12 striking touches that will transform your venue

Add a little movie magic

Drape yourself over this sign for some snaps and you’re sure to capture your fave photos from the day.
Cinema sign with light-up arrow, £POA, Go2 Event Hire

Lush florals mixed with rustic crates

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Adding props maximises floral arrangements, which can be repurposed from your ceremony.
Rustic wine crates with lanterns, soft foliage garlands and floral props, £POA, Daydreamer Events Studio

Colourful statement arrangements

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Make your flowers burst with colour by mixing textures and contrasting bold colours against a pale wall.
Urn arrangement with lush florals and foliage, £POA, Ginger & Lime Events

Pinch the chairs you’ve hired for your reception

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You went for the gorge gold chiavaris? Set them up first in your ceremony room for a fab first impression.
Gold chiavari chair with variety of seat pads, £POA, Supernova Wedding Design & Flowers

The divinity is in the details

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Chair covers don’t quite have the WOW factor they once did, unless they have a little something extra.
Organza hood with rose, £POA, Make Believe Events

Rock ‘n’ roll up one of these bad boys

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Give plastic ice buckets the cold shoulder in favour of something a little bit more photo worthy, like this quirky chariot. Booze barrow, £85 to hire, Get Knotted

You’re my wonderwall…

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Good news: you don’t have to put up with Kanye’s nonsense to get your very own jaw-dropping floral wall!
Bespoke flower wall in white, cream and blush, £POA, Supernova Wedding Design & Flowers

Light up your love

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Your guests won’t need it spelled out, but you may as well when it looks so cool! Light up your dancefloor with illuminated love letters. Love letter sign, from £300, Make Believe Events

Quirky vintage china

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We’re not saying your mother-in-law will look like the Mad Hatter, but dainty mismatched crockery will certainly add a quirky tea party vibe to your reception. Vintage china collection, to hire from 40p per item, Gordon’s Cater Hire

Candelabras? So last year!

The perfect centrepiece is eye-catching but not obtrusive. This pretty take on a chandelier won’t obstruct your guests’ view. Maypole charmed chandelier, £15 to hire, Get Knotted

Know your place (setting)

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Little details, like swanky napkins and menus, can make a big difference. Silver sponge charger plate with damask napkin, satin ribbon and custom made sheer rose £POA, Daydreamer Events Studio

Cocktails with character

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The trend to import from the US: cocktail hour. Swap lukewarm fizz for a bespoke tipple for your drinks reception.
Distressed ladder with personalised cocktails, £POA, Daydreamer Events Studio