How to Use Wedding Bunting for Your Reception

Looking for wedding bunting design ideas to transform your reception space? Zola can help. Read on to find out now.

By Deanna deBara

Wedding Bunting for Your Reception
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A big part of planning your wedding is figuring out your wedding reception decor. What kind of wedding style are you going for? What kind of ambiance do you want to create for your reception?

There are tons of different decor items that you can use to transform your reception space on your wedding day. But, no matter what kind of look and feel you’re going for with your reception, there’s one decor item that can help you get there—and that’s wedding bunting.

Depending on how you use it, bunting can feel vintage, rustic, fun, and festive—it’s really one of the most versatile decor items that you can incorporate into your reception design. But how, exactly, can you use wedding bunting to transform your wedding space?

Let’s take a look at a few ideas on how to use wedding bunting to inspire your wedding design process, add visual interest to your reception space, and create the wedding reception of your dreams.

Choose Colors, Textures, and Fabrics to Define Your Style

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As mentioned, wedding bunting decoration is extremely versatile; depending on the fabrics, color, and texture that you use, you can create totally different looks and styles for your reception on your wedding day.

For example, want to go for a more romantic feel? Go for delicate lace wedding bunting. Want to create a bold statement look? Alternate different colors throughout your bunting (for example, try alternating the hues from your wedding color palette). Want to keep things classic? Stick to white or off-white fabric for your wedding bunting. Or, if you want to create something truly unique, try mixing different colors, textures, and fabrics until you create a look that feels uniquely yours for your wedding decoration.

The point is, there are SO many options when it comes to beautiful bunting—and by experimenting with different textures, fabrics, and colors, you can find the option that feels truest to your ideal reception style.

Hang Wedding Bunting from the Ceiling

If you’re getting married at an indoor wedding venue (or, if you’re holding your outdoor reception in a tent or other enclosed space), you can hang wedding bunting across the room and/or from the ceiling to add visual interest.

Want to create a more dramatic look? Attach the bunting to different points of the ceiling to create a draping effect over your reception space. Want something more festive and fun? Attach wedding bunting in different sizes and colors to the top of each wall and pull taut for a “bunting ceiling” that frames your reception space in color. Want to create a whimsical feel? Drape fairy lights with your wedding bunting to add a little sparkle to your reception. As you can see, there are endless ways to use this type of wedding decoration on your special day.

Send a Message

You can easily add letters or numbers to wedding bunting—and when you add letters or numbers in a specific sequence, you can use your wedding bunting to not only decorate your reception space, but to send a message at the same time.

For example, if you want to use bunting to decorate your dessert table, you might use bunting that spells out “CAKE” or “YUM.” If you want to decorate your head table, you can have your bunting spell out you and your partner’s names or your wedding date. If you want your guests to use your wedding hashtag, you can spell it out using bunting and hang it in a spot where everyone can see it during your reception.

Use Wedding Bunting in Your Photo Booth

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Wedding bunting adds visual interest to any reception space—so why not use it as a part of your wedding photo booth? You can create a bunting arch for people to stand under while they get their photo snapped, use wedding bunting to make a personalized photo backdrop, or have guests hold up bunting as photo booth props.

Use Miniature Wedding Bunting for Maximum Effect

Wedding bunting comes in all shapes and sizes—and using miniature wedding bunting can have a maximum effect on your reception space design. You could use miniature wedding bunting to decorate your wedding cake and add a personalized message to your dessert, or to spruce up your cards box, or even to add visual interest to your wedding seating cards.

Use Wedding Bunting to Create Your Perfect Reception Space

There are countless ways that you can use wedding bunting in your reception space. And now that you have a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing, all that’s left to do is to choose the idea that feels best for you, and figure out which ways you can use wedding bunting to create the reception of your dreams.