We've got some bright ideas to help light up your party.
neon signs
Credit: Hallie Burton

Signs aren't new to weddings, but lately, they've been a bit more, well, flashy. Contemporary couples have taken to using neon letters and shapes to make their reception spaces glow. The modern-meets-retro details serve double-duty, too. Once they're finished lighting up your wedding, they can be incorporated into your home décor. If the idea electrifies you, check out these variations for inspiration-they're all editor-approved. As for where to put yours, options abound, whether you use it as a marker or a backdrop.


Write your newly-shared name in lights with the help of a company that customizes neon decorations. We love the look of this established sign, which nods to the year that the couple tied the knot. Imagine how cool it would look in photo booth snapshots.

Name Glo Custom Neon Sign, $800, name-glo.com.


For something subtler, opt for a single letter instead, like your shared last initial. Alternatively, combine your two first initials. You can surround them with something for extra oomph (we recommend a circle or heart) and unite them with an ampersand or plus sign. Put the finished piece above your seats at the head or sweetheart table.

Seletti Neon Art Light, $70 per letter, beambk.com.


Set the mood with a sign that says it all, whether that means a romantic nod to "love," or a command ("bust a move," "get down," or "shake it," perhaps?) beside the dance floor.

Oliver Gal "Love" Neon Sign, $339.99, zola.com.


This sweet sign would do a dandy job of designating the dessert table. Get one to represent whatever your serving, or choose some other wedding-related motif. You can always rent if you don't want it forever.

Let There Be Neon Ice-Cream Neon Graphic, $225 for one-week rental, lettherebeneon.com.


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