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:
Ideas For Popular Wedding Themes
Now let’s take a look at some fun pieces that can be picked out by theme:
We hope that these tips give you a better insight to where to begin with the decorating process!