30 Amazing Wedding Ceremony & Reception Decoration Ideas

Today I’m sharing with you over 30 [yes 3-to-the-0!!] AMAZING wedding decorating ideas that’ll chic-efy [tis a real word] your ceremony / reception and will stupefy your guests. From super cool bunting to magnificent chandeliers… to the dreamiest of drapes, there’s an idea here for every type of bride!

Colourful floating lanterns are super pretty and super fun!

30 Amazing Wedding Ceremony & Reception Decoration Ideas

image credit | colourful hanging floating lanterns: photography by tanja lippert photography

Or how about a super bright honeycomb garland? This one was used at the entrance to an amazing wedding.

colourful honeycomb wedding garland

image credit | colourful honeycomb garland: photography by katherine o’ brien photography

If you’re looking for a classical pretty wedding decoration ideas why not pop candles into glass jars. They can be suspended using ribbons or other types of pretty material.

wedding reception ideas: hanging decor
wedding reception ideas: hanging decor

image credits | hanging jars with candles: photography by evonne & darren photography | hanging jars with candles: photographer by unknown

Loving dainty DIY doilies spinning in the breeze and don’t the drapes of glass beading look so chic?

Reception Decor Ideas - Doilies
wedding reception ideas: hanging decor

image credits | hanging doily decoration: photography by ace photography | hanging crystal chains / balls and pom poms candles: photographer by unknown

I. am. obsessed with edison bulbs. So simple and so, so gorgeous!

Wedding Edison Bulbs - 30 Amazing Wedding Ceremony & Reception Decoration Ideas

image credits | hanging edison light bulbs: photographer unknown

Wanna make a grand old statement? Chandeliers definitely have the w.o.w factor and look perfect in a rustic barn / warehouse type setting!

Reception Decor Ideas - Chandaliers
wedding reception ideas: hanging decor

image credits | hanging chandeliers: photography by melissa musgrove photographyhanging crystal chandelier: photographer unknown

Vintage parasols make quirky decorations and these pastel vintage lampshades really do liven up a marquee.

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vintage lampshade decorations

image credits | hanging parasol hanging umbrellas: photographer unknown | hanging marquee lampshades: photography by unknown

Create ambience with your lighting. I love the pretty glow of these Moroccan inspired lamps against the bold and pretty Chinese paper lanterns.

wedding reception ideas: hanging decor

image credits | hanging chinese and moroccan lanterns: photography by gonzalo manera

How lovely do these garden lanterns look underneath the draped material? And if you’re considering using lanterns, take a look at exotic types like these thai silk lanterns.

30 Amazing Wedding Ceremony & Reception Decoration Ideas
 Asian lampshades

image credits | tulle drapes and lanterns: photography by jessica zais photographyhanging thai lanterns: photography by tino & pip photography

Does your venue have beams? The simplicity of just draping the beams with material is very romantic.

Amazing Reception Decor Ideas

image credits | draped barn beams: photography by ae pictures inc

Paper poms are a popular idea, I love the rustic-ness of these newspaper poms. XO’s and happy couple images are also a super sweet idea, make a great focal point and are an emotive decoration.

Paper Poms - 30 Amazing Wedding Ceremony & Reception Decoration Ideas
XOXO Wedding Idea - 30 Amazing Wedding Ceremony & Reception Decoration Ideas

image credits | hanging newspaper pom: photography by searching for the light photographyhanging photos and XO’s: photography by emily steffen photography

The tulle backdrop in this image is stunning and I love the hanging fern arrangements.

hanging ferns

image credits | hanging tulle backdrop and ferns: photography by jessica zais photography

This fresh flower chandelier created with glass vials is one of my favourite ideas. And the glass jars with fresh florals look rather pretty suspended too.

floral chandeliers
hanging floral jars

image credits | flower and vial chandelier: photographer unknown | hanging lace flower jars: photographer unknown

Large paper flowers liven up a marquee space, and how pretty are these bottles suspended from wire lampshades?!

hanging paper flowers
hanging bottles from lampshades

image credits | hanging paper flowers: photography by sutherland kovachhanging wire lampshades with glass bottled flowers: photographer unknown

Making a 1000 paper cranes will make all your dreams come true! Promise. They also look way way cute!

paper cranes

image credits | hanging origami cranes and pretty chandelier: photographer unknown

Light up outdoor spaces with these mini lantern fairy lights. Twinkle twinkle wedding star.

Min light lanterns - 30 Amazing Wedding Ceremony & Reception Decoration Ideas

image credits | hanging mini lanterns: photographer by unknown

Transform venue ceilings with pretty strips of material or create your own hand-written paper bunting. Love the arrows and chevrons.

Reception Decor Ideas
Reception Decor Ideas

image credits | hanging fabric strips and lights: photographer unknown | homemade hand written bunting: photography by arrow & apple

Put a splash of Mexican fun into your big day with papel picado flags and this creative picado chandelier.

mexican wedding flag bunting
Reception Decor Ideas - Picadelo Chandelier

image credits | mexican flag bunting: photography by sarah richardson photographymexican flag chandelier: photographer unknown

Accordion styled paper bunting looks very modern with the spots and stripes.

Accordian paper bunting - 30 Amazing Wedding Ceremony & Reception Decoration Ideas

image credits | paper accordion bunting: photographer unknown

And don’t these paper wheels make an awesome backdrop?

Amazing Reception Decor Ideas
Amazing Reception Decor Ideas

image credits | paper wheel backdrop: photographer unknown | hanging paper wheels and lights: photography by crissie mcdowell photography

Modernise your wedding bunting with stylish chevron stripes and super bright tassels.

modern and cool wedding bunting

image credits | tassel garland bunting: photography by dave richards photography

You cannot go wrong with a bit of glitter bunting. Tis a fact! Or if you’re feeling all retro, create vintage hanky bunting.

Amazing Reception Decor Ideas
Amazing Reception Decor Ideas

image credits | glitter bunting: photography by galaxie andrewsvintage hanky bunting: photographer unknown

LOVE letter balloons could be used as a backdrop to the head table perhaps? And they double up nicely as a fun photo op prop.

Reception Decor Ideas

image credits | gold LOVE letter balloons: photography by ryan ray photography

How beepin’ lovely are these oversized fringe tasselled balloons?!

over sized geronimo balloons with tassels

image credits | oversized geronimo balloons with tassels: photography by nathan russell wedding photography

One of my all-time favourite wedding props has to be these giant LOVE light props and this mix and match light chandelier is rather spectacular too.

wedding love lights
various hanging lights

image credits | giant litup LOVE lights: photographer unknown | multiple lights chandelier: photographer unknown

And finally, if you’re considering the giant letter lights. Spell out your initials and place them as a backdrop on the dance floor. Pure wedding perfection.

giant lit up wedding letters

image credits | giant initials lighting: photography by assassynation

These fab decor ideas will take your wedding from hum-drum to AMAZE-um ;) I particularly think the giant light letters are super special and I’m also very fond of the oversized geronimo balloons with pretty tassels! How about you?

And if you’re looking to purchase decor for your wedding, check out my top wedding idea picks via etsy!

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  • Megan Kent
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    Hey,

    I absolutely loved this post, it has a great feel to it and offers excellent inspiration.

    The Edison bulbs are a simple, yet effective idea that looks really great. I haven’t seen the bulbs used as wedding decorations before, but they are lovely and work really well. I also like the idea of having low-hanging drapes over the wedding tables, with fairy lights on top of them. The drapes look really magical, and this kind of dim lighting would make your wedding venue feel really intimate and warm.

    :)

    Megan

  • Kira
    Reply

    I loved the decorations in all these pictures! I finally found a website that sells those really cute cake stands that would look great in these weddings. you should check it out! http://roxyheartvintage.com/vmchk/Pedestal-Cake-Stands/View-all-products/

  • Nathan @ Artemis Stationery
    Reply

    Really great ideas, the edison bulbs look great. Possibly hard to get hold of but make a great alternative to chandeliers or lanterns. I always wonder what happen to the giant letters after though. Are they normally, bought made or hired? Like you say though they do make a great backdrop for the dance floor!

  • Keith Morgen
    Reply

    I love these wedding decoration ideas, the ideas are really fantastic and inspirational. All the images have unique decor ideas which will be helpful to anybody to make his/her wedding venue personalized.

  • Julian Hansford aka DJ Jules
    Reply

    Fantastic ideas. Very inspirational.

  • Dikiş Makinası
    Reply

    The Edison bulbs are a simple, yet effective idea that looks really great. I haven’t seen the bulbs used as wedding decorations before, but they are lovely and work really well. I also like the idea of having low-hanging drapes over the wedding tables, with fairy lights on top of them. The drapes look really magical, and this kind of dim lighting would make your wedding venue feel really intimate and warm.

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