7 Playful Wedding Swing Decor Ideas for an Outdoor Reception

Add a touch of whimsy to your soiree

Updated 05/15/19

Photo by Melissa Marshall

Swings: They’re not just for the playground anymore! In fact, we’ve been seeing stylish wedding swing decor popping up at more and more weddings over the past few years. There’s something just so whimsical and romantic about hopping on a wooden swing with your fiancé, enjoying the breeze and a quiet moment together. And these wedding swings are far beyond the rubber versions at the local park. These next-level wedding swings are usually wooden and are often decorated with greenery garlands and flowers to complement the rest of your wedding decor.

This ongoing trend isn't swinging away anytime soon. In fact, we fully expect to see these wedding swing decor ideas at tons of outdoor weddings this summer. Need some inspiration for your own summer soiree? Some couples have swings installed around the perimeter of the dance floor so that guests can take a break and rest their feet, while others display their wedding cake on a suspended food station. Another idea is to have a wedding swing specifically for romantic photo ops—perfect for taking post-ceremony portraits with your new spouse and an amazing spot for your guests to take all their Instagram photos.

Keep reading for some of our favorite wedding swing decor ideas and add a touch of whimsy to your reception this summer!

bride on swing

Photo by Emmy Lowe

Fashion influencer Mary Lawless's Nashville wedding featured a garden party–inspired swing—so you know these swings are trendy! Clearly, her adorable flower girls loved the fun detail.

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Photo by Shane Shepherd

This wooden bench for two made for a charming photo op at the wedding of Gary Pepper Girl's Nicole Warne. To make your seats really special, have your florist decorate the bench swing with garlands of greenery and fresh flowers.

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Photo by Anna Shackleford

Wow your guests with a suspended display of sweet treats. This couple’s hanging dessert table featured a tiered wedding cake and gorgeous fresh blooms.

bride on swing

Photo by Melissa Marshall

This floral-adorned, custom-designed wooden swing was one of the bride's favorite details of her wedding in Jamaica! Garlands, twigs, and moss from the property dangled from the rope, creating the perfect place for her bridal portraits.

bride on swing

Photo by Jenny Fu

At 2018's Brides Live Wedding, beautiful bride Janelle Lloyd posed on a swing in the Spanish moss at Montage Palmetto Bluff.

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Photo by Dana Cubbage Weddings

This wedding featured a large cushioned swing at the reception for guests to take a break from dancing and the festivities. The lounge swing was suspended from the wooden rafters with ropes that were decorated with fresh greenery. The comfy seat also featured a handful of throw pillows in the wedding’s neutral color scheme.

Bride and groom with mom on swing

Photo by Ross Harvey

“I envisioned the wedding as a black-tie garden party, romantic and elegant," says this bride of her picturesque French wedding. A greenery-covered swing definitely has some serious garden party vibes!

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