Steve Barber Photography | Kent Wedding Photographer

Choosing your Wedding Decorations

A detailed guide to choosing your wedding decorations. This guide will help you work to a budget and still deliver on one of the biggest days of your life! by One of Kent's top wedding Photographers Steve Barber.

Wedding Decorations

Planning your wedding is a huge but exciting task for any couple. Choosing the style or theme of your wedding will set the entire feel of your day so it’s wise to be sure that you love the choice of decorations at both the wedding ceremony and the reception. If you are on a budget and looking to cut costs were possible then wedding decorations are a great place to start.

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Create something personal
Trying to create the perfect atmosphere is not a difficult task but you will have to put some time and thought into it, but if you do your research you will not have any problem arranging. I have seen a couple pull off a budget wedding with some really unique room decoration, such as recycled bottles full of lavender, handmade table runners and some heart shapes cut from books written by Shakespeare, pegged onto to some twine and the result is some bespoke bunting which really helped finish off the reception at Chilham village hall. Something I have never seen done before after shooting at plenty of wedding venues and all this takes are your time and imagination.

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Wedding Seasons
Wedding decorations are your answer to creating something unique and personal on your wedding day. You can create a bespoke, personal touch to the atmosphere with the decorations you decide to use. The seasons are a popular way to add a theme to your wedding day. Maybe it’s a spring wedding and you love daffodils or a Christmas wedding with warm candles and Christmas trees full of decorations! Just be sure to continue this theme right through to the guest’s favours and table cards.

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Candles are also a very affordable way to decorate a wedding reception. Candles can be placed throughout the reception hall adding a hint of romance to your wedding reception. These are a very effective way to create some mood lighting. Try using the large church pillar candles or floating candles in a nice bowl as a centre piece or maybe tea lights surrounding a floral centrepiece. Just bear in mind how long the reception will last as they will have a burning life which should be stated on the label when purchased.

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Ribbons placed over church pews are a cheap but effective way to add a splash of colour. Try using various ribbons with flowers that are personal to your taste or personality. These will help pull together your wedding theme and are easily attached to pew end without leaving marks.

Why not make a personal statement on the biggest day of your lives and create the wedding of your dreams.