Top Tips for Styling your Wedding Venue on a Budget

by | Jan 5, 2024 | 0 comments


items available for wedding hire - flower arch, ostrich feathers, lanterns, chair sashes, post box

Savvy couples will be considering unusual venues for their wedding parties and celebrations in 2024 to achieve a beautiful setting for a lesser spend.  Function rooms, community halls, pub rooms, garden marquees to name just a few, and rarely do these rock up all dressed and wedding ready.   So for this season I am relaunching and upcycling a complete garage-full of stock for hire.  From chair covers to red carpets, arches, flower walls plus a range of props to transform even the unlikeliest of spaces into your wedding vision.

Here’s my top 5 tips for transforming your venue on a budget

  1. First of all manage your expectations.  No one is expecting you to spend 1000’s on a room makeover for a day however you cannot create a Pinterest inspired dream for next to nothing.  When planning your allocation of funds – what is important to you?   Being a florist I am biased and think that everyone should have a beautiful fresh flower bouquet on their special day.  Photographs of you and your bouquet will last a lifetime and you don’t want to be looking at that budget bouquet from Ebay forever more.  However flowers are expensive and a whole room of fresh flowers is not always practical.  So apart from your bouquet you may just want fresh flowers for your top table or for an entrance piece.  Use clusters of flowers to create impact rather than a sparse few stems per table.
  2. Chair covers and tablecloths will immediately transform your room into a blank canvas.  Dress unsightly mismatched chairs in a hall or completely change a drab conference room into a room ready for a wedding.
  3. LIGHTING – can hide neglected walls in need of decoration.  Uplight with your wedding colours to add drama and atmosphere.  TOP TIP – speak to your DJ, perhaps they can supply uplights as part of your package?!
  4. Focus your spend in one or 2 areas – mainly an entrance and your top table.  Create a welcoming area for when your guests arrive – maybe a red carpet walkway lined with lanterns, an arch (minimal decor or half arch), a single free standing pedestal or hired tree, perhaps a welcome sign with flowers and welcome drinks.  Something to set the scene and get your guests excited for the celebration ahead.  Make your top table the focus of the room with swags of fabric, lanterns, possibly flowers, a laser cut wedding sign (uplights behind).
  5. Tablecentres are usually the biggest spend of a flower/decor budget.  For flower enthusiasts you don’t need to go for huge flower arrangements on each table – there are no rules – mix it up with highs and lows.  For non-floral tables jump on the trend of LED lighting in a mix of glassware.  We are ditching the jar trend this year for the glamour of cut glass – small decorative candle holders to large cylinder vases.  Plus we have a range of cut glass bud vases available to hire, to create luxurious low priced tablecentres

For more help I’m always up for a chat about creativity and happy to share ideas.  You can drop me an email or give me a call.