5 Stunning Ideas for Wedding Dance Floor Decorations

By Ross | 1 Entertainment on Jul 11 2022

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The dance floor is one of the centerpieces at any wedding reception. It is where all the action is. People will be moving to the music, taking it in turns with their partners for the first dance and even just sitting around, chatting. 

So, the decor of the dancefloor will therefore be very important. 

Take a look at these 5 amazing ideas for decorating the dance floor.  

Use Jar Lights

These are perfect if you've got an outdoor event and it's warm enough. Jar lights are inexpensive and easy to put together. You can either buy your own jars or get them for free from shops who sell the pre-filled ones. Simply remove the lid and fill with rice, or sand, then add one of the tea lights you've bought into the jar. You can get a case of tea lights for just a couple of pounds, or you can buy them individually.

Jar lights are usually held together with ribbon or string, so you don't need to worry about drilling or hammering.

Nestle the Paper Lanterns in Pots and Vases

Placing the lanterns inside a vase or pot is a great way of keeping them secure, and of keeping the floor underneath clear. If you're going for a themed wedding then find matching pots and vases to compliment your decor.

You can opt for a large vase with a small candle inside for extra decoration, or you could use more rustic looking pots to give the whole area a more home-made look!

Decorate with Bunting

Bunting is quite a trendy, modern decoration, and it's cheap and easy to put together. You can find bunting online in plenty of different colours and patterns. Simply find the pieces that match your colours, peel off the backing on the sticky tape and stick it on the wall.

You'll find bunting in a number of different shapes and sizes, so choose one that's either rectangular or square.

Hang Glass Ball Ornaments

These work great on the dance floor. You can hang them over the tables, or you can hang them above the dance floor. They're a bit more expensive than some of the other decorations on this list, but they are a great way of adding colour and extra sparkle to your event.

There are so many different colours, shapes and sizes to choose from, so if you're going with a colour scheme you can easily find the right ones for your theme. They're also a good way of keeping in with the theme if you've got a disco ball in the room.

Bring the Outside In

No matter the type of wedding you're having, chances are that the inside of your venue won't be decorated. Instead of leaving the dance floor tables bare, why not bring some of the outside inside?

For example, if you're having an outdoor wedding, then build a natural archway over the dance floor entrance, with branches and flowers. This will not only look great, but it'll also give your guests something to take photos of if they're using their mobile phones. 

Alternatively, you could use photos of your family members, or celebrity guests, and get a backdrop made from cardboard, or even white fabric. These can be hung from the ceiling, or from the walls, creating a modern look.


There are hundreds of different ways to make your wedding dance floor look stunning, so you should be able to find one that your budget and wedding theme allow for. The key thing to keep in mind is that this is your big day, and you should be able to have fun with your guests, knowing that you've done something unique that they won't forget.

1 Entertainment provides wedding dancefloor hire in London that will make your wedding reception extra special and fun. We have a range of dance floor themes to choose from, from a disco dance floor to a Roaring 20s style dance floor. Let us do the work for you and give you the best dance floor entertainment for your wedding reception. Contact us to get started!