Deciding on how to decorate your wedding reception is a huge part of the planning process. You want it to tell your love story and illuminate you and your significant other’s personalities. And of course you want the decor to really wow your guests. In the end, you want it to be a beautiful experience, like stepping through a book of romantic fairy tales. Luckily, you have some gorgeous inspiration to guide the way and help you bring your dream wedding to life. Here are five unique wedding reception decoration details you won’t want to miss.
Seating charts, escort cards, or whatever you choose to call them, are the one wedding decoration you know your guests will lay eyes on. With that being said, it’s probably safe to say you’ll want your seating chart to be creative, fun, and organized. There are a lot of different options, but one we’ve seen pop up is writing the names on glass. Whether it’s on mirrored glass or window panes, this trend is a lovely alternative to the typical paper cards. Plus, it gets everyone gathered around to find their seats, which starts conversation.
Baby’s breath is having a major moment right now. It’s in everything, from bouquets to weaved within the bride’s hair. This little flower is not only beautiful on its own, but budget-friendly and long-lasting. As you can see from the photos above, baby’s breath can be used in a variety of ways depending on the look you’re going for. Put them in big clusters for grand elegance, in boxes or barrels for a rustic look, or paired with something unique to you and your significant other.
One of the biggest ways you can set the mood for your wedding reception is through lighting. There’s everything from the simple candle to uplighting. Some lighting trends we’ve seen come in the form of marquee carnival letters that spell out a word or the couple’s initials. You can also hang lights from the ceiling for a dramatic effect or string twinkle lights across a bare wall to really illuminate the setting.
Spring, summer, fall, winter - no matter what season it is, couples are adorning their wedding spaces with flowers. The big trend for 2015 is flower backdrops. They can be real or paper, draped or clustered, pinned to a board or hung in pots.
All the guests will be seated at some point, so why not extend the wedding decor to their chairs? There are so many unique ways to accessorize them: wrap them in tulle, drape beads across the top, adorn them with flowers or lace or burlap, tie them in ribbon, hang a sign on the back, or wrap them in a bow.
Your reception space is where everyone will gather to continue in the celebration of love with food, dancing, and lots of laughter. So make sure you decorate it from the heart and create a space that’s unique to you. Have a favorite look? Let us know in the comments!