From rustic wedding decorations to floral installations, these are the best ways to decorate your wedding venue.
1. Giant Letters
Light-up letters are still a hugely popular choice for weddings, but you can also get wooden or acrylic ones. They come in giant and mini versions: choose the classic ‘love’ or your initials.
Balloon installations are amazing to bring a simple space to life. You can also incorporate balloons into centrepieces or top table decoration or just have two huge balloons like these above.
3. Sweet Tables
Tables laden with sweets, cake pops, macarons, doughnuts, cupcakes, fruit skewers and more are visually so exciting as well as providing dessert for your guests. Pots of fresh herbs, garlands and confetti on the table make it a beautiful focal point for your reception room.
4. Photo Walls
Jazz up a wall so easily by stringing your favorite couple photos across it.
5. Fairy Light Trees
For a glamorous wedding, hire LED cherry trees to dot around the ceremony room, or even smaller ones as centrepieces in each table. If it’s a winter wedding and it’s dark early, use these outside to guide people into the venue and create atmosphere.
6. Chair Decorations
Not every venue has the cutest chairs, let’s be honest. A little bit of fabric, some ribbon and a sprig of foliage can completely change the look of them.
7. Table Plans
We can’t even begin to cover the huge variety of cool table plans you can choose. We’re obsessed with acrylic for timeless seating charts, but it should really be influenced by your theme and your table names.
8. Coloured Glassware
Glasses in mismatched jewel tones instantly brighten up a table and work so well with flower centrepieces. If you’re going for a very boho, relaxed vibe, these breathe a breath of fresh air into your decor.
9. Post Boxes
A card box is pretty essential at a wedding and a post box is a really lovely way to do this. Set up a card table by the guest book and get one in a style that suits your theme.
For festival or tipi weddings, these giant silk flags will add some flourish to your space.
11. Neon Signs
Hire a neon sign if you want a large message, or buy smaller neon signs to place strategically round your venue and turn them on as the lights go low and everyone begins to dance.
Rustic Wedding Decoration Ideas
12. Stacked Wooden Crates
Got an ugly wall that needs covering or just want to make a cute rustic feature? Stack wooden crates on top of each other – it can be only a couple, you don’t need to do a whole wall! – and fill some of the gaps with flowers and others with cute decorations like a lantern.
13. Feature Furniture
Paint an old dresser a really bright colour – or an antique effect, depending on your theme – and fill the drawers with seasonal flowers. Let them flow over the side and fill the room with scent. A chest of drawers works so well, but an old wardrobe or vanity table will look amazing too.
There really is no limit to what you display on a ladder: photographs, candles, cupcakes, glasses of champagne, flowers, initial letters, even blankets at a winter wedding. This rustic white-washed shelf ladder is perfect.
15. Wedding Signs
Arrow signs help your guests to find their way around easily and they’re just cute!
16. Fairy Lights
Is it really even a wedding if it doesn’t have fairy lights? They’re such an easy way to transform both the inside and outside of your venue. Outside, string through trees or across a courtyard to make it more homely. Inside, weave them across the ceiling, around columns, fill lanterns, create a whole wall of them as a backdrop.
Chalkboards are really easy to DIY as signs to welcome people to your wedding, display your menu or your seating chart. If you’re having your reception at a pub or restaurant wedding venue, they might have one you can borrow for free!
18. Mirror Signs
Use mirrors in the same way as a chalkboard. You can find old ones in prop stores, vintage furniture shops or even charity shops.
19. Vintage Suitcases
If you both love travelling, channel that with rustic vintage suitcase or trunk stacks. It’s a great idea to collect cards in too. Just put one on your table with the guest book and let guests put cards and presents in there.
20. Book Centrepieces
Stacks of secondhand books are fantastic as centrepieces but they add interest to any tables in your reception venue. They’re ideal rustic wedding decorations because you can turn unloved old books into something beautiful.