How to Decorate with Lanterns for Weddings

How to Decorate with Lanterns for Weddings

Are you a bride-to-be who’s searching for the perfect wedding decoration that will help you achieve a chic and romantic ambiance for your big day? Look no further than lanterns.

Lanterns, like our Wire Lantern, will instantly add a dreamy touch to your wedding décor—without breaking the bank! These inexpensive decorations are versatile and can be used and styled in many different ways to fit any bride’s theme. Whether you’re going for a rustic, traditional, bohemian or nautical feel, lanterns can be used to help you achieve your wedding day look.

lantern centerpiece decorations

Here are our favorite ways to decorate with lanterns for weddings:

Down the aisle

If you’re looking for a way to easily elevate your ceremony, consider adding lanterns for weddings down the aisle to lead the way as you walk to meet your partner. You can either hang the lanterns on shepherd hooks or place them on the ground next to each aisle’s end chair. Put a simple white, lighted pillar candle in each lantern. If you hang your lanterns on hooks, you can use floral wire to add some flowers and greenery to the hook. If you place the lanterns on the ground, sprinkle flower petals down the aisle between each lantern.

hanging lanterns

On the altar

To add some panache to your wedding altar, considering framing the space with lanterns for weddings. If you’re getting married outside and have no obvious “altar,” you can use two groupings of curated lanterns to create a romantic spot for your nuptials. Set lanterns of varying heights on each side of the altar, or use wooden boxes and crates to help create varying heights among the lanterns. Just be sure to keep the two sides of the altar visually balanced! You can also incorporate floral arrangements among the lanterns for a look that’s even more elevated.

For your centerpieces

Creating budget-friendly—yet luxe-looking—reception centerpieces is easy when you use lanterns for weddings. Too add more visual appeal to your reception, choose a couple different centerpiece styles and alternate them among your tables. Here are a few different ideas to consider:

  • Open the doors of glass lanterns and have flowers spilling out. Surround with votive candles.
  • Place lanterns on wood slices and fill with fairy lights. Surround with votive candles.
  • Put pillar candles in lanterns. Create floral wreaths to set around the lanterns.
  • Put pillar candles in lanterns. Place next to vases of flowers and set on lace doilies.

lantern centerpieces

If you’re doing table numbers at your reception, create tags with the table numbers and attach them to the lantern rings or handles.

Anywhere and everywhere…

Get creative when using lanterns for weddings! Use them anywhere you want to draw the attention of your guests. Here are some places throughout your wedding where you should consider adding lanterns:

  • By any signage
  • Hanging anywhere—from trees, rafters, tent poles, etc.
  • On a ladder at a rustic barn wedding
  • On the gift table
  • By the guest book
  • On the bar
  • On wine/whiskey barrels during cocktail hour
  • For your bridesmaids, in lieu of traditional flower bouquets (Just search “wedding lanterns bridesmaids” on Pinterest for amazing inspiration!)

lantern decorations on table

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