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Quick Guide to Affordable Wedding Décor

Everyone wants a dream wedding but when you’re on a budget, perfecting every aspect of this dream can be tricky. People often think that the key to a good wedding is money and the more you spend the better it will be. However, this isn’t always the case and in the past few years brides on a budget have been designing and making their own decorations. Wedding décor is undoubtedly the most subtle and yet the most dominantly eye catching part of any venue and by being a little creative you can easily create your fairy tale wedding.

If you’re going for a more rustic themed wedding it is important that you take advantage of the space you have in your venue. For example if the room has pillars or low hanging beams you might want to consider combining fairy lights and greenery to wrap around them. This will create a beautifully ethereal woodland look that will just look magical as the night goes on. Additionally, one of the biggest trends of this year is to use naturally picked wild flowers for your centrepieces; it is not only incredibly beautiful but it will cost you next to nothing.

When working with a venue with a high ceiling you can often struggle to create a warm and intimate atmosphere without spending large amounts of money on fabric to be draped from the walls. A quick and easy way around this is to use light and hanging decorations throughout the room to match with your chosen theme and colours. Wooden wreaths and hanging lanterns are perfect for creating the right depth and magic that all weddings need.

Sometimes affording the venue alone can be difficult but equally if you choose the right venue, you don’t need to spend large amounts of money on décor. Venues with character such as barns or old stone buildings often only need very minor additions such as bunting, fairy lights or flowers.

These are just a few of the many ways that you can ensure that you have both a beautiful and affordable wedding day. For more advice and help to bring your wedding venue to life contact Creative Cover Hire today on 01772 614461 or drop us a quick email on or through our contact form.

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.