When it comes to wedding decor, it can be a very confusing process for many couples. Pinterest boards can be crammed with lots of images but how many of them are actually practical or affordable?
According to Sandra Looney of To Have and To Hold, a large percentage of couples are choosing to hold the entire wedding at one venue (ceremony, drinks reception and main reception).
"Couples often choose a venue that can deliver these elements for them and the decision is often made easier if the venue can also offer a scenic room, view or gardens for photographs.
The day goes by so quickly that many couples want to minimise time they spend away from their family and friends, so the days of driving off to a different location for photographs is often knocked on the head if they can do it at the venue.
So, typically the decor plan begins with the ceremony area and is carried right through the venue. For 2019 and 2020, we are seeing some really specific trends that work well in most Irish venues. Let's take a look at our top 7."
Florals and Foliage
Cascading green leaves and trees are everywhere and it's a trend that will be hanging around for a while. It's evident in bridal party bouquets, flower walls, table centre pieces and even along the aisle. Bringing the outside in is here to stay.
All shapes and styles - the larger and more opulent the better. Balloons are so hot right now!
Unplugged ceremonies will continue to increase in popularity as signs pop up at the ceremony, encouraging guests to put away their phones and enjoy the moment. This, of course, isn't the case with the main reception, where guests will be eagerly sharing the experience in real time on their phones.
Whether you want coffee, beer, prosecco or donuts - there is a van that will pull up to your venue to keep your guests fed and watered.
Rose Gold and Gold
This is very evident in linens and cutlery. Very subtle touches of gold have the best effect in a room and look great when used with pastel tones. Gold rimmed plates add a regal touch to the table setting. A mix match of different shaped, geometric candle holders in rose gold compliment any greenery or floral you have on the wedding tables and make for stunning photographs.
From bird cages to distressed timber, vintage is still going strong and remains a firm favourite with engaged couples.
Couples often incorporate elements of their travel in to their wedding decor. 2019 is seeing a sophisticated take on this much loved trend emerging in stationery and seating plan displays.
To Have and To Hold have very kindly contributed a voucher for €250 worth of venue styling as part of our €4,000 Ultimate Wedding Giveaway which you can enter here. Call in to the Cork Wedding Centre to see the stunning table designs and beautiful decor options that can bring an extra special touch to your wedding day.