(Closed) Tent receptions…”other” decorations?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

honestly, the tent receptions i’ve been to have had minimal decorations. As you said–lights-white christmas lights and the hanging paper lanterns. I have seen more elaborate decorations using tulle draping from everywhere, but IMO that is too much work since we will be doing it ourselves :p

Post # 5
26 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m having a “enchanted forest” theme wedding under a tent. Haven’t looked too much into cost, but to help with the “forest” part of the theme, I’ve thought about bringing in lighted trees (kinda strange- but there is literally a place where I live that you can rent trees) and hanging butterflies from them

Post # 6
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Mrs. Tiramisu used paper lanterns in her tent.  Here is a post about it.

And I have instructions on various ways of lighting them at this link.

Post # 7
46642 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ivy garland and mini lights are used a lot for garden weddings in a tent.

Grapevine balls :

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Post # 8
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think simple is often the best! 

Post # 9
759 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

we will be doing what you said, some christmas lights and lighted paper lanterns. maybe some tulle or fabric or some sort to create a backdrop behind the head table

Post # 11
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

This picture is one tented event that I have been too. It isn’t a great picture because I took it on my phone, but you can see that they used branches, and christmas lights as well as hanging lanterns. They had those led fake candels in them. It looked really nice high up and you really couldn’t even tell they weren’t the real thing. Plus you don’t have to worry about the wax or them going out.


I have also been to tented weddings where they have hanging lanterns


I saw a picture of one where they had beautiful umbrellas hunging upsidedown all over. It was really neat.


There are a lot of options out there to decorate above, it just depends on the amount of work that you want to do.


Post # 12
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We will be under a tent as well and there will be strung lighting and these little cherubs randomly that go with the foliage, I love the simplicity! 

I’d just make sure to jazz up my tables and do some fun lighting if you can do extra!

Post # 15
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think what looks most unique is how you set up the table arragements. Here is a look that might be fun for a tent! Check out the cross in the middle and the round tables and etc.

Post # 16
1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

We used cafe lights, hanging paper lanterns and tree branches around the center poles, also covered in lights, and I thought the effect was very nice…

Sorry this isn’t the greatest photo to illustrate my point, I can’t find the one I originally had in mind but you get the idea!

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