You want your wedding décor to be anything but basic. If you’re planning your wedding on your own, or simply don’t know where to begin with your event designer, fear not. These easy décor hacks are here to take your reception to the next level. From light bulbs to wine corks, you won’t believe what you can do with everyday household items. It’s time for some majorly innovative wedding décor inspo.
1. Floral Lanterns
For a surprisingly elegant piece of décor, ditch the candle and fill your lantern with flowers. Line your aisle or hang the lanterns from the ceiling for a fairytale vibe.
2. Garland Backdrop
There are so many fun ways to create a backdrop. Whether it’s for a photo background or simply décor, garlands make use of an otherwise empty space while being extremely customizable for epic pics.
Ann Kathrin Koch
3. Wine Cork Table Numbers
There are too many table number ideas out there to count (get it?) but this one is sure to impress. Plus you get to pop bottles in preparation.
4. Lightbulb Vases
Light up your reception with this innovative décor idea. For an added country feel—add twine to cover the part that is typically screwed into your precious Tiffany lamp.
Keepsake Memories Photography
5. Inscribed Pallets
Pallets are all the rustic rage right now. Have your calligrapher inscribe your dinner menu or the day’s schedule for a fun (and inexpensive) way to decorate your reception while serving a purpose.
West Sheridan Photo
6. Vintage Suitcase Card Collection
A card box is not strictly for utility. Use this opportunity to incorporate it into your décor and theme as a whole. We love the idea of using a vintage suitcase. Plus you can just lock it up and carry it away at the end of the evening!
Katelyn James Photography
7. Spray Paint Is Your BFF
The possibilities are endless here. Spray paint candleholders to match your color scheme or use metallic spray to turn dollar store vases into gorgeous centerpieces!
8. Hanging Frames
This has to be one of the easiest and coolest-looking hacks to hit the wedding world. Not only do hanging frames make for flawless photo ops, but add a little spray paint and your Goodwill frame will look like it belongs in a Brooklyn art installment.
Ahh this is a great article! I love love love it! Some of these ideas are so simple but sooooo beautiful! I am definitely going to have steal one (or maybe even a few) of these ideas for my own big day! I’ve been obsessed with the idea of a boho rural theme for years now so this is perfection for me _ I mean those gorgeous lightbulb flower hangings? BEAUTIFUL!! I mean this is literal wedding goals! Gahhh wedding planning is so stressful. The struggle to get that luxury wedding dream fairytale affair is real. I know everyone says it but there’s just so so so much to think about! I really think I might just hire a wedding/events planner. I’m just not very good at this whole thing! Plus my fiance is just no help at all (I mean I love him to pieces but when it comes to organising things he’s as useless as a chocolate teapot). Does anyone actually know of any party planners? I don’t want the ceremony planned, just the after party bit as that’s where I’m really struggling the most! I read in a magazine about a company called Scarlet Events (this is their site: https://www.scarletevents.com/ ) Has anyone used them or been to a party where they’ve hosted? Obviously they look great but I really wanted to read some reviews from fellow brides and wedding goers first! So if anyone has been to any of their events I would love you forever if you could give me any reviews and opinions on them! Thanks everyone! (Sorry for the long post – just call me bridezilla – my fiance does!) x