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Outdoor Wedding Lighting Ideas

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Delightful Decor: Outdoor Wedding Lighting Ideas

It doesn't matter if your dream wedding is rustic and charming or luxurious and down-to-earth, lighting will be a huge part of tying your theme together and making sure the venue positively sparkles. Check out these awesome outdoor wedding lighting ideas for some great ways to bring big style to your open-air wedding.

String Lights - Perhaps the trendiest wedding light option, string lights bring an effortlessly romantic and whimsical feel to your space. You can use simple plug-in string lights for weddings of all styles. Use them to jazz up a barn, wedding tent or party center, or install them on fences and around trees to create bright outdoor lighting. Choose classic white string lights for a timeless look or opt for a style that matches your wedding colors.

Paper Lanterns - If you're looking for an affordable wedding lighting option, paper lanterns are a top-notch choice. Using LED light kits, you can transform these eye-catching globes into colorful luminaires that can be strung on the ceiling of your wedding tent, barn, pavilion or traditional wedding venue. Paper lanterns come in a wide variety of colors, themes and shapes to suit your particular wedding style.

Twinkling Lights - Much like the standard string light, the twinkle light provides a versatile and romantic lighting solution in a range of environments. However, these small lights feature small-scale bulbs that provide an elegant, twinkling glow, so they're perfect for fairytale, glamorous and traditional weddings.

Light-Up Tree Decor - There are so many ways to jazz up your wedding venue's landscape with lighting, from stringing up vintage Edison bulb lights for your rustic-chic reception to star-shaped paper lanterns that add a whimsical feel for out-of-the-box newlyweds. You can also decorate trees with non-lit accents, like honeycomb balls and floral kissing globes.

Mason Jar Lights - Combining the rustic, romantic style of the Mason jar with the soft, inviting glow of string lights, mason jar lights bring a beautifully down-to-earth feel to any open-air wedding or event. You can easily craft your own using Mason jars and battery-operated string lights, or you can purchase low-cost jar lights with poles or chains for a stylish, hanging option. These rustic luminaries can be strung up on trees, fences and fishing wire.

Marquee Lights - Give your wedding decor a trendy upgrade with outdoor marquee lights that can be placed on the bar, altar, buffet table or dessert display. Marquee lights allow you to spell out any message you desire - LOVE, CHEERS and YAY are some of our favorites - and even allow you to create glowing, large-scale monograms across your outdoor wedding tables. Because they're battery operated, you can place them anywhere throughout your venue.

Vintage Lighting - Capture your antique sense of style when you pepper vintage Edison bulb lights throughout your venue. You can install these fixtures in your outdoor chandeliers and fixtures with exposed lamping to complement your eclectic, industrial or steampunk wedding theme.