-tea-light-holders-by-@theweddingomd-metallic-wedding-ideas

For different heights on your tables try copper candle sticks. Buy these online from The Wedding of my Dreams. copper candlesticks by @theweddingomd - metallic wedding ideas

For hanging decorations try dipping feathers in gold glitter. Buy these online from The Wedding of my Dreams. gold glitter feathers by @theweddingomd - metallic wedding ideas

If you are thinking bright florals try a metallic copper vase. Photo credit Daffodil Waves. Buy these online from The Wedding of my Dreams. metallic-bronze-vases-for-wedding-table-decorations-by-@theweddingomd-metallic-wedding-ideas

Or go bronze with these vases with handles. Photo credit Daffodil Waves. Buy these online from The Wedding of my Dreams.


For a taller centrepiece candelabra in gold / bronze colours can look amazing. Photo credit Daffodil Waves. Buy these online from The Wedding of my Dreams. metallic-wedding-candelabra-centrepieces-by-@theweddingomd-metallic-wedding-ideas.

For adding a touch of gold to your table holders tea light holders can do just the trick. Buy these online from The Wedding of my Dreams. White and gold tea light holders by @theweddingomd - metallic wedding ideas

Go all out on your place settings and give guests gold cutlery, plates with gold details and a gol tray as a charger plate. Trays available from The Wedding of my Dreams. gold trays for place settings at wedding - metallic wedding ideas

For the place cards write guests names on place cards with an elegant touch of gold. Photo credit Daffodil Waves. Buy these online from The Wedding of my Dreams. gold-place-cards-for-weddings-by-@theweddingomd-metallic-wedding-ideas

And decorate your favour boxes with gold glitter ribbon. Photo credit Daffodil Waves. Buy these online from The Wedding of my Dreams.  decorate-wedding-favours-with-gold-glitter-ribbon-by-@theweddingomd-metallic-wedding-ideas

For a wow factor gold glitter table try gold glitter place mats and feathers dipped in gold glitter as faours. Love this look here with a touch of blush pink. Photo credit Daffodil Waves. Buy these online from The Wedding of my Dreams. gold -glitter-place-settings-by-@theweddingomd-metallic-wedding-ideas

Label your tables with gold table numbers. Photo credit Daffodil Waves. Buy these online from The Wedding of my Dreams. gold-wedding-table-numbers-by-@theweddingomd-metallic-wedding-ideas

Dessert tables can have a metallic touch too. Just add a gold glitter cloth and tea light holders. Photo credit Jessie Alexis gold glitter wedding table cloth - metallic wedding ideas

Or even add gold to your wedding cake. These gold stripes on a white cake look so elegant. Photo credit Karen Buckle. Gold wedding cake elegant design - metallic wedding ideas

Or maybe just a touch of gold to your dessert tables on the cakes and display cake pops in gold glitter jars. Photo credit Daffodil Waves. Buy these jars online from The Wedding of my Dreams. love-the-touches-of-gold-on-this-wedding-dessert-table-metallic-wedding-ideas

What a fab idea for hanging decorations. Spray your paper lanterns with metallic spray paint in gold, bronze and silver. Photo credit Jillian Rose. spray paper lanterns with bronze gold and silver spray paint - metallic wedding ideas

Or if balloons are more your thing, gold balloons as decorations around the venue.  Photo credit Daffodil Waves. Buy these online from The Wedding of my Dreams. gold-wedding-balloons-by-@theweddingomd-metallic-wedding-ideas

For a unique welcome sign write your welcome note on a large gold mirror. Photo credit Jose Villa. turn mirrors into wedding welcome signs - metallic wedding ideas

Large Wedding Balloons With Greenery

Here at The Wedding of my Dreams we love the understated elegance of large round balloons. Balloons can be tied with long ribbons that flutter in the breeze, tassels garlands or our newest favourite – greenery! You can create this yourself or ask your florist for a helping hand. Make a lightweight garland from greenery / foliage of your choice, we like soft ruscus or eucalyptus parvifolia and then tie the garland to the end of your giant balloon. These balloons could be tied to the bride and groom’s chair backs, down the aisle and aisle decorations or as props for your portrait photos.

Large Wedding Balloons With Greenery

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