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A round-up of original, fun and drop-dead gorgeous balloon decoration ideas that will sweep you off your feet. Incorporate them at the wedding aisle, reception tables and decor. Craft your very own with these lit and affordable DIYs! Let’s get started!

Check out these insta-worthy balloon decoration ideas for your wedding!

Check out these insta-worthy balloon decoration ideas for your wedding!

Balloons are kinda magical, aren’t they? Maybe because they bring back happy childhood memories but after checking out these breathtaking and unique balloon decoration ideas, you will agree, they are not just for kid parties anymore.
From balloon themed weddings to the magical balloon release, balloon wedding decor is affordable and very easy to DIY. Personalize your wedding and impress your guests with these fab balloon decoration ideas!

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Dreamy Balloon Decoration Ideas for Couples on a Budget

Large, small and medium sized, balloons can make your reception decor truly pop. (Just don’t go around popping the balloons no matter how tempting it is). These affordable ideas fit every budget while looking like a million bucks

1- Floating giant balloon confetti decor

Simple and delicate, this idea will glam up any event. Get a hold of 6 to 8 giant clear balloons and top them up with shimmery pieces of confetti. Fill them up with helium and tie their tails with small weights. Tip: for the weights, paint some rocks with silver or gold spray paint.

Original balloon decoration ideas on a budget for the most amazing corner ever. DIY on the blog!

Original balloon decoration ideas on a budget for the most amazing corner ever.

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2- Affordable DIY table decor with balloons

Kill three birds with one stone with these Pinterest-worthy and ultra affordable balloon decoration ideas. Decor, centerpiece and table number in one simple and easy project that will win the heart of all DIY-brides. Have the ribbon go through the table number card and tie it to the centerpiece.

Centerpiece table number and centerpiece balloon decor idea. Photography: Juxtaphotos.

Centerpiece table number and centerpiece balloon decor idea. Photography: Juxtaphotos.

3- Balloon decorations for wedding reception halls

We know you will want to incorporate these cringe-worthy balloon decoration ideas. Fill up the ceiling with balloons to achieve this impressive effect for under $50.

TD wedding balloon decor ideas.

TD wedding balloon decor ideas.

Remember prom? Why not copy some of these balloon decoration ideas for your wedding?

Remember prom? Why not copy some of these balloon decoration ideas for your wedding?

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4- Balloon decoration ideas for weddings

An intimate and festive aesthetic with matching fringes hanging from the balloons and the back of the chairs. All you need to do is tie colorful ribbon or paper fringes to the giant ballon tails.

As above, so below. Colorful fringes hanging from the balloons that match the back of the chairs for a festive aesthetic.

As above, so below. Colorful fringes hanging from the balloons that match the back of the chairs for a festive aesthetic.




5- DIY giant silver balloons with tulle and glitter

Word of warning, do not spend on expensive helium for tulle balloons as they become too heavy and do not float. They need to be suspended from the ceiling with clear plastic thread but don’t worry, it’s not that hard.

  1. Blow up the balloon and cover it with the tulle so the four tips line up at the bottom.
  2. Tie it with an elastic band and cover it with a nice ribbon.
  3. Now, trim tulle tail.
  4. Finally, use the clear plastic thread to hang the balloon but threading it trough the top of the balloon tulle – be careful not to pop the balloon!
Mylar and giant silver balloons with tulle and glitter with a fancy vibe. Check out the DIY!

Mylar and giant silver balloons with tulle and glitter with a fancy vibe.

6- Lit wedding aisle decor with balloons and tassel tails

Create the tassels of your liking with party fringe garlands, the lighter, the better and tie them to the neck of the balloon. For a more classic look, go with all white tassels.

Lit wedding aisle decor with balloons and fringed tails. Courtesy: Faye Cornhill Photography.

Lit wedding aisle decor with balloons and fringed tails. Courtesy: Faye Cornhill Photography.

7- Stunning table balloon decoration ideas

Connect the balloons with decorative tails and wow your guests.

Connect the balloons with decorative tails and wow your guests. Photo courtesy: Ann-Kathrin Koch.

Connect the balloons with decorative tails and wow your guests. Photo courtesy: Ann-Kathrin Koch.

Related: Wedding DIYs and Crafts So Easy to Make!

8- Magical balloon releases for an emotional send-off

Balloon releases are incredibly beautiful but make sure you care about the environment with biodegradable materials and tails. Another great idea is to organize a ballon send off without the release, it will look just as lovely on the wedding photos.

Word of caution: Some states that have laws that prohibit balloon releases. So far, these are California, Connecticut, Florida, Tennessee and Virginia.

Nothing more magical than a balloon release! Tips on the blog.

Nothing more magical than a balloon release!

9- Send off the couple in style

Finally, never, ever forget to add a few balloons to the send off car!

Add a few balloons to the send off car. Photo courtesy: Orange Turtle Photography.

Add a few balloons to the send off car. Photo courtesy: Orange Turtle Photography.

Remember to have some extra balloons handy, just in case. These balloons decoration ideas can have lots of them or just a few for an original touch. They can be giant or small, all in the same color or multicolored, but always magnificent!

 

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Fash-insider brides know to look for a moody wedding aesthetic as it can be used all year round. Say goodbye to being stuck with a bright toned palette in the summer and pastels for spring. Let your inner-fashionista and these inspo ideas guide you.

Royalty anyone? Heads over heels in love over this dark & moody wedding aesthetic. Black, crimson red and gold.

Royalty anyone? Heads over heels in love over this dark & moody wedding aesthetic. Black, crimson red and gold.

Join us in the dark side and fall in love with this moody wedding aesthetic. Since your proposal, you’ve been flipping through wedding magazines and drooling over Pinterest boards. Those intriguing and downright gorgeously dramatic wedding photos have you dreaming about deep reds, ultraviolets, and burgundy colors.

You have been envisioning a wedding with a romantic and dark allure. So, say au revoir to feeling stuck with white, pink and pastel hues and embrace the darker side of the wedding palette.

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Moody Wedding Aesthetic for Spring Affairs

For those who have chosen spring for their ceremony, a good place to start implanting those moody colors would be in the florals, like the bridal bouquet, or the centerpieces. Rich burgundies, lovely creams and deep sages can be lovely base points to begin with.

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Going for a dark and moody wedding aesthetic does not mean you have to turn away from lighter tones. Just taking the aforementioned colors and mixing them with your pinks or with lovely peachy hues doesn’t mean straying from your vision.

To help set the scene you can go as small as adding tapered navy blue candles or as big as burgundy drapes and rich crimson florals mixed in with ultraviolets, greenery, and lilacs.

A touch of pink mixed with moody colors for your springtime wedding decor.

A touch of pink mixed with moody colors for your springtime wedding decor.

Super original jewel toned cake stand. Finds: vintage desk, blackboard, eucalyptus leaves, black and burgundy candles and gold candelabra. Cake, of course.

Super original jewel toned cake stand. Finds: vintage desk, blackboard, eucalyptus leaves, black and burgundy candles and gold candelabra. Cake, of course.

Golden charger plates and filigreed plates denote luxury on this spring moody wedding aesthetic. The grape and strawberries accompaniment is perfect for this season. Photography: Mimmo & Co.

Golden charger plates and filigreed plates denote luxury on this spring moody wedding aesthetic. The grape and strawberries accompaniment is perfect for this season. Photography: Mimmo & Co.

Guess the season. We can assure you that this boho-chic table decor will wow all your guests.

Guess the season. We can assure you that this boho-chic table decor will wow all your guests.

Sultry & Moody Summer Weddings

It has been tons of fun building your mood boards; if not a little frazzling. In fact, there are probably tons of plans scribbled all over your place. However, taking this information from your wedding vision board and turning it into a reality may seem impossible. Doing so middle of summer can seem difficult.

Don’t worry, truth is as long as you have a vision; the ability to execute it isn’t that far off. Turn them into a reality with the help of these summery images with a dark and moody wedding aesthetic.

Drapes and flower arrangements in deep burgundy tones.

Drapes and flower arrangements in deep burgundy tones.

No need to be overly dramatic with moody colors. A few splashes will do, like on this flawless ceremony backdrop.

No need to be overly dramatic with moody colors. A few splashes will do, like on this flawless ceremony backdrop.




For those with summer wedding dates; you’ll be happy to know that violet, lilac, and burgundy, have become a favorite in wedding attire. Feel free to mix them up with strong colors like fuchsia or Gen Z yellow for a festive summery feel.

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Industrial venues are ideal to create an ultra romantic vintage moody wedding aesthetic. All you will need are special corners, creative photo booths and a cake tablescape to wow your guests.

Black is not out of the summer wedding montage. It has found its place amongst candles, place settings, drapes, and even wedding cakes. As for decorations if you’re one who loves the rustic vibe, and want to embrace this trend, think woodsy, not rustic. Doing so will offer a perfect embrace to those deep color options.

Yes, summer means color. But nobody said which colors, amiright?

Yes, summer means color. But nobody said which colors, amiright?

The moody wedding aesthetic gives life to a summer affair.

The moody wedding aesthetic gives life to a summer affair.

This boho folk bridal bouquet incorporates the rusticity of the desert and the rich hues of a dark and moody vibe.

This boho folk bridal bouquet incorporates the rusticity of the desert and the rich hues of a dark and moody vibe.

Dark & Moody Florals For Fall Weddings

There’s no need to go ultra goth or Halloween-y to get a dark & moody vibe in the fall. 2018 has yielded the perfect niche for those with fall ceremonies. Lovely violets paired with forest greens will give your build the romance and drama you are trying to convey. Jewel tones against brown tones will turn any wedding venue into a Pinterest-worthy event. Remember, to toss in some wood elements; with some romantic light displays to round out your theme.

Industrial spaces are perfect for the moody wedding aesthetic.

Industrial spaces are perfect for the moody wedding aesthetic.

Navy blue candles, copper, brass, red and peach tones for deep and luxurious fall ideas.

Navy blue candles, copper, brass, red and peach tones for deep and luxurious fall ideas.

Feel free to incorporate these reddish brownish colors to your food.

Feel free to incorporate these reddish brownish colors to your food.

Dark & Moody Wedding Aesthetic Inspiration For The Winter

As for those whose nuptials are during the wintertime, why not display an edgy and fun vintage black wedding cake with floral accents. Include frozen flowers in your ice cubes to give the moody wedding aesthetic of your dark romantic day a bit more flare. That along with candelabras surrounded by vast greenery and lovely floral accents on a formal table setting; will have your event being counted as the chicest one this year.

Related: 40+ Amazing Ideas for a Winter Wedding: Perfect for Couples on a Budget

Winter tale vintage woodland wedding decor.

Winter tale vintage woodland wedding decor.

Blush, pink, gold, ivory and burgundy for a soft and feminine wintery feel. Let the wine and votives take care of the rest.

Blush, pink, gold, ivory and burgundy for a soft and feminine wintery feel. Let the wine and votives take care of the rest.

Breathtaking florals for a moody wedding aesthetic. Def trending.

Breathtaking florals for a moody wedding aesthetic. Def trending.

For a winter affair dress your tables in navy blue and liven them up with some pops of pink. The wooden chairs give it a more outdoorsy look. Switch them for clear ones for a modern aesthetic. Anna Wu Photography.

For a winter affair dress your tables in navy blue and liven them up with some pops of pink. The wooden chairs give it a more outdoorsy look. Switch them for clear ones for a modern aesthetic. Anna Wu Photography.

Everyone knows that encapsulating the perfect theme, is one of the crucial stages of planning a wedding. It sets the tone for one of the biggest moment in people’s lives. Bringing the choices of the faultless dress, ring, and lifelong bae into perfect harmony. No pressure, right? Well, now what was once the cornerstone of many fall and winter ceremonies can be had throughout every season.

 

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Giant wedding wreaths are in RT mode in the 2018 wedding season. Now, when I say giant, I mean G-I-A-N-T.  These are not your ordinary holiday wreaths hanging on your mother’s front door. Let’s take a look at this trend and a couple of how-tos you can tackle for a few bucks!

DIY an oversized grapevine wreath with greenery and white blooms used as a swing. Check out the tutorial on the blog!

DIY an oversized grapevine wreath with greenery and white blooms used as a swing.

Giant wedding wreaths covered in everything from flowers and greenery to driftwood are popping up on the wedding scene everywhere. These are flawless works of art that can act as stunning ceremony or photo booth backdrops, reception decor, or staging for your couple’s and framily photos.

Couples are even creating unique masterpieces for their special day by taking these already amazing pieces and hanging lanterns, crystals and large floral pieces from them. Why not you?

How Much For Those Giant Wedding Wreaths In The Window?

Another wedding season has come and gone. With its passing, new ideas and trends – like giant wedding wreaths – allow couples to take their special day to new heights. Leaving them gasping, “I can’t even”

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Please don’t think an item such as this is out of your reach. There is the option purchasing a giant wreath from a florist. However, such a large piece comes with a high price tag. Even the not so large giant wedding wreaths can range in upper $600’s.

The urban aesthetic could not miss out on this trend. Turn your NYC rooftop into the most extra party of them all with the skyline views and a giant wedding wreath ceremony backdrop.

The urban aesthetic could not miss out on this trend. Turn your NYC rooftop into the most extra party of them all with the skyline views and a giant wedding wreath ceremony backdrop.

Get your bendable pipes and hola hoops ready because i can't even explain how sick these giant wedding wreaths are.

Get your bendable pipes and hola hoops ready because i can’t even explain how sick these giant wedding wreaths are.

If your wallet is screaming a resounding “No, thank you”, know that there is always the DIY option.

While it may seem like an enormous task to undertake, it is possible to create one of these darling features yourself. This can be a far better option; not just because of its reasonable cost, but because it gives you the ability to show off your honed-in DIY skills. After all, your guests’ eyes will be glued to it!

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Drop the flowers and add string lights for a glowing giant wedding wreath backdrop.

Drop the flowers and add string lights for a glowing giant wedding wreath backdrop.

If this is not the most adorable sweetheart table, i don't know which one is. The giant wreath backdrop completes the vibe.

If this is not the most adorable sweetheart table, i don’t know which one is. The giant wreath backdrop completes the vibe.

Greenery giant wedding wreath for reception decor.

Greenery giant wedding wreath for reception decor.




How To Make Giant Wedding Wreaths On A Budget (With Hula Hoops)

For those of you who barely know which end the glue stick goes in. Don’t freak out. It is a surprisingly easy process once you get going. And you’ll be mystified by the number different DIY options available to create giant wedding wreaths.

For the following DIY we will use silk flowers but if you are a more advanced DIYer, feel free to switched them for fresh flowers and greenery. Here are the instructions to DIY a giant wedding hoop on a budget.

Instructions for making a giant wedding wreath on a budget.

Instructions for making a giant wedding wreath on a budget.

Materials:

  • (2) Hula Hoops – $2.00
  • Your favorite silk flowers
  • Artificial greenery
  • Wire cutters
  • Spray paint (optional, use if you want to change the color of the hoop)
  • Floral tape or zip ties
  • Ribbon
  • Floral wire

Directions to Make Giant Wedding Wreaths in 5 Steps

  1. Optional step: If you want to paint the hula hoop, this is when. Let it dry, and continue with the next step.
  2. Create several bundles of flowers, leaves and berries – 5 to 10 bundles depending on the size of your flowers and hoop. Make sure to add in variety of colors and textures; this will give your creation a more robust feel. Then tie them off with the floral tape or zip ties.
  3. Lay out the bundles over the hoop before securing them with floral wire around the stem and hoop. This will help you ensure you will get the look you want.
  4. Overlap the bundles in both directions to hide the wire. When you are finished, cut off the excess stems with your wire cutters.
  5. Tie a ribbon on top of the hoop and you’re ready to hang your design!

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Savings Tip: No need to cover the whole circle with flowers, leverage woodbox and evergreens. You’ll save a lot of moolah and you won’t lose any of the original aesthetic.

You can also tie the hula hoop wreaths with clear thread and hang the ribbons off the bottom of the giant wedding wreaths.

You can also tie the hula hoop wreaths with clear thread and hang the ribbons off the bottom of the giant wedding wreaths.

Be a little extra with a giant floral wreath at your reception.

Be a little extra with a giant floral wreath at your reception.

Follow these how-tos to DIY these giant wedding wreaths to decorate modern urban inner city venues.

Follow these how-tos to DIY these giant wedding wreaths to decorate modern urban inner city venues.

How To Make Giant Wedding Wreaths For $50

Now if your wanted to make one of those bang-up wedding swings for the bride; you can do so with $50 and a little elbow-grease.

Let’s go through the materials you will need to make your dazzling creation.

  • ¾ galvanized threaded pipe
  • Elbow joints
  • 1×12 piece of wood
  • U-Clamp for the seat (2)
  • Twigs, greenery, flowers, ribbons (let your imagination fly)
  • Floral wire
How to DIY giant wedding wreaths out of woodbox.

How to DIY giant wedding wreaths out of woodbox.

Giant Wedding Wreath Swing How To Step by Step

  1. Connect 8 pieces of 3/4th inch threaded pipe with 45 degree angle elbow joints, creating an octagon about 6 feet high
  2. Create the seat of the swing: Attach a 1×12 inch plank of wood to the base of the octagon using 2 U-clamps.
  3. Hang on a sturdy beam or branch using two clove-hitch knots (directions found on video)
  4. Once the swing is securely hung, decorate it to your heart’s desire using flowers, twigs, greenery, crystals, ivory cords and more!

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Now, you that you have the know-how; deciding on adding giant wedding wreaths should be a no brainer. It will be that statement piece that will leave your guest awestruck.

Creating a unique and dramatic ceremony backdrop has never been easier. Check out how to DIY giant wedding wreaths with hula hoops.

Creating a unique and dramatic ceremony backdrop has never been easier. Check out how to DIY giant wedding wreaths with hula hoops.

Gnarly idea for giant wedding wreaths. Make it your cake stand.

Gnarly idea for giant wedding wreaths. Make it your cake stand.

White and blush flower giant wreath with hanging crystals for a glam vibe.

White and blush flower giant wreath with hanging crystals for a glam vibe.

Holiday-inspired giant floral wreath. Swoon!

Holiday-inspired giant floral wreath. Swoon!

So, what are you waiting for? Come and jump in on the trend that has the world going cray. It’s your big day, your entitled to being a little extra. So, don’t let anything kill your vibe.

 

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We rounded up a collection of 31 jaw-dropping table runner ideas for your wedding reception. And we guarantee #7 will make you smile. But will also cover the table runner’s length for formal, informal, round, square and long tables. Let’s get to it! We’ve got a lot of ground to cover!

Stunning luxury wedding with velvet navy table runner, gold flatware, blush and burgundy florals by Sage Nines.

Stunning luxury wedding with velvet navy table runner, gold flatware, blush and burgundy florals by Sage Nines.

Here are 31 incredible table runner ideas anybody can diy and use at their wedding reception. From sequins, to lace, flower garlands, black and white photos and a few tips that can help you truly impress your guests.

Standard table linens can be so blah! Same color, same texture. We need something to liven them up. To stand out, table runners should never be identical to the tablecloth. Wedding runners complement and decorate your table by mixing color and texture to make its aesthetic more cohesive and elegant. They can be used to achieve a traditional, glam, modern, colorful and even completely informal look. They are so on point, it would be cray if you didn’t use one at your wedding reception!

There are three elements to consider when choosing a wedding table runner: color, texture and design. Its length depends on the formality of the event. Read on to find out more.

Table Runner Ideas and Advice for Traditional Wedding Receptions

To achieve this look, make sure the tablecloth has at least a 6-inch drop off the table’s edge on all sides. This is way more aesthetically pleasing than a linen that stops right at the edge of the table. Measure the length and width of your tables, place and adjust the tablecloth.

Table runner time! It needs to drop about 6″ to 15” off the edge and be one third of the table in width. Therefore, add at least 12“ to the full length of the table to get the proper measurements.

Boho table runner ideas for rustic wooden tables.

Boho table runner ideas for rustic wooden tables.

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For a super traditional wedding reception both the length of the runner and the tablecloth must match. But when you see the table runner ideas that fall way beyond the linen’s edge, you’ll forget about traditional FR (for real)! 😁

Once we have the properly sized table runner, we center it over the tablecloth, and we place the centerpiece right in the middle. Additional decorations or centerpieces should be placed over the runner equidistant to the first one.

Fabrics that are smooth and shimmery such as silk, satin, organza and polyester are your best bets for traditional wedding tablescapes.

Pink chiffon table runners may also be tied with a ribbon for a more unique aesthetic.

Pink chiffon table runners may also be tied with a ribbon for a more unique aesthetic.

Modern Wedding Table Runner Ideas and Tips for Long Rectangular Tables

For a contemporary vibe that looks fabulous on very long tables, add 2 or 3 table runners across the table. Make sure they are perpendicular to the runner that extends along the table.

These wedding runners should be narrower and have a drop of 6” off the table edges. Leave a distance of at least 2 feet between runners for a finished look.

Another modern table runner idea is to do away with the main runner and use only the ones that run across the width of the table. This would leave a space in between them that could be used as place-setting areas.

A third option, is to replace the runner with greenery or floral garlands. Tres chic. Beware of table runner ideas that look too crowded. For example, if you are already using hanging centerpieces, go low with the table runner – or your guests won’t be able to see each other. 😉

A rustic touch to a high end wedding table with a jute wedding runner by Jozie B.

A rustic touch to a high end wedding table with a jute wedding runner by Jozie B.

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Sequin table runners are a jaw dropping table accessory that resemble a work of art. Hadley's Court.

Sequin table runners are a jaw dropping table accessory that resemble a work of art. Hadley’s Court.




Wedding Table Runner Ideas for Rustic Wooden Tables

It would be a real shame to cover those beautiful wooden tables with linens. That’s where these table runner ideas come into play. Choose densely woven fabrics like linen or cotton for a classy and traditional feel. Burlap is inexpensive and goes well with a more rustic look. Sequins and shimmer are perfect for a glam aesthetic. And if you are looking for a more romantic style go with chiffon, lace or moss. It is truly beautiful!

Colorful boho woodland wedding table runner ideas. The look includes antlers, moody colored candles and jewel tones for a Maryland wedding. Photo: Paula Bartosiewicz Photography.

Colorful boho woodland wedding table runner ideas. The look includes antlers, moody colored candles and jewel tones for a Maryland wedding. Photo: Paula Bartosiewicz Photography.

Gallery of Table Runner Ideas: #7 Will Steal Your Heart

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Sequins are on trend and this gold and navy wedding reception rocks them to perfection.

Gold and navy wedding reception.

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Sequins are on trend and this gold and navy wedding reception rocks them to perfection.

Long white lace table runners add a classy and delicate touch to your garden wedding table decor.

Garden wedding table decor.

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Long white lace table runners add a classy and delicate touch to your garden wedding table decor.

How cool is this?! A table runner made out of old family photos. Make copies and laminate them so you don't damage the originals. Julia Seiler photography.

Table runner with old family photos.

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How cool is this?! A table runner made out of old family photos.

Make copies and laminate them so you don’t damage the originals.

Image: Julia Seiler photography.

White, green and gold eucalyptus garland table runners that fall off the edge of table. Image: Lauren Carroll Photography.

Swoon!

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White, green and gold eucalyptus garland table runners that fall off the edge of table.

Image: Lauren Carroll Photography.

Candles and Bonsai. Table runner ideas that raise the roof.

Candles and Bonsai.

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Candles and Bonsai. Table runner ideas that raise the roof.

Super informal and chic table runner idea for an intimate outdoor wedding.

Super informal and chic.

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Super informal and chic table runner idea for an intimate outdoor wedding.

Told you this idea would steal your heart!! Nothing more romantic than having the lyrics to "All Of Me" by John Legend written in calligraphy on your table runner. Image by Carrie J Photography.

Calligraphy table runner.

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Told you this idea would steal your heart!!

Nothing more romantic than having the lyrics to “All Of Me” by John Legend written in calligraphy on your table runner.

Image by Carrie J Photography.

Short black and white striped table runner ideas for informal wedding receptions.

Striped table runner ideas.

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Short black and white striped table runner ideas for informal wedding receptions.

Original table runner ideas for a round table. Christopher Duggan Photography.

Round table runner ideas.

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Original table runner ideas for a round table.

Christopher Duggan Photography.

A perfect wedding runner for a vintage reception.

Wedding runner vintage.

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A perfect wedding runner for a vintage reception.

Chiffon is elegant and timeless and is the perfect pretty accent to any wedding. Whether it be a rustic, vintage or glamorous wedding, there are chiffon wedding table runner ideas for every style.

Chiffon wedding table runner ideas.

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Chiffon is elegant and timeless and is the perfect pretty accent to any wedding. Whether it be a rustic, vintage or glamorous wedding, there are chiffon wedding table runner ideas for every style.

Custom bronze runners, white linens and ghost chairs at the Four Seasons in Austin, TX. Image by Forever Photography.

Bronze runners.

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Custom bronze runners, white linens and ghost chairs at the Four Seasons in Austin, TX.

Image by Forever Photography.

Lots of wow factor on this runner in bright purple and green garland over full linens.

Runner garland over full linens.

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Lots of wow factor on this runner in bright purple and green garland over full linens.

Wedding table runners will draw attention to your centerpieces at the reception.

Wedding table runners.

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Wedding table runners will draw attention to your centerpieces at the reception.

2018 monogrammed table runner ideas for round tables.

Monograms rule in 2018.

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2018 monogrammed table runner ideas for round tables.

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Table Runner Ideas for Informal Wedding Receptions

Table runners are a great way of dressing up your tables and can really give your reception space that wow factor.

To shake off the formality of the long table runner, go short! Go no longer than one third of the table length and take advantage of textures and patterns to make it pop.

Table runner ideas from winter Georgia woodland weddings. Photo: Carography Studios.

Table runner ideas from winter Georgia woodland weddings. Photo: Carography Studios.

Informal table runner ideas with a very glam vibe.

Informal table runner ideas with a very glam vibe.

Short macrame runner for an intimate boho wedding. Gallivan Photo.

Short macrame runner for an intimate boho wedding. Gallivan Photo.

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Wedding Table Runner Ideas for Round Tables

This all sounds great but your tables are round? Do not despair! We got some some tips for you. Place two table runners so that they form an x-shape over a round table for 8 people. There should be sufficient space for two people to sit in each section. This configuration creates intimate areas within a large table decoration. If the round table sits only six, you may want to use a single table runner.

Even tough this is the standard way to lay out a runner for a round table, i would layout a couple that intersect and divide each table setting.

Even tough this is the standard way to lay out a runner for a round table, i would layout a couple that intersect and divide each table setting.

Round table runner ideas. X marks the spot for the centerpiece.

Round table runner ideas. X marks the spot for the centerpiece.

Table runners can add a modern luxury feel to your table setting.

Table runners can add a modern luxury feel to your table setting.

Gorgeous evergreen and red roses wedding table runner ideas. Forget the linens and go for this breathtaking table decor!

Gorgeous evergreen and red roses wedding table runner ideas. Forget the linens and go for this breathtaking table decor!

Wedding table runners look their best when coordinated with the whole theme as they help direct attention towards the centerpieces and other table decor. But as with everything weddings, these table runner ideas and advice are just suggestions. Take them or leave them but let your personality shine through! Tell us which one you liked best!

A beautiful sequin table runner shimmers with its own light.

A beautiful sequin table runner shimmers with its own light.

Fam friendly outdoor wedding at the Montana's Rivers Edge Ranch with square tables.

Fam friendly outdoor wedding at the Montana’s Rivers Edge Ranch with square tables.

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This tropical floral runner is guaranteed impress your guests. Destination table runner ideas.

This tropical floral runner is guaranteed impress your guests. Destination table runner ideas.

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If you are hosting an outdoor reception, these to die wedding tent decor ideas will def come in handy at planning time. Get inspired or shamelessly copy these tented reception ideas away!

Clear tented wedding reception illuminated with globes and white curtains all around, highlight the modern lounge decor.

Clear tented wedding reception illuminated with globes and white curtains all around, highlight the modern lounge decor.

Backyard, beach and farm receptions are trending up, leaving brides in dire need of original wedding tent decor ideas. Because, even though tradition states that rain on a wedding day is lucky, most couples want nothing to do with it. So, unless the venue provides you with a large enough indoor area to fit your guests comfortably, a wedding tent is the way to go.

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That’s where these creative wedding tent decor ideas come into play. Check them out!

Swoon-Worthy Sailcloth or Draped Wedding Tent Decor Ideas

A marquee will not just to protect you in case of rain, Backyard summer weddings can be too hot, a winter reception at a farm can be too cold and beach weddings can be quite windy all of a sudden. Your guests will need a space to protect themselves from the elements to recover and keep on partying.

A long wedding tent decor could be the perfect match for decorating alongside your backyard pool. A few round sofas in the lounge area could not hurt either!

A long wedding tent could be the perfect match for decorating alongside your backyard pool. A few round sofas in the lounge area could not hurt either!

Check out these ideas to decorate reception spaces with tents or marquees. Dreams are made of this!
The things tent dreams are made of! Stunning wedding tent decor for the fall.

The things tent dreams are made of! Stunning wedding tent decor for the fall.

Original farm wedding tent decor filled with lights. both indoors and outdoors. in Connecticut.

Original farm wedding tent decor filled with lights. both indoors and outdoors. in Connecticut.

Forget the wedding venue and create your very own and freakiest of spaces! Wedding tent decor with two long tables, hanging greenery, floating glass and chandeliers. Love the crystal-like surface of the tables.

Forget the wedding venue and create your very own and freakiest of spaces! Wedding tent decor with two long tables, hanging greenery, floating glass and chandeliers. Love the crystal-like surface of the tables.

And not only are tented receptions trending but they are more affordable than many wedding venues and a pleasure to decorate. No matter which you choose, these amazing sailcloth or draped wedding tent decor ideas will help you show off your impeccable taste in decor.

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Outdoor wedding tents have the power to grant your reception with a very intimate feeling, one that’s grand and luxurious and everything in between.

Expand the reception area with a lit - literally - wedding tent. Elegant and inviting and we are pretty sure there is no need for the chandelier to leave your guests in awe. La Casa Feliz, Winter Park, Florida. Image: Kristen Weaver Photography.

Expand the reception area with a lit – literally – wedding tent. Elegant and inviting and we are pretty sure there is no need for the chandelier to leave your guests in awe. La Casa Feliz, Winter Park, Florida. Image: Kristen Weaver Photography.




Intimate and impressive beach wedding reception. Photo courtesy: California State Parks.

Intimate and impressive beach wedding reception. Photo courtesy: California State Parks.

For a simple, affordable and stylish wedding tent decor, tie up the sides as if they were curtains and let the sunshine in! You will end up with a unique and easily accessible lounge area for your guests.

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If you are after an open feel for your vintage wedding tent decor, go with very sheer fabrics and chandeliers. Colorful fabrics and balloons will help you achieve a more boho look.

A wedding in the mountains on a sunny day featured a tented decor with open fabric panels. Ojai, California.

A wedding in the mountains on a sunny day featured a tented decor with open fabric panels. Ojai, California.

Boho chic Cape Cod beach wedding with colorful flags to match.

Boho chic Cape Cod beach wedding with colorful flags to match.

Dreams are made of this. Black and pink wedding tent decor and a magnificent tablescape to match. This is what I call a TD backyard wedding!

Dreams are made of this. Black and pink wedding tent decor and a magnificent tablescape to match. This is what I call a TD backyard wedding!

Clear Wedding Tent Decor Ideas You Have Only Seen in Dreams

You may feel overwhelmed by so much draped fabric and prefer to be able to see the night sky. (Who doesn’t?) Then, these clear wedding tent decor ideas are for you. Besides, is there anything more magical than a reception with sunset views or an evening bash under a starry sky? We think not.

Where does the night end and your reception begin? String lights and oh so many candles for this impressive clear tent, so transparent that seems not to exist. The lamps add a swanky and elegant touch that complements the night sky to perfection.

Clear wedding tent with string lights at night.

Where does the night end and your reception begin? String lights and oh so many candles for this impressive clear tent, so transparent that seems not to exist. The lamps add a swanky and elegant touch that complements the night sky to perfection.

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Originally the marquee was an atrocity that spoiled the look of your wedding and, of course, was only to be used in case of bad weather. Nowadays there are wedding tent decor ideas that make them look like they truly belong and your reception would never be the same without them.

A rustic look with Edison lightbulbs hanging from the structure of a clear wedding tent in Southern California.

A rustic look with Edison lightbulbs hanging from the structure of a clear wedding tent in Southern California.

Breathtaking wedding tent decor for a beach wedding by Saint Morit's.

Breathtaking wedding tent decor for a beach wedding by Saint Morit’s.

Twinkle lights and gold streamers wedding tent decor. TD!

Twinkle lights and gold streamers wedding tent decor. TD!

Tips for a Tented Wedding Reception

Consider the following when choosing wedding tents.

  • First of all, be sure to select the appropriate tent size for the number of guests that also fits the garden or outdoor space available
  • Set up the tent a few days before the wedding to have ample time to properly decorate it before the big day
  • Make sure that the tent’s floor is even and free to stones so that your guests can walk comfortably and not trip. Better yet, add a floor or carpet and your squad will thank you for it
  • Choose a tent that matches your wedding style: pole tent, structured tent, sailcloth, draped or clear tents are just a few of your choices
Love how the tent was placed right by the house with a couple of curtains mimicking the opposite side of the wedding tent decor. Perfectly peach lounge by soevents. Special Occasions Event Planning.

Love how the tent was placed right by the house with a couple of curtains mimicking the opposite side of the wedding tent decor. Perfectly peach lounge by soevents. Special Occasions Event Planning.

Make sure the structure can withstand the weigh of people sitting on these swings before copying this idea.

Make sure the structure can withstand the weigh of people sitting on these swings before copying this idea.

Pure white sofas, coffee tables and tented areas on the beach with pops of color.

Pure white sofas, coffee tables and tented areas on the beach with pops of color.

Think of your marquee as a blank canvas where you can imprint your vision freely. We hope you have enjoyed this selection of wedding tent decor ideas!

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