Reception Decor Ideas – Think Different & Move over the age-old Stage!

Bored of the same old reception stage at weddings? Do you want to have an amazingly unique reception? About which your guests would be talking for days to come. Then you have come to the right place, as we have some really one of a kind Reception Decor Ideas just for you!!!!!

At the usual reception, it’s quite a snooze fest for both you and your guests to click hundreds of pictures, exchange pleasantries and head home… We bring you some ‘hatke’ reception decor ideas to bowl you over!

Reception Decor Ideas – Lets Play with Lights!

Reception Decor Ideas

Love Beams

Picture Courtesy: Altair Decor

Why go for the boring and traditional stage and backdrop, when you can light up the party with an amazing display of fairy lights, neon hearts or paneled light beams!

Reception Decor Ideas

Shower of Love

Picture Courtesy: Atisuto Events

If yours is a night reception under the starry skies – why not make a dolled up tree the glorious centerpiece! An abundance of fairy lights hanging from the branches, makes for a dazzling photo op and the occasional fireworks  adds a wow factor for your “special” pictures <3

Swinging Away

Reception Decor Ideas

Swing away the Blues

Picture Courtesy: Shyamalee Thevar

Does it always have to be a sofa at the center-stage.. How about something fun and quirky even for your reception?

Reception Decor Ideas

Swinging the Traditional Way

Picture Courtesy: Creative Touch

A swing is a fun way to lighten up the backdrop instead of a formal stage where the couple takes boring pictures with thousands of guests. Think Moroccan, or floral, or traditional Indian jhoola – the options are endless!

Floral Explosion

Reception Decor Ideas

Pastels & Greens

Picture Courtesy: The Wedding Design Company

Well, honestly speaking.. there’s no such thing as too much flowers! A floral explosion from your backdrop or ceiling can create quite a sensory delight 🙂

Reception Decor Ideas

Floral Explosion

Picture Courtesy: Shyamalee Thevar

Or how about an organic wall for a refreshing photo op and something for your guests to go wowwwww!

 

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Say Hi to Metallic Shimmers!

Reception Decor Ideas

So Chic

Photo Courtesy: Raani Pink

If going the uber glam route is your thing, then think no further than metallic overdose for the reception decor.

Instead of the stage, turn your attention to the ceiling for an eye popping visual. Adding a small backdrop with shimmering glittering metallic hangings makes for a fantastic photo frame!

Reception Decor Ideas

Pretty

Photo Courtesy: Raani Pink

Don’t you love how they’ve paired petite pastel sofas and florals to the metallic drapes for a quaint and chic look!

Get Rid of Sofas

Reception Decor Ideas

Simple yet Elegant

Picture Courtesy: Atisuto Events

It’s time for new ideas… so get rid of those ancient lofty sofas, and think of nice cushion-y chairs to add charm to middle-of-the-hall decor! Chairs go well with big rustic floral arches which are very much in trend.

Reception Decor Ideas

Majestic

Picture Courtesy: The Wedding Design Company

If simple is not your style, then picture large floral structures, from floor to ceiling as a backdrop for your comfy set of chairs!

Hatke Photo Booths

Reception Decor Ideas

Smile Please!

Photo Courtesy : Shaadi Squad

If you’re a boho chic couple getting married in the middle of nowhere or going for a Goan fest themed wedding, then this cute van photo booth is a fun quirky idea for your reception clicks!

Reception Decor Ideas

Say Cheese!

Photo Courtesy: Raani Pink

If you’re done with wedding and traditional reception and looking forward to the cocktail after party… then chuck the stage and create this shimmering neon light look at the banquet or lounge. Doesn’t it look like the coolest mirror photo-op!!

Looking for a Wedding Planner who can give you the Wedding of your dreams? Check out our favourite – amazing  Mumbai based decor artist & planner Shyamalee Thevar!

Get your Wedding Decor right with Decor Artist & planner Shyamalee Thevar!

Let’s go Camping!

Reception Decor Ideas

Starlit Evenings

Picture Courtesy: Atisuto Events,  Venue: Leela Goa

For an outdoor reception by the sea, who cares for a stage? Simply create an amazing ambience on the beach, with magically lit-up open tents where guests make merry all night long!

Reception Decor Ideas

Under the Twinkling Sky

Photo Courtesy : Shaadi Squad

Or if you’re getting married in the middle of the open desert like Khimsar Dunes Village, everyone gets to enjoy a mystical night under the starry skies. Big cabana like tents, low seating, fairy lights and dolled up trees are all you need for your big outdoor reception here!

Drama in Drapes

Reception Decor Ideas

Love Shines

Picture Courtesy: Shyamalee Thevar

We have already spoken about lights and flowers, how about adding another element; Drapes! It gives such a romantic theatrical effect instead of a plain boring stage.

Reception Decor Ideas

Dreamy

Picture Courtesy: Cinnamon Pictures

Do you have a day reception? Then create magic and drama with the fall of drapes, and watch how they  enhance the background also. Believe us your photographs are going to come out breathtaking for sure!!

Go with the Aesthetics

Reception Decor Ideas

Royal Mood

Picture Courtesy: Devika Narain

Here’s a pocket friendly idea… why not use the beautiful architecture already present at the venue? As palace weddings are trending, you just need to pick the right spot and minimally decorate the beautiful structures and voila! You have an amazing place for your reception pictures instead of a stage.

Reception Decor Ideas

Aesthetic Beauty

Picture Courtesy: Feather Tree By Aviraj

Look at how vibrant and colourful our palaces are!! You can use the intricate paintings and architecture for that perfect setting apart from the stage. How lovely will your pictures turn out against this bright blue, yellow and red colour scheme of  Hotel Chunda Palace, Udaipur.

Go Movie Theme!

Reception Decor Ideas

King & Queen

Picture Courtesy: Reels and Frames

We all love our movies, series or books… so why not watch your fantasies come to life at your reception party! This Game Of Thrones couple fulfilled their wish with the ‘iron throne’ instead of the traditional sofa and the kingdom’s banner hung all around.

Reception Decor Ideas

Dreamland

Picture Courtesy: The Wedding Design Company

Always loved ‘Alice in Wonderland’? For a day reception, transform your reception lawn into a wonderland tea party. This whimsical decor with the cute sofa definitely looks sooooooo eye catching!

Reception Decor Ideas

Lights, Camera, Action!

Picture Courtesy: Flora Lines

Bollywood junkie? Then why go for a conventional reception decor when you can add a little Bollywood into it 😉

From lights and tents to floral structures and quirky photo booths, there are so many options to ditch that boring stage setup and try out all the hatke reception decor ideas; to spark up you party!

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Sweety Daga is a designer & an avid follower of fashion and loves to share her views on trends in wedding fashion, trousseau, bridalwear and more! From wedding decor to design themes - she's got a take on everything that matters to you in light, informative reads that you'll love sharing!

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