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Wedding Decor Checklist

To-dos before the I Do

From welcome signs at the ceremony to reception table decorations, here’s a handy wedding decor checklist with everything you could possibly need to make your day feel festive!


At the ceremony, welcome guests and give instructions about seating arrangements and phone usage (unplugged ceremony, anyone?) with outside wedding decorations and cute signs. Accents like flowers, tulle or ribbon bows, and an aisle runner create a pretty backdrop for your procession. And accessories for your flower girls, ring bearers, and pets ensure that everyone is ready to celebrate.

  • Welcome Sign
  • Seating instructions sign
  • Ceremony program
  • Aisle runner
  • Aisle decorations
  • Ceremony arch/backdrop
  • Flower girl basket and rose petals
  • Ring pillow
  • Pet signs or pet outfits
  • Unity ceremony set or sand ceremony set

Cocktail Hour

With the addition of a few personalized elements—striped or patterned paper straws for your signature drink, custom cocktail napkins, and glasses or matchbooks that guests can take home—you’ll make this hour-long interlude a memorable part of the day. Don’t forget to put out a sign that says what drinks you’re serving!

  • Straws or cocktail stir sticks
  • Personalized glassware
  • Personalized matches
  • Napkins
  • Drink menu


You can transform any reception venue to fit your theme with the right wedding decorations. Think glowing candles, seating cards that match your invites, delicious favors placed at every table, a sign stating your hashtag, and, of course, something special for on top of the cake.

  • Signs
  • Escort cards/place cards and holders
  • Table numbers
  • Centerpieces
  • Toasting flutes
  • Cake topper
  • Cake serving set & tasting set
  • Wedding chair decorations/chair signs
  • Menu cards
  • Card box
  • Guest book
  • Picture frames
  • Photo props
  • Candles or lanterns
  • Favors and favor bags
  • Send-off bubbles

Ready to check off those last minute to-do’s? Download this wedding decor checklist: David’s Bridal Wedding Decor Checklist and start shopping online!

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