How to Style Your Wedding According to Your Venue

How to Style Your Wedding According to Your Venue

When it comes to decorations, there’s a plethora of options for any venue. Top tips for staying on top of everything? Have a color or color scheme in mind and a style that can help guide how you think about the rest of the décor. If you need some help getting started, here are three popular types of wedding venues and five components to think about, that can be applied to any venue!

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Beach
Color scheme: It’s summer! Bright wild colors are a great way to incorporate fun, with plenty of neon and floral prints. If you’re envisioning a more elegant affair, pastels offer muted pops of color that will glow during golden hour.

Florals: There are the classic orchids, hibiscus, and roses—you can have them in bouquets, scatter the petals, or have them as arrangements on tables and at the end of aisles. Gardenias, dahlias, and baby’s breath also offer flowy, relaxed, and simple shapes.

Furniture: Set out chaises, lounge chairs, and beach towels for your guests for a themed event! Simple wooden chairs work well, and if you are feeling adventurous, see if logs of driftwood are available.

Linens: Try Tiki- and Hawaian-themed decorations and linen for something bright and fun. Sashes of tulle would also work well with crisp white and soft pastels. Stick to your color scheme here.

Props/accessories: Set out plastic sunglasses for guests to take home; inflate beach balls; don’t forget the paper umbrellas. You could also scatter seashells and larger conch shells, and smoothed stones. Exchange vows under an arbor of driftwood laden with flowers.

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Countryside/Farm
Color scheme: Soft, muted colors and florals work well against the backdrop of rolling pastures, greenery, and stretches of blue sky. For a Western touch, you can incorporate darker browns and blues.

Florals: Peonies, ranunculus, and roses are nice and delicate. Throw in some wildflowers like black-eyed Susan, Godetia, and Shasta daisies.

Furniture: Keep it simple but classy! Chiavari chairs have a beautiful design without being too flashy.

Linens: For a real rustic touch, feel free to skip the tablecloths and go for rugged wood surfaces. Lace adds a pretty contrast—but not too much!  

Props/accessories: Antiques and mason jars would do well here. You can use the jars as flower vases and decorate with other vintage/inspired things like wicker baskets, ceramics, and old books.

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Industrial/Loft
Color scheme: You could take this a couple ways: modern and metallic or light and airy. And everything in between! For a more modern look, stick to a sleek black/grey and metallics (rose gold, anyone?). If light and airy is your jam, try cream colors and white.

Florals: Anemones, snapdragons, and freesia for a modern look; buttercups, sunflowers, and begonias for light and airy vibe.

 Linens: Go with your color scheme— for modern, a navy, grey, or black if your venue has light-colored walls. Stick with lighter, muted colors for the airy look— soft golds, pinks, oranges, cream.

Props/accessories: Use more angular or sleek centerpieces for both styles. For a lighter look, try glass or crystal as opposed to opaque objects.

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