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Common wedding decoration mistakes (and how to avoid them!)

Planning a wedding is exciting, but amidst the whirlwind of details, décor mishaps can happen. Don’t worry, lovebirds! We’ve all been there. Here at Thornton Events, we’ve seen (and gracefully solved) our fair share of decoration faux pas. So, let’s explore some common mistakes and how to avoid them:

  • DIY Disaster: While DIY projects can add a personal touch, be realistic about your time and skills. Stick to simple projects or rely on professionals like Thornton Events to execute your vision flawlessly. We can help you brainstorm ideas, source materials, and create a cohesive look that reflects your unique style. 
  • Theme Overload: A cohesive theme is lovely, but don’t overdo it. Choose a few key elements to establish your theme, like colour palettes, textures, or floral arrangements. Avoid cluttering the space with too many themed decorations that overwhelm your guests. 
  • Forgetting the Ceiling: Don’t neglect the vertical space! Drapery, hanging lanterns, or even chandeliers can add a touch of magic and elevate the entire atmosphere. Talk to Thornton Events about creative ways to utilise the ceiling space and make a statement. 
  • Ignoring Venue Restrictions: Every venue has its own set of rules regarding décor. Always check with your venue coordinator beforehand to avoid any last-minute scrambles if certain decorations are not allowed. We can help you navigate these restrictions and suggest alternative solutions that achieve your desired look. 
  • Underestimating Lighting: Lighting sets the mood, so don’t underestimate its power. Harsh overhead lights can create a sterile atmosphere. Choose warm, inviting lights for a romantic feel, or consider uplighting to highlight architectural details in the venue. We, at Thornton Events, can help design a customised lighting plan that complements your décor and creates the perfect ambience for your celebration. 

By being aware of these common pitfalls, you can ensure your wedding décor is stylish, cohesive, and avoids any last-minute meltdowns. Let Thornton Events be your partner in creating a wedding that’s not only beautiful but stress-free! We’ll help you transform your dream venue into a reality that leaves your guests speechless.