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A Wedding Decoration Hire Companies Guide to Wedding Planning

If our years of providing wedding decoration hire services have taught us anything, it’s that many couples find they have to deal with unexpected issues that arise while they are planning their wedding. However large these problems seem though don’t panic, there are professionals on hand who have seen it all before and can troubleshoot the most common problems quickly – and so in the spirit of saving you as much stress as possible we have rounded up some great tips that may help:

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Find Trustworthy Suppliers

Being let down at the last minute by your photographer or wedding decoration hire company can be a nightmare, but it can be quite difficult to ensure this doesn’t happen. It is easy enough to find lists of suppliers online, but once you have found one you like the look of, what should your next step be?

Well, the first thing you should do is take a look at their website to see how it makes you feel and whether it is professional looking or not. Do they feature images of real weddings they have worked on in the past, and is their work featured in any magazines or blogs?

If you like what you see then get in touch with the supplier and ask them any questions you have, and see if they will give you references from brides they have worked with in the past. Good suppliers will go out of their way to allay your fears and help you in any way they can. Don’t discount suppliers who are new though, as everyone has to start somewhere, and their price will probably reflect their lack of experience.

Stick To Your Budget

The first step of planning should always be to have a well-written budget

– the more detailed it is, the easier it should be to stick to.  The key things to consider when you are writing your budget are:

Set a max figure (and then take away 5% to keep as a contingency)

Break down your budget into categories e.g. flowers, then sub-categories e.g. bouquets, table decorations. The more detailed you are, the more accurate your budget will be.

Set your top three priorities, e.g., photography, a band and free drinks for guests. Take your time over this as it will affect your entire wedding planning – once you have decided on these three items, then you can work the rest of the budget around them.

If you do end up going over budget, then dig our your list and remind yourself of your top three priorities in order to get yourself back on track and decided in which areas you can reduce your budget. We try and help in this regard by offering various packages that can be adjusted to any numbers.

Make Sure Your Guest List Size Matches Your Venue Size

The last thing you want is to find your dream venue and then realise it won’t hold all the people you want to invite. This is where you need to get really tough and have an A list and B list – the A list is the people who must be there, and the B list is the people who are not on the A-list! This sounds difficult to do, but just think about:

Do you need to invite people you have never met, i.e. plus ones?

Can you move people from all day guests to just evening guests?

Do you want to invite children or not?

Don’t forget as well there will no doubt be some people who RSVP to say they cannot make it, so you will be able to shift some people from the B list to the A list. On this note, make sure you keep a few blank invitations to hand.

Hopefully, though you won’t face any of these issues. We can at least ensure that you have no problems with your wedding decoration hire, so please give us a call on 0800 830 3000 or send us an email to hello@thevenuestylist.com for more information.

Chair Cover Hire Manchester Tips For A Unique Wedding Day

Why Is It Important To Think About The Five Senses When Planning Your Wedding?

Your big day is finally here – it is the moment that you have been dreaming about forever and the planning of this day has probably  taken up every spare waking minute. You and your partner have saved hard for this day and planned it down to the last detail – the dress, the cake, the decorations, the guest list, the seating plan….we could go on. As experienced venue stylists we know that it is common amongst brides that they find themselves in a bit of a panic before the big day, wondering if they have made the right decisions as to who is seated next to who, what music is being played and what the venue looks like. It is every bride’s worst nightmare to have their guests sat in a large room where there is no ambience or atmosphere. Part of our service is to take away as much of the stress of the wedding decoration hire that we can, and we as we have years of experience of planning events.  Here is our guide to how to make sure your wedding day goes with a swing, think about the five senses in order to bring some structure to your planning.

Sight

Your guests first impression of your wedding is the visual impact they get when they walk into your venue, and this will set the tone for the day. First things first, choose the best venue that you can for your budget, but don’t over extend yourself as even the most basic of venue can be dressed to be both opulent and beautiful. Any venue, be it a marquee, the local community centre or a hotel can be made to feel really grand with the addition of some beautiful fresh flowers, twinkling fairy lights, gorgeous table decorations, and stunning chair covers to really liven up the chairs.

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Talking about chair covers these are a really important part of your wedding venue decoration, and it is critical that all of your linen blends together. For example, if you have ivory tablecloths and napkins as part of your table settings, then don’t go for white wedding chair covers as the white will make the ivory look dirty. If your venue is providing the tablecloths and napkins, try and get a sample of them so that you can use this to ensure you have a consistent colour theme and won’t have any big surprises on your special day.

As a company who offer chair cover hire in Manchester we know it can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you have to have just one colour of chair sashes for each chair  – you could be a bit more adventurous and have different colours on each table, or even a wider palette of colours across the whole room. You could also try two different coloured sashes per chair for an eye-catching look, or even adding such as flowers to your sash as well.

Hearing

An event or wedding is not an event without background music, as there is nothing worse for your guests than sitting in a venue that sounds like a large dining hall with people talking. Having some background music playing will not only soften the mood but will lift the spirits as people will become more animated. It also means that when everyone is busy eating the music will come to the forefront and keep the atmosphere lively.

When it comes to music for your event, choosing the right music is key – after all you still want people to be able to hear themselves over the music so you don’t want anything that is too loud or upbeat – on the other hand you don’t want to send people to sleep so something in the middle would be ideal. Don’t just pick music that is personal to you because you like it, make sure you pick songs that will help people to feel relaxed and at ease and helps them to enjoy your special day.

Taste

Flavour is a very personal thing – what one person thinks is amazing could be the next person’s worst nightmare. Humans have five basic tastes – bitter, salty, sour, sweet and umami and these all depend on odour, texture and temperature. Therefore, when you are considering your catering options you should take into consideration how you want your guests to feel, for example, keeping your flavours clean and simple will give a more elegant feel.

Your caterer or wedding venue will be able to give you some suggestions as to what some unique but tasty menu choices might be. It is important to remember that when you are catering for large numbers of guests there are certain dishes that will be more successful than others – and your caterer will be able to advise you of this. If you keep in mind that fresh, local ingredients are best then you should make a good decision.

Smell

This is an unusual one to discuss for a wedding, but smell is a chemical sense. Each of us has hundreds of olfactory receptors which can bind to a particular molecular feature. What this means is that these receptors can send a message to the brain, which then decides what we perceive as the smell of the molecules. The last thing you want then, is your guests to walk into your venue and be put off by the smell.

You only have to walk around for five minutes to discover that there are thousands of different scents that you can detect – and not all of them are pleasant. You want the scent of your wedding day to reflect the tone and ambiance of your big day, so think about your theme and then take a look around things that are naturally around the venue and try and choose items that enhance what is already there. For example, if you are having a rural wedding in a marquee you could incorporate herbs such as rosemary and mint into your floral decorations.

Touch

Our skin is the largest organ in our body and the nerve endings in the skin send information to the brain whenever we touch anything. We tend to feel four sensations whenever we touch anything – cold, contact, heat and pain. Therefore, temperature on your big day is important for this sense  – you don’t want the venue to be too hot or too cold. Think about natural ventilation, such as whether there are any windows you can open or close, and also whether you need any air conditioning units if you are getting married in the summer. If you do hire air conditioning units, then think carefully about where they are situated as the last thing you want is your guests complaining that they are sat in the path of a unit that is blasting out cold air!

The fabrics that you use to decorate your venue are also important, and natural fibres such as cotton and velvet will beat man made fibres every day. The chair covers, table coverings and curtains used to decorate the venue will all impact on how your guests feel and whether they are able to relax or not.

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This is a brief round-up of what to keep in mind when considering the five senses when planning for your wedding, and if you have any questions about anything we have mentioned here or want to know more about our wedding styling service  then please give us a call on 0800 830 300 (office) or 07580 333 000 (mobile) or you can send us an email to hello@thevenuestylist.com if you prefer.

 

 

Why Is Wedding Decoration Hire Right For You?

Wedding Decoration Hire Can Be Beneficial To You.

Being a company that specialises in wedding decoration hire, we often spot questions on wedding websites and social media where brides are querying how much chair cover hire or table centrepieces cost. The amount of questions that are asked makes it quite clear to us that there is a lot of confusion amongst brides and grooms about what things cost and what services are provided as part of wedding venue styling services when it comes to wedding events. Obviously, if you are on a budget you may want to diy, but there are advantages of getting a professional to plan events for you. Having planned wedding and parties for many years, we are more than aware of how much it costs to plan your wedding day, and can show you lots of ways that you can save both time and money.

What Do Venue Stylists Do?

I guess the most common question that people ask is – what does a wedding venue dresser do? Well, what we do is run around making sure that we decorate your chosen wedding venue in a way that looks amazing while you sit back and relax knowing that everything is all in hand. We take away any stress about wedding decoration and table settings on your big day because knowing that you have professionals to help with every aspect of the decorations you have hired will take a large weight off your shoulders. So, in what ways can a wedding venue stylist help? Well, once you have made initial contact with us we will invite you in for a consultation so that we can spend some time getting to know you, what you like and dislike, and what expectations you have for your special day. We can then chat through any ideas you have, set a firm budget, talk about potential designs, answer any questions you may have, make some suggestions and generally offer you lots of expert help and advice. This is a great way for us to gather all the information we need to get a really good understanding of what you want your wedding or event to be like, and what look and feel you are aiming for.

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Once you have finalised your booking with us, then the real work starts! We will stay in touch with you in the months leading up to your wedding, making sure you are happy with everything and know everything that is happening. In the days leading up to your wedding we will be hard at work prepping your table linen, sashes and swags, table centrepieces and so on. Once the big day arrives, the Venue Stylist team will arrive at the wedding venue in plenty of time in order to start the job of styling your venue.  We check everything many times during the day to make sure it is all looking perfect for your arrival. Once your wedding is over, we will then contact you to ensure that you were happy with everything as giving excellent customer service is very important to us.

Wedding Decoration Hire Can Save You Time

So, what are the advantages of wedding decoration hire for you? Well, the main benefit is that you are not just hiring the decorations and then setting them up yourself, you are also hiring someone to do the hard work and make everything look perfect for you. And this covers not only the hard work on the day, but also the planning, communication and scheduling in the run up to your big event as well.  It can be quite easy to forget about the time involved when you are pricing up decoration hire for your wedding which can sometimes make it seem more expensive than it really is. We don’t leave any stone unturned when it comes to making sure your venue looks just the way to want you too – so it is important to remember that it is not just the hire of the products you are paying for, but our skills, experience and service as well.

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We know from experience that there are many companies out there offering chair cover hire at prices as low as £1 per chair – and this can seem very appealing. However, we also know that these prices often seem better than they actually are, as they don’t cover the cost of materials never mind the travel costs and setting up time involved. This generally means that something has to give – so either the quality or the service will be compromised. Having done some research of our own, we can say that if you opt for cheap chair cover hire, you will probably get dirty, ripped chair covers with stained sashes – and who wants that on their big day? This will never happen with our service, as we check all our chair covers ourselves before they go out, to ensure they immaculate and that the sashes are ironed to perfection.

We know that everyone loves a bargain, but when it comes to your wedding it is important to remember that you get what you pay for! Don’t compromise on service and good quality goods in order to save money as you will regret it if things go wrong. Put your trust in the services of The Venue Stylist and you won’t regret it.

Wedding Decoration Hire Can Save You Money As Well

Something else that people tend not to think about when considering wedding decoration hire is that we can actually save you money as well as time. Think about it this way  – to buy chair covers, sashes and table centrepieces yourself can cost you a small fortune and then you are stuck with the hassle of selling it on afterwards. We have many different wedding decorations in stock that we have purchased ourselves, and so you get to use them for the day at a fraction of what they would cost to buy. We only ever buy high quality items as well, as not only do they look better and fit better,  but they also wash better and therefore tend to last longer. We also take away the hassle of you having to clean the items and store them or sell them on afterwards. Once your wedding is over you don’t have to think about your wedding decorations again – we take care of everything for you.

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So, to sum up, hiring the expertise of The Venue Stylist will not only save you time but money as well as our years of experience planning and styling events and weddings. We keep on top of what the current trends are and can therefore give you the best advice on the themes, colours, lighting  and flowers that may best be suited to your venue and that are within your budget – and that will wow your guests.

If you need any help with wedding venue decoration or decoration hire then please get in touch with us today by calling the office on 0800 830 3000  or our mobile 07580 333 000. You can also send us an email to hello@thevenuestylist.com

Wedding Venue Dressing Tips For Your Spring Wedding

Being a company who specialise in wedding venue dressing we know that summer may be thought of as the most popular season to get married in, but spring is known as the season of hope which is just one of the reasons that we think it is the perfect time to say ‘I Do!’.  After all, in spring the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining (well, we can all keep our fingers crossed for that last one!). Although spring does have many things going for it, there can also be some potential pitfalls to be mindful of as well, and so in this blog post, we have outlined some ways to prepare for a spring wedding to make it a day that everyone will remember for all the right reasons!

Be Weather Prepared

Living in the UK means that one of the things we always say to our couples is be prepared for the unpredictable weather – whatever time of year you are getting married, but particularly in the spring. If you are braving the elements and planning to get married outside, then it may be a good idea to find an indoor area that you could use as a back-up. Having an indoor-outdoor venue will be the best idea in case those famous April showers decide to make an appearance.

Double Duty Decorations

If you are having an event or a wedding outdoors in the springtime, then when you are thinking about wedding venue dressing you should consider using umbrellas and cute buckets as decorative pieces that can be used in case of emergency. Investing in some umbrellas in the same colour as the event theme, and placing them in a pretty vintage watering can or rustic silver bucket will bring a smile to your guest’s lips while also being practical. Your day will still look exactly the way you want it to, but you will have things on hand to help your guests if it suddenly starts pouring down.

Don’t Just Think Pastels

When considering wedding venue dressing for spring, it is so easy to plump for pastel pinks and lilacs, but don’t be afraid to think outside the box and use different colours to these. We have seen navy mixed with white and light beige and also deep purples and berries being used for spring weddings – and both of these colour choices look great. Of course, rose gold is the ‘it’ colour this year, so this may also be a great choice for you as well.

Mix Blooms & Greenery

Using blooms that are in season is always a popular option, but recently we have started to see a lot more greenery being used. This could be because it is a great way to cut down on costs, but it also helps to bring that outdoor feeling inside and really allows you to embrace the feeling of nature. A great way to add some greenery when dressing venue is to use a long green garland as a runner on a rectangular table – not forgetting to add some colour with a few carefully placed flowers.

Keep it Casual

A lot of spring weddings are now being planned with a more casual approach to attire in mind. If you think about it, formal wear and very dressy looks would look a little out of place outside, and so keeping things whimsical, and fun may be the way to go. It is a good idea to let guests know on the invite that the wedding is outdoors and that more casual dress is acceptable so that they know what to wear and don’t come in stiletto heels that will get them stuck in the grass!

These are just a few ideas for planning a wonderful spring wedding, but if you would like more help with any aspect of wedding venue dressing then please give us a call on 0800 333 3000 or send us an email to hello@thevenuestylist.com and we will be more than happy to help.

A Wedding Venue Dressing Guide to Table Plans

Table Plans Are An Important Part of Wedding Venue Dressing

One of the most important jobs when it comes to wedding planning is deciding on the table plan. Whether you are little Miss organised or you have a little more cavalier attitude towards organisation, one thing you should be aware of is that you seating plan needs to be ordered correctly – you cannot go rogue! You may not be aware, but there are a wide range of factors that can affect your seating plan but don’t panic – we are one of the leading wedding venue dressing companies in Cheshire, and we know a thing or two about seating plans. So here are our top tips to keep in mind to ensure that everything runs smoothly on your special day:

Top Table

This can be one of the trickiest decisions you will make on your wedding day – who to include on your top table. There isn’t an infinite number of seats obviously, but there may be a large number of people that you feel like you want to include. Things can get tricky if you are part of a stepfamily, for example, if both your parents have new partners then you have four parents to seat just on your side alone. And what about your maid of honour who you have known since you were two, where should her boyfriend sit if she is sitting at the top table? If you are really struggling to work out who to put where, why not think outside the box and do something different to the ‘traditional’ top table? You could adopt the American tradition of having the bride and groom sitting on a table on their own, or you could still have a table with your close family and friends on but keep it the same size and shape as the other tables, so that it doesn’t stand out and everyone feels they are on a level playing field.

Top Table Placement

Even if you do away with the traditional idea of a top table, the table where the bride and groom are sat is still important as the speeches will all be made from this table. This means that the table with the bride and groom on needs to be situated in a central point so that everyone can hear what is happening. After all, it wouldn’t be a wedding if your elderly relatives didn’t give the best man disapproving looks during his jokes!

Table Size

Table size is very important to consider when it comes to dressing your venue as it will have an influence on the wedding breakfast atmosphere. If you have lots of big tables, for example, you will tend to get a livelier atmosphere as everyone chat’s together, whereas smaller tables will create a more intimate feeling.

Table Decoration

We can’t talk about table size without talking about table decoration – after all, as a company concerned with dressing venue’s this is our forte! Now, what do table decorations have to do with seating plans, you may wonder. Well, let’s have a think about it. If you have huge centrepieces that are stuffed with large florals, peacocks feathers and so on, they will, of course, look amazing and bring gasps of ‘wow’ from your guests, but the minute they sit down they will start to get irritated. Have you ever sat at a table where you are trying to have a conversation through sprigs of foliage and florals? It can really take the shine off things, can’t it?

To Mingle or Not to Mingle?

This can be a real headache when it comes to seating plans, do you want to keep all of your friends together or do you want to encourage people to mingle? Maybe have a compromise and put two groups of friends on one table so they have familiar faces to chat to, but can also meet new people as well.

Be Free

Now, we are not suggesting you do away with the seating plan altogether, after all, we have stressed how important it is, but how about being a bit more relaxed about it. Instead of deciding exactly where everyone will sit on their allocated table, just assign them a table and then let them sit where they like on that particular table. This will give a more relaxed and less ceremonial feel to the reception, and also saves you hours of work wondering whether Great Aunt Elizabeth would rather sit next to your cousin Lisa or your brother’s girlfriend.

Kids

Now, some people choose to have kid free weddings, and that is great. But if you choose to have Kids at your wedding, it can be a good idea to distribute them evenly across the tables with their parents. We have seen some weddings where all the kids are placed on one table, but they can tend to get a bit over-excited when this happens, so it can be a lot less fraught to keep them with their parents, for the meal at least. Perhaps think about hiring a candy cart or buffet to keep them entertained in the evening? They can then be rewarded for good behaviour! (If the adults leave them any sweets!)

For more tips on wedding venue dressing, please give us a call on 0800 830 3000 or send us an email to hello@thevenuesylist.com

Choosing The Right Chair for your Wedding

Chair Cover Hire in Manchester Can Ensure Your Wedding Looks Amazing

One of the most important decisions you will make about your wedding day is choosing the right wedding venue, but quite often you will find that the chairs and tables they provide don’t quite fit in with your chosen theme. It is becoming more and more popular these days for couples to rent chairs and tables for either their ceremony or reception or both! This can be quite an overwhelming process, though as there are so many options out there. In this article, we will explore ten particular types of chair to help you to narrow it out:

Art Deco

Chairs that fall under the Art Deco category tend to have a streamlined design that fits into the celebration of the machine age of this period. Art Deco style chairs tend to be a lot sleeker than their more contemporary cousins.

Contemporary

There are lots of contemporary dining chair designs out there, and it is hard to describe them as modern design is artistic, variable and unreliable. A wide range of materials are used, and chairs may feature a pedestal design instead of legs. One example of this is the Philippe Starck’s Louis Ghost Chair, which is based on the shape of a Louis XV armchair, but the chair itself is completely transparent, made with injection-molded polycarbonate. This modern completely transparent chair is the perfect choice if you are looking for a sophisticated look at both your ceremony and reception.

Classic Modern

Classic Modern is a term that has been adopted to describe mid-century styles which tend to feature streamlined designs in materials such as fibreglass, metal or plastic. Eames chairs are a good example of a classic modern style.

Craftsman

These are solid wooden chairs in a classic American style such as Mission and Arts & Crafts – perfect for rustic style weddings. This style of chair is popular as they are durable and simple, and tend to go with a lot of different schemes.

French Cafe Chairs

This is a loose term used to cover a wide range of cafe style chairs from the classic Thonet style to more common folding styles. Folding Cafe Chairs are the most versatile chair option if you are on a budget and want your guests to use the same chairs at the ceremony and reception. Usually, this type of chair is available in shades of wood or white and sometimes comes with padded seating. It is a clean and simple option for any wedding.

Space Age Chairs

These tend to be chairs that are made from plastic or other materials that are commonly thought of to be ‘futuristic’. They tend to be in smooth, sleek designs in bright colours.

If your budget doesn’t stretch to renting hundreds of chairs for your wedding, then why not consider chair cover hire in Manchester? Wedding chair covers can really bring a room to life offering you a simple and elegant way to pull all your decor together. With over 25 styles of chair covers in stock, we even stock chair covers with arms!

Contact the team at The Venue Stylist today to discuss the perfect chair and chair cover combination to compliment your wedding. You can call us on 0800 830 3000 or send us an email to hello@thevenuestylist.com

Wedding Cake Trends for 2017

From traditional to modern and eclectic, wedding cake trends are moving in a more unique direction these days. If you are getting married and are trying to decide on what cake to choose, you could keep it simple with a buttercream based cake to appeal to even the pickiest of taste buds, and it also gives you a great blank canvas for decorating. Or, if you want something more eye-catching, you could go for something with many layers which will add the perfect dramatic centrepiece to your reception.

As a company who offer Wedding Decoration Hire in Manchester, we have seen a myriad of different cake styles over the years, and so we have pulled together a list of some of the current trends in wedding cakes to help you out.

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The Naked Wedding Cake

If you are going for a more rustic and natural feel for your wedding, then you will probably want to plump for a naked wedding cake. Naked in this instance basically means no icing, exposed sides with either buttercream or fruit peeping out.  You can keep things really simple by just decorating with some fruit, or make it more elegant by using some fresh flowers.

A naked wedding cake can be very versatile, and depending on how you decorate it can fit in with a rustic chic theme or a modern and fabulous theme. However, it will take longer for the baker to assemble, and the fact that its sides are exposed means it may dry out faster, so you need to make sure that your baker makes the cake as close to your big day as possible.

The Painted Wedding Cake

The total opposite to the naked wedding cake, the painted wedding cake is definitely one of a kind. This trend started as a creative way to bring art to the desert world, and designs can vary from ornate and colourful, to more minimalist and modern. It is a very time-consuming method of decoration, especially if your cake has many layers, so it will probably be costlier as well. However, it is definitely the best way to ensure your cake is unique.

The Shiny Wedding Cake

This non-traditional mirror finish design has taken the world of cakes by storm recently. It is a technique that has been around for several years, but has grown in recognition recently due to Russian Baker Olga Noskova filming her technique and sharing it on social media. One of the more unique wedding cake trends, it is a multi-layer process that takes a long time to achieve, and this will be reflected in the price. If you are looking for a cake with a dash of modern elegance, though, then this is the cake for you.

The Allergy Friendly Wedding Cake

The seems to be more and more people these days who have allergies which affect their dietary choices. The world of wedding cakes is starting to catch up, and there are many gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and nut-free options available. So, don’t worry, if you or your fiancé have a dietary restriction or you know that your guests do, there are a lot of options available to you nowadays that mean you don’t have to compromise on the quality and look of your cake.

As you can see, there are a variety of wedding cakes available today, and we are sure whatever you pick it will make a fitting centrepiece at your reception. For more information about our wedding decoration hire service, please call The Venue Stylist on 0800 830 3000 or send us an email to hello@thevenuestylist.com.

How to Achieve Festive Wedding Décor

Can you believe it is only a month until Christmas?! Before we know it, we’ll be Christmas shopping, organising the family party, prepping the Turkey and decorating the tree ready for the festivities. How the year flies by!

Spring and Summer are popular times for weddings, however Winter weddings with festive themes are currently very on-trend. It’s true that Christmas is a great time of the year for weddings! So, as a company specialising in event dressing for weddings and parties, we would like to share our top tips for creating traditional festive wedding décor. Think warm seasonal colours, whimsical wreaths and festive flowers!

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Festive Colours

The first thing that you have to think about when planning a festive themed wedding, is the colour scheme. For festive weddings, this is pretty straightforward; simply draw on traditional Christmas colours such as greens and reds. However, if you would like to add a modern twist, why not add some more unusual seasonal colours, such as deep purple and rich auburns. This will really brighten up your wedding décor and add vibrancy.

Flower Power

Next on the list is flowers. These are an essential feature of any wedding and can be tied in very nicely to a Christmas wedding theme. If you’re sticking to traditional Christmas colours, but don’t want them to be clichéd, then our advice would be to opt for deeper red stems and cinnamon sticks to subtly nod to the season. Poinsettias are a fail safe option, as they are widely associated with Christmas festivities, but instead of the traditional bright red flower, why not chose a darker auburn shade, pink or white to mix things up?

Incorporating Nature

With a Christmas wedding it is nice to incorporate natural accessories to help you to really make the most of this magical season. We suggest adding natural ivy, sprigs of pine, red berries and pine cones to your wedding decoration. Using fruit and vegetables can also help to give your décor a unique twist that will truly impress your guests. Try spray painting pine cones gold or silver to add some drama to your decorations and subtly tie it into the festive theme.

Table Centerpieces

This theme allows you to create stylish show-stopping table decorations. To add a sense of warmth and comfort to your decoration, we recommend adding candles or tealights to your table décor. The Venue Stylist offer a fantastic range of centerpieces for hire, including candelabras, lanterns and flower trees, which would work especially well for a Christmas wedding theme. Additionally, Christmas table confetti is a fun way to add a touch of sparkle to your wedding!

We hope these tips will inspire you to create stunning festive wedding décor. If you need help or advice with event dressing, whether it is for a wedding, party or corporate event, The Venue Stylist can help! Please contact us on 0800 830 3000 or send us an email to hello@thevenuestylist.com.

Winter Wonderland Table & Centrepiece Decor

Autumn has absolutely flown by; the clocks have turned back, the evenings are getting colder, and our Winter woollies have been dug out of the wardrobe. Winter is well and truly upon us and it is now time to start planning for the holidays.

This seasonal change has got us thinking about Winter themed events. As experts in venue styling, we stay on top of the latest styles and trends in event decoration. So, here are some Winter wedding ideas to show you how you can be inspired by the Winter season and create the perfect Winter wonderland table and centrepiece décor at your event.

White and silver decor

Getting your table decoration right is very important, as this is where your guests will spend a large portion of their night and dine, drink, listen to speeches and chat with friends and family. You can use table decoration to tie the whole event together and bring it in line with your event theme.

  • First, choose a Winter colour palette and stick to it! Perhaps use colours such as silvers and blues for the ultimate sophisticated and elegant table decoration.
  • Loose the flowers and instead opt for cool, crisp decorations. Take some inspiration from the outdoors, incorporating foliage for a more earthy feel. Our decorative trees are perfect for an enchanted forest look at a December event; chose from a variety of options, including illuminated blossom trees, silk blossom trees and tall manzanita trees.
  • Think about using cooler coloured bulbs, in ice white and light blue, to give you venue a frosty feel. Our advice would be to add warmth with candelabras and tea lights, mix and match these for an eclectic look. This will give your venue some ambience and will look especially magical when the lights turn down in the evening! A starlight backdrop will also give your venue a charming, fairytale-like look.
  • Situating seasonal scented candles on your tables is a lovely way to subtly nod to your Winter theme and create a calming environment for your guests to relax in.
  • You can’t have a Winter event without incorporating snowflakes into your decoration! So, why not chose a fabric with snowflakes to decorate your chairs with or opt for a wintery table runner?

Remember to be consistent and carry your Winter themed table decoration throughout your venue styling to create consistency.

We know first-hand that there are so many elements of venue dressing, including centrepieces, lighting and chair covers – to name a handful. We can help you to organise all of your décor, carefully considering every aspect and ensuring that the finish look is everything you wished for and more.

We hope that this blog has given you some inspiration for how to adorn your December event, whether it be a wedding, party or corporate event. For more information please get in touch with The Venue Stylist, professional venue styling service, on 0800 830 3000 or send us an email to hello@thevenuestylist.com.

Updated Décor Collections

When it comes to weddings, new styles and trends are always evolving. Brides-to-be eagerly search through wedding magazines and social media to find out what’s hot in the world of weddings and event decoration. At The Venue Stylist, we keep on top of the latest trends in wedding and events decoration and are always fawning after fresh new styles and decorations. We want our clients to have to most luxurious and on-trend wedding décor, which is why we frequently update our collections to ensure that they are the epitome of style and the best available. So, if you’re looking for modern event decoration ideas, keep reading:

wedding at the lowry salford quays dressed by the venue stylist hale cheshire

Sequin Tablecloths and Runners:

For fun and quirky party decoration rentals, think sequin table accessories! Sequin table cloths have been a massive trend in America, where all bridal trends start. With them you can create luxurious and show-stopping table centerpieces that will truly wow your guests. If you don’t want full-on sequins, then why not opt for table runners to add a hint of sparkle instead? Our sequin tablecloths are available in a range of colours: silver, gold, champagne, rose gold, black, white, as well as brighter colours such as blue, red, pink and purple.

Ruffle Hoods for Chairs:

Chair cover hire is one of our most popular services, so popular in fact that we are now expanding that service to include ruffle hoods for chairs. These are available in an array of fabrics, such as chiffon and countless colours including vintage pink, baby pink, gold, champagne, navy cream and grey. Add chair accessories such as vintage brooches and flowers for a truly luxurious and elegant look.

Knowsley Hall Wedding plum Aubergine Sash pearl brooch white chair covers

Large 5ft LOVE Lights:

We LOVE these lights, and we think you will too! Mood lighting is the key to creating an intimate and romantic setting for an event or wedding. These full sized 5ft letter lights look fantastic on their own and can form the focal point of your event decoration, but they also look wonderful when paired with fairy lights or candelabras for a soft, dreamy glow. It’s no wonder that LOVE lights are currently on-trend and are very popular for weddings.

Coloured Table Linen:

Add a splash of colour to your event with our coloured table linen. We can provide table cloths in various sizes, along with matching napkins. These table cloths are great for corporate events as you can match your company colours to the table cloths – perfect for event theming!

Blossom Trees:

Beautiful florals are a ‘must have’ at any kind of event, especially weddings. Bunches/bouquets of flowers are classic, but perhaps a little overdone. If you’re looking to take your event decoration to the next level, take a look at our exquisite blossom trees. Perfect for lining the aisle, as décor for the registrar table, or as a backdrop for photos. Our blossom trees are a fantastic way to inject some colour into your venue; they look gorgeous and are very realistic– what’s not to love?!

For more information about our wedding venue dressing services or party decoration rentals, please call The Venue Stylist today on 0800 830 3000 or email us at hello@thevenuestylist.com.