Perhaps one of the most expensive yet exciting phases of your life would be getting married. This is especially true when you are planning to have a celebration where you can invite lots of your family and friends. There are a lot of things to organize. You will have to have a theme, a venue, and some party entertainment. All of which will require you to spend some money. But if you are having a small ceremony and celebration, all these should not be much of a problem.

If you want to save some money on your celebration, it pays that you focus on some of the most expensive parts of the wedding. Usually, it is the venue. Having savings in this aspect may mean you need to forego this one thing: hiring a decorator. You can do it yourself, especially if the venue is small. If you are planning to do this, here are some of the tips you may want to keep in mind.

Pick a theme

To make planning the venue’s aesthetics much easier, you will need to have a theme. And that theme should be aligned to your wedding’s theme for consistency. The theme of the wedding venue can be as simple as you want; simplicity will undoubtedly help you save money. For one, if your wedding and reception will be held at a barn, you may come up with a rustic theme or a shabby chic idea. Once you have a central, overarching theme, picking the right design elements and fixtures should not be that difficult. The theme will be your compass.

Stick to the details

Wedding arch in the venue

Now that you have a theme, you need to make sure that the design items you will put in are consistent. Want a shabby chic theme? Your details should include distressed cabinets as design items. The color should be light or pastel. It will not make sense if you include things, such as shell curtains or marine wallpaper. You can have a mood board or a collage of looks that you can use as your guide.

Mind the ease and accessibility

When you are designing a wedding venue, you need to make sure that the layout will make things accessible to your guests. For one, the way to the restroom should be visible. The arrangement of chairs and tables should see to it that moving around is easy. The area where the food servers are should be able to accommodate a long queue.

Improvise, as much as possible

Since you are designing the entire venue yourself, you have a lot of leeway as far as the materials and design items are concerned. This means that you can improvise some decorations. For one, you can use cornhole boards for sale as a welcome board placed at the entrance of the venue.

Designing your wedding venue should make you feel excited, knowing that there is a lot of room where you can show off your creativity. Look online for resources and inspiration.