22 Sparkling Wedding Ideas That'll Give Your Day a Glamorous Upgrade
The right décor can play a huge role in defining your wedding's aesthetic. Of course, different event themes call for different decorations, but if you're in the process of curating a glamorous celebration, you should consider working a few sparkling details into your big-day décor landscape. Think about it: There is a reason why some of the most festive, party-centric holidays—like New Year's Eve, for example—are associated with glitter and confetti. To carry that celebratory vibe into your ceremony or reception, use reflective materials, including sequins, beads, and mirrors, to your advantage. There are so many ways to do so: From sparkling invitation envelopes and high-shine bridesmaids' dresses to table linens and glittery desserts, this eye-catching trend works across a myriad of big-day elements.
Elevated glam, however, isn't the only wedding theme that can benefit from a little bit of glitter. Add a few silver motifs to your celestial-inspired affair for gleaming touches that mimic the stars. On this tabletop, Roey Mizrahi Events layered silver glitter place cards by Matinae Studio Design over moody menus that mimicked the night sky. It doesn't stop there. As you'll discover in the photos ahead, sparkly details can upgrade vintage, modern, or romantic aesthetics, too.
At the end of the day, your shimmering décor moment doesn't have to speak to your overarching wedding aesthetic—if you simply love sparkle, work in a pop. Even better: Add sparkles to the wedding accents you wish to highlight most. After all, glitter is a great way to make anything stand out—even aspects you normally wouldn't consider. Intrigued? Prepare to be dazzled by the following ideas, all of which are guaranteed to catch your guests' eyes.
A small sequin moment goes a long way, as evidenced by this reception setup. Smells Like Peonies Events used sparkly gold pillows to give all-white seating a glamorous upgrade. The embellishments added both texture and color to the simple linen couch.
Dressing your bridesmaids in sparkling gowns is a great way to help them stand out. This bridal party wowed in custom Glasgow Seamstress dresses that featured glittery bodices.
Spotlight Sweetheart Table
Sweetheart tables showcase the couple of honor during their reception. So, why not use an eye-catching, sparkling tablecloth to further spotlight your station? JPC Event Group did just that by adding metallic linens to this table for two.
Looking to elevate your monochromatic reception design without featuring another color? Choose on-palette sparkling embellishments—they'll add texture and shine to your setup. The Twelve Events brought this luxurious all-white celebration, complete with pops of silver, to life.
If you've chosen to cover your reception tables with glitter-encrusted linens (like the ones seen here on this display by Michelle Garibay Events), keep your place settings and centerpieces simple—you don’t want to overwhelm the space.
If you love a mismatched look for your bridal party, consider bridesmaids' dresses that sparkle in unique ways. These ladies wowed in ensembles with all kinds of embellishments.
Getting hitched on New Year's Eve? Confetti is practically mandatory. Jennifer Murphy of Warehouse Rose Events sprinkled the reflective decoration onto this reception table for a celebratory look that nodded to the holiday.
For a festive wedding exit, have guests shower you and your love in confetti as you head to the after-party.
His and Hers Chairs
Escort Car Display
Your seating chart doesn't have to be over the top to impress your guests—a little bit of sparkle goes a long way on this reception staple. Brenda Babcock Celebrations displayed escort cards on a glitter tablecloth for a simple, but striking presentation.
Here's proof that glitter works with a multitude of textures: On this tabletop, Magnolia Ranch layered a glitter plate over a wooden placemat, resulting in an equally masculine and feminine setup.
Highlight your mom's role in your wedding by gifting her a monogrammed beaded purse (these are by Shabbysheikness) that matches yours.
Add some overhead sparkle to your reception by hanging a disco ball (the ultimate party symbol!) above your dance floor.
Glittery invitation envelopes tell guests about the luxe wedding to come even before they break the seal. These black iterations by House Of Catherine perfectly embodied this celebration's chic aesthetic.
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