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7 Stunning Colorful Wedding Decoration Ideas

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elegant halloween wedding ideasSome couples love a neutral wedding décor. Creamy whites. Subtle touches.

This post of color wedding decoration ideas is not for you.

These ideas are for brides and grooms who want a pop of color. For couples who love color and want to express it with wedding décor. For those who want to make a bold statement on their wedding day. (If you fit into the third category, a couple who wants assistance with planning all those colorful details, contact us for wedding planning services that can make your vision a reality.)

red carpet in lobby at 1451 Renaissance Place

Roll out the red carpet.

Every guest wants to feel like royalty, and a red carpet at the front door accomplishes that purpose while setting the stage for a bold wedding.

arrangement of boxes, flowers, and candles with orange table coverings

Use contrast.

If you want to incorporate a bold color palette into your wedding reception, choose a wedding venue with a neutral décor so you can use contrasting colors that pop.

Incorporate textures.

For a bit of interest, choose elements with texture to add interest to your wedding reception.

dotted table linen with dressed chairs for a hint of color

Be creative with patterns.

If you want your color to truly be a pop, add small touches, such as patterned linens with small polka dots. Coordinate the pattern with chair dressings that play up the color scheme.

wedding reception hall with uplighting with bride and groom names

Use lighting to grab guests’ attention.

When you choose a wedding venue for the architectural details, draw attention to those details with uplighting. Use colored lights that coordinate with your linens and highlight columns and high ceilings—the exact reasons for your venue selection.

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Bring excitement to the room with bright colors.

To mix it up, cover your chairs with colored linens that exudes excitement. Select another color for the tables to create an unforgettable wedding decor.

romantic wedding decor with rose centerpieces

Choose rich colored décor.

Don’t worry about being too “matchy-matchy.” Bring in elements with the same rich colors and a small touch of something different for striking wedding décor.

21 (Fun!) Wedding Reception Surprise Ideas

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bride above a beautiful wedding receptionEveryone loves a surprise—especially when you include a surprise into plans for your big day.  Suddenly, your big day becomes bigger (or at least your guests’ eyes do when they see your surprise!) and different. As an added benefit, you can customize your wedding day surprise to something entirely you.

So without further ado, here are a list of fun wedding reception surprise ideas that you can customize into an amazement that fits your personality and your big day:

chalk sign on sidewalk to welcome wedding guests

  1. Surprise them at the door with a fun mural, backdrop, or drawing
  2. Have the happy couple arrive in an unusual vehicle (i.e. in an old car, in a carriage, etc.)
  3. Host a beer (this is Milwaukee, after all!) or wine tasting
  4. Serve a surprise dish
  5. Schedule an appearance by a celebrity impersonator
  6. Have an unexpected friend or family (that you didn’t expect) appear on the dance floor (or on a video call!)
  7. Break out a fun (well-practiced) dance routine by the bride and groom (or father-daughter or mother-son dance)
  8. Have a favorite sports mascot crash the party
  9. Include surprise entertainers in the night that reflect your heritage
  10. Make your awesome dessert part of your décor (i.e. donut wall, interactive dessert food station)
  11. Have one of the newlyweds appear unexpectedly during the reception (coordinate the appearance with the DJ or band)
  12. Add sparklers or fireworks to the night’s festivities (ask your venue about limitations first!)
  13. Give your guests dinner and a surprise show (hire entertainers to make it happen!)
  14. Make a (cool!) wardrobe statement with an unusual dress or dress change
  15. Turn your reception into a trivia night
  16. Confetti drop (outside or on the dance floor-ask your venue to ensure it is allowed)mandap with floral garland
  17. Make a statement with décor in a big way
  18. Give your guests unexpected wedding favors
  19. Host a (surprise) game show
  20. Play dance floor games
  21. Tell your guests thank you with a unique sign or message (i.e. in fortune cookies, with elegant cards set up with each word, etc.)