So excited to have Jenelle from PinkPolka Design on as a guest blogger again. She has such great ideas and advice, so I know you’ll appreciate her take on ways to transform your reception venues with stationery. Enjoy!

When a couple is looking for a wedding reception venue many factors influence the decision of what type of venue they will choose. Each venue has pros and cons (which a wedding planner can help you evaluate), but one of the major complaints of many banquet halls is that the décor and ambiance is boring. By adding a few simple stationery elements you can disguise a banquet or reception hall that at first glace might be dull and boring. These are our top 4 suggestions:

Printed Fabric Backdrop
Create a backdrop for the head table or ceremony with a custom pattern or monogram coordinating with the rest of your stationery. These fabric backdrops are also great to frame a cake or candy buffet table. If you are having a photo booth use printed fabric to customize the backdrop of the picture. The backdrop can be a pattern and color from your stationery or get creative and use a special scene that reflects your personality.

{images: JDS Photography}

Banners can be used for both decorative and functional purposes. If your venue is difficult to find or is it in a building with multiple floors, banners can help point your guests in the right direction! Set the tone for your guests as they arrive by placing banners at the entrance of your venue and at the guest book table. Banners are also a great way to utilize your engagement photos. Look for spaces in your venue that you could cover a boring wall with a row of banners displaying multiple engagement photos and your monogram and stationery design.

{images: Infused Studios}

Dance Floor Decal
Create a gorgeous photo opportunity for your first dance by adding a removable vinyl dance floor decal. These decals can be made in any custom size including a full dance floor cover! Display your monogram, names or stationery design in your wedding colors to create a focal point on dance floor!

{image: Rachel J Photography}

Framed Graphics
This option is great for couples willing to take on a D-I-Y project to personalize their wedding décor. Have a custom poster-style print created with a monogram, message, or pattern and frame it to create a focal point in your decor. There are lots of places to find simple or unique frames that can easily be spray painted to coordinate with the colors of your wedding décor. My favorite place to start looking for frames is flea markets, antique stores, and Goodwill. Ikea is also a great place to find frames in a variety of shapes and sizes on a budget.

{image: Shandro Photo}

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