Matching Your Wedding Decorations To Your Venue

If you are planning your wedding ceremony, then you may be wondering about the wedding decorations you should choose. And while there are many options out there, depending on the theme (and color theme) of your reception, before actually buying anything you should make sure that your chosen décor matches your venue.

The reason why is that while some venues have white walls or other “neutral” colors, allowing for more options in terms of color and style, other venues have a specific architectural style, or use specific colors which limit your options. For instance, a themed reception with many bright colors will not work out so well in a venue that has a rather rustic look.

So how do we decide on a decoration theme that fits the venue we’ve chosen for our reception?  There are a couple of things you should take into account, the most important of which being:


The Style of the Venue


This is the first thing you have to pay attention to. What does it look like? It could be built in a traditional manner, or have a more “futurist” look to it. It could have wooden walls or wooden arches and beams, giving it a rustic or medieval look.

The tables and chairs themselves can be traditional or modern, and there is also the presence of paintings, statues or different design elements that could hint to the fact the location has a theme. If that is the case, you should try to either go for the theme the location already has, or find something complementary to it.  Have a look at some brilliant ideas at



Of course one of the most important aspects you need to take into account is the location of your venue. You can choose a place that is in the city, or one that is far away from one. It could be on a boat, in the countryside, in a forest, by a lake, or maybe at the mountainside. While you can choose anything you like, regardless of the location, you can also choose a theme and perhaps a combination of colors which are representative for it.


The colors

The colors you use for your decorations must fit in with various elements at the venue. Wall color is the most obvious one, but there are also the colors of the drapes, the hue of the floor tiles in some cases, or even the color of the tableware.

The good thing, however, is that you don’t have to use the exact colors of the room, so you can use colors to your advantage. You just have to make sure that the ones you use go together with the ones in the room. You can combine them as you like, as long as the final effect is pleasing to the eye. 


The atmosphere

When planning for your reception, you have probably chosen a location that is suited for the atmosphere you are trying to create. Whether it is romantic, intimate or casual you are aiming for, you can accentuate it by using the right colors and design elements.  Dark colors, or a lot of contrast, as well as dim lighting will create that romantic, intimate atmosphere you may want for your reception. If you’re looking for something more dynamic, or animated, then vivid colors will help.


As you can see, there are various elements you should take into account when choosing the perfect wedding decorations for your reception venue. Thinking of these aspects in advance will not only save you money; it will also help you organize the wedding reception you dream of.

Per Watson is an experienced writer and blogger based in Worthing, UK. If you are planning a wedding this article will certainly help you. 

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