Are you curious about what type of décor you need for your wedding and how much you should have? We are here to help! Here at Venue at the Grove, with so much natural beauty, there are only a few things we recommend bringing to dress up your wedding day! Let’s dive in and talk about what to bring.
Entry & Welcome Table
When your guests arrive at the venue, it is good to have a welcome sign near the entrance. Whether you choose to DIY your welcome sign or go through a signage vendor, we recommend having this for your guests to act as a directional guide. Plus, a welcome sign makes for a beautiful keepsake décor piece for your home!
We also recommend having a welcome table near the entrance. The items we recommend and typically see for this area are a card box, guest books, and additional items that are reflective of who you are as a couple. These may include framed photos, programs, and more.
Once again, due to the natural beauty of the venue, we typically see very little décor in the ceremony space. We provide reserved signs for the first two rows and draping for the arbor, and you get to select the draping style you like best. Some additional décor pieces we have seen in the ceremony space include floral for the arbor, an unplugged ceremony sign (asking guests to refrain from taking photos or using their phones during the ceremony), a no sides sign (telling guests they can sit wherever they would like), and any elements for a unity ceremony, if you are choosing to have one.
The most important décor piece to have in cocktail hour is your seating chart. This informs your guests of their table assignments for the reception so they know where to sit. Another popular décor piece we have seen in cocktail hour is a bar menu showcasing the bar offerings or a signature drinks menu (if you are having signature drinks). Because cocktail hour is only an hour, many couples opt to provide no décor beyond this. Other fun décor items to consider include lounge sets, trivia games, and other interactive things for your guests.
Reception tends to be where couples have the most fun getting creative with their décor. From table runners, to candles, to floral centerpieces, there are lots of choices when it comes to decorating the reception space. The only décor item we consider essential is table numbers, as this will correlate with the table assignments on your seating chart. In addition, if you are having a plated dinner, you will need to bring name plates for each place setting so that the catering team can serve your guests the meal option that they have selected. Beyond this, you have the freedom to incorporate your colors and theme into the reception space with various décor elements. Once more, you can never go wrong with a classic and simple look, as this is always beautiful, elegant, and timeless.
Remember, you have the freedom to customize and personalize your décor so that it is reflective of you and your spouse. We are so excited to celebrate your special day and can hardly wait to help your wedding vision come to life!