When you’re planning your wedding, there are multiple areas to think about, from shopping for the perfect dress to ensuring the groomsmen look great. However, the décor of your venue is one of the most important parts of the planning, it helps capture the theme of your big day, show off your personalities, and set the tone for the evening.

The great news is that if you’ve chosen a marquee venue, you’ve got a blank canvas to begin with. So, whether you want tradition and formal elegance or are keen to embrace the latest wedding trends, it’s within your reach with a bit of planning. We’ve got five décor themes to inspire your own wedding.

Floral elegance

Marquees are perfect for bringing the beautiful outdoors inside and creating a single, flowing space, perfect for the spring and summer months. If you want to capture a traditional, elegant look, flowers are perfect. Think tall table centrepieces or having decorations in stunning whites, natural tones, and pastel colours.

Rustic vibes

If the outdoors is something you love but you’re looking for a theme that’s more informal and laidback. The on-trend rustic vibes are ideal for your wedding reception in a marquee venue. Switch the blooms for woods and foliage for a more natural style. Think logs for casual seating, ivy twisted around the marquee poles, and brimming hanging baskets.

Bold lanterns

Another big trend for this year’s wedding season is bold colours and stylish lanterns. Combining the two can really brighten up a marquee space from the top down and set a lively atmosphere. You can choose to colour coordinate to a specific theme or opt for vibrant colour clashes. With lanterns hanging from your ceiling keep table and other decoration within the same colour scheme but minimal to avoid overcrowding.

Whimsical high tea

Afternoon tea has seen a resurgence over the last couple of years, and it’s the perfect theme for a wedding. With a marquee you’re free to take it in multiple directions, whether you opt for the traditional look, give it a country summer fete edge, or take inspiration from Alice in Wonderland for a whimsical creation.

Colourful carnival atmosphere

For a party atmosphere a carnival feel is perfect for a marquee wedding and ideal for a couple that want to dance until the early hours. In terms of the décor, think bright colours that clash and a mixture of different mediums, from flowers and feathers to fabrics and lights. It’s guaranteed to liven up your whole day.