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When it comes to wedding planning, picking the right venue is vital. Once you’ve found the perfect space, how do you go about decorating it? Choosing the right decorations for your wedding venue will enhance your wedding experience and set the tone for your big day in Minneapolis.
However, decorating a wedding venue can be a daunting task with a wide range of options available. There’s something for everyone, from lanterns to lighting and rustic vintage crates to floral garlands. Whether you’re looking to add personal touches or want to go all out with a theme, these wedding venue decoration ideas will help get you started.
FIVE WEDDING RECEPTION DECORATION IDEAS
Your wedding ceremony and reception is the best place to bring your style and personality to shine. Whether you want formal, rustic, quirky, or any other preference, bring your best, wildest imagination to life—it is your wedding after all. Ideally, the first order of business, once you settle on a date, should be the venue.
Next is setting the theme, which should be considered carefully because it can dictate every other aspect of your wedding day. Don’t miss the mark on incorporating 2023 wedding trends into your ceremony and reception. It’s always best to check the latest trends and fit them into your theme.
Here are five unique and creative ideas to make your wedding a perfect and picturesque event.
String lights are a popular and versatile option for decorating wedding venues. They create a romantic ambiance and can be used to create a focal point or accentuate specific areas of your space. Hanging lights complement your lighting scheme, floral arrangements, and wedding style. Additionally, they are perfect for adding a touch of glamor or creating a warm atmosphere.
Adding lighting to your ambiance is also a great idea for evening weddings. For example, use staggered height candles to add light and warmth. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Plus, the décor should help bring out an intimate and romantic mood.
There’s no better décor than flowers. Naturally beautiful, they will provide a classy and organic feel to your special day. When choosing the type of flowers, think about what is in season at the time of your wedding. This will not only save you time sourcing the specific flowers but also will save on cost by not having to ship from out of town. Not only will you want florals for the bride’s bouquet or the groom’s boutonniere, but you’ll want the same color scheme and style in your florals throughout every aspect of your wedding day. Use the same floral selection and arrangement designs as centerpieces on each reception table, on your ceremony arch, on the gift table, and even to decorate the bar top.
GO BIG ON NEUTRAL COLOR
Neutral colors are yet another timeless and crisp wedding décor trend that will stand the test of time, in 2023 and beyond. There’s no better way to add warmth to the venue than going big neutral, then adding splashes of color to add detail. For example, a blush pink bouquet is the perfect complement to a largely neutral setting.
Going neutral even applies to the wedding invitation cards and wedding venue signage. There is a touch of class when the signage uses clean, easy-to-read designs.
In 2023, you need a venue that elicits an intimate wedding ceremony atmosphere and transforms into a dance floor in the evening.
Partition the open space concept with little nooks to incorporate lounge areas where guests can relax and have conversations. This way, your guests have segmented and personal spaces even at a big wedding. You could make them extra enjoyable by adding appetizers to these spaces like a charcuterie board—there’s no limit to what you can do with the space.
It’s best to consider hosting your wedding, reception, after-party, photo sessions, and all other wedding activities in one venue. This way, you minimize unnecessary and time-consuming travel since everything is held on-site.
When picking an ideal wedding venue, imagine it in three ultimate versions. For example, how would it turn out if you were to have an indoor wedding and outdoor reception? That way, should you experience unforeseen situations, you have plans B and C to work with.
Case in point, if the weather becomes unseasonably cloudy and chilly, the venue should be flexible enough to move the procession into an enclosed space while the wedding still stays on course.
In addition, if you have more than one venue, it is so cumbersome to decorate and align them seamlessly with the wedding theme. Who even came up with this multiple-venue technique where people are always running with gowns held up across the street to get to the next location in time? Even worse, they’ll have to run another marathon to get to the dinner venue in time.
FIVE EVENT CENTER – YOUR ULTIMATE WEDDING VENUE
Wedding venue decoration can be a lot of fun and a great way to express your style. Adding a few creative and unique touches can make your wedding reception extra special.
If you’re looking for the perfect wedding venue to host both your ceremony and reception in Minneapolis, FIVE Event Center is your ideal choice. Our historic venue boasts gorgeous wood floors, exposed brick, and a stunning staircase that harmonizes to create the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Add your personal touches to your décor to bring your event to the next level.
With adequate, versatile space, various wedding packages to choose from, beautiful décor, and a team of experienced wedding planners, we can help you create the perfect plan for your wedding day.
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