Full Detailed Wedding Decor Checklist – Remember EVERYTHING

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!

Photo: Frame Of Love via Natural Wedding Ideas


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 or Digital)

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 Announcements
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
Vow Books
Reserved Seat Labels
Decor/Favours Labels/Tags
Table Plan/Escort Cards
Table Name/Number Cards
Place Name Cards
Menu Cards
Thank You Cards


Wedding Signs

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
Welcome 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
Menu Sign
Drinks Sign
Cake/Desserts/Cheese Board Sign
Gifts/Cards Sign
Guest Book Sign
Confetti Table Sign
Lost Loved Ones Sign
Glitter Bar Sign
Favours Sign
Hashtag Sign
Couple Chair Signs
Photo Booth Sign
Blanket Sign
Parking Sign
Flip Flops Sign
Sparklers Sign
Firepit/Smores Sign
Dancing Sign
Toilets Sign
Thank You Sign
Neon Decor Sign
Personalised Top Table Sign
Direction Signpost (Around The Venue)
Giant Letters


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:

Bridesmaid Bouquet
Flower Girl Bouquet/Wand/Basket
Flower Crown(s)
Flower Arch/Installation
Flower Cloud/Suspended Flowers
Pew End/Aisle Chair Flowers
Pedestal Arrangements
Windowsill Flowers
Centrepiece Flowers
Table Garlands
Floral Cake Topper
Flowers For Other Tables (Guestbook/Cake/Gifts)
Tossing Bouquet
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
Hair Accessories
Beauty/Make-Up/Grooming Essentials
Wedding Perfume
Toasting Glasses
Dress/Suit Hangers
Emergency Kit
Something Old/New/Borrowed/Blue/Sixpence


Ceremony Decor

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:

Aisle Runner
Confetti (Baskets/Cones/Bags)
Ceremony Backdrop
Ring Box
Ring Pillow
Confetti Alternatives (Bubbles, Pom Poms, Flags)
Chair Decor (Covers/Sashes/Ribbons/Macrame)
Wedding Day Scent (Candles/Insense/Infusers)


Reception Decor

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:

Tables (Guests/Activities/Decor)
Chairs for Couples
Chair Decor
Seating/Chill Out Area
Bathroom Basket
Fire Pit
Guest Book & Pen
Card Box
Gift Table
Photo Wall
Outdoor Games (Fete/Garden/Bouncy Castle/Fairground/Kids)
Lost Loved One’s Memory Table
Lighting (Festoon/Fairy/Neon/Letters)
Suspended Decor (Bunting/Garlands/Balloons/Pom Poms/Lanterns)
Photo Booth Area (Props/Camera/Backdrop)
Children’s Area
Cake Topper
Cake Table Decor
Cake Stand & Knife
Dessert Table
Drinks Station
Sweetie Bar (Sweets/Containers/Scoops/Bags)
Wedding Favour Table
Glitter Bar
Smoke Flares
Flip Flops For Guests
Top Table Backdrop (Macrame/Ribbons/Balloons/Banner)
Covid-Friendly (Sanitiser/Face Masks)
Bicycle Decor
Wooden Ladder Decor
Wooden Crates Decor
Wedding Gifts
DJ/Band Stage Decor
Dance Floor
Glow Sticks


Table 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:

Table Cloths
Table Runners
Glasses & Jugs
Place Mats
Grazing Board/Sharing Platters
Charger Plates
Table Games/Quizzes
Centrepiece Stand (Log Slice/Mirror/Tray/Wire)
Children’s Activities/Colouring Pages
Vessel For Flowers (Vase/Bottles/Urns/Jars)
Table Confetti
Centrepiece (non-floral)
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 Download

Further Reading

The COMPLETE Wedding Checklist
Must-Haves For Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit
Non-Boring Bridesmaid Gift Ideas For ALL Budgets

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