Red and White Wedding Decorating Ideas

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Passion, love, prosperity, the perfect combination comes together when you implement the color of red to any wedding. The bold color of red and the purity color of white coordinate together for an unforgettable and lavish wedding scheme. With simple red and white wedding ideas decorating your reception venue, the celebration party will inspire guests with unforgettable memories.







When guests arrive and makes their entrance at the wedding reception, typically, they’re first attraction is drawn to the wedding cake. Create an elegant cake with just a few simple ideas to capture the start of a beautiful wedding reception.

Show your hearts belong to each other with a 3-4 tier heart shaped wedding cake. Appropriate at any season, Valentine’s, Sweetest day weddings, or a heart themed wedding. A simple square or round cake design also has many possibilities and ideas in decoration ideas for red and white .









  • Decorate with red heart candy or fondant hearts outlining the cake.

  • Red rose frosting in the center with small red roses outlining the cake perimeter.

  • Red frosting ribbons around the sides of the cake.

  • White top and a red band around the sides of each layer of the cake, or mix it up and alternate the colors by layer.

  • Decorate in cherry blossoms

  • Adding strawberries can be a sweet treat for guests.

  • Red Swirls or circles.

  • Provide the guests with cupcakes surrounding the cake in a shape of a heart.









    Accenting your reception tables and chairs in red and white





  • White tablecloths with red satin runner down the center of each table.

  • Use red napkins tied in white ribbon or white napkins tied with a red ribbon.

  • White satin chair covers with red satin or sheer sash.

  • Tie red flowers on the back of each of the chairs.

  • Provide 1 red rose at each place setting.

  • Use pomander balls in red, white or a combination of both colors together setting each one in a large decorated vase to create table centerpieces.

  • Ostrich feather centerpiece decorations in white or red and white.

  • Spread chocolates wrapped in red and white foil around the tables.

  • Make wedding fans in white with red inscription to include the bride and grooms name, wedding date and the precession of the wedding ceremony. In the back of each of the wedding fans, include the names of all the bridal and wedding party. These can be used at the place setting or set on the seating for the guests for the wedding ceremony. Decorate the fans with red ribbons or attach a picture of the bride and groom to each.

  • Use red placecard holders or picture frames for guest seating.







    Red and White Reception Hall Decorating Ideas





  • Provide a candy buffet to include all red and white packaged candy. Decorate the large containers in red ribbon, red and white sweet sayings in writing, tie florals around each or paint wedding symbols like hearts, wedding bells, doves, wedding cake

  • Red crystals inside white floral table centerpiece brings out a stunning and elegant appeal to any floral design. Crystal swirls, pave buttons in either white or red flowers adds a sparkling display.

  • A white satin backdrop with tier draping of red satin behind the bride, groom and wedding party.

  • Can lighting always adds a romantic atmosphere to any wedding reception. Use red gel packs and have the lighting going up the wall or use to highlight the backdrop.

  • Tiered bows around the toasting glasses, then adorn the center of the bow with a crystal accent.

  • Have a small table at or near the entrance of the reception hall with a white table cover, add red candles, spread rose petals, or use2 small topiary decorations for a signing in table to include a red or a red and white guest book and pen set as part of your wedding reception accessories.

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