Inspirational Wedding Ideas for 2016

Without question 2015 was the year of Pinterest inspired weddings and royal wedding remakes. Now we’re in 2016, brides are looking for something a little more unique to showcase to the world who they are. Couples are looking for a wedding that their guests will not only enjoy but will remember for years to come. So, here are a few themes which are must haves for this year:

Metallics have become an increasingly popular choice depending on where your wedding is, using metallic elements can look very natural, elegant or even playful. There are so many possibilities whether you want to add a golden touch to your black tie wedding or create a rustic feel with beautiful copper lanterns. You may even want to give your food a little dust of glitter or create metallic inspired cocktails.

Places that are close to the couple’s hearts have also become an interesting and unique theme for weddings. Couples want to share their special moments and places with their friends and family whether it be where they met, where they got engaged or just somewhere they both adore. If the couple for example got engaged in Italy they may want to structure the theme around the country, from décor to food. Italian music could be playing in the venue whilst traditional Italian dishes are served to guests. Whatever you loved the most about that special place you can bring to life in your wedding.

At every wedding, romance is undoubtedly in the air but to really set the mood couples are looking to soft glow lighting. Wedding lights are the perfect way create a special and intimate venue for you and your guests to enjoy. Often coupling draped material from the ceiling and fairy lights will make large rooms seem cosier and more ethereal. Another and perhaps less costly  way of doing this is by decorating your venue with candles as opposed to any synthetic lighting for a naturally romantic glow.

Finally, despite for years the classic wedding reception layout being large circular tables throughout the room, couples are now taking a different approach. Spreading everyone out across the room on these large tables seems so impersonal so instead people are opting in for long banquet tables or square tables to create a more unique and intimate aesthetic. Some even think that dining tables at venues are a little outdated and too formal so instead are using the space to create a more relaxed cocktail lounge vibe with comfortable seating.

Ways to save money on your Wedding Venue Dressing

Your wedding day will be one of the happiest and most stressful days of your life. Whilst it’s meant to be all about the ceremony, the real fun begins at the reception. The happy couple can finally relax at this point in their special day but in terms of planning it couldn’t be less stressful. The problem most couples face is sticking to their original budget but luckily, there are a number of inspirational ways to save money whilst still having an elegant and beautiful wedding.

  • The first tip is using white Christmas lights; most people use these types of lights all year round to add a little sparkle to their homes. Equally, these kind of lights can look beautiful as an addition to your reception venue. You can be as creative as you want, hanging them from the ceiling, the doorways, around the tables and even in glass jars.
  • Chair covers provide any reception with a beautiful and elegant look as soon as you walk in but can be extremely expensive depending on how many guests you have. A less costly alternative can be to purchase ribbon in your accent colours and tie them around your chairs. Ribbon is a lot cheaper than chair covers and with provide the room with a beautiful aesthetic.
  • Centrepieces can also be costly to your wedding reception depending on how many tables you have. You might want to consider using feathers to create your own unique centrepieces. They are easy and cheap to buy from any craft store and can be used to create anything you want, from wreaths to using them as foliage in flowers.
  • Food can sometimes be a good way of decorating parts of your venue. Consider jars of sweets and chocolate on your tables as a treat for your guests or to give a festive feel.

Whatever options you choose, Creative Cover can help make the finishing touches to your wedding venue dressing. Call us today on 01772 614461 or use our contact form to discuss plans for your dream wedding.