An A to Z Guide to Wedding Details

No matter what size wedding you’re planning, there are many ways to incorporate a mix of old and new trends. Use this guide to find the details you want to throw into your big day!

A- Acrylic

Photography: Hayley Stall Photography, Signage: Winslow & Co.

From chairs, to table numbers, to signage, the possibilities are endless for incorporating this modern decor element into your special day.

B- Bar Cart

Photography: Jaci Berkopec, Mobile Bar: Wandering Wheels Events

These adorable bubbly vans are going to make regular wedding bars a thing of the past.

C- Colored Glassware

Photography: Paradise Photo Studio, Rentals: Events & Weddings Cancun, Planner: Paradise Wedding & Events

A simple glassware update can elevate your entire tablescape with a pop of color!

D- Dessert Bar

Photography: The Delacastros, Desserts: Daddy Cakes Bakery, Planning: Pink Diamond Events

Why have just cake when you could have all of this?!

E- Eucalyptus

Photography: Mark Trela Photography, Flowers: Life In Bloom

The classic greenery is so versatile, we dare you to try to not use it.

F- Floral Confetti

Photography: Pegga Saas, Confetti: Everland Confetti, Planning: Event Artillery

This is a more sustainable option than rice or regular confetti, and it actually photographs quite well.

G- Geometric Accents

Photography: Rob Tarren, Geometric Design: The Cotswold Wedding Company

Gone are the days of circles or squares. Sneak in a little geo fun with a triangle altar arch or hexagonal terrariums.

H- Height Differences

Photography: Rebecca Searle Photography, Rentals: Harriet’s Table & The W Collection, Planning: Sophie Warren Weddings

Decor comes in sets of different sizes for a reason — they look better together! Add some height to your centerpieces by utilizing alternating height vases or candlesticks.

I- Industrial Venues

Photography: Kate Ignatowski

Think lofts, warehouses, abandoned factories — these spaces bring such a unique, industrial vibe!

J- Jean Jackets

Photography: By Amy Lynn

Had to throw a bridal style tip in here! Matching denim jackets for the bridal party make for a killer bridesmaid gift and Instagram-worthy group shots.

K- Kids’ Table

Photography: Elleni Toumpas

Kids are a touchy wedding subject for some, but if you are inviting enough kids to run a daycare and they are old enough, giving them their own table with a paper “tablecloth” and crayons is a sweet touch.

L- Lounge Area

Photography: Elyse Hall, Rentals: Prim Rentals, Planning: Wild One Events

Lounge areas with a picture perfect velvet sofa have grown in popularity over the years, and if you have extra decor budget to spend, why not?

M- Macramé

Photography: Samantha Genido, Macrame: Macramama, Planning: Rayanne Rose Weddings

Boho brides, unite! Macramé makes a fabulous altar backdrop, or simple chair decor.

N- Naked Cake

Photography: Joey Ventura, Cake: The Cocoa Cakery

Perfectly imperfect, this rustic trend speaks for itself.

O- Overhead Greenery

Photography: Rachel May Photography, Florals: Blue Ridge Floral, Planner: Amore Events

Whether you have a garland hoop above the dance floor or hanging vines over the dining tables, this is definitely a trend that will make your guests instantly whip out their phones to document!

P- Pampas Grass

Photography: Ryann Lindsey Photography, Florals: Form Floral

Say what you will, but we really don’t think this whimsical plant will be taken off a wedding trend list any time soon. Sneak it into your bouquet for a subtle appearance!

Q- Quaint Personalized Details

Photography: Paige Winn, Planning: Southern Protocol

Everyone’s got a hashtag, but do you have personalized bar napkins? These are a super inexpensive way to add in some personalized details!

R- Rugs

Photography: Lilly Red, Rentals: Sunday Best Event Hire, Planning: The Events Lounge

Whether they are down the aisle or strategically placed around your setup, they add a warm, welcoming vibe that will make everyone feel at home.

S- String Lights

Photography: Alexi Conroy Photography, Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals

Hung inside or out, these will add a romantic, intimate vibe to any space.

T- Tents

Photography: Rachel May Photography, Planning: Ashlee Virginia Events

Honestly if you have the option to use a tent for your wedding reception, DO IT. They’re such a fun, blank canvas with endless possibilities!

U- Unconventional Seating Arrangements

Photography: Mango Studios, Planning: Lustre Events

What’s the first thing a guest sees when they get to the wedding? The ceremony site! No better way to make a first impression than with a creative and unique seating set up.

V- Votives, Votives, Votives

Photography: Westlund Photography, Rentals: More Rentals, Planning: I Love You More Events

You can truly never have too many votives. Mix and match different styles and shades of the same color to really tie in all your table decor together.

W- White Bridesmaids Dresses

Photography: Ashley Burns Photography, Planning: Fawn Events

This trend has grown in popularity over the last few years, and we hope it stays. White on white is just too chic!

X- X-Back Chairs

Photography: Lauren Diekhaus Photography, Planner: Fête du Jour Events

Also known as crossback chairs, these are an inexpensive chair upgrade that will add a romantic touch to your space. You can read more about our obsession with chairs (it’s a real thing) in this blog post.

Y- Yard Celebrations

Photography: Hannah Michelle Photography

Ideas include lawn games, a Photo Booth van, or even just an outdoor cocktail hour. Guests love an outdoor moment!

Z- Zoom

Photography & Invitations: Paper Passion Designs

Even in normal times, there’s always someone who can’t make the event so this technical addition isn’t so bad!

Are you including any of these ideas as a part of your special day? Let us know in the comments!

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