12 striking touches that will transform your venue

Add a little movie magic

Photo: Fiona Higgins Photography

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


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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Photos: Duke Studios

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


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


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!

Get-Knotted.net Maypole Charmed Chandeliers £15 to hire (credit- www.borders-photographer.co.uk)
Photo: Alex Martin Photography

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)


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


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