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Weddings are more than just ceremonies; they’re a canvas where every couple paints their story. Knowing how to decorate your wedding venue can turn The Everly into a reflection of that tale, brimming with personal touches and shared memories. As you dive in, you’ll discover ways to craft an atmosphere as unique as your journey together—from choosing themes that resonate and tackling DIY projects for authenticity, to allocating funds without compromising on style.


You’ll also get the lowdown on setting up eye-catching tablescapes and creating focal points throughout the venue that invite guests into different aspects of your world. And because it’s all about infusing personality into every detail—whether through dance floor lighting or thoughtfully chosen cake toppers—you’re bound to leave an imprint not only at The Everly but in the hearts of everyone who comes celebrating with you.

Crafting Your Vision at The Everly

Picture your wedding day: the anticipation, the love-filled glances, and a venue that’s as unique as your story. At The Everly, we’ve seen dreams take shape in countless ways within our versatile spaces. Here’s how you can ensure each detail mirrors your style.

Selecting a Theme That Speaks to You

Are you envisioning a wedding venue that exudes timeless elegance and charm? Look no further than The Everly. Nestled in the heart of the Crossroads in Kansas City, The Everly offers a picturesque setting for your special day, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and impeccable service. But before you delve into Pinterest boards and DIY projects, take a moment to explore what The Everly has in store for you.

Venue Versatility:

At The Everly, we don’t just offer a venue; we invite you to weave your vision into the very fabric of our space. Our venue becomes the canvas upon which your unique love story unfolds, vividly brought to life with every detail meticulously tailored to reflect your vibrancy and individuality.

Aesthetic Ambiance and Location:

From the moment you step into our comfortable bridal suite to the eclectic charm of our in-house bar, each element exudes a character poised to be interlaced with your own. With over 320 weddings seamlessly orchestrated, our seasoned team pledges an unwavering commitment to turning your wedding aspirations into reality.

Every element is meticulously curated to craft an atmosphere that’s intimately yours. Our unique wedding venue is nestled in a lively and convenient area of Kansas City, yet it provides a tranquil enclave for your private celebration. Steps away from luxurious hotels, top restaurants, and the artistic pulse of the city, The Everly ensures your guests are immersed in the abundance of what Kansas City has to offer.

State-of-the-Art Amenities:

Planning your wedding should be a breeze, and at The Everly, we strive to make it as seamless as possible. Our venue is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities to enhance your experience, including audiovisual equipment, lighting options, and customizable layouts. Whether you envision a grand entrance or a romantic ambiance, our amenities ensure that every detail is executed flawlessly.

Ready to embark on the journey of planning your dream wedding at The Everly? Take the first step by exploring what we offer on our website. Visit our What We Offer page to discover the endless possibilities awaiting you at The Everly.

Selecting A Theme That Speaks To You

A theme isn’t just about colors or patterns; it’s the heartbeat of your celebration. Whether you’re dreaming of an elegant valley wedding or a laid-back modern affair, let The Everly set the stage for every chapter of your love tale. A cohesive theme does more than please the eye—it whispers to hearts.

Your chosen motif should resonate with who you are as a couple—think minimalist style if simplicity is key for you both or perhaps add dimension with lush floral arrangements that reflect a blooming romance. As guests wander through our doors welcomed by personalized signage, they’ll step into not just another event but your story brought to life.

Prioritizing DIY Projects For Personal Touches

There are plenty of wonderful DIY projects you can incorporate into your wedding to add a personal touch and save some money. Here are some ideas:

Handmade Invitations: Design and create your own wedding invitations. You can use various craft materials like cardstock, stamps, ribbons, or even incorporate elements like dried flowers for a unique look.

DIY Wedding Favors: Create personalized wedding favors that reflect your personality or match your wedding theme. Ideas include homemade jams or preserves, handmade candles, small succulent plants, or even homemade cookies or chocolates.

Decorations: Get creative with your wedding decorations. You can make your own centerpieces using flowers, candles, or even non-traditional items like books or lanterns. DIY garlands, bunting, or paper flower backdrops can also add a charming touch to your venue.

Photo Booth: Set up a DIY photo booth with fun props and a backdrop. You can make props like funny hats, mustaches, and signs on sticks, and create a backdrop using streamers, balloons, or a decorated frame.

Wedding Signs: Make your own signage for the wedding ceremony and reception. Create welcome signs, directional signs, and signage for the bar, dessert table, or photo booth. You can use chalkboards, wooden boards, or even repurpose old frames.

Guest Book: Create a unique guest book for your guests to sign. You can make a photo album with space for messages, have guests sign a piece of artwork or a framed photo, or even set up a fingerprint tree where guests can leave their thumbprints.

Wedding Programs: Design and print your own wedding programs. You can include information about the ceremony, the bridal party, and any special readings or songs.

Table Settings: Get creative with your table settings by making your own place cards, napkin rings, or table numbers. You can use materials like cardstock, ribbon, or even small potted plants.

DIY Wedding Cake or Dessert Bar: If you or someone you know is skilled at baking, consider making your own wedding cake or desserts. You can also set up a DIY dessert bar with a variety of sweets for guests to enjoy.

DIY Wedding Bouquets and Boutonnieres: If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try making your own bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere. There are plenty of tutorials available online, and you can choose flowers that match your wedding colors and theme.

Remember to start your DIY projects well in advance to avoid any last-minute stress, and enlist the help of friends and family members if needed. Happy crafting!

Diving into DIY projects adds an intimate touch without attaching a hefty price tag to your big day—because who says budget-friendly can’t be breathtaking? From handcrafted place cards perched delicately on reception tables to table numbers boasting pictures from different chapters of your journey together—the devil is truly in these delightful details.

Allocating Funds Wisely For Maximum Effect

To bring this visual feast alive without breaking the bank requires strategic thinking—a little bit like choreographing dance moves before hitting the floor. Allocating funds wisely means knowing where splurging makes sense (like investing in those flower arrangements everyone will put on their Instagram story) versus when holding back allows other aspects room to shine even brighter.

Think beyond mere decoration ideas: it’s about crafting experiences at every turn—from ceremony programs acting as keepsakes (and handy fans during warmer seasons.) down to thoughtfully selected cake toppings crowning dessert stations inviting second glances…and servings. You’ll find there’s magic woven between budget lines—an alchemy turning constraints into creativity here at The Everly.

Key Takeaway: 

At The Everly, your wedding becomes a tale told through details. Choose a theme that echoes your love story and sprinkle in DIY projects for a personal vibe. Spend smart to wow guests with an experience—not just decor—that turns budgeting into creative magic.

Entrance And Aisle Decor Ideas

Make a grand statement from the moment guests arrive by decorating the entrance and aisle in a way that complements The Everly’s elegant space.

Designing An Unforgettable Grand Entrance

Create an inviting entryway with personalized touches that welcome guests into your love story at The Everly.

Imagine walking through a doorway framed by lush floral arrangements, each bloom handpicked for its significance in your relationship. Here, foraged flowers and greenery, once scattered across woodland floors, now stand tall beside you as if cheering on this new chapter. They don’t just set the tone; they serenade it.

This isn’t simply entering a venue; it’s stepping into a realm crafted from dreams—where personalized touches aren’t extras but essentials. Your names etched elegantly onto signage invite guests deeper into the narrative of two hearts becoming one.

Combine practicality with sentimentality by designing ceremony programs that serve as mementos of your special day.

Ceremony programs do more than list events; they whisper secrets of first glances and stolen kisses—the juicy bits everyone wants to know. Transform these handy guides into cherished keepsakes that tell your unique tale. With careful design choices, these paper mementos become time capsules capturing moments otherwise lost like tears in raindrops.

The magic doesn’t end there though: imagine aisles lined with chairs adorned by verdant garlands—a nod both to nature’s splendor and sustainable chic vibes only The Everly could accommodate so seamlessly within its walls.

A wedding aisle serves as much more than a mere walkway—it’s a runway for epic storytelling. As you stride down forever together, let each step fall upon petals strewn thoughtfully or candles flickering their silent huzzahs because yes, details matter when crafting legendary “I dos.” So go ahead—let those curated blooms burst forth in celebration alongside twinkling lights guiding wayward wanderers safely back home…to heartbeats syncing up under the watchful eyes of loved ones gathered around this spectacle we call matrimony.

Key Takeaway: 

Transform your wedding entrance into a storybook scene with flowers that whisper of love’s journey, and give guests personalized programs they’ll treasure forever. Let every detail, from petals to candles along the aisle at The Everly, tell a part of your unique love tale.

Tablescapes That Tell Your Story

Your wedding day is a gallery of love, with each table at The Everly an exhibit displaying your unique tale. Crafting table settings that echo chapters of your journey together isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about creating moments and memories for you and your guests.

Crafting Centerpieces That Captivate

Imagine walking into the reception to find centerpieces that do more than just sit pretty—they start conversations. Think beyond traditional vases: mix in colored glassware or printed plates to add layers of personal narrative and visual interest to every place setting.

Incorporating stand-out pieces like these not only draws eyes but also lets you weave subtle hints of your shared passions, adventures, or dreams into the decor—without saying a word. Table numbers don’t have to be mere markers when they can tell stories through pictures from travels or milestones reached together while place cards could double as conversation starters if they share fun facts about you both.

The artistry lies in the balance between charm and function—with centerpiece designs so magnetic, they pull people together yet remain practical enough for lively dinner exchanges across tables dressed up in their best linens and adorned with thoughtfully selected table decor ideas that speak volumes about who you are as a couple.

Add texture strategically where needed—for example, smooth pebbles scattered amongst floral arrangements.

The bottom line? Every piece should feel like an intentional chapter straight out of your love story book—analogous yet standing alone proudly against stark white linen backdrops waiting eagerly for glasses raised high during heartfelt speeches beneath chandeliers dimmed perfectly low above heads turned upwards smiling because this—is exactly how happily ever after feels…

Key Takeaway: 

Turn each table into a chapter of your love story, using creative centerpieces and personal touches to spark conversations and memories. Mix in unique elements like photos or fun facts to make your wedding decor tell tales without words. And remember, charm can be budget-friendly—use The Everly’s natural beauty as inspiration for magical yet practical tables that embody your journey together.

Setting The Stage For Celebration

Imagine The Everly, buzzing with excitement as guests step onto a dance floor that responds to their every move. That’s what you get when lighting design doesn’t just illuminate but interacts, creating an atmosphere where each sway and spin is part of the show.

Lighting Designs That Dance With You

Paper lanterns guide your wedding party through The Everly like stars guiding sailors at sea. They’re not just there to light up paths; they create focal points with visual impact that transform the space into something magical. Picture these glowing orbs leading everyone to a dance floor alive with colors and patterns—a sight so captivating it beckons even your shyest guest to join in on the fun.

A great DJ knows how important lighting is—it sets moods and tells stories. It’s why we pay close attention here, ensuring those first dances are bathed in warmth while upbeat tracks get pulses racing under strobes and spotlights.

The best celebrations make memories last forever—and sometimes, they need help from quirky photo booth setups strategically placed around bar areas or tucked near floral arrangements for added charm. These spots become hubs of laughter as friends pile in, props in hand, ready for their close-ups. Every snap captures more than faces; it seizes moments of joy amidst a backdrop meticulously crafted by you.

Celebrations should be epic sagas told through décor—and what better way to do this than using our adaptable venue? Weave your narrative thread across tables adorned with fairy lights flickering against table numbers telling tales of journeys shared together or drape garlands overhead as if nature itself has blessed this union.

In essence, let’s create scenes worth pausing at—spaces within spaces where conversation flows easily over clinking glasses filled thanks to well-placed bar areas serving up liquid courage before taking on the dynamic rhythm of lights above that ever-inviting dance floor.

Key Takeaway: 

Lighting at your wedding should do more than just shine; it should dance with you, turning The Everly into a stage for an unforgettable show.

Transform ordinary spaces into magical scenes with strategic lighting and décor that tell your love story and invite every guest to creatue memories.

Set up quirky photo booths near bars or floral arrangements to capture the joy of your celebration against a backdrop you’ve artfully designed.

Infusing Personality Into Every Detail

Picture this: personalized signs dotting The Everly, guiding your wedding guests like thoughtful tokens on a treasure map. Each one is more than just a sign; it’s an invitation into the world you’ve created for your big day.

Cake Topper Ideas That Tell Your Story

Say goodbye to generic figurines and hello to cake toppers that shout ‘you’. Imagine slicing your wedding cake beneath a mini banner of bunting crafted from pages of your favorite love story. It’s these small details that transform mere decorations into personal statements about who you are as a couple.

Potted Plants & Fresh Flowers – Nature’s Personal Touch

Who says elegance needs four walls? Extend The Everly’s chic ambiance outdoors by introducing nature’s decor with fresh flowers and potted plants. Not only do they add texture and life to any space, but their vibrant colors can also reflect the season or echo hues from within your palette without overwhelming other elements in play.

A tip for those savvy in planning processes: Strategically placed greenery isn’t merely pretty—it helps navigate large venues effortlessly. And when night falls? These natural wonders become enchanted under soft lighting, ensuring every corner feels part of the celebration.

Bar Area Decor: Crafting Conversational Corners

Decorating a bar for a wedding is an exciting opportunity to infuse personality and style into the celebration. Here are some unique ideas to consider:

Themed Bar Stations: Create themed bar stations inspired by the couple’s favorite destinations, such as a tropical tiki bar with bamboo accents and colorful cocktails, or a rustic whiskey bar with wooden barrels and whiskey barrel-aged cocktails.

Customized Signage: Use custom signage or neon lights to display the couple’s names, wedding date, or fun quotes related to love and celebration. You can also include quirky signs with drink names or cocktail recipes.

Floral Installations: Incorporate lush floral arrangements or greenery installations around the bar area to add a touch of elegance and romance. Hang floral garlands or wreaths above the bar, and adorn the bar itself with fresh flowers or potted plants.

Vintage Barware: Serve drinks in vintage glassware or mason jars to add a nostalgic touch to the bar setup. Consider renting antique bar accessories like silver cocktail shakers, crystal decanters, or ornate glass bottles.

Interactive Cocktail Stations: Set up interactive cocktail stations where guests can customize their drinks or participate in cocktail-making demonstrations led by professional mixologists. Offer a variety of unique ingredients, syrups, and garnishes for guests to experiment with.

Themed Signature Cocktails: Create signature cocktails inspired by the couple’s favorite flavors, hobbies, or interests. Give each cocktail a creative name related to the wedding theme or the couple’s love story, and display the recipes on stylish chalkboards or printed menus.

Lighting Effects: Enhance the ambiance of the bar area with creative lighting effects, such as string lights, LED candles, or projection mapping. Use colored lighting to match the wedding color scheme or create a dynamic visual display.

Local and Seasonal Flavors: Incorporate local and seasonal ingredients into the bar menu to showcase the region’s culinary offerings and add a personalized touch to the drinks. Serve craft beers from local breweries, artisanal spirits, or cocktails featuring fresh fruits and herbs sourced from nearby farms.

Personalized Bar Accessories: Offer personalized bar accessories such as engraved glassware, cocktail napkins, or drink stirrers as wedding favors for guests to take home. These thoughtful touches will serve as mementos of the special day and add a personal touch to the bar decor.

Finding Gems In Thrift Stores: Unique Accents Without Hefty Price Tags

A tight budget doesn’t mean sacrificing style. Scour local thrift stores for treasures that tell a story without telling your wallet. Imagine finding mismatched frames painted gold to display wedding signage or stumbling upon vintage books stacked high as whimsical centerpiece table décor.

Such items don’t merely fill space—they evoke curiosity and conversation among wedding guests because there’s history behind each piece which now plays a part in your future together.

No matter how grand or intimate The Everly may seem at first glance, remember that thoughtful details paired with creative positioning can turn vast spaces into cozy nooks brimming over personality—the kind perfect snapshots are made from.

Key Takeaway: 

Turn every corner of The Everly into a story with strategic decor that sparks conversation and awe. Think repurposed chic at the bar, display your love boldly at the head table and hunt down thrift store gems to add unique charm without breaking the bank.


In conclusion, decorating your wedding venue is an opportunity to transform a space into a reflection of your unique love story and style. By incorporating personalized touches, thematic elements, and creative details, you can create a memorable atmosphere that sets the stage for an unforgettable celebration. Whether you opt for lush florals, themed bar stations, or interactive displays, the key is to infuse your personality and vision into every aspect of the decor. For more tips and inspiration to make your wedding day extraordinary, be sure to visit our Wedding Day Checklist blog, where you’ll find a wealth of resources to help you plan your perfect day. Happy decorating, and here’s to a lifetime of love and happiness!