Different Types Of Wedding Decorations For Each Event

There are so many different types of wedding decorations that you and your partner can easily and elegantly pursue for the big day.

It may not be financially feasible for couples on a tight budget to hire a wedding planner. But many do hire a day-of coordinator to prevent things from going off the rails. After all, the big day means undivided attention to each other, so there’s no available time to fix things yourselves.

But as you start to plan one of the biggest days of your life, it’s important to make sure that every detail is perfect. And with so many different types of wedding decorations to choose from, we’ve compiled ideas to help you get started.

Different Types Of Wedding Decorations Ideas

Traditionally, the couples pays for their own wedding decorations. However, some parents or family members may offer to contribute to the decorations costs. Usually as part of their overall contribution to the wedding expenses. Make sure though to have an open discussion with all parties involved to determine who will pay for what.

Here are some different types of wedding decorations ideas you’ll want to consider for each event. Also, extra advice and tips to make your big day unique and special.

1. Engagement Party

At the engagement party you’ll have an opportunity to celebrate with family and friends. Here are a few must-have decorations for your engagement party:

  • Personalized Banners & Signs. Create a personalized banner or sign with your names and engagement date to hang up at the party.
  • Themed Decorations. If you have a specific theme or look for your engagement party, add some matching balloons, streamers, and confetti
  • Table Decor. In addition to the decorations, set the table with custom cocktail napkins and paper cups (personalize your napkins to have a photo or the names of the couple!)
  • Photo Ops. Create a photo backdrop (with props!) to allow your guests to capture some happy memories at your engagement party
  • Centerpieces. This can be a bouquet of flowers or a simple display featuring photos of the newly engaged couple
  • Guest Book. Set up a table with a guest book and pens for guests to leave messages.

2. Bridal Shower Decorations

Celebrate the bride-to-be with a totally unique bridal shower! This is such an important part of the wedding planning journey that will help the bride relax and enjoy being around friends and family. When thinking about bridal shower decor, these are some popular items for personalizing your celebration:

  • For the Drinks. Design your own personalized glassware or champagne flutes.
  • Balloons. Use balloons in the bride’s favorite colors to decorate the space.
  • Table Centerpieces. Create centerpieces with fresh flowers or succulents
  • Table Decorations. Set up personalized place cards, napkins, and coasters, to add a personal touch to the table settings.
  • Bride-to-Be Banner. Create a personalized banner or backdrop with the bride-to-be’s name and wedding date.
  • Photo Ops. Everyone loves a good photo booth or selfie station with fun props!

3. Bachelorette Party Decorations

The bachelorette party is the perfect event for celebrating the bride with all her closest friends and family! Here are some fun decorations to set up at your bachelorette party:

  • Matching Outfits. Create matching custom t-shirts or tank tops for the entire bridal party.
  • Bachelorette Balloons. Use balloons in fun shapes, such as diamond rings or champagne bottles, to add to the party vibe.
  • Personalized Banners/Backdrops. Set up a bachelorette backdrop or various different signs featuring the bachelorette’s new married name.
  • For the Drinks. Keep your drinks cool with customized bachelorette themed can coolers.
  • Unique Items. Get some decorated sashes or tiaras for the bride and bridesmaids!
  • Party Favors. Personalized wine glasses, sunglasses, and tote bags, to thank your friends for celebrating with you.
  • Photo Booth Props. You’ll want to take as many fun photos as you can with the rest of your bachelorette squad.

4. Rehearsal Dinner Decor

The rehearsal dinner is a pre-wedding celebration where the bride and groom can relax and enjoy the company of their family and wedding party. Browse through these decoration ideas to see what you might need for your rehearsal dinner:

  • For the Table. Keep it simple, yet special with elegant table runners and linens.
  • Seating Arrangements. Help guide your guests with customized place cards or seating chart signs.
  • Lighting. You might want to look into string lights or lanterns for outdoor events.
  • Signage. Use personalized signs to direct guests to the rehearsal dinner location.

5. Wedding Ceremony Decor

The moment you’ve been planning for! The wedding ceremony is the event where decorations will play an important role, for both you and your S.O. And also your guests. Here are some wedding decorations ideas for your wedding ceremony:

  • Flowers. Set up some beautiful floral arrangements for the altar or archway.
  • Aisle Makers. These can be unique lanterns or flower petals.
  • Seating Arrangements. Add that special touch with decorated chairs or benches for guests.
  • Ceremony Signage. Use personalized wedding signs to guide guests through the ceremony and reception.
  • Ceremony Props. If you’re incorporating props into your ceremony, candles or sand ceremony kits are traditionally popular.
  • Wedding Backdrop. Create a personalized wedding backdrop to add a beautiful touch to your ceremony.

6. Wedding Reception Decorations

The wedding reception is the most festive and celebratory part of a wedding. It’s where the newlyweds and their guests get to eat, drink, and dance the night away. Here are some wedding reception decoration ideas:

  • For the Table. Dress up the tables with personalized table runners, custom placemats, and unique centerpieces.
  • Welcome Sign. Greet your guests in style with a personalized welcome sign.
  • Guest Book. Set up a table with a guest book and pens for guests to leave messages.
  • Dance Floor Decals. Create personalized decals to add to the dance floor and make it a special place for you and your partner.
  • Photo Booth. Put together a fun photo booth where guests can take pictures and make memories.
  • Favors. Give your guests a token of your appreciation with personalized wedding favors.
Different Types Of Wedding Decorations For Each Event