We’re Head Over Heels for These 22 Hanging Reception Decor Ideas

September 29, 2016 | Junebug Weddings


In a great venue, your reception décor can take on a life of its own, transforming the space from ceiling to floor with a design that embodies your love. Well-rounded reception designs really bring the wow factor by creating an atmosphere that guests can take in from every angle. While we’ve shared plenty of table décor and even signage inspiration lately, we’re kicking it up a notch with these hanging reception décor ideas to help you go beyond the bunting. Your guests are sure to be starstruck when they walk in and see these dangling beauties!

Reclaimed Wood with Suspended Florals

If DIY projects are your favorite weekend pastime, this suspended statement is for you! Stringing flowers or foliage through found lattices, wooden palettes, or even crates is a great way to create visual interest above your party while also making the ceiling look higher than it is!

naturally-glam-wedding-at-the-water-conservation-garden-21-of-31-600x900 photo by Let’s Frolic Together; see more from this wedding here!

mint-orange-vintage-florida-wedding-artisan-alley-garage-421-600x900 photo by Concept Photography, wedding design by An Affair to Remember, floral design by Sanford Flower Shop; see more from this wedding here!

this-toledo-couple-brings-woodland-romance-indoors-17-600x900 photo by Eastlyn Bright, floral design by La Boutique Nostalgie and The Flower Market; see more from this wedding here!

eclectic-industrial-inspired-wedding-by-thomas-bui-lifestyle-28 photo by Viera Photographics, wedding design by Thomas Bui Lifestyle, floral design by Adorations Botanical Artistry; see more from this wedding here!

romantic-blush-and-gold-inpsiration-shoot-from-vue-photography-16 photo by Vue Photography, wedding design by It Takes Two Events, floral design by Everything and More Events!; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

Origami and Geometric Paper Shapes

Add a burst of color and a modern touch to your reception with folded or cut paper shapes hanging from the ceiling. There’s nothing more one-of-a-kind than something you make yourself, and this DIY décor shows off your personal style unlike any other. For beginner crafters, a mobile of cut paper is easy to achieve. For more advanced makers, try 3D geometric shapes!

if-you-love-bright-colors-this-heide-modern-art-gallery-wedding-is-for-you-39-600x899 photo by Madeline Druce Photography, wedding design by Sooti; see more from this wedding here!

whimsical-white-ojai-valley-wedding-10-600x900 photo by Hanna Photography; see more from this wedding here!

pink-blue-irish-wedding-13-600x400 photo by Moat Hill Photography; see more from this wedding here!

multicultural-inspired-wedding-at-the-captain-whidbey-inn-julia-kinnunen-photography-0052-600x900 photo by Julia Kinnunen Photography, wedding design by Lola Leigh Events; see more from this wedding here!

Floral Chandeliers and Halos of Greenery

If your venue has a lot of room to fill, both in depth and height, floral chandeliers and halos of greenery are a great way to make use of your space! The key to this design element is determining the best distance between structures: do you prefer one large piece over each table or several smaller clusters throughout the room?

a-folksy-ohio-wedding-at-grandma-and-grandpas-house-8-600x900 photo by Coley & Co Photography; see more from this wedding here!

forest-wedding-south-africa-kikitography-10-of-44-600x900 photo by Kikitography; see more from this wedding here!

quirky-classy-los-angeles-wedding-fig-house-22-600x400 photo by Let’s Frolic Together, wedding design by Sweet Emilia Jane, floral design by Shindig Chic; see more from this wedding here!

this-romanian-wedding-has-all-the-autumn-decor-inspiration-you-need-23-600x900 photo by Green Antlers Photography, wedding design by The Wedding House, floral design by Bloom Bloom Florist; see more from this wedding here!

Glass Globes with Candles or Air Plants

If suspended flowers and dangling colors would be overwhelming for your venue aesthetic, glass globes are the sophisticated answer to your hanging needs. Electric candles sparkle against the glass for an elegant look, while air plants are a modern choice with a natural touch.

mountaintop-helicopter-wedding-41-600x400 photo by Jim Pollard Goes Click, wedding design by Remarkable Weddings; see more from this wedding here!

destination-wedding-in-cabo-with-photos-by-chris-plus-lynn-photographers-24 photo by Chris + Lynn Photographers, wedding and floral design by Elena Damy; see more from this wedding here!

melissaergo_junebug-42-600x900 photo by Melissa Ergo; see more from this wedding here!

natural-green-yellow-wedding-at-yandida-station-australia-photo-by-studio-impressions-28 photo by Studio Impression, wedding design by The Main Event Weddings; see more from this wedding here!

natural-organic-outdoor-summer-wedding-at-holly-farm-photo-by-lisa-lefringhouse-photography-40 photo by Lisa Lefringhouse Photography; see more from this wedding here!

Epic Floral Installations

When it comes to these floral installations, you’ve got to go big or go home! Team up with your wedding planner and florist to design a major statement piece your guests won’t soon forget. Due to their size, placement is key for these epic installations. Utilize this hanging reception decor idea to draw attention to your sweetheart table, the dance floor, or a romantic lounge area to get your guests using the flow of the room.

romantic-tropical-wedding-brazil-duo-borgatto-8-of-33-600x900 photo by Duo Borgatto, wedding design by Produtora de Ideias, floral design by Congregabahia; see more from this wedding here!

lush-australian-wedding-37-600x400 photo by Natasja Kremers Photography, wedding design by Cathrin D’Entremont Weddings, floral design by Zinnia Floral Designs; see more from this wedding here!

youll-love-the-laid-back-glamour-of-this-noosa-north-shore-wedding-16-600x900 photo by Bonnie Jenkins, wedding design by Hope & Lace, floral design by Ginger Lily & Rose; see more from this wedding here!

traditional-romantic-ballroom-wedding-at-the-ritz-carlton-washington-dc-photos-by-ira-lippke-studios-19 photo by Ira Lippke Studios, wedding design by Creative Parties, Ltd., floral design by Amaryllis, Inc. Florial and Event Design; see more from this wedding here!

Which hanging reception decor idea fits your wedding the best? Looking for more wedding décor inspiration? Help your guests find their seats with these unique escort card ideas!


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