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Marquee Wedding: Tips and Inspiration

The versatility of a marquee offers the perfect canvas to bring your dream wedding to life while immersing your guests in a cosy and intimate atmosphere. Read on for more tips!

Embrace Warm Lighting

One of the most effective ways to set the mood in your marquee wedding is through lighting. Opt for warm, ambient lighting such as fairy lights, draped across the ceiling or wrapped around beams, to create a soft and enchanting glow. Consider incorporating candles or lanterns (my fave go-to is the lovely Victoria at Party Squared Events) as table centrepieces to add an extra touch of romance. Dimmer switches can also be installed to adjust the lighting throughout the evening. This allows you to transition from daytime festivities to evening celebrations seamlessly.

Cosy Textiles and Décor

Incorporate soft textiles and cosy décor elements to enhance the comfort of your marquee wedding. Layer plush rugs underfoot to add warmth and texture to the space, and drape luxurious throws over seating areas for guests to snuggle up in. Adorn tables with elegant linens, adorned with seasonal accents such as autumnal foliage or delicate floral arrangements. Consider adding decorative cushions to seating areas to create inviting nooks where guests can relax and mingle.

Bring the Outdoors In

Take advantage of the picturesque surroundings of your outdoor venue by incorporating natural elements into your marquee décor. Adorn the space with foliage, such as eucalyptus garlands or cascading ivy, to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside. Consider bringing in rustic wooden elements, such as barrels or crates, to add a touch of charm and character to your décor. For an added touch of whimsy, hang floral installations or greenery chandeliers from the ceiling to create a breathtaking focal point.

Create Intimate Seating Areas

Designate cosy seating areas within your marquee where guests can gather and socialize in comfort. Arrange clusters of sofas and armchairs around coffee tables, adorned with candles and floral arrangements, to create inviting spaces where guests can relax and enjoy each other’s company. Consider incorporating low-level seating options such as floor cushions or pouffes for a casual and laid-back vibe. Don’t forget to provide plenty of blankets and throws to keep guests warm as the evening progresses.

Personalise Your Space

Infuse your personality and style into your marquee wedding to create a truly memorable and meaningful celebration. Incorporate personalised touches such as family heirlooms, and framed photographs, to add a sense of intimacy and nostalgia to the space. Consider creating a cosy lounge area featuring board games or a vintage photo booth for guests to enjoy. By infusing your unique love story into every aspect of your wedding, you’ll create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

A marquee provides the perfect setting for creating a cosy atmosphere for your wedding celebration. Incorporate warm lighting, cosy textiles, natural elements, intimate seating areas, and personalised touches. You can transform your marquee wedding into a magical and unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Embrace the beauty of the season and the warmth of your love.

For more inspiration for your wedding please take a look at some more of my wedding advice.

Photo credit- Frances Foster

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