Organizing wedding decor can be challenging, especially because it involves coordinating many elements to create a cohesive and visually appealing look. However, with careful planning, attention to detail, and effective communication with vendors and other people involved, it is possible to plan and execute the wedding decor successfully. All these things combined will allow you to decorate your wedding flawlessly.
Finding your Theme
Determining the overall theme and style of wedding decor often begins with considering your preferences and your partner’s. Still, other factors must be considered when choosing a style for your wedding. First, think about the season and location of your wedding, whether it’s outdoors or indoors, and what month of the year will be to match the weather and colors of the season.
Afterward, you can also choose a color scheme that reflects your style and the overall feel of the wedding. Your color palette should accompany the season and consider your venue’s style. Your wedding’s decor ideally should match the architectural style, indoor/outdoor spaces, and any other unique features of the venue. The colors you choose can match your wedding drapery or you can have it in a neutral tone and add uplighting colors.
Finally, you should stay true to your style as a couple and work together to make the big decisions regarding your wedding decoration. You can pinpoint the style you want to portray at your wedding by looking for inspiration from magazines, wedding blogs, Pinterest, or other sources.
Budgeting for your Wedding Decor
After finding the theme for your wedding, you should have a budget for the overall expenses for your big day. Within this general budget, 10 to 15 percent is usually allocated to decoration, but this can fluctuate according to what you want to prioritize for your wedding.
Suppose one of your main priorities is the look of your wedding. Some couples want a gourmet menu for their guests, others would rather invite as many people as possible, and there will also be those who want an amazing live band for their reception. In that case, your decoration budget might be more generous than usual.
You should also make a detailed list of decor expenses, including flowers, lighting, linens, and rentals. This list should also be accompanied by research on where to get them and the price comparisons needed. During this process, you must determine which items are most important to you and allocate more of the budget to them.
If you have a creative streak, consider decorating yourself to save money. DIY options also play a big role when budgeting for decor. One of your options is to rent some of our wireless uplights which come in various tones to customize the lighting at your wedding fully.
Remember, a budget is a guide, and it’s important to be flexible and realistic about what you can afford. Prioritizing what’s most important to you and being mindful of costs can help ensure you stay within your budget while creating the wedding decor of your dreams.
Where to Decorate?
Decorating is always done better when thinking about the specific spaces you want to decorate, which is why you should list all the places at your venue that should be decorated. This list should include the ceremony and reception venues and additional areas, such as the cocktail hour space or a lounge area. Having a list of the different spaces in your venue will make it easier to plan your decoration and ensure all your bases are covered.
Guests often spend much time in some areas of your venue, so ideally, you want to determine the hotspots where you want to show off your decor. Because of this, you should be decorating close to the dance floor and any other spaces with many eyes on them.
When you understand the spaces, you’re working with, you can also find what you want to hide from the venue or how you want to work with the different spaces. A great way to do this is with drapes, such as our DIY drapery rentals, an amazing option to add luxury to your wedding venue.
Looking for Vendors
Researching and selecting vendors for wedding decor is a crucial part of the planning process. It’s important to start early, several months before your wedding date, to give yourself enough time to compare options and make informed decisions. One of the best ways to begin is to ask for recommendations from friends, family, and other couples who have recently married. For ideas and inspiration, you can also browse wedding vendor websites, wedding blogs, and social media platforms. If you’re planning a wedding in the Malibu area, consider a Malibu wedding venue for a picturesque and unforgettable backdrop to your special day. Many of these venues offer stunning ocean views and luxurious amenities to create a truly magical experience for you and your guests.
It’s crucial to read reviews from past clients to get a sense of the vendor’s quality and reliability. You can read reviews online or by asking for references from the vendor. Once you have a list of potential vendors, scheduling consultations with each one is a good idea. During the consultation, you can discuss your vision, see samples of their work, and get a feel for their communication style and professionalism. Make sure to bring a list of questions for each vendor, such as their experience, availability, and costs.
After researching and comparing your options, it’s important to choose vendors who understand your vision and can bring your ideas to life. Once you have decided, make sure to get a contract in writing that outlines the details of the services they will provide, and the costs involved. A written contract will ensure that everyone is on the same page and that there are no misunderstandings or surprises on your wedding day.
To ensure every detail is perfect, you must closely supervise the decoration process and every service you’ve hired. Supervising is easier with a wedding planner assisting you. Still, it can also be a responsibility delegated to one of your close friends or relatives.
When you already have your vendors, the rest of the work is to work alongside them to make your dreams come true and ensure every detail is perfect. Creating a beautifully decorated wedding involves careful planning and attention to detail but taking it one step at a time and working with a clear plan can make organizing wedding decor much less stressful.