Decorating a Wedding Marquee on a Budget

A marquee provides a blank canvas for your wedding decorations.

So, with a bit of creative thinking, some discount shopping and a few bright ideas you can have a stylish, elegant wedding without spending a small fortune.

Pages Event Hire is the wedding marquee hire specialist for events in and around greater Sydney. We know there is no better wedding reception venue than a stunning marquee, and with the right décor it is possible to create any look you want. Here’s our tips for creating a magical atmosphere in your marquee without blowing the budget.

Go Big with Your Decorations

Generally, a wedding marquee is a very large space, so when decorating your marquee, bigger is almost always better. Smaller details are likely to disappear into the background and look insignificant in the space.

Big doesn’t have to mean expensive either – think large scale paper lanterns, pom poms, balloons and tassels. Creating a stunning wedding marquee isn’t about how much you spend, it’s about how creative you can be and using proportionate décor to create a big impact. 

Consistency is Key

One of the easiest ways to create a high look on a shoestring budget is consistency across your décor selection. Unless you are going for a vintage, bohemian or eclectic theme, it’s best to buy or hire all your décor from one supplier. A room filled with matching décor achieves a glamorous and sleek aesthetic that doesn’t blow the budget.

So, choose a theme for your event and carefully consider all your furniture and decorations to ensure a cohesive look. 

Be Creative with Lighting

Nothing creates atmosphere more than lighting and fortunately, when it comes to lighting, there are endless options that are both affordable and stylish.

Use a combination of festoon lights and fairy lights draped across the ceiling, throw in a luxe chandelier in the middle and scatter candles all around the room.

Warm white bulbs create a cosy, warm and intimate feel while cooler white lights are sophisticated and modern. Intertwining battery powered lights amongst floral arrangements or filling mason jars with tea lights are all cost-effective way to create a romantic atmosphere.

Unlike many other things related to weddings, lighting doesn’t have to be expensive.

Bring The Outdoors In

This year weddings are all about greenery, and unlike rare and seasonal flowers, greenery is a relatively inexpensive way to decorate a wedding marquee. There’s also a whole range of DIY ideas out there when it comes to creating greenery centrepieces and decorative arrangements.

Greenery chandeliers are also the trend of the moment and they are an affordable and effective way to create large, impactful decorations.

Go Bold with Balloons

Balloons aren’t just for birthday parties, forget the bright, foil ones on weighted strings, wedding balloons are opaque, round, large and adorned with tassels or pom poms in pastel hues or chic black and white. You can also put together balloon garlands, a balloon curtain, or integrate them in centrepieces or hang them from the ceiling.  There’s a multitude of ways you can use balloons and the best part is you can decorate your whole venue with bespoke balloon décor for only a few hundred dollars – now that is a lot of bang for your buck.

If you are planning a wedding, we hope we have inspired you with some of the many ways to decorate your marquee or venue without blowing the budget.

If you are looking for a marquee for a special event, don’t choose just any ordinary tent, let Pages Event Hire help you with the perfect wedding marquee hire for your big day. For the best wedding marquee hire in Sydney and surrounds, contact Pages today.