Location, location, location! Your venue sets the scene for your special day and for many couples, venue hire makes up a huge portion of the wedding budget.
Every bride and groom have a different idea of what makes the perfect venue. You might long for a wedding that takes place all on one site, with guests able to relax knowing their room for the night is only a short stagger from the dance floor. For others, an intimate space for the ceremony and a huge area for the reception meal and dancing might require different locations and transport planning.
A Venue You Love At A Price You Can Afford
Whatever their choice, most couples will find they need to make a compromise on their venue somewhere along the way, particularly as popular venues can be booked years in advance on summer weekends. So how do you make your wedding budget stretch further and still get the venue of your dreams?
Budget and location constraints can mean a venue that might lack in style and charm despite what it offers in convenience, special features or position. This is where smart, affordable and flexible wedding accessories can really save the day by enabling you to dress an unprepossessing venue in a style you love.
Decorations are a great starting point for creating a special atmosphere, and a drab hall or dated furnishings can be transformed with fabric, lights and ribbons. Garish wallpaper, paintwork that has seen better days or unsightly areas can be quickly disguised with backdrops. Candles and LED lights can create an intimate atmosphere in a large room, while lanterns and paper pom poms can distract the eye and emphasise your colour scheme in a bland, generic-looking space.
If your special ceremony location is outdoors, you might opt for a marquee or pop-up structure to create an indoor space for the wedding reception. Effectively blank canvases, venues like this are a great opportunity to be creative with wedding accessories. While hire companies may offer tables, chairs and linens, in order to really make your wedding stand out from the crowd, clever use of fabric can transform your big tent from soulless space to magical marquee.
DIY Wedding Shop stocks much more than basic decorations. From rustic jute to sparkling diamond confetti, your wedding tables can set the tone for your entire day. As well as a choice of colour and materials, different shaped cloths can enable you to have a more flexible table layout. Dress up plain or mis-matched chairs organza tied on or woven through the chair. Garlands, whether acrylic, paper or fabric, can create detail and interest as well as acting as guides around your venue.
We also have a great range of draping fabric that can be cut into strips of shapes to personalise your over all look.
The only limit on your venue is your imagination. Keep an open mind when venue hunting. An amazing view or special outdoor space can’t be created, but a room can be made to look however you dream it can be.