Up until fairly recently, floral decoration for your wedding ceremony or venue space was predominantly placed on the floor or on plinths and tables. Think traditional urn arrangements and vases filled with flowers. However, over the last few years, hanging floral installations have become super popular at weddings. Here’s why…
Why Choose Hanging Floral Installations?
Nowadays, more and more venues have the capacity for things to be hung overhead. Converted barns, tipis and tents are a stylist’s dream with high ceilings and plenty of convenient beams and poles to hang things from! In these sorts of spaces, it’s important to create height in your design if you want to prevent things looking flat.
Wherever you’re getting married, for plenty of wow factor, hanging installations are the way to go! They create immediate visual impact as you enter a space. Often placed level with your guests’ eye line, they’ll be seen and appreciated before anything else. They’re also a great idea if you’re going for sharing boards or a feasting menu served family style. When table space is limited, centrepieces can be tricky, so hanging something overhead is the perfect solution.
If you’re drawn to the look of dried flowers, they’re an ideal choice for hanging installations. Your florist can easily create a striking arrangement and the dried elements can all be reused. Hanging installations can also be a great vehicle for additional lighting. This can look wonderful, especially in darker spaces and at winter weddings.
Things to Consider
Based on my experience styling a wide range of hanging installations, here are my top tips plus a few things to consider. First, check and double check with your venue that they’re allowed. You also need to ensure they have something you can safely hang and secure an installation from.
If you’re hoping to include lighting, make sure this works with your venue’s insurance. The lighting must be PAT tested and you’ll need a qualified, insured person to instal it. Don’t assume you’ll be able to DIY a load of festoon lights! With hanging installations health and safety is very important. It’s vital you check your venue’s insurance and/or your wedding insurance also covers any accidents.
Finally, ask your florist whether the type of flowers you want to include (or the flowers that will be in season) are suitable for a hanging installation. As your wedding stylist, I’ll take care of all these things and more, bringing on the best florist for the job and ensuring your dream installations become reality.
If you’re looking for more styling inspiration, be sure to explore the following links:
- How to Style Tables for Feasting Menus & Sharing Boards
- Top Tips for Using Dried Flowers & Pampas Grass at Your Wedding
- How to Add Texture to Your Wedding (Just Like a Wedding Stylist Would!}
And if you decide you need some expert help, I love helping couples transform their chosen venue into the perfect space for their wedding. Discover my wedding design and styling services here or get in touch to discuss your celebration.
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