Planning Your Happily Ever After Wedding: Part 4


Planning Your Happily Ever After Wedding: Part 4

Part Four: Deciding on Décor Details and Party Extras

And finally, the fun part! Dressing your wedding up to reflect your style and taste. The possibilities are endless. You can go super extravagant with your décor or keep it simple.

Choosing your color scheme is the biggest detail. This will narrow your décor decisions down, at least a little bit. The Pantone color of the year 2018 was announced as Ultraviolet. This might be a fun color to consider, deep, bright hues of purple. Bohemian is also on trend for 2018, a bright, colorful theme including dream catchers, festival motifs, and even tie-dye. Classic Romantic is forever a staple in the wedding décor world, showcasing gold and blush tones, usually featuring ivory and lace. Keep in mind the style of your venue, when picking colors and theme. A more rustic venue will be beautifully dressed up in lush greenery with seeded Eucalyptus and succulents of all sorts. While a hotel or mansion will be more agreeable with lots of crystal, sparkle, and gold.

There are several easy ways to completely transform your wedding reception space. Linens are always a good place to start. Floor length linens add an elegant touch without breaking the bank. Runners are an easy way to add some color and dress up any table. For 2018, burlap is back, and velvet is trending for runners. Sheer runners or overlays can add a little color while still being subtle.

The type of chair you choose can change the whole feeling of the room. Vineyard chairs are a great rustic, yet sturdy, option. Chivari Chairs offer classic, Italian, elegance and are available in lots of colors. Fabric chair covers are a very cost-effective way to transform any chair. The sash will allow you to add some color to the chairs as well. Just make sure you sit in the chair before you make your choice. Comfort for you and your guests is the most important.

Beyond your décor, there are a lot of fun extras that can be added to your event to make it more unique. Deciding on a fun favor for your guests can be challenging. There are SO many options when it comes to this; it can be overwhelming. One of my personal favorites is when couples provide the guests with a small plastic frame, to keep their photo strip in, from the photo booth. Photo booths with props are so much fun for guests, and you will forever love looking at all the photos! Some other fun ideas are making a spice rub, jelly, or small potted plants. They may be a little more work but add a special personal touch.

Sweets are always very popular with guests, and a candy buffet, donut wall, or chocolate fountain never seem to go unappreciated. Late night snacks have become increasingly popular, chips and dip, popcorn, pizza, or even a taco truck are possibilities.

The thought of what a wedding “should be” often has a strong sense of tradition attached, but remember, ultimately, it is YOUR big day! And if you want to break every wedding tradition in the book, you can! The most important thing is to keep it fun and personal to the two of you.

For more information on booking Weddings or events, please reach out to Natascha von Thiele, Wedding Coordinator, Asilomar Conference Grounds or visit our Weddings page.

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Natascha von Thiele

As the Event Coordinator for Asilomar Conference Grounds, Natascha helps plan special events to perfection. When she’s not coordinating your next event, you’re likely to find her kayaking on the beautiful Monterey Bay or relaxing on the beach with a book. Natascha is an active volunteer in the community and advocate for educating and motivating youth, to protect, and sustain the environment.