LED Light Ideas for a Barn Wedding

With five unique décor ideas, you can light up the night with the beautiful appearance of LED lights to transform your barn wedding into an event you’ll never forget.

Every new wedding season brings new trends and creative ideas to make that special day even more memorable, allowing you to explore more options and make your ceremony and reception unique to you. Barn weddings are the latest venue trend known for blending a rustic yet casual setting while also creating an amazing experience for the bride, groom, and all guests in attendance. However, the hardest part of decorating most barn locations can be picking the best wedding lights for your big day. Gone are the plain plastic disco lights or “saying yes” to whatever lighting system the DJ will provide. This moment means too much to just settle for cheap lighting and outdated decor. That’s why we have compiled a list of the latest and greatest outdoor wedding lights and application ideas to take your wedding charm from mundane to magical in no time.

First and foremost, before saying “I do” to your lighting, check with your wedding planner and location to ensure there are no ordinances or regulations that will prevent you from hanging LED lights for your barn wedding or reception. It’s always a good idea to consult with a wedding planner who has experience specifically with barn weddings before actually confirming the venue.

Five Décor Ideas to Utilize LED Lights at Barn Weddings

1. A Starry Setting with Twinkle Lights

Nothing says romance more than a starlit night sky. However, when planning a barn wedding, the roof can often get in the way of dancing the night away under the breathtaking view. Twinkle lights are the perfect solution to bring the magic inside! Think of these shimmering lights as the Fairy Godmother of LED string lights; here to answer your every wish by bringing the illusion of a starry atmosphere close enough to touch to your wedding. The bride and groom will fall in love all over again as they cascade across the floor to their first dance under the soft, gentle glow.

 

For added effect, hang twinkle icicle lights along the walls, frame of your venue, or even around those gaudy obstructive posts. If you aren’t a fan of traditional white twinkle lights, you can add in a pop of color throughout your décor by selecting a colored icicle light to match your wedding’s theme.

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2. Fantasy Forest with Outdoor Wedding Lights

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If your barn destination comes complete with landscaping, we understand that the task of decorating the area with cohesive event lighting can seem overwhelming. All you see are trees and bushes, and you don’t know where to start. Well, those trees and foliage can transform into an enchanting forest to help complete your perfect vision with outdoor wedding lights. Tree wrap lights, also known as trunk wraps, can turn odd branches into an elegant display. Trunk lights are quick and easy to use because, well, the process of wrapping lights around a tree is simple enough to feel like a pro.

Net lights for bushes are another pretty addition to your glowing forest scenery. With net lights, average shrubs transform into stunning mystical floras without effort or hassle.

3. Rustic Charm with Bistro Lights

String lights can add just the perfect amount of drama, ambiance, and attention to wedding décor. The newest popular lighting trend for weddings happens to be marrying the raw, industrial look with a feminine chic touch. Bistro lights (also known as Edison bulbs or S14 led bulbs), when paired inside a barn venue, give a relaxing at-home feel with a little hint of charm— a classic and timeless look for wedding décor. These lights are very diverse in how they are used in your wedding lighting. Suitable for indoor and outdoor applications, they can be hung over the reception area, above a dance floor, patio, or even an entrance area.

Though Edison lights are most commonly looked at as patio light strings, their ability to steal the show as centerpieces, such as on a wooden plank or inside lanterns, have been known to leave wedding guests speechless. How would you try to incorporate these rustic LED barn lights?

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4. Simple Centerpieces with Fairy Lights

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The age-old saying “It’s all in the details” rings true. Sometimes, all it takes is strategically hanging twinkle lights throughout your barn venue. Get creative with your bulb types and styles.

String lights don’t need to be the dominating décor to give your wedding that perfect magical look you’ve been dreaming of. Fairy lights are an effortless yet elegant way to incorporate a magical flare into your table decorations. These battery-operated lights take the stress out of your planning. With the simple switch of a button, you can string LED fairy lights into floral arrangements on tables, place them into jars and hang above guests, or wrap them around candles (though we would recommend battery operated for those, as well). 

5. Photo-Worthy Backdrops with String Lights

Plenty of photographs are snapped from morning to night to capture your big day for the rest of your lifetime. You’ll want to remember the look and feel of such a magical occasion, and what better way to ensure nothing but nostalgic memories with string light backdrops? Take your photo game to the next level with scenic backgrounds created with hanging M5 LED mini lights. This “mini ice” shaped bulb turns large, open walls and empty spaces into luminous light displays. Hang a curtain of lights behind head tables or your sweetheart table, so you’re the focal point of the evening. A precious, glowing background adds to the ambiance of the event without overpowering the happy couple.

Get guests in on the fun by utilizing other large walls for photo-opt backdrops and selfie stations. Their photographs will look stunning and unforgettable, thanks to the beautiful glow provided by a curtain of LED string lights.

With these simple decorating ideas, you’ll be ready to plan your picture-perfect rustic wedding with just the right amount of amenities and magnificent lighting.

Check out our website to shop our wide selection of outdoor wedding lights, or contact us today for product recommendations and answers to all of your event lighting questions.

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