Wedding Reception Lighting Ideas

A great way to really set the mood for your wedding reception is with romantic lighting.  There are many ways to achieve this and get a dazzling look to remember.

I have rounded up several amazing lighting affects that promise to bring an atmosphere that is perfect for your wedding day.

Here is what I found:

1.  String Lights – These can be used both inside and outside and are a very popular and easy way to add beautiful lighting.  You can purchase both wired lights and wireless, depending on your needs.  Save On Crafts is an excellent source for wedding lighting and has all kinds of options available, including the grapevine lighted balls.  A section of wireless lights is also great for putting in vases on your tables.

wedding lighting with string lights

String lights and grapevine balls via Full Circle Eventi

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Indoor string lights via Webvivah

2.  Paper Lantern Wedding Lights – Paper lanterns are both inexpensive and impressive.  If this set-up looks a little overwhelming to you, you can always hire a lighting designer to handle all of your wedding lighting needs.  Otherwise, you can light and hang the lanterns, with the help of some friends.  Yes, you do need to add lights to these.  There are several options with the best option being LED lighting which lasts for days and doesn’t require power.  For all the options and a tutorial, check out this great post from Project Wedding.

paper lantern wedding lights

Paper lantern wedding lights via The DJ network

3.  Doilie Ball Lamps – For any of you over the top diy brides, here is a tutorial for making your own lanterns or balls for lights using doilies: Doilie Lamp DIY

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Doilie lights via Kristen Kubit

4.  Lantern Wedding Lighting – Lanterns add a vintage or rustic touch to a wedding and can be lit by soft candle light or wireless string lights or battery operated votives.  They can line walkways or be used as centerpieces or even hung from trees for an outdoor wedding.

lantern wedding lighting

Lantern wedding lights via Wedding Wire


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