Wedding Decoration Ideas
Balloons are the new bunting
Just so we're clear, we don't mean tacky ceiling nets or clusters of little tear-shaped helium balloons, but rather big, elegant, opaque (and most crucially) round balloons, preferably ones with handmade paper tassels dangling down.
Match the tassels to your flower scheme and position them floating above the tables, weighted either side of the entrance or even as a prop in your photos. You'll literally be wowing your guests with a whole lot of air.
And if you want to have bunting, do it in metallics
Bunting normally has quite a pretty twee country vibe (and there's nothing wrong with that) but if you want a slightly different feel try gold or silver to give your venue a bit of shimmer.
Or make your own tassells
A feature wall or arch of tassels will make your marquee or venue entrance look amazing. We love the idea of mixing up peachy pastel shades with silver and white. If you want to make them by hand, Pinterest has loads of great how-tos.
Take time with table signs Swap white for taupe tablecloths Your cake doesn't have to be on tiers
It's worth hiring a professional illustrator to do your wedding table signs if you can (we love the work of up-and-coming artist Dee Andrews). If you can't afford to do that then prevail upon an artistic friend to do them for you - a hand drawn sign will always look softer with the flowers on your table.
White can actually look quite stark on a table - taupe or grey cloths will make your venue look warmer and more chic, especially if your flowers have a fresh white, cream and green colour scheme.
Fill mason jars with portable fairy lights
This is a cool alternative to candles in jam jars. Also, because they're waterproof you can stick them along pathways outside even if it's raining.
There are loads of ways to mix it up, we like the idea of putting each layer on a piece of wood for a bit of a Midsummer Night's Dream vibe...
Festoon lights (everywhere)
OK, we admit the below is a pretty money-no-object look, but we can dream can't we?
If in doubt, steal ideas from the fashion instagrammers
If there's anything fashion bloggers and girls-about-town do a lot of, it's stylish parties - and they tend to post all the details on Instagram. A quick scroll through the accounts of your favourite fashion ladies will bring you all the up-to-the-minute wedding decor inspiration you need.
Take time with table signs
Swap white for taupe tablecloths
Your cake doesn't have to be on tiers