Guest Post | Decorating The Dance Floor

I’m waking up right now to the sounds of birds chirping and children laughing and the creek burbling. I’m stumbling out of the tent and eating pancakes. My biggest stressor of the day is whether I want to swim in the pool or the river. Ok, sorry, not trying to rub it in. I’ll save that for the sunscreen. Oh, I crack myself up.

Moving on. Today, I have the lovely Becky from Bow Ties & Bliss guest posting! She is sharing some fantastic images and tips for… oh, well I’ll let her tell you.;)Thanks so much Becky!

Hello! My name is Becky, and I’m a fellow wedding blogger over at Bow Ties & Bliss. I am honored to be guest posting today on Colleen’s wonderfully inspiring blog. It’s so great to have a wedding blog dedicated to the musical aspect of weddings–I just wish Soundtrack to I Do was around when I got married!:)

Today I want to share with you guys some tips for decorating your dance floor. The dance floor is where all the magic happens… it’s where some of the most fun, exciting, and craziest moments of the night go down, so it deserves to be decorated as such, don’t you think? There are so many fun and unique ideas for decorating your dance floor area, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune, either. Here are some of my favorites and how you can achieve the same effect at your own wedding reception. Enjoy!

Mitchelldyer Photography

1. I absolutely adore this image–the bride looks so joyful! The simple strands of lights hanging above the dance floor are an inexpensive way to bring a little twinkle to your dance party.

June Joubert Photography via The Pretty Blog

2. Hanging lanterns are another wonderful way to shine the light on your dance floor. Mismatch different sizes and colors for a fun and whimsical feel. You can find every color, shape, and size of paper lantern at Luna Bazaar! Also, I’m not going to lie…I’m kind of obsessed with that yellow and white checkered dance floor. So fun and unique!

LeeAnn Widyn Photography via Wildflower Events

3. Another example of paper lanterns over the dance floor… plus a stunning all-white dance floor. Classy!

Wayne Yuan Photography via Style Me Pretty

4. I am a huge fan of tissue poms. They are inexpensive, easy to make, and they are just so stinking cute. The combination of the sporadic colorful tissue poms with the string lights makes for a lovely combination. Martha Stewart has an excellent DIY tissue pom tutorial, for you creative types.:)

Lindsay Jane Photography via The Canterbury Place Blog

5. More tissue pom loveliness– a big, colorful cluster of them! Don’t even try to tell me that’s not adorable. Would look perfect hanging above a dance floor in a tent, don’t you think?

Jen Good Photography via The Knot

6. For this outdoor reception, the couple hung orange and pink tissue poms and string lights in the trees above the dance floor.

Miller + Miller Photography

7. This is such a stunning idea–the couple hung petals above the dance floor to look as if they’re “floating.” Check out Miller + Miller Photography to see more stunning images from the wedding!

Gabriel Ryan Photographers

8. Last but certainly not least is one of my most favorite ways to decorate the dance floor… hanging parasols! They provide such a whimsical and eclectic touch, and can be rented from companies such as Bella Umbrella. Images spotted here, originally from 100 Layer Cake.

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Melina - June 23, 2011 - 8:53 pm

I love the umbrella one! I have that image saved on my computer because I really want to do that decor someday!

Sarah {A Paper Proposal} - June 23, 2011 - 11:44 pm

Love this post idea! Really great one that brides may easily forget about!

Bree [capitolromance] - June 24, 2011 - 2:34 pm

LOVE this guest post!!! I searched FOREVER for my own wedding to find something to go over the dance floor! I LOVE those umbrellas … hmmm I really think its already time to get married again :)

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Abby Grace Photography - June 24, 2011 - 6:50 pm

ahh, I’ve been trying to find that umbrella wedding for forever now, I had a photo of it saved but couldn’t find the source. thanks! and this really is sweet- I wish I’d found this before my January wedding. oh well.

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