When your gorgeous guests arrive to your wedding venue you want them to be impressed and wowed. Here are 5 ways to make your venue look outstanding so your friends and family will be reaching for their cameras to document the beautiful wedding decor.
Florals & Greenery
Flowers are a natural and luxurious way to decorate your wedding venue. For florals deep-colored, lush florals add a rich vibe, soft pastels give a more romantic feeling and you can't go wrong with all white and elegant for a classic and timeless look.
Greenery can be a wonderful and trendy way to decorate the archway and dinner tables. Then add flowers and candles and you will have a dreamy setting fit for a pages of a bridal magazine.
If your ceremony and reception is in a different place arrange to move the ceremony flowers to the reception area to maximize your flower budget.
Lighting & Lanterns
Lighting is one of the best investments you can make in your wedding. Good lighting adds a soft, romantic ambience to any space.
Pretty fairy lights can really draw attention to an amazing venue or make a simple setting all the more special. Fairy lights will look dreamy in real life and in the photos. Photographers love fairy lights for the lovely effect it gives in images.
Paper lanterns can add a splash of color if you want to make your venue really stand out or simple white lanterns will brighten up any room. Don't forget the dance floor lights. Talk to your DJ or wedding planner who will be able to recommend lighting to suit the size of your crowd and music you want to play.
Wedding signs are a cool and creative way to make your Atlanta venue look more stylish. Frames are affordable and easy to source. Online sites like Etsy have gorgeous printables that you can print at home or at your local print shop. You can buy them as is or get a designer to add your names and other personal details.
Ceremony signs, guest book table signs, table seating plans, bar signage - there are lots of places to use wedding signs and they can be matched to your wedding or color theme to tie everything together beautifully.
A nicely decorated welcome table with guest book near the ceremony area will entertain guests while they wait for your big arrival (move it to the reception for anyone who didn't get time to sign). For the ceremony a wedding program can be placed on each chair and maybe a fan if you are getting married outdoors and it is expected to be warm.
At the reception wedding favors are a fun and special personal touch that guests love to take home as a keepsake of your wedding day. Personalized wedding favor ideas include bottle openers, spa products, sweet treats and mini bottles of alcohol. Some couples like to have table with small thank you gifts for guests to pick up on the way home instead of or as well as wedding favors.
Signature Furniture Rentals
A special piece of furniture can make an eye-catching Instagrammable area that guests will gravitate towards to admire and take photos. Think a velvet antique sofa, beautifully styled candy table or fancy photo booth display. There are companies that specialize in event rentals and after a quick Internet search you will surely fall in love with a special piece of furniture that will be perfect for your wedding styling plans. We are currently in love with rustic wine barrels that can be used as flower stands at the ceremony and re-used at the reception as a cake table.
All of these suggestions for ways to make your venue look outstanding are ideal for an intimate venue. You can also see some nice examples of how we have decorated our Atlanta event space for past weddings here. At The B Suite we have lots of ideas for styling and decorating and always welcome inspiration that our couples have too. Our Atlanta intimate wedding venue is a gorgeous space that has many options for brides and grooms who want to add their own personal stamp to reflect their personality on their wedding day. Drop us a line to talk more about your big day!