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22 Glamorous Ways to Upgrade Your Wedding Decor

Aug 10 2014 - 4:01am

Hoping to strike gold with your big-day decor? We've rounded up a range of gold-star ideas to help you incorporate the shade into your wedding [1] design — and you may be surprised by its versatility. Sure, it can be glitzy, but gold can also be a gorgeous accent against more rustic, earthy backdrops. No matter what kind of wedding style you're hoping to create, get inspired with these 22 creative ways to give your big day a golden touch!

Gold-on-Gold Palette

If you're trying to temper down a glitzy style, you can contrast the glitter factor of a gold-on-gold color palette by pairing it with rustic wood details.

Photo by Brooke Boling Photography [2] via Green Wedding Shoes [3]

Seating

The reception chairs can make a major style impact, so set an elegant tone with gold seating.

Photo by Gertrude & Mabel Photography [4] via Style Me Pretty [5]

On-Trend DIYs

For a fresh, modern look, go with gold-dipped DIY [6] details — vases, glassware, even frames or paper goods.

Photo by Kari Herer [7] via Style Me Pretty [8]

Creative Confetti

Feature gold confetti as part of a playful save the date, or pass out small bags with the programs for guests to throw at the end of the ceremony.

Photo by nbarrett photography [9] via Green Wedding Shoes [10]

Shiny Ribbon

Ribbon can be used anywhere and everywhere for a simple gilded touch with a big style effect. Tie it around candy jars or vases for a polished look, or let it drape from cake pops, tables, or chairs for a fresh, trendy look.

Photo by Little Sooti [11] via Style Me Pretty [12]

Earthy Elements

Gold can work just as well with neutral, earthy elements as with more ritzy decor. Spray-paint a piece of fruit gold and set it beside fresh herbs for a cool, natural place card holder.

Photo by Brumley & Wells [13] via Green Wedding Shoes [14]

Dessert Decor

Turn your sweets table into a design-savvy tableau by going with an all-gold wedding [15] cake.

Photo by Heather Waraska [16] via Style Me Pretty [17]

Jewelry Accents

Bring a touch of gold to your blooms by creating a cool bouquet made with brooches. Ask relatives to borrow their family heirlooms to add a more personal touch, and if you're not into the jeweled bouquet look, use the brooches as an accent on the wrapped stems.

Photo by Tina Sargeant [18] via Green Wedding Shoes [19]

Glamorous Linens

Create a bright, glittery backdrop to your big day by using sequin tablecloths, then keep the rest of the tablescape more minimal to balance the look.

Photo by Vero Suh Photography [20] via Style Me Pretty [21]

Quirky Escort Cards

Add a whimsical touch to your big day by spray-painting figurines to make fun escort cards. This bride chose animals, but you can play around with a variety of shapes or styles to suit your wedding [22] theme — think acorns for a rustic event.

Photo by Angie Wilson Photography [23] via Style Me Pretty [24]

Gold Paper Goods

If you've incorporated a few metallic elements into your wedding [25], why not add a gold touch to your paper goods, too? These striped sweets bags would make for a fun, simple DIY [26] — a gold paint marker can be your best friend.

Photo by Edyta Szyszlo [27] via 100 Layer Cake [28]

Glass Accents

Opting for gold linens and napkins? Let those metallic elements shine through — literally — by choosing glass plates for a chic, sophisticated tablescape.

Photo by Rebecca Arthurs [29] via Style Me Pretty [30]

Glittering Garlands

Drape gold-colored garlands across a table for an easy, glamorous touch, or let them hang above tables to create a framed vignette.

Photo by Kristin Rogers Photography [31] via Green Wedding Shoes [32]

Painted Planters

Classic planters get a cool, contemporary upgrade in a bright gold finish — a posh alternative to standard vases.

Photo by Kristyn Hogan [33] via 100 Layer Cake [34]

Gold-Rimmed Everything

Gold-rimmed glassware has been popping up everywhere lately, and you can take on the trend for your wedding [35] day by finding gold-rimmed plates and chargers, which look especially chic against a black backdrop.

Photo by Aruna B. Photography [36] via Style Me Pretty [37]

Metallic Frames

For all your wedding [38] day signage, paint simple wooden frames gold to give the pieces an elegant touch. Another idea? Paint just half of the frame for an eclectic, gold-dipped look.

Photo by Polly Alexandre [39] via Style Me Pretty [40]

Table Numbers

Give simple, neutral tablescapes a glitzy touch by using gold table numbers.

Photo by Jeff Loves Jessica [41] via Style Me Pretty [42]

Gold Candles

Tall, golden candles channel high-impact glamour and a surprising, traditional style.

Photo by Love Is a Big Deal [43] via Green Wedding Shoes [44]

Matte Accents

Sure, glitzy can be great, but there's something to be said for a cool, matte look. Try matte gold vases, flatware, or chargers to steal the style.

Photo by Melissa Schollaert Photography [45] via Style Me Pretty [46]

Gold Place Cards

It doesn't get more simple than this: gold-painted rocks wrapped in twine with a small feather make a beautiful place card for a more rustic, earthy affair.

Photo by Stefanie Cepeda Photography [47] via Green Wedding Shoes [48]

Antique Finds

Head to a local flea market to gather beautiful gold vases and votives with unique, lace-like detailing.

Photo by Flutter Glass Photography [49] via 100 Layer Cake [50]

Metallic Flatware

Against a clean, neutral tablescape, golden flatware packs the perfect elegant punch.

Photo by Rizza San Agustin [51] via Style Me Pretty [52]


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