A Wedding Trend We're Loving: Swing Décor
If you and your fiancé are kids at heart—and are looking for big-day décor to reflect that—then we suggest displaying a swing at your cocktail hour, reception, or after-party. The interactive design element will add a touch of nostalgia to your celebration that anyone can appreciate. Yes, swings aren't the most traditional décor option, but when properly displayed, they can be a cohesive part of (and even enhance!) your wedding's aesthetic. A rope hammock, for example, speaks to a seaside event's inherently casual and beachy vibes, while a porch or tire swing can offer a relaxed, hometown look to any outdoor wedding. As long as you pick the right iteration and decorate it according to your big-day theme, this element is sure to surprise and impress guests.
Beyond looking pretty, a wedding swing can serve many purposes. Make a permanent element of your outdoor wedding—like a tree in the middle of your reception space—feel intentional by decorating it with this thematic element. Hanging a swing can give younger guests a place to play, too, so their parents can relax and enjoy the party. Or, try placing your swing (Sweet Pea Floral designed this one) away from attendees so you can sit and enjoy an intimate moment with your partner without feeling completely disconnected from your guests.
Check out the inspiration ahead to see just how versatile swings can be. Whether you're reinventing your lounge with a floating day bed or adding some movement to your photo booth station, this suspended seating option is the perfect way to refresh so many of your big-day moments.
If your estate venue already has a swing on the property, style it with blooms that match your big-day selection for a cohesive look. Melissa Padilla of Opihi Love decorated this one with pink-and-white roses and greenery, which complemented the bride's colorful Bliss in Bloom bouquet and leafy crown.
Dance Floor Seats
Though you don't need a kids' area just because you've invited children to your wedding, a small room with games and a swing is the perfect way to keep little ones occupied while their parents have fun. Make sure the swing is low enough for little legs to reach.
Create the perfect autumnal display at your reception by decorating a swing with berries, orange, red, and yellow roses, and rusty greenery—like Gypsy Floral & Events did here.
A swing with a refined white-and-green color palette can add to your classic wedding aesthetic, as exemplified by this La Fabrique d'Etoiles Filantes iteration's cream cushion and eucalyptus greenery.
If you and your fiancé are childhood sweethearts who grew up on the playground together, hang a tire swing at your reception for a playful, nostalgic touch that speaks to your long relationship history.
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Hanging Floral Hoop
Instead of a traditional swing, hang a day bed with a cushion (for comfort!) from a tree so guests have plenty of room to relax together.
By placing swings near your band's stage, guests can sit and sway while enjoying the music. We have a feeling this setup will be particularly popular with your younger guests.
Instead of a reception stage, have performers sit on a hanging wood bench surrounded by microphones for a more intimate moment. Atouts Fleurs elevated this setup with baby's breath and greenery, which framed the entertainment while adding to this celebration's romantic aesthetic.