It’s your big day and a super-special celebration. Whether you want to be traditional or forge your own way, clever décor at your wedding reception can help you create a celebratory mood in an instant…

Weddings are an opportunity for self-expression, as well as treating your friends and family to a wonderful experience. Wedding decorations don’t have to cost the earth and with a few iconic pieces here and there you can create an amazing atmosphere that your guests will remember for years to come, as the team at Scene Setter explain…


Bring the drama!

Amongst the place settings, table favours and flowers, it is important to have a dramatic wow feature that guests immediately notice when they enter your reception. Draw the eyes and spell it out with giant letters as a party backdrop or beside the dance floor; whether it’s all about showing the love or celebrating the new Mr & Mrs. Go big, bold and bodacious. We love these LOVE letters above – a shot of the two of you holding this sign would look amazing on your thank you cards.


Show one direction!

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Signage is not only a thoughtful way to ensure that your guests know where to find the bar but can also be a style statement. Ignore the dull and go for gorgeous signage; adding sumptuous ribbons or vintage broaches for extra decoration. You can guarantee that your signage will be seen and appreciated, so go to town.


Magic moments

Create memories to last with an on trend photobooth, it’s so simple to create a photo opportunity area where guests can pose with silly props and have fun together. It’s a beautifully simple idea, great fun for your guests and will make an impact at your reception.  At the end of your magical day you will have hilarious photos that you will treasure for years to come.


Reach for the sky

Ceiling space can be a fantastic opportunity for a stunning installation and they’re so easy to create. A mass of pom poms, tassels, hanging crepe paper decorations or a chandelier aedd a celebratory atmospher. Matching them to your colour scheme is a great idea if you want a co-ordinated look. The twinkle of little lights can add some magic, too, especially if you’re trying to create a fairytale theme.


Show some face

After the speeches everyone gets into the party mood. Encourage interaction between your guests; leave a suitcase of fun props by the bar for impromptu hilarity. A collection of moustaches, beards, hats and hairdos will get guests chatting away and interacting as the drinks begin to flow!


2 become 1

Create a celebratory backdrop to your wedding breakfast. Attach a symbolic ampersand between your two chairs or place Mr & Mrs letters in front of the top table. The day is all about a new duo, after all.

Once the big day is over and married life starts, you will be left with wonderful memories, fantastic pictures and tongues wagging at the amazing show you put on. Don’t forget to have fun with it, make it your own and do it in style. Need more inspiration? See how the real brides did it!