One of the steps to take when planning your wedding is choosing the decorations. You want to find items that match the colors that you want to use as well as those that reflect your personality and style. When you begin searching for decorations, a checklist can be beneficial to have so that you stay within your budget and so that you get just what you need for each area that will be decorated, such as the inside of the church or the reception hall.
Since this is likely the most important time for you and your guests, you want to make sure the decorations for the ceremony are exactly how you want them. Keep in mind that even though this is the most important time, the least amount of time will likely be spent at this location. This means that you can spend a little more money on the decorations to get them just right so that it’s memorable or spend a little more money on decorations for the area where the reception will be held as this is likely where more time will be spent. Try to focus on decorating the altar as this is where most people will be looking during the ceremony. You could also get decorations to go at the ends of the aisles or on the floor leading to the altar. A welcome sign is an idea to consider or a sign that gives details about the couple and the ceremony.
After the ceremony, guests will begin moving to the area where the reception will be held. You want to spend a little more time and energy on finding decorations for the tables to make sure they look how you want them. Name cards are an idea to consider so that people know where to sit. Tablecloths, plates, glasses, and utensils should also be among the items that you think about when decorating the tables. You could also put flowers in vases or containers that fit with the theme of your wedding. Consider decorating the chairs that you and your new spouse will sit in as you want these to stand out from the others at the reception. The chairs for the wedding party could also be decorated so that they know where to sit.
Try to focus on the reception a bit more than the ceremony if you want to go all out with your decorations. The ceremony can be a bit more intimate when it comes to decorations while the reception can feature items that reflect who you are as a couple and some of the things that tell a story about your relationship. You can set up a dance area with lights as well as areas where guests can leave gifts. There can also be an area where the cake is cut and served as well as the rest of the food.
Decorations that you can hang from the ceiling are good to consider, especially if you need to fill empty space. You can add a little color to the table where you and your spouse sit by hanging a backdrop. This could be a plain color or could be a pattern of colors or designs that you like.
One way that you can ensure that you have all of the areas covered and so that your guests will be able to see all of the details is to make a sketch of the ceremony area and the reception area. You should also try to get a good headcount of how many people will attend so that you know where to position the decorations.