Wedding Reception Hall Decorations

Updated April 17, 2017

Your wedding reception is the time to enjoy the rest of your special day. You want your wedding reception hall decorations to set the mood for your guests. Some reception halls will need more decorating than others so keep that in mind when you are searching for a reception hall. Wedding reception hall decorations can be a significant expense to your wedding budget, so plan accordingly.

Guest Tables

Your guest tables don't have to be lavish for your reception hall to be beautiful. Linens, glassware and silverware will make the tables inviting and elegant. With the addition of candles of different sizes and a centrepiece your guest tables can carry out an overall theme of your wedding reception and add ambience. Your guest tables can also be home for decorative favours for your guests. Each guest table can be decorated differently. Consider choosing two or three tablescapes to alternate among the tables.

The Head Table

The head table is often a long table at the front of the reception hall. However, it can also be a round table or used as a sweetheart table where only the newlyweds will sit. Depending on the layout of your reception hall your options may be limited. Discuss your options with your wedding coordinator before settling on your design. The decorations on the head table can be the same as the guest tables or different. Empty vases can be used for the bridesmaids bouquets, adding a decorative touch.

The Dance Floor

The dance floor is the focal point of any reception hall. Once the meal is over and the toasts have been given, the rest of the event is typically spent on the dance floor. Although most dance floors don't need any decoration in order to serve their purpose, there are things that can help to bring the dance floor alive. Lighting, especially for evening weddings, is a huge addition to any dance floor. The DJ may have a lighting system that can be used to project white or coloured lighting onto the dance floor. The dance floor can also be made more decorative by adding a temporary, custom monogram directly to the dance floor or projected through a light onto the floor.

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Emily Lugg began writing at a very early age. She is currently a writing advisor at a private university as well as a freelance writer for Demand Studios and Writers Research Group. Lugg holds a Bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and is presently working on her Master's degree in Liberal Studies.