From loosely draped garlands to statement light fixtures covered in vines, simple greenery can elevate your wedding reception and ceremony decor. And, believe it or not, hanging greenery is actually an easy way to save on your wedding budget: It's typically sold in bundles, which means you're not paying per stem à la those pretty peonies you've been dreaming about. As a bonus, you'll find that greenery—whether it's eucalyptus, vines, or even big ol' leaves—goes a long way when it comes to covering space, which will ultimately deliver some seriously significant cost savings to your overall floral budget.
Beyond the price tag, we're obsessed with this wedding trend because it allows you to bring the outdoors inside. To create an indoor-outdoor feel, simply hang pretty garlands, delicate vines, or leafy branches from the ceiling of your space. You can do so with clear wire, or you can attach cut branches to existing fixtures, like the rafters in your barn or the crystal chandeliers in your ballroom. And even though you're adding bundles of foliage to the room, you may find that your space feels larger. Why? It's simple: The statement installation draws everyone's attention up above.
Be sure to ask your venue coordinator about what you're allowed to hang your greenery installations from and how much weight they can hold before you commit to your decor.
Keep scrolling for 13 examples of how to make your hanging greenery decor a cut above the rest.
Stay Classic and Minimal
Incorporate greenery that complements your wedding's classic and minimalist theme. This couple paired simple white linens and white flowers with fragrant greens that dripped down from the ceiling, giving the space a bright, airy feel.
Suspend Green Wreaths
Now, this is a cool way to hang greenery! These on-trend wreaths are filled with flowing ferns, tulips, and calla lilies.
Incorporate Organic Garland
These greenery garlands are simple but impactful. We adore how the green leaves above contrast with the copper chairs below. (We love the coordinating garlands on the table, too!)
Hang a Greenery Chandelier
These guests are having a great time at dinner—and we're going to assume it's because they're dining under this statement chandelier with mock candlelight and gorgeous greenery. By the way, floral chandeliers are totally on trend right now, and they make a great addition to any indoor reception.
Suspend Tealight Candles
Suspending floating tealights from a greenery installation creates total enchanted garden vibes. This greenhouse venue really allows these hanging greens to stand out, creating the perfect complement to the white and green tablescape.
Hang Greenery Above the Dancefloor
Make that first dance photo op all the more special with a hanging greenery installation front and center. This gorgeous bunch is suspended right above the dance floor, creating a focal point that contrasts with the bright white floor and tent.
Utilize Full Branches
This couple brought a natural element to their urban Los Angeles wedding by hanging full branches from the ceiling in their industrial reception space. These upside-down pine branches create a gorgeous contrast with the modern venue.
Use Greenery in Your Escort Card Display
For a new take on suspended greenery, incorporate it into your escort card display. Here, mini escort cards are pinned to green wreaths that hang (with invisible wire!) from the top of a white tent.
Go Big and Bold
This over-the-top greenery installation features a lovely vine and lily of the valley, a perfect addition to this couple's botanical garden wedding. We love how it looks inside this greenhouse-esque glass dome reception venue.
Attach Greenery to Statement Lighting
These circular greenery installations on three gorgeous crystal chandeliers bring all the drama. We think statement light fixtures are the perfect place to incorporate leafy decor.
Use Greenery in Your Ceremony
Yes, yes, yes to this one! We love how this couple hung their greenery installation at the entrance of their beautiful, rustic venue—plus, look how it doubles as the ceremony backdrop.
Contrast Greenery With Bright Florals
This super-lush, suspended greenery installation looks absolutely gorgeous against the bold, bright floral centerpieces. We love how the couple chose gray linens to really let the greens, pinks, and purples pop.
Install a Trellis
Now, this is a trellis! We love how this greenery trellis makes a statement but leaves enough room for guests to breathe. The hanging lanterns are the perfect touch.