Whether you’re just tackling your wedding decor now or are coming to the end and are looking for some little extras to make the day even more special, you’ll find lots of brilliant ideas to make the most of your space here (and impress your guests while you’re at it) as well as where to hire/rent them! From light up letters to sparkly dance floors and fab flower walls to red carpet arrivals, these 14 brilliant decor ideas are sure to give your wedding that wow factor!
1. Red Carpets
Photo from G & J Display
If you’re looking to make a fabulous entrance, a glamorous red carpet is always a great way to go about it whether it be the ceremony or reception. We love the idea of making your way down the aisle to your future hubby or wife with a luxurious red carpet under foot or it would be equally lovely to make your grand entrance as newlyweds to your reception by rolling out the red carpet. If you’re looking to hire your own, check out some great Irish suppliers here:
Red Carpet Suppliers
White Events | Finessse Weddings | Michelle Sheerin – Red Carpet Hire | G & J Display | Love at First Sight Decor
2. Flower Power
Photo by Enchanted Wedding Company
There’s nothing as romantic as flowers and when it comes to wedding ceremonies, you’ve got lots of gorgeous ways to include them. Traditional pew ends are great for bringing a pop of colour to the aisle or if you’re looking to make a serious statement, think a dreamy floral arch to greet you as you make your way up to the hubby or wife or some beautiful blossom trees flanking either side of the altar or aisle. They’ll really add the wow factor to your space and create a fabulously romantic backdrop – arches come in full or half sizes and both fresh flowers and artificial options are available. And if you’re a fan of light up letters, you’ll be glad to hear Enchanted Wedding Company have ‘Love’ letters filled with the prettiest blooms and optional fairy lights for added sparkle!
Ceremony Decor Suppliers
Love at First Sight Decor | All About Weddings | Audrey’s Wedding Events| Frog Prince Weddings | Magic Moment Wedding Decor | Enchanted Wedding Company | White Events | We’ve Got It Covered | Rosewater Weddings | The Flower Room | River Lane Memories
3. Personalised Wedding Candles
Photo by WeddingCandles.ie
Candles play a big part in a lot of wedding ceremonies with many couples opting for a beautiful candle lighting ceremony to symbolise their new union. If you’re looking to make it extra special, you can have your candles personalised with your names, the date or a sweet inscription. Not only will it add a gorgeous personal touch to your ceremony, it will be a fab keepsake you can cherish afterwards. Another lovely idea is to have candles made in honour of lost loved ones as a special tribute – have them personalised with their names or a thoughtful quote. There are some great Irish companies that specialise in bespoke, personalised wedding candles – check out their portfolios by clicking on the links below.
WeddingCandles.ie | Wogansecrets
4. Flower Walls
Kim and Kanye really put flower walls in the spotlight when they had a stunning ivory creation for their lavish Big Day back in 2014. And these pretty flower walls are going nowhere – they’re a gorgeous addition to receptions with couples using them as stunning statement backdrop for everything from their wedding cake to the top table – it creates a really striking focal point and has the wow factor in spades! Another option is to have it as a cool, alternative photo booth backdrop where guests can pop by for some fab snaps! If you’re looking to up the romance at your Big Day, check out Irish Flower Wall suppliers below…
Flower Wall Suppliers
Love at First Sight Decor | The Flower Room | Limerick Lighted Dance Floors, Large Letter Lights and Flower Walls | Magic Moment Wedding Decor | Miss Daisy Florist | Enchanting Events | Enchanted Wedding Company
5. Letter Lights
Letters available from Lovin Letters | Photo by Katie Farrell Photography
This fun little trend has popped up in lots of our real weddings and we’re defo on board with it! We’re all about personalising your bash and Letter Lights make it ridiculously easy to do so as well as bringing some fun and sparkle to the celebration as well. Giant Letter Lights can be hired all across Ireland with everything from single letters, initials, ampersands, words, numbers and hearts available so you can display your names, initials or a cute slogan or hashtag (you can even hire a giant LED heart shaped arch for a super cool entrance). Check out 15 Brilliant Ways to Use Light Up Letters in Your Wedding here!
Light Up Letter Suppliers
Letters and Lights | Wedding Letters Ireland | Emmaginative Wedding Designs | Enchanted Wedding Company (4 Foot letters filled with flowers – twinkle lights optional) | Rosewater Weddings | Lovin Letters | Infinity Wedding Services | Chic Events | LED Dance Floor | Giant Letter Table | Wow Weddings
6. The Table Plan
Table Plan by Table Plan Designs | Table Plan by Vintage Affair
Guests always make a beeline for the seating plan to see who they’re sitting beside so it can be nice to make it a bit of a feature. There’s tons of ways to impress guests with creative couples using French shutters, window frames, easels and ornate frames – and if you’re looking to have some fun and give everyone a taste of your fave things, you can work in everything from superheroes to your much loved bands and albums. If you’re allergic to the thought of DIY but still want to pull out all the stops, Irish company Table Plan Designs can come to the rescue and create a masterpiece based on your interests whether it’s rugby, comic books or music or create something classic and timeless if you’re after something elegant. Or if you’d love a bit of an old-school twist, Vintage Affair have three pretty table plan options you can go for including a Vintage Trunk seating plan, High Tea China seating plan or Key to Your Seat French shutter door seating plan.
7. The Centrepieces
LED Candelabra available from Wow Weddings | Photo by Emma Russell
Your guests will spend a good portion of time sitting at their table so if you want to make sure they look the part, some gorgeous centrepieces are a must. If you’re looking for something different to candelabras or mason jars filled with flowers, take a peek at Wow Weddings‘s awesome collection of unique and seriously eye-catching designs – these fun, modern pieces will light up the table and get everyone chatting with everything from fish bowls and ice flowers lit up in the colour of your choice to Martini glasses (pop some flowers on top for added fun) to LED candelabras. Check out the entire collection here! Or why not have some fun with your table names? Check out some great ideas here.
8. Vintage China Hire
Photo via Frog Prince Weddings & Events | Photo from Pam & Paul’s real wedding
If you’re looking to add some vintage flair to your wedding decor, some pretty vintage china is a gorgeous way to go about it. Delight guests and serve up dinner on these elegant pieces or use as part of your drinks reception for any one in need of a cuppa. Or if you’re looking to get creative, fill old cups with flowers and use them as centrepieces, turn quaint china tea cups in to dishes and serve up dessert or fill them with sweets for a candy buffet with a twist! There’s something so charming about these pretty patterned dishes, whatever way you use them and the good news is you don’t have to stalk the charity shops in order to have your very own collection for the day. Vintage loving couples can hire out some beautiful pieces from these Irish suppliers:
Vintage China Suppliers
Frog Prince Weddings & Events | The Wedding Festival | Annie Ruffles Vintage Creations
9. Dance Floors
Letters (and dance floor) available from Chic Events | Photo from Ciara & Mark’s real wedding by Couple Photography
The dance floor is where all the action will happen later on so make sure it’s fit for the occasion with a little added sparkle. LED dance floors are all at the rage at weddings at the mo and are a fab way to create a really striking focal point. There are lots of great Irish suppliers that offer this service – check them out below, and if you’re looking for even more ways to make sure your dance floor is the place to be, check out 13 Ways to Make Sure the Dance Floor is Packed at Your Wedding here!
Dance Floor Suppliers
Chic Events | The Outdoor Wedding Company | White Events | Limerick Lighted Dance Floors, Large Letter Lights and Flower Walls | Infinity Wedding Services | Wow Weddings
10. Fairylight Backdrops
Photo via We’ve Got It Covered
If you’re looking to create a magical ambiance, you can’t beat a beautiful, twinkling fairy light backdrop. These pretty pieces really add some drama to the room and will cast a beautiful, romantic glow around the space as well. It’s the perfect canvas for the top table and will let everyone know where the happy couple are as well as being an amazing backdrop for some photos, particularly during the speeches! Check out where to get them here:
Fairy Light Backdrop Suppliers
Frog Prince Weddings & Events | Finesse Weddings – Understated Elegance | Chic Events | Audrey’s Wedding Events | Emmaginative Wedding Designs | Wow Weddings | Marquee Weddings in Ireland | We’ve Got It Covered | LED Dance Floor | Giant Letter Table
P.S. Love your sequins? You can hire a fab glitzy sequin backdrop from Magic Moment Wedding Decor
11. Mason Jars
Photo by Nick Murray Photography via Rock My Wedding | Photo from Chris & Anne’s real wedding by Emma Russell Photography
The humble mason jar has transformed weddings with so many awesome ways to spruce them and include them in your day. If you’re looking to get creative with your decor, start washing out and collecting your old Dolmio jars now and cover them in glitter, twine, gold paint or doilies. Use them for everything from displaying pretty posies on your tables, to collecting wedding wishes, displaying props, as part of your drinks station – we could go on all day. Check out some more genius ways to use them here!
Photo by Kaysha Weiner via Ruffled
Balloons are perfect party material which is why they’re an awesome addition to weddings! If you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful way to introduce some colour or add to the celebratory atmosphere, this is an easy way to go about it. Balloons can be used in so many ways – use them as table numbers, tie them to sign posts, use them as a cute prop for photos or just have a couple of bunches of balloons dotted around the venue to bring some whimsical fun to the occasion. Check out where you can pick up wedding balloons here:
Henworld.ie | Pearls & Lace Bridal Boutique
13. Sweet Signage
Signs by River Lane Memories
We’re a big fan of wedding signs – they’re one of the best ways to give your day that personal touch and look amazing as well. There’s also so many lovely ways to include them, whether you want your little flower girl or page boy to proudly announce your arrival, are looking to direct guests to where the party is or honour a lost loved one at your ceremony. There are some great Irish companies that specialise in personalised signage so if you’re looking for something in particular, be sure to have a chat with them as they’re always open to creating custom designs!
Personalised Sign Suppliers
River Lane Memories | Jazzy Creationz
14. Glamorous Vintage Props
Photo by Annie Ruffles Vintage Creations | Photo by Vintage Affair
There are some amazing props out there you can hire to create a truly romantic and memorable space such as vintage typewriters, old Gramophones, vintage suitcases, bicycles-for-two, and beautiful rustic signage that will really transport your guests to another era. There are several Irish companies that have an abundance of out of this world pieces that you can hire that will save you trips to flea markets and that you won’t have to off load once the Big Day has been and gone – check out the brilliant Decor & Event Stylists and Suppliers in the weddingsonline supplier directory for all your prop needs. And if you’re looking for a cool old-school post box, Emmaginative Wedding Designs, The Enchanted Wedding Company and To Have & To Hold all hire out a fab white old-school post box that can be used to collect your guests’ cards!
Main photo by Caroline + Ben Photography via Style Me Pretty
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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.