There is so much to think about when it comes to planning your wedding. So, here’s a ceremony décor checklist we’ve put together for you to use and ensure you do not forget anything when it comes to this important stage of planning.
As a DIY couple you’ve come to the right place, you thrive off your creative side and cannot wait to start planning the décor for your ceremony. Pinterest is perfect for inspiring you on what to have incorporate into your ceremony theme, but it doesn’t tell you what it is you need.
Some venues do provide a welcome sign, but a lot of venues don’t. You may even want to design these yourself and have them totally bespoke when it comes to fitting in with the theme for your wedding day. Whatever you choose, make sure you have one!
Order of Service
Whether a religious or civil ceremony, you are going to want to have an order of service for the day. Your stationery provider should be able to create this for you. If you are having hymns it’s a great place to write these down keeping it within the theme for your day. These can be placed on the seats or handed out as guests arrive.
Order of the Day Sign
A lot of guests like to know what is going on and where. You can buy handmade order of the day signs from Etsy, or have your stationery company create an A2 foam board that can be placed against an easel for all to see. Again, Pinterest is great for inspiration so get pinning those ideas if you want to create your own. Order of the day will detail timings of all the events, including ceremony time, food serving time, cutting of the cake and dancing time.
Depending on what your venue looks like and if your venue offer this with their price, you can hire runners quite easily from many companies. They look fabulous and can help protect your dress.
Reserved Seating Signs
Create some reserved seating signs to place near the front of the ceremony seating to ensure your guests do not accidently take these seats! If you haven’t got a wedding coordinator in place then someone will need to be in charge of this small task. It’s important to ensure there is enough seating for your wedding party upon entrance to your ceremony room.
Print your vows onto paper so you can both read these without having to swap pieces of paper or even remembering these. If a religious ceremony then you will be told what to say, however with a civil ceremony you may want bespoke vows.
Decide with your florist if you would like flowers on pew ends, petals thrown prior to you walking down the aisle and even ceremony arch flowers. You can add as much or as little as you want so discuss this with your florist to help get a good indication of how much you should have whilst incorporating your wedding theme.
Check with your venue if you are allowed candles, but they always add a romantic element to any wedding theme. You can incorporate these with florals and they really do add that special touch to your day.
Remember your confetti! Will you have cones for your guests to grab on their way out of the ceremony? Or pretty organza bags that they can hold and throw over you once your ready for your confetti shot…
By Illy Goodall
Photography: Victoria JK Lamburn