Make Your Wedding Night Special With These 4 Ways To Decorate - Wed Mayhem Blog
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Make Your Wedding Night Special With These 4 Ways To Decorate

Wedding Night Decorations

Your wedding day is a beautiful occasion, one where you celebrate your love with the people who mean the most to you. After all the hustle bustle of the wedding, the night is finally yours to relax and take it all in with your new spouse. Make your celebration as newlyweds just as special as your wedding day by decorating the room for your spouse with their love language in mind. Whether you’re spending the first night together in a hotel or heading off to your honeymoon destination, creating a romantic and comfortable after-wedding ambiance is the perfect way to unwind, surprise your spouse and start your new journey together. In this blog, we share four different options on how to make your wedding night special from choosing your accommodations, gifts to purchase ahead of time, and activities for you to do as newlyweds. 

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Cozy Romance: 

What You’ll Need:

  • Roses
  • Chocolates 
  • Champagne and glasses
  • Sticky notes
  • “Just Married” balloon

This is perfect for the true romantic! Make their heart burst by pulling out all the stops like they do in the movies. Let your hotel know ahead of time that this is your wedding night and ask if they can do anything special! We’re talking roses everywhere. Sprinkle them on the bed or as a path to guide your significant other to a special surprise like a box of chocolates or a just married sign. No celebration is complete without a bottle of champagne. So make sure to pack the bubbly and glasses so you can toast to your new life together. For a personalized touch, grab a pack of sticky notes and write down sweet messages, your favorite memories together and promises about your future together. Hide them around the room for them to find and words of affirmation lovers will be overjoyed. 

Candlelit Moody:

What You’ll Need

  • Candles 
  • Speaker 
  • Chocolate covered strawberries 
  • Cocktail shaker/ bar tools
  • LED lighting/ twinkle Lights
  • Silky lingerie
  • Games

We’re all about setting the mood. Look for accommodations that offer specific honeymoon suites with special amenities like a jacuzzi or rain shower. However, the key to making any room feel sensual is by appealing to you guessed it, the senses! Look for rooms with LED lighting technology that allows you to customize the brightness and colors. Add a balloon arch over the bed to make it feel like a celebration.Pack candles for ambient light and to make your space smell divine. Choose a room with a sound system or bring a speaker to further make the space your own with your favorite music. As for the sense of taste, you can never go wrong with a chocolate covered strawberries and play bartender by setting up a martini bar or by making them their favorite drink. Surprise the gift lover with something silky that will make them feel and look good. For the acts of service lover, surprise them with a get-to-know-you game that challenges you to new conversations, or spices things up in the bedroom. One of our favorites is Truth or Dare For Couples.

Intimate Connection:

What You’ll Need:

  • Blankets 
  • Bottle of wine 
  • Snacks 
  • Balloons –  Balloon twinkle lights: HERE
  • Vows

The majority of your wedding day will revolve around entertaining your guests, but it’s important to set aside time for just the two of you. Find solace as newlyweds in a private getaway where it’s just you, your spouse and a comfy blanket. (Surprise them with a barefoot dream blanket, thank us later!) Remind your spouse that this is not your average date night by filling the room with balloons, bonus points for uniqueness like these light up balloons. After a long night of dancing the night away, end the night with a bottle of wine and some late night snacks. For the couple who prefer privacy, save your vows for this special moment and share them with each other under the stars. Immerse yourself in the magic of the night and later surprise your partner with a custom star map capturing the essence of that cherished evening. Think ahead for the morning after an open bar and come equipped with essential hangover remedies like fluids and tylenol. Then for a relaxed morning, order in for breakfast in bed.

Private Spa

What You’ll Need:

  • Oil diffuser & essential oils 
  • Robes
  • Flower petals & bath salts 
  • Swan towels 
  • Massage oil

When in doubt, zen it out. With the stress of your wedding off your chest, treat your partner to a pampering and relaxation station. Mimic the serene atmosphere of a spa by choosing accommodations with a private sauna or transform your bathtub into a fragrant oasis with delicate flower petals. Enhance the ambiance further with an essential oil diffuser with calming scents like lavender or eucalyptus, fresh flower bouquets or candles. Pack along massage oil and treat your bride to a foot massage after a long day on her feet. Spend the night in matching Mrs. and Mr. robes you bought for the occasion.  For an extra touch of whimsy, surprise your partner by mastering the art of towel animal folding by following along a tutorial. It will be a gesture they’re sure to adore. Wake up and unwind side by side with a couples massage. If you want to keep the tranquility going indulge in a luxurious hotel that offers an array of rejuvenating spa services, such as facials, exfoliating scrubs, and soothing body wraps, 

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Light Up the Night: Fab Outdoor Wedding Ideas From TikTok

Does your idea of the perfect wedding aesthetic involve the glamour of starry skies, the moon’s soft glow, or the unparalleled romance of the crisp, evening breeze? Need we say more about how gorgeously dramatic nature is at this time of night? Surrounded by sparkling candlelight, moody color palettes, and a canopy of the night sky—who wouldn’t want to say “I do” after the sun goes down? Starry night weddings have been one of the most quaint, exquisite, and utterly swoon-worthy wedding themes we have ever laid our eyes on. Turn out the lights and turn up the magic to take note of these stunning ideas from TikTok that we found are exclusive to nighttime affairs.

Be Strategic With String Lights For a Magnificent Backdrop

String lights are a classic and simple way to add a warm ambiance to your outdoor wedding. Not to mention that they’re oh-so versatile. Drape them over trees, wrap them around columns or beams, or hang them from the ceiling of a tent. The warm glow of string lights will add a cozy and intimate feeling to your wedding. Opt for fairy lights for a little offbeat lighting. Once it starts to get dark, fairy lights will offer an ethereal glow that your guests will not easily forget.

Say Yes to Chandeliers For an Elegant Atmosphere

Who says chandeliers should stay inside? Trust us, chic chandeliers are what you need to set your entire outdoor reception ablaze. Chandeliers are a charming way to add light to your nighttime wedding and they never go out of style. Chandeliers sparkling overhead the guest tables create, you guessed it, a perfect starry night theme that we are all about. Talk about taking things from “hey, nice wedding” to “whoa, now that was a wedding.”

Emphasize Candlelight For a Warm and Cozy Ambiance

If there’s one decor item that screams love and romance, it’s candles. They are versatile décor elements that work with various other ornamental accessories to form breathtaking arrangements. Get creative and place them in lanterns or even float them in water. Have candles of differing heights in various types of containers such as pillar candles, tea lights, or votive candles to adorn creative tablescapes. Whether you mix them with flowers or another fancy décor, the plethora of candle options is sure to dramatize an already impressive venue.

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Set the Mood For a Perfect Toast With Champagne Popping

Don’t forget the champagne bottle for a mesmerizing and unforgettable toast! Did we mention how amazing the pictures turn out? That’s right, adding some champagne illumination to your wedding is a great way to brighten up the evening with some dramatic and impressive photos. A win-win if you ask us. We fall short of words when we try to describe the enchantment of champagne popping to wrap up an intimate affair.

Add the Glow of Floating Lanterns for a Dream-Scape

How many weddings have you been to that incorporate floating lanterns? Exactly. If you truly want to light up the skies at your wedding ceremony, you simply must add floating lanterns to the list. As you and your guests light the lanterns, make a wish for the bride and groom, and cast them into the air to elevate (heh) your wedding night. The dreamy view is unmatchable and the symbolism is quite special, bringing a unique magic to your entire wedding. Count us in!

Don’t Underestimate the Deadly Combination of Sparklers and Fireworks

Just Imagine how dramatic your exit will be when the aisle is softly illuminated with the beautiful glow of the sparklers with fireworks shooting in the background. Not convinced yet? Well, picture this. You and your better half are the centers of attention as you walk down the earthy aisle and enter into bright light as the sparklers from your loved ones ignite the dark sky. You share a romantic kiss as a newly married couple as the fireworks go off (omg though, imagine the pictures if the timing works out!). The glow of the sparkling lights adds a feeling of wonder to both the moment and your final wedding night photos. Admit it, there’s nothing like capturing a couple’s grand send-off at night!

With the stars shining, stunning mood lighting, and an intimate vibe that instantly goes up a notch as soon as the sun goes down, nighttime weddings have all the elements for an unforgettable wedding atmosphere that transform your ceremony into a venue for ethereal experiences, especially with these TikTok-inspired ideas. The serenity and peace of the night combined with the warmth of the lighting create an unbelievably magical setting for an alfresco wedding ceremony held beneath the stars all night long.

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Vanessa Mir is the lead photographer and founder of Heirloomsnaps. She loves her job—like really, really loves her job—especially capturing timeless moments with people who are in love. Her enthusiasm for the wedding industry sparked her to found Wed Mayhem, and she looks forward to being an essential planning resource for couples.

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