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Marquee weddings

Great ways to create a party atmosphere in your marquee

Marquee Weddings – Decoration Paper Lanterns

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Decorate, decorate, decorate

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Make the most of the considerable height from the floor to the ceiling of your marquee to create eye catching decorations. These paper lanterns from Confetti, £2.99 for 6, will do the trick.

Photo: Flourishing Events

Marquee Weddings – Paper Hanging Birds

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Buy these hanging paper birds from £10 each, Lush Designs.

Marquee Weddings – Dangling Hearts Decoration

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You can make these dangling hearts yourself using petals, foam card and ribbon to create a playful, feminine effect.

Photo: Rachel Barnes

Marquee Weddings – Fairy Lights And Birdcages

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Wrapping fairy lights around marquee poles combined with hanging birdcages, from £28, Laura Ashley, with lights stuffed in them, from £30, Think Gadgets (020 7232 5077) can have a pretty effect.

Marquee Weddings – Floral Arrangments

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And choose at least 2-3 gorgeous high floral arrangements to top off the look.

Marquee Weddings – Lighting Up-Lighters And Spotlighting

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Lighting

There are three brilliant ways to transform your marquee from a tent to a fabulous party space. 1. Try up-lighters installed against the walls of the marquee or use colour break ups on the wall instead for added interest, from £325, White Light (020 8254 480).
2. Organise spotlighting to highlight dramatic areas like the cake table, buffet tables and the chocolate fountain! 3. Cosy, sensual candles or side-table lamps create a warm and intimate atmosphere.

Marquee Weddings – Heating And Air Conditioning

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Think heating and air-conditioning

Even on the coolest British summers’ evening, your guests will feel the heat on the dance floor after a couple of drinks. So get air-conditioning, or give fans as favours! Fans, from £2.45 for a personalized fan with bride and grooms’ name, Fanfair (0113 286 4840). In the winter, make sure the heating is well set up and consider a back-up plan just in case.

Marquee Weddings – Chill Out Area Bedouin Tent

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Chill-out area

For guests who need a break from the dance floor or wouldn’t set foot on it, create a chill-out area where they can chat, Bedouin Tents (0117 330 8150), with comfortable seating from chairs to oversized floor cushions or even sofas. Bean bag chairs, from £30 to hire per day, Great hire (020 7121 0333). Also check out Stop Gap Sofas to suit any style of wedding, 3-seater from £100 to hire for 1-5 days (020 7386 5424).

Marquee Weddings – The Bar

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The bar

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Most of your guests will be drinking all night long, so why not create a feature out of the bar? Lit up bar to hire, from £415, Bash bars (01737 210 979) or get Bars by Design (01273 564 777) to create a bespoke bar to fit in with your colours and wedding theme. The bar could be complemented with lit up battery operated poseur tables from Awesomefx (0845 644 6510) from £70 each to hire.