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Wedding Lighting Part 2

Add touches of light to your wedding decor with easy DIYs!

Welcome to Part Two of the Wedding Lighting Blog Series. This segment has ideas for illuminated centerpieces, backdrops, lanterns, photo displays and more. Lights are an inexpensive way to give the small details some charm and refinement. All of these DIYs use easy-to-find items and are relatively straightforward and quick to put together. Consider getting your friends and bridesmaids together for a wedding craft night and make it fun.

Lighted Table
Lighted Tablecloth

Add an elegant effect to dining, buffet, and cake tables with string lights and fabric. The look can be easily customized with different fabrics, colors, and materials to match your wedding decor. Get simple instructions from .

Light Garland
DIY Flower Garland Lights

I adore this flower garland from It would be perfect to decorate a cake table, bar area or gift table for a wedding reception or to use as decor for a bridal shower. This project is easy and inexpensive using string lights and faux flowers.

Photo Display
String Light Photo Display

Create a delightfully rustic photo display using a pallet, white mini lights, and photos of the bride and groom. Make sure to add a few childhood pictures for a touch of nostalgia. I love the simple look of this one from

Head Table Lighted Backdrop

This head table from is beautiful with its charming bold letters and delicately lighted backdrop. This project can be easily customized to fit the theme of your decor by changing the fabrics, colors, flowers, and types of string lights.

Paper Lantern
Paper Lantern Centerpiece

Nothing gives your table a warm, romantic glow like illuminated centerpieces. They can be made with battery powered fairy string lights and mini string lights, or battery powered tealights (which I prefer over candles, because who needs an accidental fire at their wedding?) Paper lanterns with battery powered tea lights placed inside can be customized to fit any decor with flowers, greenery, etc like these from

Mason Jar Lights
Mason Jar Lanterns

Mason Jar Lanterns are inexpensive and a versatile way to light outdoor spaces as well as indoors. They can be grouped on tables as centerpieces, hung in trees or on hooks, or simply scattered throughout a space. Try embellishing the jars with ribbon, trim, lace, or scraps of fabric. Or use transparent paint or Modge Podge and glitter to add a little glam. I highly recommend using battery powered tea lights instead of candles. They are easy and long-lasting, and there is no risk of fire, burns, or candles going out mid-celebration.

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