Dressing the reception room

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The reception room is where you’ll spend the majority of your wedding day so no doubt you’ll want it to leave a lasting impression on your guests. Whether your budget is big or small there are so many ways to add a splash of your personality and really set your tone for your day. Here’s just a few ways how…

 

Dressing the reception room

 

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The great news about flowers is that if you had any at your ceremony, these can be transported to your reception venue to ensure you get maximum use out of them. Flowers can be used as much or as little as you like from table centre pieces to full on backdrops (think Kimye) and instantly bring a room to life!

 

Quirky chair covers

Let’s face it, no one wants to look at ugly chairs on their wedding day, so we’re delighted that these classic focal points show no sign of going out of fashion. In recent years, chair covers have finally met the 21st century and have undergone a mini makeover, meaning they now come in a variety and styles, with something different for the bride and groom who seek an alternative. Flowers, bows, feathers and even trains really give chair covers a bit of personality so don’t be afraid to look for something different.

 

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Light it up

The perfect lighting really adds a real touch of romance to a room and nowadays the options are endless. Couples still favour fairy-light backdrops combined with delicate draping, while candles on tables add to the ambiance. Last year saw the LED letters trend really kick off, while dance floors came alive with lighting. We can’t wait to see where this year takes this trend!

 

Call in a favour

As well as being a gift to guests, favours can add to the vibe of your room and couples are getting more and more creative when it comes to these! Gone are the day of sugared almonds with many couples now choosing gifts that are unique to each individual and the perfect way to show your gratitude.

 

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Creative centrepieces

Candelabras and flower arrangements still remain a firm favourite when it comes to adding a focal point to tables while china cups, birdcages and jam jars adorned with lace are loved by couples with a penchant for vintage. If your reception room is small or has low ceilings, minimise the size of these to avoid them taking over the room.

 

Hanging low

Look up at any reception and be instantly met with a wave of colour in the form of bunting, balloons, paper lanterns and pom poms… just some of the ways that couples are choosing to jazz up the room. Hanging decorations are a fun way to enhance your theme by incorporating your wedding colours and instantly add the wow factor to any room!

 

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Seats please

Wedding stationery can really be used to play up to your theme and the options are endless. From table names, to place setting, guest books and table plans, we’re always so amazed at how creative couples get. The table plan is a fun way for couples to bring their personality to the (ahem) table with favourite movies, travel locations, band names or even favouite books offering a great topic of conversation between guests.

 

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The fun factor

If you’re looking to add something extra to your room, the classic candy cart is still loved by couples and guests alike. Likewise, photo-booths, popcorn machines and chocolate fountains will keep guests entertained while a kids’ corner complete with games will keep children amused!  


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