Create a stunning focal point that doubles as a photo background. Guests are given different components by layers of various colors and shapes. Consider substances that are readily customizable like tissue paper tassels, balloons, garlands of greenery or paper blossoms.
Make a Family Photo Wall
For a simple conversation starter, create a wall of family wedding photos. Adding a row one to yours, to your spouse's family or mix them all up. Option idea: Showcase your (new!) family tree.
Mood Lighting En Masse
When paired with some dramatic uplighting and luxe fabrics, the accession of tall taper candles turns your space into a magnificent scene of dance lights.
Create an Escort Card Screen
Rather than having an escort card table, make a bulletin board of seating assignments and display it near the entrance of the reception area. Bonus: You won't have guests squinting at tented cards, trying to decipher their table amount.
Pick Up Patterned Pillows
If you have a lounge area on your reception space (or made one with some rental furniture), get yourself to a housewares department for some pillows. Find them on sale (IKEA-style) and protect them with your preferred patterned cloth for a few low maintenance pops of festive colour and pattern.
Create Chalkboard Signage
Chalkboards are a great way to decorate an entrance or jazz up the cocktail bar. Personalize it by spray-painting it to match the rest of your décor and thrifting an old framework. Drape with even a flower or greenery garland and chalk away!
Drape the Ceilings
It's amazing what a tiny cloth can perform. Keep it elegant and formal with white fabric, or whether you're after a fun vibe, then elect for a color like yellow. Bonus: Take this approach and you may go light and get the identical reception seem.
Hang Your Flowers
Think flowers are just for your tables? Think again. Suspending lush arrangements a few feet above your guests' dinner dishes is an enjoyable way to create a more intimate space. (This suggestion is especially handy if you are not so fond of your venue's carpeting--only keep people looking up!)
If it's too tough to bring in large setups to decorate your space but you desire to bring a little flavor to the walls (or cover up a little less than perfect wallpaper), look to tapestries. They are easy to transport and need setup.
Reshape Your Own Table Numbers
Want something unique for your desk tags? Consider number presentation. Display names or your desk numbers on unique vessels like wine bottles, lanterns topiaries or pennant flags.
Use a Table Runner That Pops
Search for contemporary table décor inspiration, such as this patterned table runner. Rather than having several large floral figurines, place them out in smaller bud vases to length the duration of the runner (and then show off the routine). This colorful detail will make your china pop.
Elect for Wood
If you're picking between plastic tables and chairs versus wood, go with the pure alternative. Wood has a means of looking polished, although you can still opt for chairs for a lesser price point.