Columbia South Carolina Spring Wedding

Hey hey! Welcome to the Justin and Lauren Photography blog! We are Justin and Lauren, photographers based in Charleston, South Carolina. Our journey began in 2015 when we met during training to become photojournalists for the U.S. Air Force. Our passion for photography has only grown since then, which led us to start our own business. We’re your photographers for all kinds of events– Weddings, engagement and couple photos, branding, and more! If you’re interested in learning more about us and what we offer, visit our website! We love taking photos in unique locations, so if you’re up for traveling to a beautiful, secluded and peaceful location, we’re going to get along just fine! As your photographers, we are dedicated to providing you with the best of the best in images and an unforgettable experience. Candid photos are some of our favorites to capture. We pride ourselves on being raw, real, and authentic. We also provide prints, canvases, and albums. Contact us today so we can help bring your dream photoshoot to life. We can’t wait to meet you!

Our last article talked about whether we would be a good fit as your wedding photographers! Choosing who your wedding photographers are is arguably one of the most important decisions in the wedding planning process. We definitely encourage you to check out our last post to see if you’ve considered the 6 topics we list.

Today, we’ll be talking about some ideas for wedding reception decor from Etsy! We’ve seen some pretty amazing decor over the years, and all of these items listed are simple ways to add color, character and beauty to your wedding day. So if you’ve been searching for some small touches to add to your reception decor, check out our list!

Neon Signs

We’ve seen these types of signs at multiple weddings in the last year. They are super trendy right now, and we don’t think they are going out of style! They make for a great addition above your head table or at your photobooth for a fun photo with friends!

Shot Board

These are super cool to have at your head table, and are something you may even use again after your wedding day! Obviously, this may not make your list if you don’t drink, but we think it’s a fun photo and a great way to kick off the night at your reception!

Signature Drink Sign

We love when our couples find a fun way to personalize there reception, and picking out a signature cocktail or drink is a perfect way to do that. These signs, paired with a frame, are an easy way to add some decor to your bar area.

Custom Wedding Napkins

Maybe you have a pet that you wish could be there on your wedding day, but they just can’t. We’ve seen a few couples incorporate their pets onto napkins or even koozies so you still feel like they’re a part of your day.

Polaroid Camera for Wedding Guest Book

Guest Book

There are a ton of different ways to do your guestbook. You could do a phone where you get the audio recordings from your guests. You can leave Polaroids out and have people take photos to leave in a book and sign a note along with it. And lastly, you can print an image from your engagement or get home decor with your new shared last name to have people sign. We’re personally a fan of the Polaroid idea! 

Personalized Cake Topper

These wooden cake toppers are very minimalistic, classic and sophisticated. They will add a simple and elevated touch to your cake. If you’re a fan of the small details, these are a perfect addition to your wedding reception decor. 

Guest Favors

We’ve seen so many different things done when it comes to guest favors. Some are more extravagant, like a customized wine stopper. Some are just thoughtful and practical, like a customized fan for those summer weddings or a koozie to drink out of. We’ve linked to a few different things here that should give you some great ideas to thank your guests!

It can be easy to think you have to do it all when it comes to decorating your reception space, but choosing a few items to invest in can really elevate your space. We love seeing the unique and fun things that couples choose to do with their decor, so as you’re planning your wedding, we hope this list helped you come up with a few ideas! 

We love being able to capture authentic moments of our clients, before and on their special day. At Justin and Lauren Photography, we dedicate ourselves to capturing the unique beauty of those special moments in your life. We are located in Charleston but are available to travel. Let’s have an adventure together! If you have any questions about our services or would like to book a session, reach out to us today so we can meet in person or over Zoom to talk about your ideas and help bring them to life. We would love to connect with you! 

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