The Wedding Décor Checklist That Every Bride Needs

Wedding Décor may sound like something fun. After all, you can test your creativity in order to amuse your guests. However, there are thousands of details to consider when it comes to your wedding timeline.

Nowadays for many brides, it has become important to show their style and add that unique and personal detail as part of the decoration. So the pressure can be real! 

For this reason, our group of experts has created an easy guide that every bride can follow. Here you will find a list of everything you must have in each part of your wedding itinerary from the ceremony to the reception.

Ceremony Décor

Believe it or not, the ceremony is where you and your guests will spend the least time. And although it is a special moment, it is important to remember not to invest a large part of your budget there.

Keep things simple but elegant! Adorn the path down the aisle with little details that convey your personality.  Choose benches or chairs that you can decorate with small floral or fabric details. You can also add a welcome sign and ceremony programs. Be creative but don’t go crazy, save a large part of your budget for the last.

Your Checklist:

  • Altar décor 
  • Aisle décor
  • Ceremony seating
  • Ceremony programs
  • A welcome sign 
  • Bouquets for bridesmaids and bride
  • Boutonnieres for groom and groomsmen 
  • Flower basket for flower girl
  • Ring pillow for ring bearer

Bar Décor

Cocktail hour is when guests have a chance to mingling. Thus, it is important to take that factor into account when choosing your decoration.

Bear in mind that a bar station will be the most important. You can take it to the next level by adding floral details, signage, customize wraps, and napkins.

Also, today is quite important to add a few activities for guests. board games, photo booths, and children’s play stations are a good way to help people interact.

Your Checklist:

  • Bar décor
  • Signature drink signage
  • Custom napkins and wraps
  • Drink stirrers 
  • Seating chart or cards
  • A guest book table
  • A card and gift station 
  • A memory table to honor your lost loved ones or family members
  • Lounge area 
  • High-top tables

Reception Décor

Your wedding reception is where you and your guests will spend the most time. So this is where you can let your creativity flow and invest most of your budget.

What should you focus on the most?  The tabletop décor for sure and how will be the allocation of your guests around the tables. The rest will depend on your personal taste and the number of guests. 

Finally, it is important to remember that many of your guests will be children. So, you should think about having activities specifically designed for them. In this way, you will prevent them from getting bored and their parents will be able to enjoy themselves.

Your Checklist:

  •  A tent for an outdoor reception 
  • Lighting
  • Draping
  • Dance floor
  • Hanging décor 
  • The backdrop for the sweetheart table 
  • Bar décor
  • Wedding hashtag signage
  • Cake and dessert table décor
  • Cake topper
  • “Just married” signage for the getaway car
  • Lounge area 

Table Décor

Dinner is the time where the guests will spend the most time. Not only will you enjoy a vast and delicious menu but you will also be able to chat with the other guests at the table.

The decoration budget always should focus on dinner and reception. Because it is that moment where the guests will pay more attention to the details that surround them.

It’s here when you can display your creativity on the place cards, flower arrangements, centerpieces, napkins, and even the way of presenting the menu.

Your checklist

  • Tables and chairs
  • Napkins 
  • Place cards 
  • Flatware 
  • Drinkware
  • Dishware and chargers
  • Menus 
  • Table numbers
  • Centerpieces
  • Chair décor for the marrying couple

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