Follow these ideas to put your own stamp on your wedding reception…

Are you looking for ways to put your own stamp on your wedding venue? When you look around your wedding venue in the planning stages, make a note of areas that lend themselves to extra styling.

Is there a table at the entrance or blank space that can be enhanced with props and signs to welcome guests? Are there beams or fixings in the ceiling that lend themselves to ceiling decorations? Look out for areas around the room or venue that would work well for your guest book, cards and gifts and table plan set up.

It’s really lovely to add your own style to your wedding venue. Not only will it make your guests feel like they have arrived at YOUR wedding, but it is great fun adding these elements of décor and creating style for your day.

When thinking about your wedding venue props and styling, it is important to make sure everything ties back to your overall wedding theme, whether you are going for a rustic woodland vibe or laid back elegant look. Before choosing any props, make sure they fit with your style – you want your wedding décor to have a cohesive feel to it. This will ensure your wedding looks effortlessly styled and nothing seems out of place.

Welcome your guests in style.

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First impressions count, so make sure guests know they have arrived at the right place. A welcome sign is a lovely touch, especially personalised ones with your names and wedding date. Make it easy for guests on arrival too – if your venue needs it, make sure you have directional signs to the car park and ceremony so no-one gets lost.

Welcome signs £45 from

Ruscti cart wheel

Rustic cart wheel £39 from

Ceremony Ideas We Love

Down the aisle you have a number of choices. You could mark out the aisle with lanterns either side, or for a rustic look place candles on tree stumps down the length of the aisle or grouped at the font. For a timeless look, cotton material draped from each aisle chair can look stunning.

A backdrop to your wedding ceremony will really wow your guests and look amazing in the photos. This floral backdrop is perfect.

floral curtain backdrop

White floral curtain backdrop £15 from stumps wedding ceremony

Tree stumps £32 from

Cream table runners ceremony - credit wearetheclarkes photography

Cream runners that have been tied to chairs £17.50 from

Venue Props

Around the venue you can add as much or little décor as your want. Some must haves include a guest book, and place for guests to leave their cards.

Wedding mail box

For your cards we love this mail box £30 from

You could opt for a traditional book that guests write their well wishes in or something a little bit more fun. How about asking guests to sign a Jenga piece or write their note on a wooden heart and create a lovely keepsake?

Jenga wedding guest book

Jenga £10 from

Birmingham Wedding Photographer

Wooden heart drop top guest book £20 from

Balloons can look classy, especially if you go for the giant ones and stick with white. Ask your florist to make a foliage trail to complete the look.

Balloons - credit wearetheclarkes photography

Balloons £7 from