When planning a wedding reception, you may feel that your planning options are limited to the standard flower arrangements and centerpieces. Unfortunately, although these decorations are great, they can also be a bit boring for some couples.

If you want something with a little more flair, keep reading to see four fun and unexpected ideas that will take your reception from dull to exciting!


Meadows 4 Fun and Unexpected Reception Decoration Ideas scaled


  • String Lights

String lights are always a good choice, but they really shine at wedding receptions. They can be draped along the walls or around tables to set the mood for an outdoor evening wedding or over head to create an intimate atmosphere inside.

Many different options are available to you, including battery-operated string lights for an outdoor wedding. That means you can keep moving them if there are gusts of wind.


  • Paper Lanterns

Paper lanterns are a fun and nostalgic decoration option that will work well at any wedding reception. They come in an array of colors and styles and can really light up your reception area! You can hang them or set them on tables to create unique decorations.


  • A Balloon Arch

Balloon arches are always a fun idea! They are perfect for decorating doorways and will stand out in photos too. You can use pre-inflated balloons or purchase helium tanks to inflate your own.


  • Eco-friendly

Not fond of floral centerpieces or wasting . Get sustainable wedding decor ideas for your eco-friendly wedding! Incorporate natural elements in your wedding details. Use live plants, select organic materials for your decor, or use wood flowers.

The thing with wedding décor is you want to keep your ideas fresh. Your guests will love and appreciate the personal touches you add to your reception area. They will turn out beautifully, no matter what theme you choose; this is especially true if you have a beautiful wedding venue to add to go with your décor!


Meadows Event Center will help bring your wedding dream to life. Our elegant wedding venue with a romantic garden gazebo setting is all you need for a memorable wedding.

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