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Classic Wedding Traditions We’d Like to See Resurrected

As a company who offer wedding venue dressing as a service, including chair cover hire, wedding post box hire, and even wedding centrepiece hire, we are constantly amazed at how weddings have changed over the years. There are so many trends today that we love, such as flower walls and chivari chairs, but sometimes we like to get a little nostalgic and think about some of the old traditions that have fallen out of favour, but we would like to bring back.

Grand Exit

These days most couples head off to the after wedding party or the hotel bar when the reception ends, but we love the idea of the outfit change and heading off in a car with a big ‘Just Married” sign and some tin cans on the back of it! Make a big deal of the fact that you are heading off on your new adventure together. You can always sneak back into the party later!

Plant a Tree

Trees are traditionally thought to symbolise new beginnings, and in some European countries, couples will plant a tree outside their home after their wedding ceremony in order to bring themselves good luck.

Sixpence in the Bride’s Shoe

Everyone knows that old saying “Something Borrowed, Something Blue” but did you know that it actually continues to “and a sixpence in her shoe”?  In the past, it was traditional for the bride’s father to give her a coin to symbolise good wealth and health for the newlyweds. How cute is that idea? Not sure how easy it would be to find a sixpence these days, but I’m sure if you searched Etsy you could find a cute charm or two.

Wedding Cake Charm

Talking of charms, there is an old Southern American tradition where tiny charms attached to ribbons were placed inside the wedding cake – a bit like how we used to put coins in our Christmas puddings in the UK.  Before the happy couple cut their cake, guests are invited up to pull a ribbon, and they would then receive the lucky charm that was on end. Kind of sweet we think.

Write A Letter

In this technological age, no-one really writes anymore, do they? Most of our communication is done via text message or WhatsApp. What a lovely gesture then to sit down the night before your wedding and pen a loving letter to your other half, which is then sealed and put away to be opened on your first wedding anniversary.

Not Seeing Each Other

Many couples today have photos done together before the ceremony so that they then enjoy the rest of the day. However, this does mean that you don’t get that special moment of seeing your other half for the first time as they walk down the aisle. 

If you are just starting to plan your wedding and would like to talk to us about our event decoration hire services, then please give us a call on 0800 830 3000 (tel), 07580 333 000 (mobile) or send us an email to hello@thevenuestylist.com

Venue Styling For Industrial Spaces

Although we are based in Cheshire, we offer venue styling services across the whole of the North West, including Manchester. You only have to walk around Manchester City Centre for five minutes to see that it was an industrial city, as there are many old warehouses and industrial units scattered about. Many of these buildings are now being used for wedding venues, and this is a trend we are really excited about as non-traditional spaces such as these have real personality and are suitable for a vast range of venue styling possibilities. In this article, we have gathered together five of our favourite industrial venue styling options, so you can see which one might be right for you:

Bohemian Industrial

Bohemian weddings are getting more and more popular, and this is a trend that works really well in an industrial space. Eclectic decorations and textured fabrics not only add visual interest to large spaces but also add depth as well. If you go with a bohemian theme, you are giving yourself permission to let your free spirit go wild, and display room decorations from floor to ceiling.

Earthy Industrial

To really make your guests say ‘wow’ when they walk into your venue why not go for a major contrast to your theme and plump for earthy industrial which pairs natural details with your industrial space. This theme is all about bringing the outside in, so think lots of plants, masses of greenery and as many botanical details as you can get your hands on. The more variety in your plants the better.

Minimalist Industrial

Most venue styling themes tend to focus on filling up your industrial space to make it look completely different but going down the minimalist route instead, focuses on highlighting the beauty of the existing space. You can complement the clean lines by using sleek decoration items such as copper vases, dark wood and single floral stems. The aim is to create visual interest without losing the fact that you are in an industrial setting.

Romantic Industrial

Romantic venue styling is a theme that melts our hearts time after time, with its lush florals, feminine colour palette and vintage-inspired detailing. To make your wedding stand out from the rest search around for descriptions in famous love stories.


Rustic Industrial

People tend to think that rustic weddings have to take place in a barn, but this is not always the case. Abandoned factories and mills, such as the ones we have an abundance of in Manchester, are great for rustic weddings as they naturally have a deconstructed look and vintage feel. Rustic styling tends to focus on wood and lots of it, with lots of natural decoration items thrown in as well.

To really make your industrial venue shine, give us a call on 0800 830 3000 or send us an email to hello@thevenuestylist.com.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Event Decoration: Why Is Lighting So Important?

When Thinking About Lighting for your Event, What Do You Need To Consider?

When considering event decoration, one of the most important things to think about is lighting. Lighting is one of the best investments you can make for your event, whether it be a wedding or some other celebration because it is the best way to set the mood and brighten up your chosen venue.  Whether you choose a fairy light backdrop or some uplighters, event lighting can add real drama and a lovely ambience to your venue and make your day much more special.

As a company who deal in event decoration and wedding decoration hire, we have had many brides ask us about the different lighting options available, and so we have written this brief guide as a response to that.


event decoration uplighterThese are a simple but great way to light any room. If the room you have chosen for your event is pretty basic, then why not use some uplighters around the perimeters of the space as part of your event decoration, in order to light the walls and even add colour that can be changed to suit the theme or the mood you want to create? We have a wide range of small but powerful uplighters that can transform your venue instantly and easily add the drama that you are looking that you are looking for.






Fairy Lights

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A string of fairy lights is really effective at creating a gorgeous detail in a sunset or evening wedding. But if your wedding is in the daytime, don’t worry, you can have twinkly fairy lights as well, especially if your reception is indoors. Fairy lights are also a great way to take a marquee from ordinary to magical under a starry night.







Starlight Backdrops

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We have recently added a beautiful starlight backdrop to our range of wedding decorations to hire as we have had such a high demand for them from our brides. These soft and romantic lights look fantastic on their own and add a really beautiful romantic ambience. They are also a great way to hide any unsightly backgrounds or decor.




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One of the most inexpensive options when thinking about how to decorate your tables, candles are a great way to create romantic centrepieces for intimate weddings. You can’t go wrong with some beautiful floating candles and tea-lights.




Light Up Letters

Add a touch of Hollywood glamour to your wedding by hiring some of our popular light up letters. We offer the option of either ‘LOVE’ or ‘MR & MRS’ in our floor standing sizes or why not hire both – they look amazing in pictures. We can also offer you ‘LOVE’ in a smaller size suitable for placing on a table. Our light up letters come in warm white as standard, but we can get our hands on them in a wide range of colours if you really want them to make a splash!






This is just a brief overview of the range of lights that we offer, but there are some important things you should remember when thinking about the light you want for your wedding:


If you are using any of our range of beautiful lights for your wedding, it is a good idea to let your photographer know. Photographing lights is a real skill, and so if you are wanting pictures of yourself featuring fairy lights then it is a good idea to check that this is something they can do, and they can also make sure that they bring the right equipment with them on the day.

Venue Permission for Event Decoration

You might have your heart set on 2,000 candles to decorate your reception, but your venue may have other ideas! Before you go ahead and book the lighting you wish to hire for your wedding, it is a good idea to talk to your chosen venue to see what lighting they have already and also what you are permitted to add. For example, if your wedding is taking place in an older building or one that is quite remote, there may be restrictions on what you can hang from the ceilings or wall, or they may have an outdated fuse board or electricity restrictions. So, it is always a good idea to check first!

We have so much gorgeous lighting inspiration for you, but if you have any wedding lighting or event decoration questions, please call us on 0800 830 3000 or send us an email to hello@thevenuestylist.com and we will do our best to get you the answer.

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.


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

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.

Ceremony Aisle Decoration: Say Your Vows in Style

One of the defining moments of a wedding is when the bride makes her entrance and walks down the aisle. The bride will no doubt be looking her best, dressed in a stunning wedding dress with a sweeping veil and glowing with the excitement of this special day. This is an iconic moment for your wedding photographer to capture, so you want to make sure that everything is perfect. This is where our wedding aisle styling comes in! As a company specialising in wedding venue dressing, we create truly beautiful wedding décor to match any theme or style. With us, you can create picture perfect wedding decorations that will take your breath away.

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There is so much more to aisle dressing than just choosing a runner and some flowers. We offer a fantastic range of decorations, such as scatter petals, lanterns, candelabras, blossom trees and floral arrangements, to make your marriage decoration elegant, memorable and one of a kind. With The Venue Stylist, we will guide you through the whole process, using our expert knowledge to advise you on colours, textures and fabrics that compliment each other and will help you to achieve your desired look.

Aisle Runners

Choosing an aisle runner is an important decision, as it will form the focal point of your wedding ceremony décor. We supply a range of luxurious aisle runners available in numerous colours; use our coloured aisle runners to create showstopping décor for a themed wedding, or use our subtler neutral coloured aisle runners, for a more understated and traditional look.

To match your aisle runner and create some consistency in your wedding venue dressing, why not use chair covers to highlight certain patterns and colours? Wedding chair covers are an easy and highly effective way to vamp up dull-looking chairs. Adding sashes in rich golds or silvers can really give your venue a feeling of luxuriousness and grandeur.


When it comes to wedding decoration, the beauty is in the details. It’s the subtle touches that will transform your venue into your dream wedding setting. With this in mind, why not give your venue some ambience by decorating the aisle with lanterns and candelabras? By doing this, you can create beautiful lighting for your photographer. Mood lighting is also a great way to set the tone of a room and change the look or feel of a space.


For small touches with big impact, take a look at our stunning bay trees and pillars to dress your wedding aisle. These are very on-trend after Prince William and Kate Middleton lined the aisle of Westminster Abbey with luscious green trees which complimented the gothic architecture and rich red aisle runner. Wow your guests by walking through an avenue of trees and say your vows in style!

For more information on our professional wedding venue dressing services, including chair cover hire and table centerpiece hire, please get in touch today by calling 0800 830 3000 or email us at hello@thevenuestylist.com.