Let’s talk wedding decorations! Some brides have known what decorations they want at their wedding since you were five years old, and that is so awesome! However, we know there is a large handful of brides out there that have no idea what they want, where to start, or what they even need.
If you are that bride, this blog post is for you! Today, we’d like to share some of our wedding deor tips to help you get started and guide you as you are making some decisions.

Set Your Décor Budget

The first thing you will need to do is to determine your wedding design budget. As wedding planners, we suggest setting your design budget as 10% of your overall wedding budget. So, if your overall wedding budget is $30,000, then your design budget should be approximately $3,000. This, of course ,could be more or less, as every situation is different. However, in order to have enough money allotted to the rest of the budget categories, you’ll want to stick as close to this 10% as possible. If you are a bride who wants to spend more on decorations, then perhaps take a look at your budget to find a different category that isn’t as important to you to pull the funds from.

Consider Your Venue

You’ll want to take into account whether your wedding is indoor or outdoor, or both. Decor intended for indoor use may not work with an outdoor venue. Also weather, such as wind or rain, can also affect the type of decor you use at an outdoor venue. If your wedding is outdoors, try to use heavy and sturdy items that can’t get blown over by wind and can be used to hold down table linens as well. You’ll also want to take a look at the venues decor rules. Many venues will not allow you to attach decor to walls or use confetti, rice, or flower petals.

Pick A Theme

Once you know your budget, what decor works best for your venue, you can pick your theme. Once you pick your theme, you can start picking out decor pieces to use in your ceremony and reception. For example, if you want to to have a rustic wedding theme, start looking at rustic pieces like galvanized watering cans, old window panels, old door frames, refurbished wood, etc. If you want to have a more elegant theme, then you can look for modern pieces that have sparkle and fancy appeal to them. We suggest picking out your theme before you start grabbing all the decor you think is cute, because you could end up with varying themes with items that don’t match one another cohesively.

Areas To Decorate

We wanted to take the time to show you the key areas that most brides decorate at their wedding. It can be difficult to keep track of what you need, so here is a small shot at some pieces that we really think are important to have:

wedding altar decor
Ceremony altar
wedding signs
Signage, signage, signage!
wedding centerpieces
Centerpieces for the head table and guest tables
wedding table numbers
Table numbers for the guest tables
bride and groom chair decor
Decor for the Bride and Groom’s chairs
wedding dessert table
Decor for the Dessert Table
wedding table decor
Decor for the Guest Book Table, Gifts Table, Buffet Table, and Drink Table
wedding lighting
Ceiling or outdoor decor like string lights or lanterns

Ideas For Popular Wedding Themes

Now let’s take a look at some fun pieces that can be picked out by theme:

Rustic

Galvanized buckets
Galvanized buckets with flowers
Rustic chalkboard sign
Rustic chalkboard sign
Rustic wood chairs
Rustic wood chairs
Barn and hay bales
Barn and hay bales
Rustic Wedding Cake
Rustic wedding cake

Bohemian

Dream Catcher
Dream catcher
Rustic centerpieces
Boho centerpieces
Macrame Backdrop
Macrame backdrop
Naked Cake
Naked cake

Vintage

Vintage books and chairs
Vintage books and chairs
Vintage Furniture
Vintage furniture
Vintage china
Vintage china
Vintage silverware
Vintage silverware
Vintage lace dress
Vintage lace dress
Vintage edison bulbs
Vintage edison bulbs

Elegant

Elegant crystal chandelier
Elegant crystal chandelier
Elegant venue and decor
Elegant venue and decor
Taper candles with crystal candleholders
Taper candles with crystal candleholders
wedding ring pillow
Elegant wedding ring pillow

We hope that these tips give you a better insight to where to begin with the decorating process!