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How To Decorate For Your Bar Or Restaurant Wedding

May 23, 2021 | kailey
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Image by Epic Love Story. See more of this real wedding here.

Calling all foodie couples. If your love for food is as strong as your love for each other, you’ve come to the right place. From the fun atmosphere to the mouth-watering food options, food-loving couples are going to be dreaming of a bar or restaurant venue location. This unique venue alternative is sure to set your wedding apart and kick your marriage off in a fun—and belly-filling—way! 

With a talented team of wedding vendors, you can bring your vision to life by dressing the venue’s built-in decor—one obvious benefit of this wedding venue option—with stunning embellishments that authentically scream you. Get ready to feast on these top-notch decor ideas for couples dreaming of a unique wedding venue full of personality and good food. 

Image by Meagan Lawler Photography. See more of this real wedding here.

Build Off The Built-in Decor 

One major benefit to hosting a bar or restaurant wedding is the native decor. Bars and restaurants hire interior designers to decorate for them so they’ve done a lot of the work already. From rustic brick walls to industrial exposed ceilings—there are many different permanent decor elements that can be used to enhance your brought-in wedding day decor. When selecting a venue space keep in mind your dream wedding day mood. This will make your decor planning a smooth and stress-free experience

Emphasize Table Top Decor And Centerpieces 

Regardless of the restaurant’s decor, it’s easy to swiftly change the vibe with tabletop decor and centerpieces that match your theme. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back wedding or an elegant celebration—tabletop decor and centerpieces are an easy way to personalize your venue space. Whether you opt for large floral arrangements by talented florists or DIY painting thrifted vases—get creative and find centerpieces that will celebrate you and your significant other. 

Images by Autumn Nicole Photography. See more of this real wedding here.

Use Custom Signage To Decorate Your Restaurant Wedding Venue

Help wedding guests navigate your incredibly unique venue with signage. If you only book part of the restaurant or bar, this will also help keep the public out of your reserved area. 

Although signs may seem like a small detail, they play a key role in your wedding decor. For couples dreaming of a unique day packed with intentionality, custom signage is sure to set your big day apart. Not to mention, they can be a fun DIY project that doubles as a wedding keepsake. 

Feeling inspired to incorporate personalized signage as a decor element, but not sure where to start? Don’t sweat it. Start with these seven helpful wedding signs

Image by Epic Love Story. See more of this real wedding here.

Play With A Bold Color Palette 

Hosting in a unique venue doesn’t necessarily mean the venue itself has a bold look. This is your chance to show them how it’s done! Don’t be afraid to get creative by using bold colors to liven up a neutral space or to spice up your wedding day fashion

You’ve selected a unique wedding venue, odds are you’re anything but a traditional couple. If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your bar or restaurant wedding start by checking out this step-by-step guide for how to create a mood board and test out as many colors as you’d like. 

Images by Nikk Nguyen Photo. See more of this inspiration shoot here.

Bring In Rentals To Personalize The Space 

Wedding rentals are a budget-friendly way to dress up any space. Rentals save you money and time—with the vendors in charge of setting up and breaking down for you. From linens to chairs and even bar cart options—rental possibilities are endless. No wedding vision is too big or too small. 

From your unique wedding venue to the food, and even the wedding decor—a lot goes into planning the wedding-worthy of celebrating you. We believe every couple deserves a day as grand as their love no matter the location, size, or budget. If you’re unsure of how to get started creating a wedding budget, check out these tips for creating the best wedding budget for you and your partner

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One Comment

  1. Hey Kailey, I loved all the ideas you shared. They are quite innovative really. It was exactly what I was looking for. I am going to use them up for my wedding which is in the fall this year. Thanks!

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