Your wedding day is one of the most memorable events of your life. However, if you’re not careful, planning your wedding day can become one of the most stressful events of your life. But fear not, we’re here to prevent that from happening!
With years of experience in venue dressing Lancashire weddings, we’ve gotten to know the ins and outs of planning and executing successful (and gorgeous) wedding venue dressing.
Since we believe sharing is caring, we’ve put together a quick run-through of everything you need to do while planning how to dress your wedding venue to save you some time on the up front.
Find Your Wedding Aesthetic
It can be tempting to dive right into buying wedding decorations as soon as your significant other pops the question. But the excitement of a recent engagement tends to put a glow on every single wedding decor theme that you come across. And while your marriage will stand the test of time, that decor glow probably won’t.
If you want to avoid the battle that comes with trying to force seven different aesthetics together, we recommend you take your time figuring out precisely what you want your wedding to look and feel like first.
But let’s face it: choosing just one word to describe your dream wedding style is impossible. So instead of trying to narrow down your taste into simply “Bohemian”, “Rustic”, or “Beachy“, instead find words which capture the feeling you want your wedding to evoke, such as “whimsical”, “relaxed”, “edgy”, or “glamorous.”
Then, collate those evocative words to ask your venue dresser to create something such as “a laid-back and warm atmosphere with rustic undertones”, and trust them to translate that into the decor of your dreams.
Think About Your Colour Palette
Often, brides and grooms get stuck on a handful of particular colours upon which they want to base the venue dressing. But when everything matches too perfectly, the venue looks flat and uninteresting. Instead of choosing specific colours and shades, find a palette range that feels right.
Allowing subtle variation in the decor and venue dressing shades creates a more vibrant and authentic look. For example, instead of asking for “white and baby blue”, ask for “light, cool-toned neutrals”, giving the venue dresser a more comprehensive range of colours to work with.
Don’t be afraid to ask for a striking accent colour to make everything really “pop”, too.
Make the Most of Your Venue’s Attributes
Whether your Lancashire wedding venue dropped straight out the pages of a fairytale, or it just so happened to be the nearest open field, there are always unique features for you to find and take advantage of!
Think of what drew you to the venue in the first place. Built-in accent walls? Stained glass windows? The wooden beams lining the ceilings? Unique lighting fixtures? Whatever the attributes of the wedding venue might be, find a way to emphasise those features. Talk to your venue dresser about what aspects of your venue you want to draw attention to and which areas you wouldn’t mind hiding away.
If your wedding is taking place in a marquee at a scenic location, such as a lakefront or a field with a mountainous background, consider using subtle decorations so as not to distract from the view. Going overboard with decorations will lessen the impact of the location, which is probably one of the reasons you chose it in the first place!
Start with the Basics
There is so much to consider when venue dressing for a wedding that it quickly becomes overwhelming. To keep yourself from getting frazzled, start by deciding on the wedding basics. These include:
- Flatware and china
- Table numbers and a seating chart
Once these are sorted, you can move on to the wedding essentials responsible for the ambience and mood of your event. These give off the “I’m at a wedding” vibe and include centrepieces, photo frames, tablecloths, candles and tealights, aisle markers, and altar backdrops among others.
Work Your Way Through the Finer Details
The illustrious finishing touches represent your personality as a couple. Talk to your venue stylist about how you can personalise place cards, menus, or wedding signage. Then, if you have space for it in your budget, consider splurging on a decorative item or two. This could be a balloon or floral ceremony arch, a photo booth, a doughnut wall, or even artificial trees.
Choose White Events for Your Lancashire Venue Dressing Needs
No matter your wedding venue or aesthetic, White Events is here to bring your vision to life! We work right across Lancashire and have preferred supplier status with many of the county’s most prominent wedding venue locations.
Contact us on 0151 608 3694 to set up an initial consultation, and let us work with you to create a truly magical wedding day.