FAQs and expert advice about venue styling

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your London Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourlondon.wedding


Intimate celebrations

Intimate celebrations

Q. We booked a large venue, but now we're hosting a small celebration in May. How can we make the space feel more intimate?

A. Akilah Atiba-Davies says: - Fill the space, but don't overcrowd it. It's a good idea to create different stations in the room so your guests can explore without feeling overwhelmed. For example, a saxophonist lounge where you add a sofa, floor cushions and bar at one end of the room would be a winner – so while guests are waiting to be seated, or want to grab a drink, they're serenaded.

- Your table plan is vital for your micro-wedding. If you're not loving the idea of long tables, my suggestion is to go for round tables to split the guests up a bit and give them a full 360-degree experience. As a couple, you can then walk around to greet your guests.

- Room dividers are so in for 2021! Quirky, modern or traditional styles will all do the trick, but don't overthink it. By dividing the space, it leaves room for excitement and exploration.

Akilah Atiba-Davies, Events with Akilah

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