Paper lanterns are a fun and festive way to add a punch of color to your Washington DC area wedding reception space decor. Not only can these paper pretties fill the awkward, blank overhead area, but they are able to create an elegant or casual or ambiance depending on how you decide to use them! Be it lighted lantern garlands, unique centerpieces, wish lanterns or floating overhead decor, the options to spruce up your reception space are endless. We rounded up some of our favorite paper lantern wedding ideas and inspiration. And if you’re looking to DIY paper lanterns, check out this pop-up lantern tutorial or dress them up with this DIY paper lantern.