Elegant Wedding Drinks Stations with Gold CandelabraDrinks tables are often styled in a quirky, bright or rustic setting, we love the elegant feel to this set up. The drinks dispensers are positioned at different heights on the table to add interest and gold vases and gold candelabra are used to create an elegant setting. Pretty votives and flowers complete the look. Photography by Marie Marry Me.
- Think about where your guests will spend most of their time at the venue. Decorate key areas but don't decorate unnecessarily, spend your budget wisely and make sure your decorations will be seen by as many people as possible.
- Is there anything that would help your guests out on the day? A schedule of the day perhaps so they know what is happening when, if so this could be incorporated into your decor. For large venues where guests could get lost, directional signage could be incorporated into your venue decor. These decor items will be both useful and pretty.
- The last but most important tip to always keep in the forefront of your mind when planning your decorations, is make sure everything you choose fits in with your overall wedding style. This will give a cohesive look to your whole day and your wedding will look beautifully styled.
OUR FAVOURITE IDEAS FOR WEDDING VENUE DECORATIONS
Decorate The Entrance To Your VenuePhoto Credit This will be the first time most of your guests visit your wedding venue, make them feel welcome and as though they have arrived at YOUR wedding. Personal touches to the entrance make the venue feel like yours for the day. You could tie giant balloons with tassel garlands to the sign at the entrance, or have your own personalised signs made saying something along the lines of welcome to the wedding of... If you don't want to decorate the outside a welcome table just inside the venue is a lovely idea. Flowers, photos and little extras can look lovely at the entrance to your venue.
Drinks StationBuy Online / Photo Credit We love the idea of a drinks station for your welcome drinks. If your venue allows or you're having a marquee wedding why not let your guests serve themselves to their refreshments. These can be set up in drinks dispensers with mason jars and straws for a fun and relaxed wedding.
Wedding SignageSource As we mentioned earlier signage can be a helpful to your wedding guests, point them in the direction of the ceremony, drinks, food, dance floor.... Quirky signs can add an element of fun too, we love signs that say fun things like 'Skinny people are easier to kidnap, stay safe - eat cake!' perfect for your wedding cake table.
Table PlanBuy Online / Photo Credit Guests will need to know where they are sitting, these days table plans can form a beautiful piece of decor. Depending on your style you could use rustic crates to style a table plan, an old window frame, ladders, or keep it simple and elegant a more traditional style table plan with modern calligraphy.
Hanging Decorations for the Wedding BreakfastPhoto Credit You guests will spend a lot of time sitting down for their meal and listening to speeches. It is important to ensure this room is decorated to perfection and should probably be the focus of your decorations. For a WOW factor as guests enter the room we just love hanging lanterns, or perhaps bunting or string lights.
Backdrop for Top TablePhoto credit Your guests will face the top table when listening to speeches and your photographer will get many photos of you sitting here. It is important to not only decorate the table but think about the backdrop. Backdrops can be created in a number of ways, for crafty DIY style weddings how about creating a ribbon backdrop or our personal favourite a flower wall behind the bride and grooms table.
Little ExtrasExtra touches such as flowers and pampering baskets in the ladies toilets can be a lovely touch.
Outside for Summer EveningsPhoto Credit If you are hoping to use the outdoor areas at your venue once the sun has gone down, think about lighting and decor for this area. Lanterns, candles and flowers can add a lovely touch.
Pimp Your Prosecco Bar for Wedding Welcome DrinksImage source top right, bottom left, bottom right
How many sweets will I need?If you are going to create a dessert table yourself this article will be a useful source of inspiration. To start with you will need to work out how many sweets to buy, this will depend on the number of guests you are having. The event industry standard is approximately ½ pound (or 8 ounces) per person, some may take more and others may take less but this is a good guide for the least amount of sweets you need.
What sort of cake plates or glass candy jars should I use?Next you will need to decide what types of containers you are going to display your sweets, desserts and cakes in. This will depend on the types of desserts you choose and your overall wedding style. Some desserts such as doughnuts and cakes look better on cake plates or in trays whereas marshmallows and smaller sweets suit glass jars. Depending on your style you could choose glass candy jars, rustic tree slices, vintage crockery, the list is endless and cakes and sweets can always be decorated with little flags if you wish. For a styled look keep all the desserts to a set colour palette, you can choose different shades or different colours but keeping to a set palette will look stunning.
Drinks station instead?If you are not so keen on the idea of desserts or want something similar for guests to help themselves from earlier in the day a drinks station might be more appropriate. Set up large drinks dispensers filled with signature cocktails and let guests help themselves.
At The Wedding of my Dreams we sell a large collection of sweet jars, cake plates, tongs, drinks dispensers and glasses. Be sure to check us out if you are thinking of setting something like this up at your wedding. www.theweddingofmydreams.co.uk