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Congratulations on your engagement! Now that the big news is out, it’s time to start planning the details of your wedding. Budgeting is vital when planning a wedding and one area where you can save money is by renting your decorations.

Wedding event purple decor color theme

There are many benefits to renting your wedding decorations. For one, it’s more cost-effective than buying everything outright. You won’t have to worry about storing everything after the big day.

This blog post will give tips on decorating your wedding venue and share some style inspiration. We’ll also show you how to leverage the full power of wedding decoration rentals.

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Essential Resources For Wedding Decorations

Wedding decorations come in various degrees of importance. Some are crucial to the overall look and feel of your wedding, while others are more optional. We highly recommend starting with our essential resources if you haven’t completed the basics.

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Once you have a good handle on the essential rentals, you can start thinking about ways to add some personality to your wedding with accents.

All About Wedding Decoration Accents

Accents are defined as small finishing touches that add personality and style to your wedding. They are the perfect way to personalize your wedding without going overboard. There are many different types of accents you can use to decorate your wedding venue. Below, we’ll share some of our favorite ideas:


“Your guests will look very dapper in their suits and dresses as they pass by these mirrors. You can place them near the entrance of your venue or at strategic locations throughout the room.”

Vintage mirror with the bride and groom in the reflection on the wedding day

A couple of well-placed mirrors can help to brighten up a space. The mirror frames are also a great way to add personality to your wedding décor. You can choose from various styles, including ornate, gold-leafed frames or more modern, sleek ones.


Rugs are a great way to add warmth and personality to your wedding décor. They also help define different spaces within your venue, which can come in handy for a large wedding. Choose striking patterns to find the perfect rug for your wedding.

If you have an outdoor wedding, consider renting a few rugs to help keep your guests’ feet warm. You can also use them to create a path from the ceremony to the reception area.


For an outdoor wedding, consider renting umbrellas to keep your guests comfortable and dry. The umbrellas’ color and pattern can help tie your wedding décor together.

White and pink umbrellas at a wedding reception

“If you’re worried about the weather on your big day, renting umbrellas is a great way to be prepared. Plus, they make for some adorable photos.”


One of the most iconic wedding decoration staples is the mantel. It’s simple, elegant, and easy to decorate. You can use garlands, lights, or flowers to dress up your mantel. If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, consider using a mantel as part of your ceremony décor. It will add some height and style to your altar area.

Pink and white mantel at a wedding reception

If you have an indoor wedding, you can still use a mantel to decorate your reception area. Consider using it as a backdrop for your cake or sweetheart table. You can also use it to display photos of you and your spouse throughout the years.

Wood Barrels

Who doesn’t love a good wood barrel? They’re perfect for garden-themed weddings, so you can use them as part of your ceremony décor or line the aisle leading to your reception area. Wood barrels are also ideal for holding drinks like beer and cider. If you’re having a fall wedding, consider using them to display pumpkins or gourds.

Wooden barrel table decor at wedding reception

To get creative with your wood barrel decoration, consider using them as part of your centerpieces. Fill them with flowers or greenery for a rustic look. You can also use them to display photos or signage.


Columns are the way to go if you’re looking for a way to add height and drama to your wedding décor. You can use them to frame the entrance of your venue or as part of your ceremony altar area. Columns are also appropriate for dividing up an ample space, so they come in handy if you’re having a large wedding.


Decorated wedding table with candles and candle holders

“Nothing says romance like a few candles. Votive candles are trendy for weddings because they’re easy to transport and can be used in several ways.”

You can use them to line the aisle to your ceremony altar or as part of your centerpieces. You can also consider using lanterns instead of candles. They’ll provide some light and ambiance without being a fire hazard.

Religion-Specific Decor

If you’re having a religious ceremony, you may need to rent some specific décor items. For example, if you’re getting married in a Catholic church, you’ll need to rent candelabras. And if you’re having a Jewish ceremony, you’ll need a chuppah. Talk to your officiant about what décor items you’ll need to rent for your ceremony.

No matter what your religion, most pieces are beautiful and can be used to enhance your ceremony décor.


The arbor is a classic ceremony staple. It’s the perfect place to exchange vows or say your “I do’s.”

Decorated wedding arbor at wedding reception

Also called the wedding arch, you can decorate the arbor with flowers, greenery, or fabric. It automatically adds a point of interest to your ceremony décor. Most arbors are made of wood, but you can also find them in metal or plastic.

Tiki Torch

“For an outdoor wedding, consider using tiki torches to light up the night. They’ll keep the bugs away and add some ambiance to your reception area.”

If you’re having a luau-themed wedding, they’re a must-have décor item. If you’re worried about the wind, you can get tiki torches with stands. That way, you don’t have to worry about them tipping over.

Tiki torch at wedding ceremony

You can place tiki torches around your perimeter to light up the area or use them to line the aisle leading to your reception.


Finally, remember the podium. It’s a necessary item for your ceremony but can also be used as part of your reception décor. Please place it in a strategic location so that you can make announcements or introductions throughout the night. If you’re having a religious ceremony, it’s also an excellent place to put the Bible or other holy books.

Wedding Decoration Tips

You might be overly excited at the prospect of decorating your wedding venue. Still, it is essential to take a step back and think about what you want to achieve with your decoration.

It can be easy to get caught up in the moment and go overboard, so don’t rent everything you see without thinking about whether or not it will work well in your venue. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Stick To An Eclectic Theme

Elegant wedding decoration matching the wedding theme

“Your wedding decoration should complement the overall theme of your wedding.”

For example, if you’re having a modern wedding, you’ll want to use clean lines and simple décor. If you’re having a high-end classical wedding, you’ll want to use luxurious and sophisticated décor. And if you’re having a garden-themed wedding, you may want to use lots of greenery and flowers.

Choose The Main Color Scheme

After you’ve decided on an overall theme, it’s time to choose a color scheme. This scheme will be the foundation of your wedding décor. Choose two or three colors that complement each other and stick to them throughout your décor. Contrasting colors can also be used to create an eye-catching effect.

For example, if you’re having a summer wedding, you may want to use a pastel color scheme. If you’re having a winter wedding, you may want to use a jewel-tone color scheme.

Purple and white wedding color theme

“When it comes to wedding decoration, softer hues are usually best. They create a more romantic and dreamy atmosphere. Of course, you can use bolder colors if they fit your overall theme and color scheme. But if you’re unsure what colors to use, stick to softer hues like blush, ivory, and champagne.”

Flowers Aplenty

Beautiful floral wedding decoration around wedding cake

Symbolism is everything in interior design, and it’s no different when it comes to wedding decoration. Flowers are a crucial element in most weddings, so use them wisely. Red roses symbolize love and passion, while white roses symbolize purity and innocence. Pink roses symbolize gratitude and appreciation, but yellow roses signify joy and happiness.

Let your heart guide you when choosing the right flowers for your wedding.

Lighting Is Key

When you picture a wedding ceremony, it’s most likely sleek and shiny with a touch of gold. That’s because lighting is vital when setting the mood for a wedding.

Candles are always a good idea, but you can also use fairy lights, string lights, or lanterns to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Luxury wedding decoration with lucid lighting

“A chandelier is the holy grail of wedding ceremony lighting. If your venue has one, use it! But if not, don’t worry; there are plenty of other ways to light up your ceremony.”

Focus On Focal Points

When decorating your wedding venue, it’s important to create focal points. A focal point is an area of the room that you want to draw attention to. It could be the altar, the buffet table, or even the centerpieces. Whatever you choose, make sure it ties in with your overall theme and color scheme.

If you’re unsure where to start, think about what you want your guests to remember most about your wedding.

“Do you want people to remember the beautiful altar? The delicious food? The amazing centerpieces? Once you’ve decided on a focal point, design your decorations around it.”

Symmetry Is Your Friend

You’ll often hear wedding planners talk about lines and symmetry in wedding decoration. They’re two of the most critical elements in creating a beautiful and elegant wedding space.

When you’re decorating your venue, try to create symmetrical designs. That means the decorations on either side should be identical if you have an altar. If you’re using centerpieces, each table should have two or three identical centerpieces. And if you’re hanging decorations from the ceiling, ensure they’re evenly spaced.

“Creating symmetry in your wedding decoration will give the space a more polished and put-together look.”

Don’t Forget The Walls And Ceilings

When most people think about wedding decoration, they focus on the floor. But it’s important to remember that the walls and ceilings are just as important. After all, they’re the backdrop for your entire wedding!

If you have a blank canvas to work with, don’t be afraid to get creative. You can hang drapes, fabric, or even lights from the ceiling. And if you want to get really creative, you can paint murals or hang tapestries on the walls.

Beautiful wedding with wall and ceiling decor

How To Hire A Wedding Decor Rental Service

That’s it! You’re now officially a wedding decoration expert. But if you’re not the DIY type, don’t worry, there are plenty of wedding decor rental services out there that can help you create your dream wedding.

Here are the steps you need to follow to hire a wedding decor rental service:

Gather Your Top Choices

Start by researching wedding decor rental services in your area and make a list of your top three choices. Once you have your list, it’s time to start the interview process.

When you’re meeting with potential decor rental companies, there are a few key questions you should ask:

  • What is included in the rental price?
  • Are there any additional fees?
  • What is your policy on damage or loss?
  • Do you have insurance?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • What is the turnaround time for rentals?
  • Do you offer discounts for large orders?
  • Which styles do you specialize in?
  • What aspects of the planning can you help with?

Asking these questions also enables you to test their communication skills. After all, you’ll be working with them closely until your big day, so you want to ensure they’re responsive and easy to get along with.

Look At Portfolios

Your research phase should also include an inspection of portfolios. A good portfolio will show you a variety of different weddings that the company has decorated. It will also give you an idea of their style and what they’re capable of.

When looking at portfolios, pay attention to the things that are important to you. For example, if you want a specific type of decoration, make sure the company has experience with that. If you have a particular style in mind, look for weddings that have a similar aesthetic.

Request A Quote

After you’ve looked at portfolios and narrowed down your choices, it’s time to start requesting quotes. When you’re requesting a quote, make sure to be as specific as possible about your needs. The more information you can give the company, the more accurate their quote will be.

Once a company responds with an offer that aligns with your vision and budget, congratulations! You’ve found your decor rental company.

Curated Events: The Wedding Rental Experts

Hiring a decor rental company is the best way to remove wedding decoration stress. With our help, you can create a beautiful and elegant wedding space that you and your guests will remember for years to come.

With 70 years of experience in the event industry, Curated Events is the perfect choice for your wedding decoration needs. We offer a wide range of rental items, from drapes and fabric to lights and miscellaneous decor. And our team of event experts will work closely with you to ensure that your wedding vision becomes a reality.

Contact us today if you’re ready to start planning your dream wedding. We can’t wait to help you create lasting memories.