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…

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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.

 

Vintage Glass Bottles ~ Ideas for Vintage Rustic Wedding Decorations

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Vintage glass bottles in a mismatch of sizes and colours work as beautiful DIY vases for wedding table decorations. Simply add a single stem flower into the bottle and display at your wedding reception.

Vintage bottles can look effective running along your top table, use the colours of flowers and bottles to tie in with your wedding colour scheme. If you have anywhere around your venue or outdoor space which will allow you to hang bottles, they make fab hanging decorations. Simple yet effective!

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For your guest tables cluster a group of vintage glass bottles together, either run them along the table if you’re opting for long tables or make a group in the centre if you’re having round tables.

Use a variety of different sized and coloured glass bottles, or keep them all matching, it’s up to you.

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DIY Vintage Escort Cards

If you’re looking for a unique way to display your escort cards or want something totally different to a traditional table plan then this might take your fancy. Cluster a number of bottles together on a table, fill with single stem flowers and tie a vintage brown paper luggage tag around the neck of the bottle with the guests name and table number written on it. Guests can collect their bottle and find out where they are sitting, the vases can double up as wedding favours as well.

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If you are thinking of grouping a number of bottles together for your table centre pieces try tying the bottles with twine, vintage lace or ribbon in the colour of your bridesmaid dresses.

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Vases/Bottles are a great way to add a little bit of extra decoration to your dessert tables or drinks stations, position them next to your candy jars and fill with bright blooms or subtle coloured roses for a more subdued vintage style candy buffet.

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If you have any window sills or mantle pieces at your wedding reception venue then line up your bottles in a row or intersperse with candles for a romantic evening glow.

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So there you are, there are so many ways to use vintage bottles at your wedding. If you’re interested in using glass bottles as part of your wedding decorations then pop along to our shop and see the bottles we have available.

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How To Decorate Barn Wedding Cake Tables

If you have chosen a barn wedding venue one thing you will have to think about is your wedding cake. How are you going to decorate to wedding cake to tie into your barn venue. Today we are looking at some options.

One option is to have a lovely rustic design made from icing, there are some very talented cake makers out there who can make all sorts of wonderful creations from icing. Check out this birch tree wedding cake by Sugablossom.

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Alternatively you may have chosen a naked cake or plain iced wedding cake, if you have gone for this option there are some easy ways to help it tie into your rustic barn theme.

How To Decorate Barn Wedding Cakes

  1. The table. Think about the table you choose for your wedding cake, barn venues often have lovely old wooden tables lying around, if you are lucky enough to have chosen a venue with something like this use if for your wedding cake. Alternatively linen or hessian table runners can cover more basic tables transforming them into rustic settings.
  2. The cake stand. For barn weddings a rustic tree slice can make the perfect cake stand.
  3. Decorations around the base. Add tea light holders and small posy vases around the base of the cake for a magical look. Small flower heads can be placed on the icing if you fancy.

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20 Awesome Travel Themed Wedding Ideas

Are you having a travel themed wedding, if so read on. We have pulled together our favourite travel themed wedding ideas, from save the dates, to table plans, to wedding cakes we have it covered.

20 Awesome travel themed wedding ideas

20 Travel Themed Wedding Ideas

  1. Travel themed Save The Dates, simple luggage tags with travel stamps and a photo of the couple can set the tone for a travel themed wedding.

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2. For your invitations how about styling them like a passport, especially if you are planning a destination wedding.

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3. Gifts for your groom could be gift wrapped and tied with a compass.

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4. For your wedding ceremony we love these tissue bags, for (e)motion sickness.

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5. For travel themed weddings how about giving asking your page boys or ring bearers to wear a pilot uniform and carry a sign “we are clear for take off”. travel theme wedding ideas ceremony signs page boys

6. Wooden signs pointing in all directions can look great and make a lovely feature, write on the names of cities all guests have traveled from and number of miles of km. travel theme wedding ideas signs

7. For your cards and gifts a vintage suitcase with CARDS bunting does the job. Great for a travel themed wedding. travel theme wedding ideas cards vintage suitcase

8. For your table plan a world map is a great idea, name tables after cities or countries you have visited as a couple. travel theme wedding ideas

9. Globes, signs and suitcases perfect for styling little corners of your venue. travel theme wedding ideas

10. Cetrepieces for travel themes wedding weddings can incorporate globes, how about placing them on a map with votives and bus vases around the base. travel theme wedding ideas globe wedding centrepieces

11. Another idea for a travel themed centrepieces could be a little more simple. Place a globe on a stack of vintage books with come tea lights around the base. travel theme wedding ideas globe wedding centrepieces

12. If you’re naming your tables after different countries a photo of that county on a wooden easel is a great way of displaying it, this would link into your map wedding table plan. travel theme wedding ideas

13. For wedding favours mini suitcases as favour boxes are fab. travel theme wedding ideas baggage claim favours

14. Travel themed wedding cakes could be a styling black and white look with aeroplanes circling the cake.

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15. Globe wedding guest books are amazing, as your guests to sign the globe and keep it in your home after the wedding.

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16. Alternatively for your guest book eave a number of postcard in a suitcase and ask guests to write their notes on them. travel theme wedding ideas

17. A hot air balloon photobooth! travel theme wedding ideas

18. Extra styling ideas for a travel theme include vintage bikes, stacks of suitcases, vases of flowers and signs. travel theme wedding ideas

19. Scrabble pieces stuck to globes can make great signs.

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20. Passport to love, love this map themed wedding cake. travel theme wedding ideas wedding cakes

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What Should I Put On My Guest Book Table?

If you are having a traditional guest book for your guests to sign you might be wondering where you should put it at your venue to ensure everyone signs it and what else you should put on the table with the book.

Here are a few suggestion to help you out.

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Where Should I Put My Guest Book

If you’ve chosen a lovely guest book you will want as many of your wedding guests to sign it as possible. To ensure this happens it might sound obvious but make sure guests can easily find it. Have the guest book around throughout the wedding day. The drinks reception after the ceremony is a great time for guests to sign your book so make sure it is on display and again after the wedding breakfast. Use a table from your venue or get creative and place your book on a piece of furniture such as a chest or dresser that can be moved to a key position at your venue.

What Should I Put On My Guest Book Table?

Of course your guest book will go on your guest book table but what else?

  • Some pens and a pen pot (this could be a tea light holder or small posy vase for your pens to sit in)
  • A sign saying ‘please sign our guest book’ or similar
  • A table runner or table cloth if you desire
  • A posy vase of flowers o larger vase depending on the space available on the table
  • If you want guests to take a photo of themselves and stick it in the book next to their comments a polaroid camera and sticky tape will also be needed

What should I put on my guest book table

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