20 Ways to Use Neon Signs to Light Up Your Wedding
Neon wedding signs are a colorful, unexpected décor option that can modernize your big-day venue. This details—which have made a major comeback from the '80s—are vibrant and playful, but they can be purposeful, too. Neon signs can be used to direct guests, label stations, tell stories, and even convey important wedding details, like the date, your hashtag, or your new monogram. They can do all of this while lighting up your party, creating a festive ambience that speaks to your event's celebratory mood.
When designing your wedding ceremony or reception, hang your neon sign in a surprising way to create an eye-catching display. Take this "Till Death Do Us Part" fixture by Echo Design Studio, for example: Vanessa Noel Events placed it above these peacock chairs to make a picturesque photo booth. As for other ways to incorporate them into your event's design landscape? Neon wedding signs can indicate a venue's main entrance, lend personality to an altar, or even light up a DJ setup.
Neon signs are customizable, too, and can work for nearly any big-day aesthetic. It's up to you to decide which color, shape, and size complements your event's style. While a white cursive design can energize a classic soirée, a pink rendition can add a feminine touch to an artful, bohemian party. Best of all, these signs make great wedding keepsakes that design-savvy couples can later hang in their homes. So, we suggest going bold and styling your fête's space (and later, your house!) with a neon sign. If you're looking for inspiration to get started, browse the following ideas from real weddings—they're absolutely electric.
Adding a neon sign to your reception space is a great way to enhance your moody wedding aesthetic. Take this Sketch and Etch Creative one, for example. Its pink glow added an unexpected splash of color to this dark celebration.
Add dimension to any monochromatic wedding display with a neon sign in the same shade. Here, this Neon Dive Bar creation's white glow popped against the matching muted tones in the space.
Mirror this Just Merried Events setup by placing your hanging neon sign in front of an abstract canvas painting for a modern, artful display that's also three-dimensional.
Tropical Photo Booth
Emulate this tropical photo booth for a festive reception element that celebrates your wedding's beachy setting. Not only did this Prema backdrop incorporate the locale's native greenery, but its red neon sign by Sygns also mimicked a sunset's hue. It also displayed a thematic phrase: "Love on the Rocks."
Add a colorful neon sign to your bohemian lounge to prettily contrast its softer natural features. Forrest and J used this Neon Dive Bar fixture to modernize a wood-and-wicker chair and vintage bar cart setup. The piece's pink hue also made the roses in this sea and pampas grass arch by The Bloemist pop.
Dance Floor Glow
Do you and your fiancé share a love of music? Reflect that bond throughout your reception with a neon replica of your favorite band's logo. This couple hired Marcus Poston to create a custom The Stroke's emblem that featured their new last name.
Take notes from this pair who displayed their wedding's hashtag with a red neon sign over their guestbook station, so guests could share photos to social media as soon as they signed in.
If your event's main entrance is hard to find, mark it with a subtle neon heart sign. This approach worked for this duo, who hosted their event at a hidden restaurant in New York City.