elegant garden-style wedding reception tent with greenery garlands and light strands
Adriana Marie Events

Bring a burst of romance to your big day by incorporating wow-worthy light fixtures into your wedding decor. We're sharing our favorite wedding lighting ideas to *spark* your interest — from strands of twinkling lights to clusters of flickering pillar candles, these wedding light decoration ideas give a whole new meaning to the term "setting the mood." 

See 20 of our favorite romantic wedding lighting ideas below. 

oversized marquee love letter sign
Bay Area Event Lights

Love Sign

Let everyone know loud and clear that you've found the one with giant marquee love letters

tented wedding ceremony with candle lantern aisle markers
Aisle Markers

Aisle Markers

Decorate your ceremony aisle with candlelit lanterns to evoke a romantic and cozy setting. This is one of our favorite (and easiest) wedding lighting ideas to recreate at nearly any type of venue. 

outdoor wedding reception venue with bistro lights and round tables
Amore Events by Cody, LLC

Bistro Lights

Whether you're getting married indoors or outdoors, strands of bistro lights will bring instant charm and character to your venue. Suspend them over your wedding lounge area, dance floor or reception tables to create a twinkling canopy of lights. 

clear wedding reception tent with string lights and round banquet tables
Norfolk Botanical Garden

Tented Strands

For the ultimate wow factor, accent a clear-top reception tent with dozens of draped light strands. It will feel like you're celebrating under a sky full of stars

modern wedding sweetheart table with Edison bulb lamps
Parade Wedding

Edison Bulbs

Edison bulbs are a sleek and trendy option if you love modern style. Hang them vertically from the ceiling on long cables to create an industrial-inspired backdrop for your ceremony or reception. 

glamorous wedding reception tent with white drapes and crystal chandeliers
The Kama Photography

Glam Chandeliers

Crystal chandeliers bring a luxurious and dramatic spin to your wedding decor. Pair them with elegant white ceiling drapes to create a fairytale-worthy look.

rustic antler chandelier at barn wedding venue
Silver Cove Resort


Romantic with a rustic twist! An antler chandelier looks right at home inside a barn or countryside wedding venue

romantic wedding ceremony altar idea with white flameless candles and greenery backdrop
The Event Light Pros

Candle Altar

Make your wedding ceremony seem extra-intimate by surrounding the altar with clusters of pillar candles and lush greenery accents. Traditional chandeliers kick things up a notch. 

custom wedding gobo wall projection that says "love never fails"

Wall Projection

A custom gobo is one of the best wedding lighting ideas if you're looking to add an ultra-personal element to your wedding decor. Project your initials, wedding date or a sweet saying, like "Love Never Fails," onto an empty wall or your dance floor. 

rustic chic chandelier with mason jars for barn wedding decor
Barbara B. Covington Photography

Mason Jars

A quirky mason jar chandelier is fitting for a vintage or rustic chic wedding. We love seeing this country-style accent repurposed in a different way (instead of just for wedding centerpieces!). 

paper luminaries with votive candles floating in a pool at outdoor wedding reception
Tony Gambino Photography


Floating luminaries create an oh-so-magical effect if your venue has a pool, fountain or other water feature. You'll need paper lanterns, votive candles and styrofoam to keep them afloat! 

outdoor wedding dance floor with string light backdrop
The Event Co.

Dance Floor

Round up your guests and dance the night away in front of an illuminated wall of string lights. 

custom wedding lighting sign with last name
Blue Arden Photo

Illuminated Letters

Show off your last name with a glowing sign featuring dotted letters. It's like Lite-Brite for your wedding — but better!  

indoor wedding reception with crystal chandeliers and couple kissing
Lionsgate Center

Hall of Chandeliers

Why stop at just one chandelier when you can have dozens? This gorgeous setup reminds us of the famous Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. If your venue doesn't have chandeliers already in place, look into renting them from a local event stylist or decor company. 

shabby chic chandelier for elegant wedding

A Hint of Patina

Chandeliers with light brown patinas look lovely if you're going for a shabby chic or French country aesthetic. 

outdoor wedding venue at night with lanterns and candles illuminating the pathways
Shore Club Miami Beach


Use lanterns to illuminate the main walkways of your venue to make it easy for your guests to navigate around the space after dark. 

wedding reception tent with crystal chandelier with gold leaves
Goodstone Inn & Restaurant

Gold Details

A halo of gold leaves encircling a classic chandelier is one of the simplest and most elegant wedding lighting ideas. This opulent space is giving us Grecian goddess vibes! 

industrial wedding venue with Edison bulb lamps and gold sequin aisle runner
LVL Weddings & Events

Pendant Lights

If your venue has high ceilings, accentuate them with an eye-catching pendant light installation. Add ghost chairs and metallic gold accents, and you have the contemporary wedding space of our dreams.

Southern wedding decor with brass chandelier covered in Spanish moss
Riverland Studios

Spanish Moss

Spanish moss brings Southern flair to a brass chandelier, but you could recreate a similar look with other greenery such as eucalyptus or olive leaves. 

heart-shaped marquee light for outdoor wedding venue
Ben B. Photography

Marquee Heart

How cute is this heart-shaped marquee light sign? It's a perfect accent if you're looking for something simple yet sweet. Place a marquee heart anywhere that needs a decorative boost — above your sweetheart table, dessert bar, or venue entrance.