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Decor Inspiration for 2016 & Beyond
March 29, 2016

As your big day approaches, I’m sure you’re getting anxious to see how everything comes together!  Years of dreaming, months of planning, all those details and decisions! Many of these decisions can revolve around décor.  Finding the perfect balance of décor to align with your theme and color scheme can take a lot of thought and likely a lot of Pinterest perusing!  Luckily, we have many experienced and professional décor and rental member vendors that can’t wait to help you get organized and assist with aligning your décor dreams with your décor budget!

To provide you with some décor inspiration, we’ve chatted with the professionals to get an idea of what’s trending with wedding décor in Central Minnesota.  Shabby Chic, Rustic, and Vintage continue to be strong décor styles in the Central Minnesota area.  Jacquelyn H., Floral Department Team Lead at Crafts Direct in St. Cloud shares that, “The Rustic trend is still going really well!”  Team members at Crafts Direct are still seeing, “lots of Burlap, Mason Jars, Lace, [and] Wild Flowers.”

Photo by NV Photography

Photo by NV Photography

Burlap, twine, wooden pallets, wooden centerpiece slabs, and chalkboards are all versatile décor items that can be customized to fit the raging Rustic décor trend.  Mixing some of these rough natural elements with the softer touches of lace or a splash of sequins is also a popular trend.  

Photo by 99 Perspectives Photography &amp; Design

Photo by 99 Perspectives Photography & Design

Vintage suitcases, old books, assorted lanterns, antique serving trays, wooden crates, wooden frames, pearls, and mismatched glassware are common elements of the Vintage trend.

Jacquelyn H., Floral Department Team Lead at Crafts Direct in St. Cloud adds that, “Pastel Pinks and Dark Purples & Blues are also very trendy for wedding colors!”  Other popular color choices include Mint, Gold, and neutral color schemes which include White, Ivory, and varying shades of Tan or Brown.

Photo captured at 912 Regency Plaza

Photo captured at 912 Regency Plaza

Ceiling draping and/or lighting is another powerful décor trend.  I love the exposed bulbs that have gained popularity lately!  Chandeliers are another elegant lighting option.

Decor &amp; Rentals by Geyer Wedding &amp; Event Rentals

Decor & Rentals by Geyer Wedding & Event Rentals

Draping &amp; Decor Rentals by Geyer Wedding &amp; Event Rentals

Draping & Decor Rentals by Geyer Wedding & Event Rentals

Custom event lighting can create incredible atmosphere in your event space.  Adam Welz, owner of Phos, explains that, “Phos is a high end custom lighting company that specializes in taking an event from standard to stunning.  We make our clients vision a reality.”  

Event Lighting by Phos

Event Lighting by Phos

Adam shares that one of his favorite things about working in the wedding industry is “Collaborating with our couples and other vendors and seeing the finished product.”  Adam’s sentiment is one that all of the professional vendors in the Central Minnesota Wedding Association are bound to agree with.  These wedding vendors are eager to share their time and talents to help you create the wedding of your dreams!

Our membership offers a variety of décor options including the opportunity to purchase, rent, or consign your décor items, as well as the opportunity to purchase full or partial decorating services.  Whether you initially purchase or rent will likely depend on what décor items you are looking for.  Jacquelyn from Crafts Direct states that, “I have noticed a lot of people purchasing so they can turn around and sell it to gain some of the money back after the wedding.”  If you are looking to purchase gently used or new items from a local consignment store or whether you’re looking to consign those décor items after your big day, we certainly have recommendations on where you can get started.

As you embark on your wedding décor journey, be sure to check out this list of awesome décor and rental vendor recommendations:

Decorating Services & Rentals including tents, linens, china, draping, lighting, and more:

Buffalo Floral & Landscaping

General Rental of Monticello

Geyer Wedding & Event Rentals

Grande Elegance Weddings & Events

Wedding & Tuxedo Connection

We’ve Got It Covered


Décor & Accessories Purchase and/or Consignment:

Bridal Aisle Wedding Consignment

Crafts Direct

I Do Two Bridal & Consignment


Custom Event Lighting:

Flamingo Event Service

Impressions Mobile Music