How to Decorate for a Wedding Night

Updated April 17, 2017

Decorating for a wedding night is a thoughtful way to show the bride and groom how much you care about them. Chances are they will appreciate the time and energy you spend on decorating their hotel room, and the romantic decor will help them celebrate their first night as husband and wife.

Check with the hotel where the bride and groom are staying and see if there are any specific policies against decorating a room. Many hotels have rules about lighting candles, so checking in advance will ward off any unexpected problems during the decorating process. Let the hotel know that you will be entering the room prior to the bride and groom's arrival to decorate.

Place all decorations you will need in a bag and keep it in an easy spot to retrieve. Leave the wedding reception a little early so you have enough time to decorate before the bride and groom arrive at the hotel.

Fill vases with fresh roses and strategically place them throughout the room. Remove rose petals from the roses and sprinkle them on the bed. Make a heart or write the couple's initials, if desired.

Place candles around the room and leave matches out so the bride and groom can light the candles upon entry into the room. Do not light the candles ahead of time, as that is dangerous.

Drape sheer scarves over the lamps in order to soften the light and make the room more romantic.

Retrieve an ice bucket from the front desk of the hotel and fill it with ice. Place a bottle of champagne in the bucket and allow it to chill. Set out champagne glasses and a box of chocolates next to the ice bucket.

Things You'll Need

  • Rose petals
  • Roses
  • Vases
  • Candles, either regular or battery operated
  • Sheer scarf, any colour
  • Champagne
  • Ice
  • Ice bucket
  • Box of chocolates
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About the Author

Natalie Chardonnet began writing in 2006, specializing in art, history, museums and travel. In 2010, she presented a paper on those subjects at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research. Chardonnet has a Bachelor of Arts in art history and a minor in Italian studies from Truman State University, in addition to a certificate in French from Ifalpes University in Chambery, France.