A Wedding Styling Check List

With what feels like hundreds of things to coordinate for your big day, below is our in-house styling check list to help guide you through the key styling elements for your wedding. The list below is just a guideline and there are always additional extras that we can offer that are tailored to each couple but this list makes a great starting point!

For the Bridal Party

  • Bridal bouquet – the bridal bouquet generally is slightly larger than the bridesmaid bouquets and often is differentiated by colour or floral ingredients
  • Bridesmaid bouquets – generally slightly smaller and often with a different colour palette or flower type than the bridal bouquet
  • Junior bridesmaid bouquets and/or pomander ball – again slightly smaller to suit the size of a young bridesmaid
  • Groom button hole – generally designed to match or compliment the bridal bouquet
  • Grooms-men button holes – generally designed to match or compliment the bridesmaid bouquets
  • Wrist or lapel corsages for parents or family – don’t forget corsages for the mothers and fathers or even grandparents on the day! It is a lovely way to make extended family feel included and like part of the bridal party
  • Flower girls baskets and petals – for the little ones to spread petals down the aisle baskets are best as they are easy to hold and light weight
  • Hair flowers or flower crowns – be it for the bride, bridesmaid or flower girls a flower crown or even just a beautiful cluster of blooms can really take an elegant hairstyle to the next level

For the Ceremony

  • Chairs – if you are having an outdoor ceremony or a ceremony in a non-traditional setting, chair are the first and most essential item for your ceremony
  • Carpet – whether you are getting married in a church or outside a white carpet or red carpet makes a lovely touch to distinguish the aisle on your wedding day
  • Archway – we have a wide variety of arches that are suitable for indoor or outdoor use and can be dressed with flowers and draping, or used on their own
  • Signage table & Chairs – an important element that can easily get overlooked is a table and chairs to sit at to sign wedding day documentation
  • Pew ends – pew ends are a great way to add a touch of colour and softness to any ceremony venue, these
  • Feature arrangements for the entrance or alter – a burst of flowers just at the start of the aisle as guests arrive is a lovely welcome, or for the alter if you are getting marred in a church
  • Signage for church or ceremony space – if you have selected a ceremony venue that is off the beaten path it is a great idea to put up a sign to let your guests know they have arrived at the right place!

For the Reception:

  • Chairs or chair covers and sashes – again starting with the basics, if your venue has great chairs you may not need either of these but if you aren’t a fan of the chairs look at the option of bringing in a Tiffany or bentwood chair, or if you are trying to keep the budget down a chair cover and sash may be a better option
  • Tablecloths & Napkins – although most venues include a standard white cloth and napkin it’s always a good idea to double check and then consider if you want to opt for a coloured or printed cloth for a bit of a pop, or just napkins for a more subtle touch
  • Centrepieces for guest tables – one of our favourite elements, the centrepiece really sets the mood for the space as it is the styled feature that draws your eye across the space and makes your reception venue unique to your special day
  • Centrepiece for bridal table – usually a bit different from the guest tables keep sight line in mind when designing the bridal table arrangements especially if you are having a forward facing long table
  • Table numbers – a decorative or ornate table number adds a nice touch to guide guests to their seats
  • Place cards & bomboniering – although we don’t organise place cards and bomboniering it is great to discuss what you have in mind with your stylist as they can suggest placement and ensure these elements tie in with everything else on your table

Additional décor:

  • Chandeliers
  • Draping or backdrop
  • Lounge Furniture
  • Cocktail Tables & Stools
  • Dance Floor
  • Candy buffet
  • Wishing well
  • Seating chart/easel

Contact one of our experienced stylists today for further guidance on styling your big day and making it one of a kind. We offer complimentary consultations in our showroom where a stylist will help you select the elements that are right for your venue and budget, and you can view our products in person to see the quality and variety available.