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How To Decorate Your Marquee For A Winter Wedding

Winter weddings are incredibly romantic and beautiful, and whether you’re holding your reception in a manor house, a country hotel or an outdoor marquee, it’s important to style it to perfection.


Read on for our tips on decorating your marquee this winter.

- Light it up

There’s something very wintry about fairy lights, so make sure you hang these all over your beautiful marquee for maximum impact.

You can also decorate it with other twinkling lights, whether you hire crystal trees or hang paper lanterns from the ceiling. For safety reasons, you could swap wax candles for electric tea lights and place these in the lanterns instead.

- Winter flowers

Lots of brides have their hearts set on certain types of flowers, but often these are only readily available in the summer, and getting them during the winter months can be expensive.

But you shouldn’t dismiss winter flowers, as not only are they beautiful, they can really transform your marquee into something special. Look out for displays of holly, ivy and pine, while poinsettia will add a striking red colour to the room.

Snowdrops, daphne and lavender are stunning as well and would look great on table centrepieces around tall candelabras or simply cut and placed in little jam jars for a rustic effect. Be sure to visit a specialist weddding florist though, Wiltshire Flowers are one local example.

- Banquet style eating

Winter weddings lend themselves to grander themes, with lights, flowers, table centrepieces and hanging lanterns or chandeliers all creating a very elegant and distinguished ambience.

To really embrace this atmosphere, you could hire trestle tables so your friends and family eat in a banquet style dining arrangement, as opposed to round tables of ten or so guests.

Finish the table off with a runner in your colour scheme, position church candles and large vases of silver-sprayed twigs at intervals along the table, and hire traditional banqueting chairs to match your theme.

Richardson Marquees provide the complete marquee solution all year round. In addition to wedding marquees we also provide them for other events such as christmas parties and other corporate events. With full linings, furniture, stages and dancefloors also available to hire, once heating has been installed you can have all the flexibility of a marquee year round.

Why not get in touch with us to discuss your winter wedding and the option of having a marquee?

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