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40+ Extraordinary White Wedding Ideas & Decor: Swoon!

From intimate receptions to a big bash, these white wedding ideas will certainly leave your guests speechless. Just remember to add a pop of color, find out why!

White cake on a white chair.

White cake on a white chair.

A white wedding will transport us to a state of pure, unadulterated pretty. The look is classic and beautiful. Once the symbol of purity, innocence, and light and the most traditional color for weddings, it is not so common anymore. Yet, white weddings are always extraordinary whether for its symbolism or from a decor perspective. And even most impressive during the summer or winter months. These white wedding ideas will make you say yes to this traditional color again and again. Get inspired by these 40+ white wedding ideas! 🙂

Extraordinarily Elegant Indoor White Wedding Ideas

If your white wedding is held indoors, be creative so it won’t look boring. Since white will be the dominant color, or maybe the only color, it will be necessary to make the decoration very attractive while keeping in mind that the bride has to stand out. Add a signature color to give some dimension or to liven it up or have the bride wear a more colorful creation.

Mix white with either greenery or copper accents for an interesting and modern contrasting effect, or with subtle hues such as pastel pink or beige for a natural color lift.

Dramatic lighting pieces like a large crystal chandelier hanging in the center of the room will remove the risk of a dull white wedding decor. Do not hesitate to create large bouquets of flowers in the room. The bigger, the better here. If you plan to add large floral arrangements as table centerpieces, opt for very tall and clear vases to avoid blocking your guests’s faces.

Imagine a white wedding with tables covered with soft blush linens and lush arrangements of ivory florals dripping with crystals. Gold or copper accents can add a touch of glamour to the space by way of guest chairs, candelabras, glassware, and vases.

Indoor industrial white wedding decor. Raw spaces are perfect to unleash your creativity and play with geometric and minimalist shapes. Love the drapery and the chandelier.

Indoor industrial white wedding decor. Raw spaces are perfect to unleash your creativity and play with geometric and minimalist shapes. Love the drapery and the chandelier.

Perfection with tall, dramatic ivory and white silk flower centerpieces. Not too hard to put together and with a swanky vintage vibe.

Perfection with tall, dramatic ivory and white silk flower centerpieces. Not too hard to put together and with a swanky vintage vibe.

Tea and ivory colored roses over a tan table runner to give dimension to your white wedding decor.

Tea and ivory colored roses over a tan table runner to give dimension to your white wedding decor.

Want to craft these dreamy white wedding candle centerpieces? You'll only need three elements: white pillar candles, some foliage and white ribbon. Add the moss-covered stones for a forest effect and it doesn't have to be winter to show them off!

Want to craft these dreamy white wedding candle centerpieces? You’ll only need three elements: white pillar candles, some foliage and white ribbon. Add the moss-covered stones for a forest effect and it doesn’t have to be winter to show them off!

Outdoor White Wedding Decor: Fresh & Modern Ideas

For an outdoor wedding, other colors will be added to the white without you even noticing. Can’t get rid of the plants, greenery or even the sand and the ocean in the background. This is actually to your advantage. Greenery brings a nice contrast to the decor in white as does wood inside of a barn or the blue of the ocean at a white beach wedding.

There’s no need for massive chandeliers or giant flower arrangements at an outdoor white wedding. The details can be simple and be reduced to lavish bride and groom reception chairs or white flowers dangling in pretty mason jars!

Glamorize your white wedding chairs with a pop of color. New Orleans wedding. Photographer: Marissa Lambert.

Glamorize your white wedding chairs with a pop of color. New Orleans wedding. Photographer: Marissa Lambert.




Very rustic chic white table with trestles, bottles and single flowers as centerpieces. Check out the delicate gold filament dishes. Swoon!

Very rustic chic white table with trestles, bottles and single flowers as centerpieces. Check out the delicate gold filament dishes. Swoon!

Love how the centerpieces are transparent so as not to block the guest's view. Also that ceiling is amazing.

Love how the centerpieces are transparent so as not to block the guest’s view. Also that ceiling is amazing.

Simple hydrangea centerpiece for a beach white wedding.

Simple hydrangea centerpiece for a beach white wedding.

All-white and glam vineyard wedding. Absolutely divine. Photographer: Sylvie Gil Photography.

All-white and glam vineyard wedding. Absolutely divine. Photographer: Sylvie Gil Photography.

Luxury White Wedding Cakes and Dessert Tables

Romantic and floral white wedding cakes are all the rage right now. Add texture and dimension to your cake with delicate rosettes, sugar flowers and dragees. Another trendy idea is a white chocolate drip cake surrounded with fruits covered in confectionary sugar or blush macarons.

Think all-white for the dessert table. There’s plenty of sweets that bear this simple and beautiful color. Otherwise, let some food dyes or sugar be your ally. Get inspired by these incredible white wedding ideas to create your very own!

This perfectly designed white beach wedding cake makes us swoon. Surrounded by a gorgeous dessert table decor and white candy.

This perfectly designed white beach wedding cake makes us swoon. Surrounded by a gorgeous dessert table decor and white candy.

Tempting and irresistible wedding dessert table in white by Amy Atlas.

Tempting and irresistible wedding dessert table in white by Amy Atlas.

Classic and impressive four-tiered white wedding cake with sugar flower details created by Wedding Cakes by Pamela.

Classic and impressive four-tiered white wedding cake with sugar flower details created by Wedding Cakes by Pamela.

All-White Wedding Tips You’ve Got to Read

If you want to go for an all-white wedding – one of those fit for a princess or a movie star – you will have to make it very clear to your guests that their attire has to be white. We recommend to steer clear of it, unless this is a very intimate event with very close family and friends, as it may upset the guests. Not everybody looks great in white and you would have to be very careful with the wedding menu. Nothing worse that bbq or marinara sauce on a pristine white outfit. Amiright?

If you really want to go all-white, your guests must adhere to the white dress code.

If you really want to go all-white, your guests must adhere to the white dress code.

Gorgeous lace gown and guess what? It's from an Etsy store. Check them out here!

Gorgeous lace gown and guess what? It’s from an Etsy store. Check them out here!

Princess ball gown wedding dress with sheer lace back from the Marchesa 2018 collection.

Princess ball gown wedding dress with sheer lace back from the Marchesa 2018 collection.

Sometimes the difference is made by adding simple white balloons.

Sometimes the difference is made by adding simple white balloons.

Have you enjoyed these white wedding decor ideas? Don’t stop here. Check out these impressive white wedding cake designs or debate whether your dress should be white or not in this controversial article.

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Fresh and modern chic decor.

Fresh and modern chic decor.

Centerpieces, butterflies place cards, menus folded into napkins and votives... So clean and simple!

Centerpieces, butterflies place cards, menus folded into napkins and votives… So clean and simple!

Revamp your Chiavari chairs with a white wedding decor idea. FloraRosa Design.

Revamp your Chiavari chairs with a white wedding decor idea. FloraRosa Design.

Delightfully delicate and filled with exquisite floral motifs, Marchesa’s Spring 2018 bridal collection features wedding dresses with au courant details and a glamorous fit.

Delightfully delicate and filled with exquisite floral motifs, Marchesa’s Spring 2018 bridal collection features wedding dresses with au courant details and a glamorous fit.

Tablecloths and white tulips accompanied by confectioners sugar-covered desserts.

Tablecloths and white tulips accompanied by confectioners sugar-covered desserts.

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