Easy Wedding Ideas to Help Elevate Your Reception

Easy Wedding Ideas to Help Elevate Your Reception

When it comes to planning your special day, finding easy wedding ideas may seem difficult. For today’s post, I’ve teamed up with Taylor from Ivory Couture to share with you some easy wedding ideas that can help elevate your reception.


I may be biased, but I truly believe that flowers are one of the best and easiest ways to elevate your wedding. Flowers bring color, texture, and an overall theme to your event. The best way to tie in your wedding colors will be through flowers. Flowers help fill in empty spaces (think about the center of your tables!) and can really bring to life a wedding venue. I’m reminded again and again how easy it is for flowers to completely transform a space. We recommend to all of our couples to invest in their wedding flowers!

Taylor agrees and shares, “As a flower-lover myself, I couldn’t agree more that flowers help elevate any space!  Centerpieces in general are a necessary aspect of your dinner table and are often a huge design statement piece for couples.”


As a florist, I love it when my couples invest in high quality linens! Linens and flowers go hand in hand, and I love seeing the pair elevate a reception space. Linens are another design element that can add color and texture to your wedding. Some may say that linens aren’t necessary to have for your wedding day, but I would have to disagree. I would say that linens are the one easy wedding ideas that can completely alter a design and space.

Taylor brings up a great point and adds, “Your choice of table linens – a lot of times a quick decision for many couples – can completely transform the entire look of a tablescape.  I encourage you to give thought to your linen selection and don’t be afraid of color, texture or making a statement!  Even if you choose a few key tables, such as a head table and cake table, this easy design element can have a big impact.”

Accent Decor

“Many couples want guests to experience that ‘wow’ factor when entering the reception space”, shares Taylor. “Consider going big with your seating chart or suspending a floral focal piece above the dance floor to enhance the ambience of your venue space.  While accent décor is an added expense, bringing in a dramatic detail practically guarantees a breathtaking effect.”

One of my favorite arrangements to design are accent decor pieces. Accent decor is an added and luxury expense, but if you have the means it can really change up your wedding space. Some of my favorite accent pieces have been a giant escort wall display, our giant canopies, and flowers covering an outdoor grill (check it out!).

Paper Goods

“From signage to menus, paper goods are an easy element to add to your wedding design”, Taylor suggests. “Are you showcasing unique ‘his & her’ cocktails?  Do you want something unique in place of the typical seating chart?  If so, use custom or unique signage in these places.  Another great option is to commission a custom monogram or crest to use throughout your paper suite and design.  Use this detail on signs, menus, wax seals, napkins and so much more!”

Here at Roots Floral, we completely agree. Paper goods are another great way to add in a unique and personal touch to your wedding day details.

Need a planner to help design your wedding decor? Definitely reach out to Cincinnati wedding planner, Ivory Couture! Taylor’s weddings have a classic and timeless look that will be admired for years to come.


Need a wedding florist in Ohio? Reach out to Roots Floral Design!

Once you have your easy wedding ideas nailed down, reach out to your wedding florist next! Flowers can make or break a wedding. Having an experienced florist can help beautify your wedding!

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"Highly recommend Roots Floral Design - absolutely beautiful! I can’t say enough good things about Kaytee and her team. The flowers for our wedding far exceeded our expectations. They were stunning and our guests raved about how beautiful the bouquets and decor were! Kaytee understood our vision and created a beautiful setting for the wedding. Last but not least, Kaytee worked well within our budget and made good recommendations. Thanks Kaytee and team!"

-Megan, Mother of the Bride, Spring 2019 Wedding

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-Laura, Summer 2019 Wedding


"Kaytee became so much more than a vendor for us. The first time I met her I felt as though I met a long lost friend. She was the very first vendor I chose for the wedding (even before the venue) and she lived up to all my expectations and went above and beyond.  Each time I met with her I felt confident that she completely comprehended my wants and would fashion them into something that looks put together, yet natural. The day-of she silently transformed a bland rustic space into an enchanting, romantic barn. I couldn't have asked for anything more beautiful or unique."

-Grace, Spring 2019 Wedding


"Kaytee was so great to work with!!! I provided her with some floral inspirations from Pinterest and Instagram but gave her a lot of free rein coming up with the flowers for our wedding and she went above and beyond expectations. Our photographer was obsessed with all the bouquets and we got so many great pictures of them! She did such a good job making my smaller budget work to make high impact arrangements. She's also the sweetest person to be around!"

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