When it comes to making your own lighting, hanging light fixtures are amongst the easiest to make. All you need is a DIY lighting kit and about 5-10 minutes of your time. When used as wedding decor, hanging lights look absolutely majestic and literally make us swoon :) If you're wondering how to make your very special day even more authentically you, consider DIY-ing your own lighting and adding your own unique spin to it. It's A LOT easier than you may think, and it will cost you a fraction of what a wedding industry professional will charge you to create the same thing. We've been keeping our eyes + ears open for the best in hanging lighting, and we've curated a collection of our very favourites for you to see. We hope they inspire your wedding day's decor!
Mix hanging lights in with florals for a fun contemporary feel // Southbound Bride
Hanging lights off an archway adds a romantic touch // My Wedding Guides Blog
Chic, geometric pendant light fixtures above your tables creates a cozy ambiance // The Knot
Hang glass vintage lamps off an archway for a romantic soft glow // The Knot
Low hanging industrial-chic bulbs create a stunning visual that your guests will love! // The Knot
Mixing different sizes of Edison bulbs with greenery will look breathtaking in a warehouse venue // Pinterest
It only takes a handful of hanging light fixtures to create an awe-inspiring look // Pinterest
Pair your hanging lights with geometric cages for a contemporary vibe // Bridal Guide
Use bottles around your hanging lights to create a charming light display // Erin Jean Photo
Pair your hanging lights with greenery + choose bulbs that emit white light for a glitzy vibe // 100 Layer Cake
Opt for hundreds of hanging lights for a truly magnificent visual feast // Bridal Musings
Hang single strands of twinkling lights over your tables for captivating reception décor // Ruffled Blog
Chic Edison bulbs instantly upgrade an outdoor seating area while providing an intimate glow // Snippet & Ink
Wrap light cords in green garland for an enchanted forest feel // Pinterest
Once you've wired your socket, you've got yourself a working hanging light fixture. The sky is the limit now - you can wrap them with a colored thread to perfectly match your wedding's decor, you can paint the hardware, you can create an installation out of them with IKEA hooks, you can string a bunch of them together - the list goes on and on. Once thing is certain though: you'll completely WOW your guests with your uniqueness!