Walking Down the Aisle: 5 Popular Wedding Decor Ideas to Nail Your Special Day

Nowadays weddings are all about showcasing your style. There are several ways to accomplish this-personalized vows, non-traditional gowns, and out-of-the-box venues. Still, what makes the most immediate impact is the décor. It’s a representation of your affection and visual confirmation that you’re at a party. It also conveys the satisfaction of being together.

Whether you want to go surprising and ornate for your wedding décor or basic and traditional, there are some factors you’ll want to consider while planning the overall appearance of your special day.  Therefore, we have compiled a list of the 5 most popular wedding décor ideas. But remember there are no hard rules here and everything is up to your taste.

Start by Picking a Fabulous Wedding Arch

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When in doubt about whether to arch or not, take your ceremony decor to the next level with a beautifully designed arch for a wedding. If you’re hiring a wedding designer to do the décor then it’s probably best to leave this matter to them as they know best what type, size and style will work well with your wedding theme. But if you’re doing it on your own then there are some important considerations to take into account when choosing and designing the perfect wedding arch since not all are created equal.

Start by picking the right size. The ideal arch should be between 7 and 8 feet long and 6 feet wide as you will want adequate room between the two sides for you, your partner, and the officiant. If you and your partner are both very tall, we’d recommend 8 feet because you’ll need some “headroom” at the top for your lovely wedding photos. If you’re both short, however, keep it a little lower. Otherwise, your photographer will have to stand further away to prevent cutting off the top of the arch while still centering you in the frame.

Next, you should choose between indoor and outdoor wedding arches. Even though it merely depends on your ceremony, you will have to make sure that you have enough space in the venue. Consider something that will fit into your “backup plan” place, even if it is outside. On the other hand, if you use an indoor arch, you have a little more freedom in terms of decorating.

You have an infinite number of decorating options. Choose the right fabric for your arch for a wedding and embellish it with flowers, which may be seasonal or something that matches your theme or leave it plain for a rustic effect. It’s entirely up to you.

Use Lights and Linens for the Reception Desk

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Because the reception is where your guests will spend the majority of their time, it makes sense for it to take up most of your wedding décor budget. If you have a large guest list, invest in beautiful linen and lighting. These details will add to the feeling of exclusivity and intimacy. Draping, like lighting, can help to make a reception setting feel more private and luxe. It’s also incredibly versatile, as it may be utilized to conceal unsightly walls, hide items, or divide spaces.

Other big reception décor moments include hanging installations—floral chandeliers, balloons, paper lanterns, and string lights that make a statement. Entertaining reception décor trends also include neon signs, lyrics from your first dance song or custom backgrounds behind the couple or sweetheart table, and printed tent fabrics for luxury weddings.

Elevate the Table Decor with a Unique Tableware

Dinner is the longest your guests will spend in one location at your wedding, so make sure it’s where the magic begins. This includes prioritising the place settings, which should include unique linens and tabletop rentals. When you come into a room and see plain white dishes and silver flatware, does it pique your interest? However, if you see a pink plate, gold silverware, a cool patterned napkin and fabulous table runners, you can tell the difference.

Flowers arrangements are a must for elevating the look of your table décor as well. Try mixing high and low arrangements throughout the room for dimension and visual balance but pay attention to how high and low these arrangements can be. If you have tall centrepieces, make sure they are not obstructing guests’ views of one another, as this can hinder conversation and interaction during dinner.

Jazz up the Cocktail Bar with Flowers

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Cocktail hour is when the most mingling happens. An ideal approach to incorporating ornaments is to consider how your attendees will interact during the event. You can enhance the look of your bar or drink station by incorporating floral arrangements, eye-catching signage, unique wraps and other decorative accents.

Additionally, adding fun cocktail napkins and drink stirrers can add an element of amusement to the overall presentation. You can also kick things up a notch by spending extra money on edible paper coverings, branded ice, or a gorgeous non-alcoholic beverage station.

Interactive activities for guests, like lawn games, a photo booth, or even something as basic as signing a guest book, are great ways to incorporate your wedding theme, as can your seating chart or escort card display. Consider adding elements such as floral arrangements on bar tables or a large flower wall backdrop behind the bar to really spice up the cocktail hour atmosphere.

Juxtapose to Visually Intrigue

Putting something where it doesn’t seem to belong is a surefire way to generate visual interest. For instance, adding a black piano in the middle of a green field covered in weeping willows is one of our favourite elements. On the other hand, the stark contrast of a decorated boat can be a real showstopper for a beach wedding.