30 Mar Easy Wedding Reception Decor
1. Family photo wall
Everyone loves to look at old photos. Decorate your wedding reception with a family photo wall. It’s a fun way to get people interacting with each other as they guess ‘who’s who’ and a great trip down memory lane. It also looks great!
2. Paper lanterns
A simple, cost effective yet beautiful way to decorate the ceiling of your wedding reception. Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, paper lanterns suit all locations and occasions. Mix and match different colours and sizes – the more the better! You can buy these from the Paper Lantern Shop
3. Chalk Boards
Chalk boards are another cost effective and easy way to decorate your reception venue. They also double up as instruction where needed. Pointing people to the photo booth, welcoming them or displaying the seating arrangements are just some of the ways you can use the boards. Etsy has some great locally made wedding chalk boards. Or you make them yourself with chalkboard paint.
4. Bulb lighting
Lighting is an important part of a wedding reception to create the right mood. A fun option for lighting it light industrial looking light bulbs. They’re inexpensive and provide and look awesome indoors and outdoors. They also seem to work with any decor theme. You can purchase strings of light bulb lights from larger stores like Bunnings or support local stores like Fat Stack Vintage.
What better way to create a magical feel to your wedding reception venue than with fairy lights? These can be draped on the walls, ceiling or tables. If you’re having an outdoor wedding you can wrap them around tree trunks or hang them in the branches. They look good just about anywhere. If you’re draping the ceiling of your wedding venue you can hang fairy lights behind the draping to create a mystical look.
6. Tin vases
Flower centrepieces are a must at every wedding but why not try something different and pop them into a tin can. This works well for rustic themed weddings in particular.
7. A mirror wall
A wall with mismatched mirrors is another way to decorate your wedding venue. It also doubles up as a place where people can check they’re still looking good but also as a thank you wall. By adding a chalkboard to the wall with thank you messaging – the wall turns into a clever way to thank people for coming!
Bunting is a versatile and easy decoration to drape around tables and the ceiling. You can pick material that is going to best suit the style of your wedding; floral, hessian, etc. And you can make them at home! They can be made from material or paper and are easy to recycle. Keep an eye out for our blog on tips for making bunting – coming soon!