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Decorations in all shades of purple are hot wedding reception accessories

The moment you decide on your wedding day colour theme, you’ll discover how much easier it is to start organising. The hottest shade for wedding receptions right now are all types of purple, which not only looks fresh, modern and divine with white or silver, but is also such an elegant hue it won’t date, so there’ll be no regrets when you’re looking at your wedding snaps in years to come.

 Stylish ideas

Tiny boxes filled with sugared almonds and tied with ribbon are a traditional favour  or guests; give yours a modern twist by filling them with Smarties or love hearts. Floral centrepieces don’t have to be elaborate, expensive mixes of flowers to have a  dramatic effect, filling bowls with silver dragees and placing beautiful hydrangea heads on top is not only eye-catching, it’s also brilliant for your budget.



Spruce up plain white chairs and napkins with colourful ribbon and if you’re after a really striking look for your reception scene, swap cream linen tablecloths for purple ones.

Keep the theme going by including flashes of colour on your cake, from pretty bows and ribbons to a floral topper and if you want to really impress your guests, you could look into hiring glassware to match your colour theme – ask your caterers or venue if they have any available.

If you’ve still got space to fill, balloons make a fun addition to tables, either decorating corners or floating in the table centre.

Kids and adults alike will love them!

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