Now that you’re happy in the knowledge that your marquee is booked and safely in our hands, what’s the next step? Decorating.
By this point you’ve probably trawled through endless wedding magazines, scrolled to the bottom of Pinterest and searched #weddingmarquee so many times your brain’s now on wedding override and you’re struggling to tell your bunting from your pom-poms.
Take a step back. Remember what your dream wedding looked like before the wedding whirlwind arrived and remember what you want for your big day. We’ve broken your design list down into four easy categories so you can create your perfect venue:
Deciding on your theme early on is crucial. Once you’ve got that in place, everything else should (hopefully) fall in line. Do you want to go for country, boho, glitter or maybe vintage? The choice is completely yours.
Now you’ve chosen your theme, next pick the colour palette that’s going to tie everything together. If you’re a little nervous, we suggest picking a neutral main colour and offsetting it with one or two complimentary statement colours.
Designing the layout of your marquee can be one of the best jobs leading up the big day. It’ll help you envision how your venue is going to look and because it’s bespoke, you get to tailor it exactly to your taste.
Think about what you want to happen on your big day. Do you want the dance floor to be the centre of attention or is it going to be more about tables and chatting? If children are invited, will you need a separate pod where they can be entertained? And perhaps you’d like an area for photos? The benefit of a marquee is that you get to decide based on your exacting requirments.
The floral game has really stepped it up in recent years. Gone are the days of standard bouquets. Nowadays, anything goes. From baby’s breath to lilies and even globes of foliage. The floral world truly is your oyster.
They’re not just for the ceremony either, flowers and foliage are a beautiful way to bring your marquee to life. Spreading ivy across the entrance of your marquee and using wildflowers to decorate your tables are tasteful ways to bring the outside in!
This is the fun part. Accessories in your marquee really let your personality shine: from fairy lights to strobes, bunting to lanterns and logs to hay bales – we’ve seen it all. Tie your accessories into your original theme and colour palette for a seamless, tailored effect and you’ll have your guests oohing and ahhing at every turn.
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Use teacups as candleholders, wood stumps as cake plates and glitter instead of confetti to make your day a total reflection of you and your partner.
So there you go. It’s time to get your notebook out, make your lists and create your wedding. Good luck!