36 Gold Wedding Ideas


Warm up your wedding with splashes of gold.

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table setting
Jose Villa

Gold will always be a wedding classic. The metallic hue packs a colorful punch at any style wedding and will instantly up the glamour and sophistication of your décor. That means that, no matter what kind of party you're planning, there's a pretty good chance gold would be the best addition to your color palette. Rustic outdoor weddings, industrial celebrations, and ballroom events can all benefit from a little gold decoration. Just think of the possibilities! Gold wedding cakes, gold flatware, gold wedding dresses—it's true, gold details fit in on every wedding level. And don't even get us started on items like accessories, invitations, paper goods, and even wedding favors. The best part? Gold is a beautiful complement to practically any color palette. While it looks chic against jewel tones like emerald and navy, it's equally impressive tucked into a palette of pastel wedding colors or even the softest neutral hues.

In other words, this metallic is the ultimate wedding chameleon. And while gold has been a nearly non-stop wedding trend for several seasons now, this timeless wedding color is one we don't see going anywhere anytime soon. Which is perfect, because these gold wedding details will probably have you planning all the best ways to incorporate this gorgeous color in your wedding day, stat. Click through to see all the dreamy options.

While silver seems like a flatware tradition, there's no better way to amp up the elegant look and feel of a place setting than by incorporating an unexpected pop of gold. These updated alternatives are nothing short of flawless.

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Foil Flecked Cake

white wedding cake
Jose Villa

Not ready to go all-in on a gold palette? Start small, like with a classic white wedding cake featuring just a hint of gold-inspired sparkle. This beauty by Megan Joy Cakes gives us all the right ideas.

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Gold-Lettered Stationery

joyann jeremy wedding stationery
Christian Oth Studio

Hello, gorgeous! This super chic invitation suite by Amber Moon Design featured a gorgeous marble design, but the real star of the stationery show was the gold lettering that accented almost every paper detail.

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Gold Ruffled Cake

wedding cake
Brittany Mahood

This cake from Jenna Rae Cakes is, in a word, breathtaking. But the best part? The single layer of golden fondant, which ups this dessert's elegance even more.

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Metallic Table Elements

wedding place setting
Laura Gordon Photography

From the gold-rimmed agate slice to gold vases, flatware, cups, and even a napkin ring, this table has its gold details completely under control. The elements add an eclectic vibe to the gorgeous décor.

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Gold Cake Details

Cake with flowers
Kate Holstein Photographs

This cake stand is vintage brass, but the cake itself? All gold, all the time. The unique, asymmetrical details immediately draw the eye and make a gorgeous addition to the otherwise simple white wedding cake from Blush Bakery.

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Gold Bar Cart

champagne bar cart
Jesse Leake

This swanky bar cart, stocked to the brim with beverage supplies, brought subtle glamour to this couple's reception setting.

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All Gold Attire

Linna Joe Cambodian wedding
Lexia Frank Photography

This couple's traditional celebration featured some of the best wedding style around. Their color-coordinating gold looks were absolutely on point for their Cambodian wedding.

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Metallic Chargers

place settings
Michael Radford

The pink and gold combination of these wedding place settings is a color palette match made in heaven. The result is modern, boho, and completely playful all at once.

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Traditional Gold Ceremony

Bride groom church altar
Abby Jiu Photography

The best way to add gold to your ceremony? Find a location that's already dressed to impress. The interior of this church is stunning, and the gold accents made for a beautiful backdrop for the couple's wedding vows.

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Sparkling Gold Invitations

New Years Eve wedding stationery
Alison Conklin

This suite, created by Spark Letterpressed, was finished off with metallic inks and foil, not to mention a tiny envelope of gold and silver confetti. Gold calligraphy by Manayunk Calligraphy was one more touch that amped up the gold palette.

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Glittering Ampersand Purse

News Year Eve Wedding Philadelphia
Alison Conklin

Really feeling like taking the gold detail idea to the next level? Why not add it to your own wedding look with a playful touch like this Kate Spade ampersand purse?

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Handmade Escort Cards

New Years Eve wedding escort cards
Alison Conklin

Escort cards are always a fun place to let your color palette shine. For a handmade addition to the palette, you can even collect and paint your own Champagne corks in the perfect shade of gold.

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Festive Gold Noisemakers

New Years Eve wedding opener
Alison Conklin

Who needs formal favors at each place setting when you can pass around gold noisemakers instead? Add a little metallic confetti and your reception will be all about celebrating in style.

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Gold Ring Box

glara matthew wedding ring box
Heather Waraksa

For a ceremony detail that's as elegant as it is organic, swap out the traditional ring pillow for a gold-rimmed ring box. This couple chose to add soft moss to theirs to really customize the décor's look.

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Gilded Wedding Programs

glara matthew wedding program
Heather Waraksa

These stunning wedding programs by Bliss & Bone are proof that a detail doesn't have to be drenched in gold to make a statement. The gold foiling here is gorgeous and really pops against the deeper Bordeaux-colored background.

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Gilded Fruit Cake Topper

glara matthew wedding cake fruit topper
Heather Waraksa

Now this is a cake topper you don't see every day. Instead of adding edible gold details directly to the cake's frosting itself, this couple chose to use gilded fruit as their non-traditional, but completely incredible, cake topper. The baking staff at the Gramercy Park Hotel pulled the look off without a hitch!

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Gray & Gold Stationery

jess todd wedding seattle gray invitation
Belathée Photography

This custom gray and gold invitation suite by La Happy is modern, sophisticated, and completely chic. The addition of gold foiling on the save-the-date card—and the gorgeous gold map of the couple's location—is just the icing on the cake.

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Miniature Gold Cakes

jess todd wedding minicakes
Belathée Photography

It would be almost impossible not to fall for these adorable wedding desserts. These tiny, tiered cakes by The SweetSide (mini versions of the confections displays on the couple's dessert table) were left at each guest's place setting.

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Gold Bridesmaid Dress

jess todd wedding seattle family
Belathée Photography

Talk about wow factor! This bride chose a gold Oscar de la Renta gown for her sister and matron of honor. The bold look provided the perfect complement to her own incredible gray Alexandra Vidal wedding dress.

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Gold Flatware

jess todd wedding cakeslices
Belathée Photography

This couple shared slices of their gold-frosted wedding sweets, baked by Lisa Dupar Catering, on gray or gold-rimmed plates paired with sleek gold forks.

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Gold Foil Favors

jess todd wedding seattle favors chocolate
Belathée Photography

Say hello to your new favorite wedding favor idea. These favors, white petits fours from Lisa Dupar Catering, were topped off with chocolate monograms made to look like gold wax seals.

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Charming Gold Cookies

Corbin Gurkin

Gold-flecked marbled sugar cookies—does it get any better? These sweet treats from Rose Cakes are the dream.

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Geometric Gold & White Cake

Delbarr Moradi Photography

Looking for a dessert table with modern flair? Look no further than this statement-making gold and white wedding cake. The edgy, geometric shapes add just the right amount of modern style to the unique sweet, made by The Whole Cake.

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Gold Bar Signs

Abby Jiu Photography

Gold-framed mirrors turned bar signs are definitely one way to dress up your cocktail hour. Add your drink menu in beautiful hand lettering to complete the effect!

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Vintage Gold Compact

Heather Waraksa

On the big day, this bride used this vintage, New York-themed compact as a fun wedding details, and wore the gold engagement ring her fiancé had custom designed.

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Sleek Gold Cakes

jess todd wedding seattle cake desserts
Belathée Photography

The only thing better than one gold wedding cake is three gold wedding cakes. These elegant desserts from Lisa Dupar Catering look great with just a hint of gold, and we love that the details are different on each one.

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Gold Place Settings

Jose Villa

Gold chargers, gold flatware, gold-rimmed glasses and flutes…this couple's gold and navy color palette was perfectly on point for their retro-modern wedding day.

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Floral Gold Cake

Optical Amusements

More evidence gold is a perfect fit for any color palette. The sleek gold foil on this wedding cake add a little sophistication to the soft peach, pink, and white colors of the treat's details.

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Elegant Gold Calligraphy

Sasithon Photography of The Wedding Artists Collective

This elegant gold calligraphy table number is the loveliest finishing touch to this couple's elegant, but eclectic table décor. Simple and so sophisticated!

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Gold Seal Escort Cards

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

The number one way to add extra oomph to your escort cards? Top them off with a gold wax seal.

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Gold Framed Seating Chart

shannon jon wedding seating chart
Sylvie Gil Photography

Hand lettering plus lush greenery-packed backdrops plus gold frames always equals eye-catching décor. This gold seating chart makes the most incredible reception statement.

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Modern Gold Cake Stand

Acqua Photo

A gold palette doesn't always have to be about the cake itself. This bright gold cake stand is every bit as pretty and a great complement for the quirky, modern style of this black and white cake from Hey There, Cupcake!

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Gold Cocktail Stirrers

Heather Waraksa

A fun and festive cocktail is always a good idea when it comes to the big day. These sweet sips, topped off with gold striped straws and gold pom pom drink stirrers, tasted great and incorporate the couple's metallic color palette!

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Gold Leaf Wedding Sign

Mi Belle Photography

For extra golden glam, why not take a page out of this couple's book? Their wedding sign was completely unexpected, and included a gold leaf with elegant calligraphy details by Type & Title.

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Gold Reception Vases

Heather Payne Photography

Here's one way to add instant timelessness to an outdoor reception: incorporate gold vases. These gold and white centerpieces came together to stunning effect.

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