A Few Wedding Reception Decoration Ideas


Decorating for your wedding reception can be a lot of fun, and it’s a great way to get everyone in the bridal party involved in something that will be remembered for some time to come. Below are some great wedding reception decoration ideas to tickle your idea bone and get you in the mood for some serious decorating!

A Few Wedding Reception Decoration Ideas

A Night for the High School Sweethearts

If the couple has been together forever or at least from high school, a great choice is to re-create a high school dance as one of the wedding reception decoration ideas. Perhaps a banner can greet the happy couple as they walk into the reception with their marriage date. A couple’s photo both ala prom nights would be a great addition as well. Who knows? Perhaps you can even get the mother of the bride to serve punch and cookies at the dessert table. However you decide to decorate the reception hall, bringing back memories from the high school days of the sweethearts just might be a great idea.

Theme Night

Another great decoration idea is to have the entire area decorated as a theme. Perhaps the chosen couple met at a showing of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. What better, more romantic theme than a Shakespeare one? Or perhaps you and your groom simply loved that old TV show of Cheers. Who wouldn’t enjoy themselves at a place where everyone knows their name? If you decide to go with a theme wedding though, be sure to go all out and have some fun with it. It takes a bit more preparation, but this reception decoration idea is one of the best out there

Focus on a Flower

If you and your husband to be would rather keep it simple, one of the best ideas is to choose a single type of flower and builds the decorations around that. Perhaps the bride’s favorite flower is the violet. If so, perhaps purple or blue decorations with the hint of violets would be a great idea. Use violets in the centerpieces, and scatter them on the head table. Perhaps you can bring the theme of a violet into the place settings with some violet scented napkins.

Let Others Do the Work

Of course, perhaps the best wedding reception decoration idea is to allow the reception hall to worry about the decorations. After all, they are professionals, and they have decorated many a reception hall over the years. When you’re planning your wedding reception, the easiest thing to do in the world is to sit down with the manager of the reception hall and see if they have any ideas for your wedding day. You’ll be pleasantly surprised as to what they can come up with.

No matter what decorating ideas you use, be sure to have fun with it. This night, after all, is a celebration of something sacred, beautiful and wonderful. The decorations, favors, food and everything else should highlight that fact.

Hello! My name is Anna and I am the editor of this site, wedding designer, artist. I love life as it is, and I also keep my wedding blog.