Foliage and flowers marquee decor by Complete Chillout Company

Wedding Decoration Ideas

Wedding styling is an art; and there’s more to it than arranging reception table centres. We’re sharing some of the most gorgeous venue styling and wedding reception ideas to show you how to make your wedding look so stunning your guests will be talking about it for years to come.

Foliage and flowers marquee decor by Complete Chillout Company |
Complete Chillout Company

Wedding Reception Ideas

If you’re planning your wedding in an Arabian tent or a gorgeous foliage filled marquee then you have a blank canvas and the potential to style it into a truly stunning space. While expert stylists have the experience, not to mention swathes of high quality fabrics, amazing lighting and the knowledge of which patterns, colours and textures work well together, you can do it yourself. So if your budget won’t stretch to a professional wedding stylist, you get to be in charge of transforming your venue. You just need the right lighting, fabrics, accessories, and a vision!


Arabian Tent Company |
Arabian Tent Company

Filling the space

Consider the ceiling, doors and floor, not just the tables, chairs and walls. Coloured fabrics, drapes and rugs will add colour immediately. Chair covers and table decorations are the finishing touches.

Arabian Tent Company |
Arabian Tent Company

Lighting effects

Lighting is just as important at the accessories you choose to include. You might want to hang pretty oversized floral pom poms from your ceiling or simply place them on tables and around the room. These add colour, height and interest and can make any plain white space look amazing with very little effort.

Venue styling |
White, pink & ivory tissue paper pom poms | Floral round paper lantern set


As evening falls, lanterns and well placed lighting will make the most of your reception venue. Hanging paper lanterns will add colour and shape during the daytime and a gentle glow by night. These floral patterned paper lanterns are a gorgeous addition to a garden party themed wedding.

Complete Chill Out Company |
Complete Chill Out Company
Annette and Brendan's Real Wedding |
Annette and Brendan’s Real Wedding
ArabianTent Company
ArabianTent Company


Cleverly placed lamps and up-lighters can be used to create a dramatic look while candles make ideal table centrepieces. The battery operated candles are even more popular at weddings where small children are around. They come in all shapes and sizes these days too and can be made to look very beautiful with the right decorative candle holders to suit your wedding style or overall theme. Lighting |

From left: Diamond shaped tealight holders | Shabby chic spindle candle holder setWater-activated diamond light

Bunting and balloons

One easy and very on-trend way to make a visual statement is to spell out how you feel with bunting or oversized balloons. Bunting gives a vintage fun street party feel to any event and is a lovely addition to an informal rustic or bohemian style wedding.

Venue styling |
From top: Just Married bunting | Gold love Letter foil balloons | Gold sequin table cloth
Bombay Boudoir Marquee Lining from Complete Chillout Company |
Complete Chillout Company
Chillie Breeze Floral Design |
Chillie Breeze Floral Design
Vine Tent Lining by Complete Chillout Company |
Complete Chillout Company
Arabian Tent Company |
Arabian Tent Company

Create a unique look for your celebration with a little help from the experts or DIY your wedding. For more wedding decoration ideas and inspiration please visit Room and Table Decorations and to find a professional wedding stylist go to Venue Styling in our supplier directory.

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