Wedding Venue Decoration Ideas

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Stuck on how to make your wedding look absolutely fabulous? Wow your guests with some of our amazing wedding venue decoration ideas!

Sure, your wedding dress is unique, your bridesmaid colours are different and your wedding flowers are like none you’ve seen before but the thing that will really make your wedding stand out from the hundreds that have taken place in your wedding venue before, is the DÉCOR.

There are loads of incredibly inventive ways to decorate your wedding venue to truly personalise the space for your big day. Here we take you through some of our favourite new ideas for putting a signature stamp on the celebration…

Laser cut paper

A bit like a giant paper snowflake, laser cut paper curtains are at the very top of our decorating wish list. This design is called ‘Until Dawn’ by Tord Boontdje on These panels of material feature a gorgeous laser-cut flora-fauna motif allowing the light to filter through and cast wonderful shadows and textures. The hangings are made from a strong synthetic paper material and come with Velcro-closure loops and holes so they can be used as screens, room dividers, backdrops or wall hangings.

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Monogram lights

Spelling out your initials in lights makes a really big impact and would look great on the top table or dance floor. Once the big day is over you can use these lights as a feature in your house – perhaps mounted on the wall or as bed side lights on your respective sides. Electric Alphabet hires out giant, illuminated fairground style letters which create a twinkling focal point and look amazing in photos! The range of letters, numbers and shapes can be used to create a personal touch while adding significant impact. Find out more at

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Pretty pompoms

Giant tissue pompoms (you can also make them from wool or tulle) are one of the easiest and most cost effective ways of adding a pop of colour to your wedding reception room. Available on line in a kaleidoscope of colours and a variety of sizes, they are easy to assemble, simple to hang and beautiful to look at! Fancy making them yourself? There are lots of DIY tutorials on YouTube to keep you right.

David McClelland
David McClelland

Regal ribbon

Chiffon, organza, satin, taffeta, sheer, grosgrain and jacquard weave are just a few of the many kinds of ribbon you can find and use for your wedding.  An economical way to add drama to your wedding day, ribbon is also incredibly versatile. Hang long strips of pretty fabric ribbon as a colourful back drop to the altar or top table; drape them from tree branches or chair backs or run down a long table for a unique centre piece.

 Creative signage 

It’s easy to create your own personalized wedding signage using a chalk board or an aged plank of wood. Great for directing guests from one part of the wedding to another, these signs have become an essential style feature for Boho outdoor weddings. Super easy and relatively cheap, think what you want to say and either freehand or use a stencil to chalk, paint or spray paint the words onto your sign.

Gillian Higgins
Gillian Higgins

Retro frames

Upcycling old pictures frames and using them as centre piece at your wedding reception – perhaps to frame your mum’s wedding dress or veil, or hold your table plan – is a trend that’s perfectly in keeping with our obsession with all things vintage.  Go treasure hunting for frames in charity shops and car boot sales, and if needs be, give them a makeover with some metallic paint and a dusting of gold leaf for a sense of timeless grandeur.

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