Expert advice about venue styling

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Devon and Cornwall 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


Magical marquees

Magical marquees

Q. We're planning a Christmas-themed wedding in a marquee. Can you suggest ways in which we could decorate it?

A. Julia Pratt says: A Christmas-themed wedding in a marquee, hall or a barn is very exciting for both couples and us as a marquee hire company. We offer many options to decorate these wonderful structures that look magical at this time of the year, including twinkling LED lights draped from the ceiling or cascading down the walls. Up lighters containing coloured gels beam bright colours from the walls that can be static or moving and can even tie in with the music. Gold or ivory chandeliers suspended from the ceiling and controlled with dimmer switches can also look great at Christmas, as can masses of paper lanterns hung at different intervals in various colours to suit the theme of the day.

At Claremont Marquees, we have tables, chairs and sofas in a variety of styles and colours available for hire, plus powerful heaters designed to keep your guests feeling cosy during winter weddings. There's also a selection of carpets and table linens available in over twenty different colours plus crockery hire available.

Julia Pratt

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