A beautifully dressed venue can give your wedding a real wow factor and there are lots of accessories available to help you to design your perfect look. The venue that you choose is a big decision as you will be spending quite a lot of the wedding day there, particularly if you are having a civil ceremony where the whole day is based at one location.
When you are choosing the venue, do not be put off by less than perfect walls or a structural pillar that you need to work around, as there are solutions. A simple scheme will show off the architectural details of the room and if you choose to work with a specialist venue dresser they will be able to show you a wealth of ideas and in lots of cases will be able to hire pieces that you would not be able to easily source yourself. Do not restrict yourself to just thinking about chair covers and sashes, although these can transform a room on their own; you can have a draped ceiling, starlit backdrop cloths, bay trees, balloon arches, ornate feather decorations and a range of specialist lighting to create the perfect atmosphere. Speak to the wedding co-ordinator at your venue and ask how long it takes to turn the room around between the wedding breakfast and the evening reception and whether there are any decorative elements that are included in the wedding package.
If you are adding decoration to the reception room for the evening you may need to store some items in a side room, so ask whether they can accommodate this and ensure that your venue dresser will have easy access for the set up. You will be shown in to the room ahead of your guests to check that everything is ready, so try to have a little checklist to hand, so that you can make sure nothing has been overlooked. It would be a shame to pay for a particular feature that gets forgotten about in the set up. A beautifully dressed room can make all the difference to your guests’ enjoyment and comfort, and of course to your evening photographs, so make sure that you budget for any particular elements that you would like to include in your ideal room scheme.