Trying to remember every single little
wedding decor item is no easy feat. It’s stressful and overwhelming at times when there are so many details to think about for your wedding, right?
I totally get it, which is why I’ve compiled this
ultimate wedding decor checklist. To help you to stay organised and feel less stressed. Plus I have a free downloadable PDF ready and waiting for you. Yes!
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Wedding Decor Checklist For
Every Little Detail
Now, it goes without saying, that not every single thing on this list is going to be necessary or relevant for your wedding. But, it’s so comprehensive that all the
little touches you could ever think of will be included.
Don’t feel pressured in any way to have any of these elements, but use them as a guide to help you with your planning logistics.
📌Top tip – if wedding details are stressing you. Focus on experience over stuff and ditch what doesn’t serve your wedding!
Wedding Stationery (Paper
The paper or digital elements of your day makes up a large part of your wedding styling.
You can either go for a professional
wedding stationery designer, purchase templates or of course, create your own stationery designs!
Photo: Charly Mae Photography via Sustainable Woodland Wedding Ideas
Below you will find a comprehensive guide to all the stationery you could ever need:
Engagement Party Invites
Save The Dates
Hen Do/Stag Do Invitations
Hen/Stag Thank Yous
Day Guests Wedding Invitations
Evening Guests Wedding Invitations
Extras For Invites - RSVP/Info/Map/Envelope/Stamp
Wax Seal Kit
Ceremony Service Booklets
Reserved Seat Labels
Table Plan/Escort Cards
Table Name/Number Cards
Place Name Cards
Thank You Cards
Think of your wedding signs essentially as easy go-to guides or instructions for your guests. Or to create a vibe or atmosphere with quotes or suggestions.
Keep signs clear and easy to read, but make them pretty with stylish calligraphy, quirky materials and pretty embellishments.
Photo: Wyldbee Photography via Elford Hall Garden Wedding
Check out these different wedding sign ideas:
Direction To Venue(s) Sign
Order Of The Day Sign
Ceremony Seating Sign
Wedding Party Signs
Unplugged Ceremony Sign
Love Quote Sign
Reception Seating Sign/Seating Chart
Top Table Backdrop Sign
Cake/Desserts/Cheese Board Sign
Guest Book Sign
Confetti Table Sign
Lost Loved Ones Sign
Glitter Bar Sign
Couple Chair Signs
Photo Booth Sign
Flip Flops Sign
Thank You Sign
Neon Decor Sign
Personalised Top Table Sign
Direction Signpost (Around The Venue)
Flowers Decor (Real, Dried or Artificial)
When it comes to wedding flowers, they really add so much to a wedding day look. Flowers can really enhance your colour scheme, season or wedding day scent.
Photo: Hayley Baxter Photography via Sperry Tent Wedding
Whether you choose fresh flowers, dried blooms or artificial florals, here are some flower ideas for your checklist:
Flower Girl Bouquet/Wand/Basket
Flower Cloud/Suspended Flowers
Pew End/Aisle Chair Flowers
Floral Cake Topper
Flowers For Other Tables (Guestbook/Cake/Gifts)
Bouquet Decor (Ribbons/Garlands/Brooch/Photo)
Place Setting Flowers
Pot Plants/Dried Flowers
Morning Prep Details
Don’t forget your wedding day morning! Especially if you are looking to treat your bridesmates/groomsmates, close family and wedding party members.
If you are going to really style out your wedding morning, be sure to ask your
wedding photographer and wedding filmmaker along to capture all the pretty.
Photo: Mary W-Thomas Photography via Caerhyn Wedding
Don’t miss these decor suggestions for your prep:
Bridesmaid Gifts/Groomsmen Gifts
The star of the show, of course, is your wedding ceremony. The words matter, especially your
wedding vows and wedding readings. But of course, the music and your song choices do too.
Photo: Kim Williams Weddings via Bright Barn Wedding
However, don’t forget about creating atmosphere and aesthetic visuals, as well as more practical decor items:
Confetti Alternatives (Bubbles, Pom Poms, Flags)
Chair Decor (Covers/Sashes/Ribbons/Macrame)
Wedding Day Scent (Candles/Insense/Infusers)
The wedding reception usually takes up the most amount of time on your wedding day, which means the bulk of your decor will be used then. Plus, it’s a chance to entertain and delight your guests.
Photo: Rachel Kenyon via Bashall Barn Wedding
But be sure to consider the logistic and essential decor touches too:
Chairs for Couples
Seating/Chill Out Area
Guest Book & Pen
Outdoor Games (Fete/Garden/Bouncy Castle/Fairground/Kids)
Lost Loved One's Memory Table
Suspended Decor (Bunting/Garlands/Balloons/Pom Poms/Lanterns)
Photo Booth Area (Props/Camera/Backdrop)
Cake Table Decor
Cake Stand & Knife
Sweetie Bar (Sweets/Containers/Scoops/Bags)
Wedding Favour Table
Flip Flops For Guests
Top Table Backdrop (Macrame/Ribbons/Balloons/Banner)
Covid-Friendly (Sanitiser/Face Masks)
Wooden Ladder Decor
Wooden Crates Decor
DJ/Band Stage Decor
So you have your reception room looking totally beautiful, but what do you need on your tables aside from your
wedding centrepiece flowers? Plus how can you make them look oh so gorgeous?
Photo: Camilla Andrea Photography via Modern Pink Wedding
Discover exactly what you may need below:
Glasses & Jugs
Grazing Board/Sharing Platters
Centrepiece Stand (Log Slice/Mirror/Tray/Wire)
Children's Activities/Colouring Pages
Vessel For Flowers (Vase/Bottles/Urns/Jars)
Favours on Place Settings
So there we have it, your
complete wedding decor list to ensure you don’t forget a single thing!
Plus you can download and print or save the checklist below as an extra bonus. Happy planning.
Wedding Decor List
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