Top purveyors of all things handcrafted, beautiful and unique, Not On The High Street, have given us some top tips on styling your wedding outside. Enjoy!
Outdoor wedding decorations
If you’re planning a summer wedding this year or next, you’re probably hoping against hope that the sun will be shining. And if you’ve chosen a venue with beautiful grounds and outdoor space, you’ll want to be able to make the most of it – whether you’re holding an outdoor wedding reception or simply decorating the area with a sprinkling of unique touches.
Birdcage Table Plan Holder by Big Little House
In fact, whatever time of year you tie the knot, decorating any outside space remains an important (and fun!) consideration. Be it in brilliant sunshine, the pouring rain or a flurry of snow, outdoor wedding decorations are great way to welcome your guests in style and set the tone for the décor yet to be revealed elsewhere. And outdoor decorations don’t just mark your presence at the venue on the big day; most importantly, wherever you are, they make it personal. It becomes your venue, styled your way.
Pack Of Four Pom Pom Tissue Balls by Pearl and Earl
Let’s face it – when it comes to choosing a wedding venue, looks matter, and for most couples it’s a case of love at first sight. That’s why outdoor wedding photographs that capture the stunning scene of your day are an absolute must-have. From embellishing trees and foliage with colourful pom-poms, lanterns and balloons to scattering delicate glass votives, there’s plenty you can do to continue your theme in the open air. Not only will outdoor decorations ensure every picture reflects your personal wedding style, they’re also a tried-and-tested tactic for adding a natural and relaxed dimension.
Hanging Teardrop Votive by Garden Trading
Many venues will allow you to decorate the space in advance of your celebration, so doing so need not add another last-minute task to your to-do list. If, for example, the reception room at your wedding venue looks out onto a beautiful garden, terrace or patio, there are all sorts you can do to make the most of it. And it need not gobble up a large chunk of your wedding budget – when it comes to outdoor decorations, a little can go a long way. For example, why not adorn the view with some traditional bunting?
English Country Bunting by The Cotton Bunting Company
Beautiful handmade designs are easy to discover, simple to string up, and will achieve very pretty (and quintessentially British) results. And the best thing about outdoor wedding decorations – apart from the fact that they’ll look downright spectacular – is that some can be practical too.
Personalised wedding signage that looks great and keeps your guests moving in the right direction is both a wise and stylish move. These signs are incredibly versatile and can work wonderfully as fun and unusual photo props – and can even make for a lovely lasting reminder to take home after the celebration is over.
Personalised Wedding Arrow Sign by Beautiful Day
Top outdoor wedding decoration tips:
- Set the tone for your day by sourcing wedding stationery that reflects your style as well as your venue.
Sophia Wedding Invitation by Project Pretty
'Made For Two' Wedding Invitation Cards by Beautiful Day
- Scatter pretty and unusual tea light votives wherever you can, lighting them for a pretty twinkling effect when the sun starts to set.
Chicken Wire Tea Light Holder by Posh Totty Designs Interiors
- Collect vintage-style bottles and fill with single-stem flowers on the day for a touch of vintage charm.
Set Of Vintage Inspired School Milk Bottles by Retrophenia
- Adorn trees or the open-sides of a lawn marquee with a variety of decorations – paper lanterns, balloons, pom-poms and bunting all add a lovely feel.
Set of five wooden heart place names by Letterfest
Looking for decorations for an outdoor wedding? Get more inspiration and ideas for outdoor wedding accessories from www.notonthehighstreet.com.