Usually the bride thinks of the wedding decoration theme, but in some cases the groom can get on the action as well in order to create something that is unique and mutually liked by all.
Probably the most important aspect of the wedding decoration choosing process will be the color, as this will have to work with the overall theme of the wedding as well as be liked by all those involved. Once that is settled, you can start adding more and more items to the decorations list such as candles and balloons, flowers and confetti.
For instance if you're going to use a lot of flowers it would be advisable to have them pre-arranged and ready to be easily deployed where needed - you'll need this sort of efficiency at the church.
The style, color and theme of your wedding decoration motif should also take into account the location of the actual event as this can greatly influence your choices and options. This is quite an important factor to consider as an open air wedding will offer different challenges in decorating than a wedding in an enclosed ballroom. For instance an outdoor wedding should make the entire wedding decoration process a bit simpler because the reception area and the wedding area are basically the same. Outdoor decorations can usually be livelier than the indoor ones as you can rely on the outdoor scenery to add to the atmosphere.
When it comes to an outdoor wedding the lighting can be used to great effect; using string lights or customized lanterns can create a very stylish and romantic effect. Similarly candles and torches can offer a particular touch to certain decoration themes.
Similarly the number of guests should also be taken into account when deciding on the positioning of the various decoration accents. And when considering the number of guests, also consider the number of children that will be attending, as they tend to be rather energetic and you might want to child proof your decorations in order to avoid any trouble.
You can combine the concept of wedding decoration with the wedding favours that you will be offering to your guests. Certain items like picture frames, place card holders or various silver trinkets can act as both favours and decorations.
Regardless of the options and variations that you are going for, you should always keep your budget in mind. It's nice to think about what you would want to have and where but you always have to balance that with your wedding decoration budget.