Hot Wedding Trend: Marquee Lights

As a bride, you are the star of your wedding day. It just makes sense that your name should be in lights. Marquee lights are a dual-purpose bright wedding trend of the moment. They serve as mood lighting and beautiful, vintage-inspired decoration. Below you’ll learn tips to integrate the wedding trend of marquee lights into your big night.

How to use marquee lights.

Whether a single focal point or a gallery grouping, you can use marquee lights to spell out your new shared last name, each of your first names, your initials, a symbol, or a message of love. They’re perfect for pictures, engagement parties, and receptions.

Where to buy marquee lights.

You can buy marquee lights on Etsy, Anthropologie, Dot&Bo, Pottery Barn Teen, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Nordstom, Got Light, and at antique stores coast-to-coast.

As a top wedding trend, marquee lights can be quite pricey. If you’re not going to reuse your marquee wedding lights to decorate your home after the reception, you can rent them, or make them yourself. Robeson Design and Brit + Co. have great wedding DIY marquee light tutorials.

Where to rent marquee lights.

5 tips on choosing marquee lights for your wedding day.

  1. When it comes to marquee lights for your wedding, a white or clear cable works best for blending with your existing decor.
  2. Choose LED marquee bulbs warm white. They offer a warm glow, rather than a harsh light. Traditional bulbs get hot, fast. LED lights stays cool to the touch, reducing fire hazards. They’re also cheaper than traditional filament bulbs.
  3. Order your marquee lights far enough in advance of your wedding day. Allow time for delivery, returns and alterations.
  4. Work out the details of electricity with your wedding vendor.
  5. Decide on your budget before your buy. Then google your options. Just like any decor, wedding marquee signs come in lots of shapes, colors and prices.