Sharing is caring!

table set at night with zoo decor

Finding classy zoo-themed wedding décor that doesn’t look like it was made for a child’s party can feel downright impossible. However, if you know where to look- and with a little creativity- it’s actually quite doable! The 10 examples below prove it. Let’s take a look!

You may also love: 10 Beautiful Zoo-Themed Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Adore

10 Cute & Classy Zoo-Themed Wedding Décor Ideas You Need to See

From beautiful candle holders that are just right for a zoo-themed microwedding to gorgeous balloons that could fill a whole room, these ideas below prove that not all animal-centric décor is made for kids.

FYI, this post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, we earn a small commission at no extra charge to you. 

1. Animal Candleholders

 Animal Candleholders Zoo-Themed Wedding Décor Ideas

Candles add elegance to even the simplest wedding, and if you want to stand out, then these animal candle holders will do the trick. They are available on Etsy and come in 11 variants, with different designs and animals. 

Safari Animals Stone Taper Candleholder Ethnic Tropical | Etsy
$34.50+

These African safari animal themed taper candle holders are hand sculpted and painted from natural Kisii soapstone by skilled artisans in Kenya. 

2. Safari Seating Chart

 Safari Seating Chart Zoo-Themed Wedding Décor Ideas

I found this on Etsy while searching for upscale zoo-themed wedding décor for a friend, and I totally fell in love with it! Isn’t it the most clever thing ever?

It’s a digital file only, so you’ll need to have it printed up. While you could do it yourself, I definitely recommend taking it to a pro. You’ll not only have an awesome way to help everyone find their seats, but it makes a great memento after the wedding.

African animal seating chart boho safari wedding seating | Etsy
$35.51+

Guide your guests to the right table at your wedding, dinner party or other special occasions with this boho safari animal seating chart. DIGITIAL FILE only.

3. Elephant Card Holders

Help everyone know their places at the table using these elephant cardholders. Simply place the cards on the elephant’s backs, and when the wedding is over, every guest can keep it as a wedding favor. These are available on Amazon and come in sets of six.

Sale
Kate Aspen Lucky Golden Elephant Place Card Holders, Photo Holders, Party Favors, Wedding Decorations (Set of 6)
  • THE PERFECT TOUCH - Perfect For bridal showers, weddings, tea parties, birthdays or any other event, these adorable elephant place card holders will be sure to set the scene
  • SECURE - Fitted cutouts hold your place cards securely in place, ensuring your tables look tidy and beautiful
  • SET OF SIX - Each set includes 6 gold embossed resin elephants with coordinating place cards
  • MEASUREMENTS - 1.75" w x 1.25"h (at highest point)

4. Animal Cupcake Toppers

Animal Cupcake Toppers

There’s no wedding without a ton of cupcakes, and if you use these toppers, everything will be amazing. They are available on Amazon and come in sets of 30 with golden giraffes, monkeys, elephants, rhinoceros, and lions. You also get some very nice animal banners.

30 Pieces Woodland Animal Cupcake Toppers Cake Decorations and 2 Pieces Gold Glitter Animal Banner Jungle Safari Zoo Garland for Baby Showers Wedding Birthday Party Supplies
  • Paper material: animal banners are paper material, cupcake toppers are paper and bamboo toothpicks, their surface feature nice glitter that are shine and more cute
  • Cute party supplies: package includes 2 pieces gold glitter banners with animals includes lion, elephant, rhino, monkey, zebra, tiger, hippo and giraffe pattern and 30 pieces cupcake toppers including giraffe, lion, monkey, elephant and rhino pattern; They are single-sided glitter, kindly noted
  • Size information: cupcake toppers are approx. 2.8 x 4.7 inch in average size, the glitter pattern is approx. 5.2 - 7.66 inch wide and 3.3 - 6.5 inch tall, banner size please check picture for details
  • Animal banners: hang it up on the table, window, doors to show the party theme and good as photo background, they are suitable for parties, baptisms, birthday party, baby shower and other holiday celebration
  • Party decorations: use animal cupcake toppers to decorate cupcake, muffin,cakes, it will add appetite and increase party atmosphere, let you and your guests to enjoy much

5. Light-Up Garlands

Light-Up Garlands

If you want to decorate the walls of your venue with something incredible, make sure to pick up one of these light-up garlands. They are on Amazon, super easy to set up, and your get 84 feet of artificial ivy and string lights. 

Sale
KASZOO 84Ft 12 Pack Artificial Ivy Garland Fake Plants, Vine Hanging Garland with 80 LED String Light, Hanging for Home Kitchen Garden Office Wedding Wall Decor, Green
  • Include: 12 strands artificial ivy vine hanging plant. Each green vine is almost 7 ft long and has 80 leaves, a total of 84 ft long. You will also get 396 inch long LED string light white 80 LED lights (Not include battery).
  • Material: Artificial leaves are made from high quality plastic silk fabric; LED String lights and Copper wire cover with pastic protective layer. It is normal that the leaves may smell, so please place them in a ventilated environment for some time.
  • Realistic and lifelike leaves, no longer have to worry about the green plants in your home dying when you travel. Ivy vine garland does not require any sort of special care, our artificial ivy leaf garland plant has eternal life.
  • Suitable for home decoration,wedding decoration,safari jungle theme party supplies, Holiday etc. High-quality light strings also ensure safe use in all situations. And It is available to be used outdoors, for party and wedding decoration outside, the artificial vine leaves are waterproof and sunscreen, the copper wire of LED string is wrapped in a plastic case, which is completely waterproof.

6. Balloons in Colors Inspired by Nature

Balloons in Colors Inspired by Nature

Since it’s a zoo-themed wedding, you can’t just pick up the first balloons you find

Related: Zoo-Themed Wedding Invitations

These ones come in green, white, golden, and black, and your wedding will maintain the theme while being incredibly fancy. You can find them on Amazon.

2022 New Year Decorations Green and Black Balloon Garland Kit Gold and Green Balloons White Balloon for Jungle Wedding Engagement Party Baby Shower Safari Birthday Party Decors
  • GREAT VALUE BALLOONS PACK: Kit includes 30 pieces of 5" metallic black, metallic white, and solid pine green balloons; 75 pieces of 12" chrome gold, chrome green, solid white, solid black, and solid dark green balloons; ribbon and all the tools!
  • MULTI-COLOR BALLOON DECOR: Mix green, white, gold and black balloons to use for a balloon arch kit to enhance safari or wild one birthday decorations. Bring the fun to girl or boy baby shower decorations with these chrome and matte balloons!
  • VERSATILE PARTY BALLOONS: Perfect color combination for a sunflower balloon garland kit for boho party decor. Design the ideal tropical birthday decorations or jungle party decorations by creating an exotic, vibrant backdrop for a photo booth!
  • ASSORTED BALLOON BOUQUET: Bring the fans with these football balloons or send a huge roar with these dinosaur balloons. Create a grand farewell for your going away party decorations or bring elegance with this regal assortment of wedding balloons!
  • A SUCCESSFUL PARTY IS OUR GOAL: We are committed to providing you only the best quality party supplies. With a dedicated team that excels at the customer experience, we are confident we can make you happy and give you the event of your dreams!

7. Animal Themed Napkins

Animal Themed Napkins

To make sure that you really cover everything, you may want to pick up some of these animal theme napkins for your zoo-themed wedding. They are available on Etsy and come in packs on 20. Depending on the number of guests, you can see exactly how many you need.

Safari 20 Paper Napkins 3-ply Luncheon size 33 x 33 cm | Etsy
$8.39

You will receive a sealed pack of 20 Paper napkins suitable for any occasion and celebration.

8. Greenery Paper Garlands

Greenery Paper Garlands

These are some of my favorite items on this list, and they are just perfect. They maintain the theme but are simple enough to fit in every existing décor. You can order between 10 and 50 feet, and cover all the walls with them. You can find them on Etsy.

Greenery Circle Garland Greenery Boy Baby Shower Decorations | Etsy
$11.95+

The Garland is sold by feet. It will be sent in a continuous length, for example 15 feet long. All the pictures of my garlands are made with one single strand!!!

9. Safari Photo Booth Props

If you’re planning to organize a photo booth, be sure to pick up some props for it. Everyone will leave with a fantastic memory, and you can add them both in an album.

I love these from Big Dot of Happiness on Amazon because they’re more “grown up” than a lot of the other options out there. Perfect for your zoo-themed wedding!

10. Animal Card Holders

Zoo-themed wedding décor card holders

Since you need everyone to know their places at the table, you need to pick up some of these animal cardholders. When the wedding party is over, your guests can keep them as favors and place a picture from the wedding in them. Find them on Etsy!

Table Number Holders Large Safari Animals. | Etsy
$14.01

Wedding table number holders, large safari animals. The listing price is per animal.

Finding classy zoo-themed wedding décor can feel downright impossible, but it's actually quite doable! These 10 amazing ideas prove it!

Your wedding needs to be absolutely perfect, and all this zoo-themed décor will help you plan something amazing!

What are your favorite zoo-themed wedding décor ideas? Share below!

Andreea Juganaru
Andreea Juganaru

Andreea is a very passionate content creator and her purpose is to provide you with the most interesting articles, while constantly discovering new facts. She’s been freelance writing for the past five years and has created numerous articles and educational materials while managing her own blog.

Sharing is caring!

Last update on 2022-01-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API