Weddings are full of fun and enjoyment from start to finish, but often decorating can get overwhelming. String lights of all types and sizes can make any decorating style look more beautiful and welcoming.

Outdoor lighting is one of the most romantic wedding elements, especially when it is done properly. So, in case you plan having the outdoor wedding and look for some original ideas, you should not look further. We bring to you some fabulous lighting alternatives for the outdoor wedding ceremony and reception that will definitely amaze your guests.

Best Lighting Ideas

Outdoor Wedding Lighting

Outdoor Wedding Lighting

Summer months are most popular ones for weddings. In this season, weddings are not just restricted to churches but outdoor weddings are preferred. While choosing an Outdoor wedding theme, do take care of certain matters like weather conditions, noise pollution and maintaining casual outlook. Also, lighting for the wedding should be such that it makes a subtle statement as well as it produces long-lasting glow. Some of the best lighting ideas which won’t take a toll on your budget are discussed here.


Nowadays they are offered in distinct shapes, styles and sizes, so you can easily find the ones that would suit your wedding theme. In my opinion the lanterns with the candles inside look more romantic than those electric ones, however they are more dangerous. Besides, candle lanterns require the frequent candles replacement during the wedding celebration.

Candle Jars

Mason jars already became an ordinary thing at weddings. Contemporary couples like to decorate their weddings with mason jars. You may simply put the tea candles inside the mason jar and fasten it together with other jars. Candle jars look amazing both as centerpieces and as separate lights.

Connectable String Lights

These beautiful string lights look like these have embraced the evening with the scenery and made the wedding as a night to remember. These lights can be used on a tent as images or highlight stars shining in the sky. The lighting can also be used to accentuate central points like a sculpture, fountains or trees. These lights also come in form of ropes which are used to enhance the beauty of the area by lighting the aisle area on a golf course. Even hiding the string lights with colored fabrics forms a beautiful backdrop which is a hot trend this season.


These are expensive than the former one. These chandeliers add elegance and re-define the vintage era. These beautiful lighting pieces can be hung from the ceiling of the tent or can be installed in a line accentuating the aisle. Also, these glass chandeliers come equipped with LED lights which is a cost saver. These chandeliers can be suspended above tables to illuminate the sitting area for the guests.

Intelligent Lights

These lights come in variety of colors. The lighting system uses LED technology. These lights are programmed in a way to highlight the dance floor. These lights vary in color and intensity according to the music. These are also used as underwater lighting which enhances the effects of impressions created. You can also opt for colors in these type of lights which can be used to highlight areas like dance floors, food area or sitting arrangements. The new trend is using mix and match colors or a single color or contrast colors. If you are using single colors, go for subtle colors like warm orange, light blue or pink which are new this season. Otherwise, matching colors with the fabrics used in the wedding decor is another best alternative.

Flag Down Those Lights

This rustic look that includes draping of flags are highlighted with the party lights that are hanging in the middle of the drapes. These highlight the colors in the flags and add a bit of brightness to the outdoor structure.

Paper Lantern String Lights

Paper Lantern String Lights

Icicle Light Strings

Many outdoor weddings have an archway or some other sort of covering above the altar, with gazebos being the tried-and-true choice. Hanging beautiful icicle light strings around the roof of an outdoor archway or gazebo will set the perfect romantic mood, enveloping you and your future spouse in a dim, enchanting glow as you say your vows and seal the deal. To really amp up this effect, go with icicle light curtains, where each icicle hangs as low as the ground.

Lines of Lights

The beauty of these lines of lights is unmatched. They line up perfectly with the middle of the tables to create a more elegant look without having to completely change out the whole room. This is a very simple approach that can make a huge impact.