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A lot of preparation goes into planning a wedding. You have sent all the invitations, you have secured the most magical venue, and have the perfect dress.

Now comes the hard part – the wedding reception décor. You can’t trust the venue team to handle the decorations themselves, what if they mess it up? And no wedding is complete without the wedding reception décor. Wedding decorations are not as easy as you think they might be. They take a lot of hard work and thought.

You want everything to be perfect for your special day. And for that, you need some helpful guidelines.

There is a lot of stress on both you and your wedding decorator to make your wedding magical. Sometimes that stress can get to you and you end up making the wrong decision. And that wrong decision can mean the kiss of death for your wedding party. Wedding reception décor is an art, so you don’t have to decorate every nook and cranny of the venue. But you also don’t want it to look too plain.

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You need to find the perfect balance so that your wedding reception décor is something people will be talking about for years to come.

But how can you avoid a catastrophic wedding décor mistake without turning into a bridezilla? Lucky for you, we are here to help you out. Here are some do’s and don’ts of wedding reception décor ideas:

The Don’ts

It is possible to get swept up in the moment and make decisions, which you will later regret. Well, you won’t have that problem because we will tell you how to avoid those mistakes.

Here are a few decorations ideas that have to be avoided like the plague:

     1. Say No to Clutter

Don’t overdo on the decorations front – you don’t want your wedding reception to look cluttered. A lot of people tend to go a little overboard with the decorations. We know you are excited about the wedding, but too many decorations can look tacky.

For example, with the centerpieces, choose one and stick to your choice. Don’t try to put three different styles of centerpieces on the same table, where will people eat?

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     2. Don’t Try to Match Everything

Pink flowers – gorgeous, pink chair covers – pretty, pink cutlery – NO! There is no need for you to match every decoration that is why you choose a color theme.

While it is necessary that your wedding reception décor matches the theme and colors, make sure everything complements each other. Keep things interesting by adding different splashes of colors. And make sure that these colors don’t clash. Like gold and red is a total no-no! Same goes with black and orange!

The color theme is important, so choose the one that gives your wedding reception décor a mystical touch.

     3. You are Not Recreating a Garden

Yes, a wedding is incomplete without flowers, but it does not mean that you turn your wedding party into a garden. You want your other decorations to shine as well.

You also want to use the flowers that have subtle scents – you don’t want them to overpower every other scent. Make sure you arrange flowers tastefully throughout the venue, and not overdo it.

    4. Don’t Expose the Tables

Want to give a rustic look to your wedding? Foregoing table linens is not the way to go. Linens add class to your wedding, and matching runners and chair covers bring life to your wedding décor.

If you are after a rustic look, there are other ways to get it. Here are a few things you can try out:

Instead of going with the standard flower girl basket, you can get a wooden bucket with flower petals. You can also use rustic wooden ring boxes.

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    5. Don’t Use Same Centerpieces

This is not a private school, not everything needs to be uniform. Play around with the centerpieces. Instead of using the same centerpiece for every table, choose a few you like and scatter them around the hall.

Having the same centerpieces for each table sounds a little boring. Why go with one when you can have multiple?

The Do’s

Now that you know what not to do, here are a few things that will make your wedding one of a kind.

    1. Lights, Camera, Action

Lighting is usually not considered as a part of the wedding décor, but in reality, it plays a huge role. You can use chandeliers, candles, lamps, and even fairy lights as a wedding reception décor. And if you are a little funky and enjoy trying different things, you can even get disco lights.

Nothing more magical than sharing that first dance with your partner in bright lights. Every camera will capture the happiness that reflects on both your faces.

Sure, lighting up the wedding venue is a great idea. Do you want to know another one – you can dim all the lights out.

Imagine sharing your first dance in candlelight, isn’t that romantic? Dimming down the lights when you enter the venue first time as a married couple or during your first dance is an option you should consider.

     2. A Napkin Surprise

You must have seen people shape their napkins. That is a good way to bring smiles to the faces of your guests. How about you go a step further?

Imagine the happy look on your guests’ faces when they find a rose or an orchard in the folded napkin. Not only is that unique but also a great way to show appreciation to your guests.

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    3. Leave Room for Creativity 

It is your wedding day and it won’t be complete without a little touch of your creativity. Everyone goes with the standard decorations, flowers on the altar, place cards written in calligraphy, and a bride and groom cake topper.

You may think of things as essentials and not décor – but trust us, they are. Anything that brings a touch of beauty and uniqueness to your wedding is décor.

Instead of using paper cards as place cards, go to the creative side. How about an origami crane? Or if you are going rusty, a piece of wood? Or a tiny flag? These are the little things people often ignore, but you can use them to your advantage and turn them into décor.

A wedding is incomplete without flowers. But it does not mean that they dominate the decorations. You can drape the altar with fairy lights, paper lanterns, and even seashells.

    4. Set Your Own Rules

Who says you have to get a wedding cake? Or have a nice buffet at your wedding?

Well, it is your day, and everything goes! If you are not a fan of cake, you don’t have to get one. You can have pie or even ice cream! You can even have pizza and beer for dinner.

You don’t have to go with the rules of society. This is your wedding; you get to set your own rules.

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   5.Use the Venue to Your Advantage

Are you getting married at the beach? We have great ideas for the location you choose. Some people think that having an outdoor wedding limits their options for decoration. In reality, it opens more doors.

You can even design your own altar. And there are so many fun things you can do with the decorations. You can use ships as the centerpieces, the place cards could be placed in small glass bottles, and the cake could have a splash of blue and green.

And if you are having your wedding in a garden, you can use the greenery to your advantage. You can add sparkling lights in the bushes, use small cages as centerpieces, and release sky lanterns in the decor kitchener waterloo cambridge

You Deserve the Best

It is your special day, and you deserve to have a grand wedding. These are the stories you will tell your grandchildren, and we are here to make them all the more beautiful.

Now that you know how you should decorate your wedding reception, you must be looking for places to rent these amazing décor items.

Your search is over – because we provide the best décor at the best prices. Now you can have your dream wedding without going over the budget. From flowers to chairs, from centerpieces to props – we have it all!

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