Your Ultimate Wedding Decor Checklist

Checklists, Décor & Flowers, Planning & Advice

Bringing together all the wedding day details can start to feel overwhelming! We love the use of checklists because they help us feel in charge and we’ll know we haven’t forgotten anything. This is the ultimate wedding decor checklist and it’ll help you keep a handle on all the pretty details.


Wedding ceremony

Your ceremony is a pretty important part of the day! For most, it’s where you’ll do the legal bit, and for all couples, you’ll make promises to one another in front of your friends and family. That said, it’s also one of the shortest parts of the day and you shouldn’t need too much decor.

  • Welcome sign
  • Seats or pews
  • Sign for order of events
  • Aisle runner
  • Pew ends
  • Ceremony backdrop
  • Mass booklets
  • Mass booklets display table
  • Table to sign registry


Pre-reception drinks

You might be surprised to hear that most of the socialising your guests will do takes place during pre-reception drinks! The reception can be so full of formalities before the dancing begins, but pre-reception drinks is the perfect space for guests to mingle and chat.

  • Bar decor
  • Bar menu
  • Signage for signature drinks
  • Guest book table
  • Cocktail tables
  • Lawn games


Dinner tables

Your guests will spend most of their time seated at their dinner tables, so when it comes to decor, this is where you want to put your focus.

  • Centrepieces
  • Flowers
  • Table cloth and runner
  • Place cards
  • Menus
  • Place mats
  • Plates
  • Silverware
  • Napkins
  • Glasses
  • Chair decor
  • Candles


Wedding reception

This is the space where guests will spend the evening, so you want it to look beautiful. It’s also a great space to add personal details and to really bring in your wedding theme!

  • Guest book table
  • Gift table
  • Space for cards
  • Menu sign
  • Table plan
  • Cake table, with stand and topper
  • Dessert display
  • Drinks station
  • Reception lighting
  • Wedding favour display
  • Photo / video booth
  • Lounge area