2010 13/07

Sweet Hanging Details to Dress Up Your Venue

Happy Tuesday! This week I have some fun finds on ways to dress up your venue. I posted some pretty lanterns yesterday here with bold bright colors and today I found more details to share!

Paper lanterns are an inexpensive way to add ambiance and create a soft glow at any evening wedding.

Paper Lanterns by Apertura via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Apertura Photo

Colorful Lanterns from Anna Kuperberg

Anna Kuperberg

The DIY movement for weddings is in full effect and as a planner, I want to make sure that when my bride and groom spend countless hours crafting fun details that our team allots enough time to set everything up and have it just perfect. I have been seeing a lot of these dainty fabric flag banners. These are very easy to make (the fabulous Once Wed has a great tutorial here) and can dress up any ceremony or reception.

Ken Kienow Photography

Fabric flags via Canadian Bridal

One Love Photography

Wedding signs, which can be directional for guests, leading them from one area to another, or simply for decor, are a great detail that can turn into a special keepsake. Etsy is a great place to search for a sign for your wedding with a home made look or you can whip out the tools and build your own! Another great tutorial here from Hitched Weddings + Events.

Meg Perotti Photography

Combining your monograms with floral decor make for a pretty detail on entrance doors or gates. Talk with your florist about how they can best make one of these for you or DIY with this nifty tutorial on Design Sponge.

Monograms via Tara Guerard

Liz Banfield Photography

Monograms via Green Wedding Shoes

Robert Evans Studio

What ways will you dress up your wedding venue? Any special hanging details that you want to share?


  • I hope I win the El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen get away!!!

  • I love these ideas – little sophisticated make such a difference in a space. I love lanterns, but also love folded paper cranes – esp in beautiful different paper prints!

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