One my favorite destination wedding reception decor ideas is to create an intimate feel by hanging eye-catching decorations above the tables. This works best for long rectangular tables, which are especially good for destination weddings, because they tend to be smaller and more convivial.
If you’re looking to add the “wow” factor to your reception setup, take a look at this idea. It doesn’t get much more bling than this!
This technique is also great for wide open spaces, which might seem too large for a small group without something to cozy up the space. If you’re worried that a destination wedding will make it impossible to achieve this look, check out this photo. The umbrellas and paper lanterns are super easy and light to pack, but still make for an adorable look:
How can you apply this look at an outdoor wedding reception? Hanging decorations above the dinner tables is most possible if you’re using a tent, palapa, arbor, or some other structure that runs the length of the table. However, if it’s completely open air, consider a look like these balloons:
Another option for an open-air destination wedding reception that achieves this same look and feel is to drape a large center arrangement with strings of beads, little lanterns, or really anything that will give the table some movement, like this:
What do you think? Will you incorporate hanging decor into your reception setup?