Top Tips For Wedding Venue Decorations

Today we are sharing our top tips for wedding venue decorations. Whether you have been pinning away and have perhaps too many ideas to fit into one wedding or are feeling a bit lost and don’t really know where to start this post is for you. At The Wedding of my Dreams we are here to help when styling your wedding venue, any questions you have leave as a comment at the bottom.

Top tips for decorating your wedding venue put together by @theweddingomd

To get started with your venue decorations have a look at our top tips.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Venue

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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 Station

Top Tips For Wedding Venue Decorations: Welcome Drinks

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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 Signage

Top Tips For Wedding Venue Decorations: Directional Signs

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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 Plan

Top tips for wedding venue decorations: wedding table plans

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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 Breakfast

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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 Table

Top Tips For Wedding Venue Decorations Backdrops for the top table

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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 Extras

Extra touches such as flowers and pampering baskets in the ladies toilets can be a lovely touch.

Outside for Summer Evenings

Top Tips For Wedding Venue Decorations: Outdoor wedding venue decorations

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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.

 

30 + Wedding Ceremony Signs

Looking for wedding ceremony sign ideas?

We have pulled together our all time favourite wedding ceremony signs. Browse over 30 different signs for wedding ceremonies, if you’re looking for wedding ceremony signs this should help you with ideas.

If you are inspired by our wedding ceremony signs ideas in this post you may like to browse our collection of wedding ceremony decorations available in our shop.

30 wedding ceremony signs ideas

Keep things simple, write wedding and an arrow in white paint onto a piece of wood and hang from a tree to direct guests (image source)

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For a barn or farm wedding get creative, if you have a rustic barrel lying around use it for a wedding sign (image source)

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If you’re having page boys or ring bearers, ask them to carry a here comes the bride sign down the aisle. They’ll feel really important if they have a job to do on the wedding day. (image source)

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For large directional signs hammer wooden planks onto wooden poles to create a rustic wedding sign. You can personalise the sign with your names and date as well as the different areas at your wedding using white paint. (image source)

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Or keep it simple and buy a ready made sign directing the guests to the wedding. (buy online) wedding ceremony signs for sale (1)

For a bit of personalisation but keeping it easy to do buy these blackboard directional signs and write on them in chalk (buy online)

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The ceremony will be the first event at your wedding, if you have a wedding hashtag make sure guests are aware of it as early on in the day as possible so they can start sharing their photos with you. (image source)

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A prsonalised sign with your names and wedding date always looks lovely and can be kept as a keepsake after the wedding. (image source)

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We really do love these wooden directional signs, if you have anyone creative in your family ask them early on in the planning if they can help you make one of these.(image source)

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Wondering where everyone should sit for your wedding ceremony? These days many people are opting for a relaxed seating plan asking guests to sit wherever they choose rather than on the bride or groom’s side. This chalkboard print is a fab way of displaying this (buy online)

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Or similarly you could just hand write this message on a blackboard. (image source)

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Another wooden sign is one of our favourites, this ceremony sign reads ‘happily ever after starts here’. (image source)

wedding ceremony signs ideas happily ever after starts here

Or just for directions to the ceremony this black and white ‘this way to the I do’s sign’ works perfectly. (buy online)

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You could use chalkboard arrow signs staked in the ground to direct guests to the ceremony too. (image source)

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Next up are a few of our favourite ‘here comes the bride signs’ we couldn’t pick our absolute favourites so thought we would post them all. This chalkboard sign is available to buy (buy online) wedding ceremony signs for sale (4)

A simple flag saying hooray is another lovely touch for young page boys and flower girls to wave as they walk down the aisle (image source)

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Or flags reading here comes the bride can be waved by flower girls as they walk down the aisle (image source)

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If you’re not having children walk down the aisle, perhaps you have a pet that would love to? (image source)

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If you are having a couple of flower girls why not make a sign from hessian they can both hold as they walk down the aisle. (image source)

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Or give them a sign each. (image source)

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Or let one hold a sign as the other the wedding rings. (image source)

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Another wooden directional sign that we love (image source)

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Or for a bit of fun ask someone to hold up a ‘time to drink champagne and dance on the table sign. (buy online)

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Behind the bride and groom you could hang bunting reading Just Married, we love this hessian bunting. (image source)

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another way of asking your guests to sit wherever they choose, write ‘friends of the bride, friends of the groom, please sit together there’s plenty of room’ on a wooden plaque. (image source)

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Love the choice of words for this sign, This way to the “I do’s” and the kiss. (image source)

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A welcome sign is a lovely touch. (image source)

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We like the blackboard one to (image source)

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Hang large statement signs from trees for an outdoor wedding. (image source)

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Let guests know it’s your wedding by writing your names on a wooden plaque. (image source)

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Or your initials (image source)

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And a few more wooden signs to finish off with (image source)

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