How to Decorate Your Venue - Things to Think About

Ceremony:

First thing to think about is your ceremony. Are you going to have an indoor ceremony? An outdoor ceremony? Is it in a barn? A field? An event center? A church? Maybe you want to bring the church setting outdoors. Anything is possible! First start broad, then get to the details. 

First-

Drama.

Broad ideas begin with using a backdrop, an arch, or creating something different. 

This idea was brought to life by adding curtains in a field, making the appearance of church windows for an outdoor ceremony. 

Outdoor ceremony site looking like a church with white curtains and chairs.

Second-

The chairs. 

Do they need to be covered? Want to add some color to the ceremony? Think about a colored sash! Keep it classy with black and white, or change it up and add your own spice of color! 

Black chair sash tied in a bow at a Minnesota outdoor wedding ceremony site.

Third-

The details.

Once you have the big ideas taken care of, like a backdrop or draping on an arch then look to the small details. Maybe you want to line your aisle with some decorations like candles or flowers or add a sign to the beginning for extra appeal. 

Wedding ceremony sign lining the aisle

Pictures:

Every venue has a specific place full of character and charm for wedding day pictures. When you have located that special spot think of different things you could add. Placing old furniture and a creative backdrop gives a fun place to take photos with your party as well as for your guests! 

Round barn farm style shoot with bride and her girls
Wedding inspiration for reception decor that is fun for the guests as well.

Lighting-

This is something that may seem small, but adds so much. When the evening comes and the soft glow shines, you are sure to feel love and romance throughout your entire space. 

crystal chandelier on a taupe curtain backdrop

Reception:

Guest Tables- 

This is where you get to be extra creative! Keep it simple or make it intricate, it's up to you! Decor ideas can include an array of centerpieces, table runners, chargers, napkins, candles, chair backs, flowers and more. 

Farmstyle reception decor with gold chargers and candles
farmstyle tablescape with burgundy table runner and gold chargers

Head Table-

This is probably the most important part of your day when thinking about decor. The head table is a focal point that directs all of the guests to you.

Decor items to think about include: a colored backdrop, a bold linen choice, chargers, napkins, flowers, candles or other centerpiece decor that matches your guest tables and personal style.

Full head table design displaying a burgundy backdrop with hanging greenery. On the table is a velvet linen and garland lining the length with gold accented candles. Next to the table are tall black candelabras for added glam.
black chargers on a velvet linen
candle accents with garland and flowers

Other various decoration ideas (optional):

Cake Table-

Your cake table and dessert display is a place to spice up your space with some unique finds. Add a sweet sign, a fun table and you are good to go! 

Western cake table display with gold candlesticks and lanterns with crates and other dessert delicacies

Cocktail Tables-

wine barrel cocktail table
cocktail table flowers
wedding day decor

Gift Table-

Gift table

Last but not least, don't forget any other areas that could be used to your advantage. If there is something that catches your eye, be sure to give it extra love and attention! You will never regret!

couple kissing under dreamy draping
outdoor wedding ceremony draping decor

Venue: Round Barn Farm

Decor: We've Got It Covered

Photography: Jeannine Marie Photography

PLANNER & DECOR: RUSTIC ELEGANCE

FLORIST: STUDIO B FLORAL DESIGNS

MAKE-UP: JAK BEAUTY

HAIR STYLIST: HAIR LOVE

DESSERTS: MISS SARA’S CAKERY

PRINT/DESIGN: INKWELL MPLS

CHALKBOARD ART: LOVE LETTERS

LIGHTING (BARN) ADAGIO DJAY ENTERTAINMENT

VIDEOGRAPHER: THE GREAT WHITE DRESS

CATERING: A’ BRITIN CATERING

BRIDE DRESS: BRIDAL ACCENT COUTURE

GROOM OUTFIT: SAVVI TUXES BY BRIDAL ACCENT

FLOWER GIRL DRESS AND RING BEAR OUTFIT: BRIDAL ACCENT COUTURE

ACCESSORIES: FRINGE BOUTIQUE