Wedding Trend to Try: Glitter

Wedding season is about to kick into high gear, and one trend plenty of experts say we’ll be seeing is shine in the form of pretty glittery details. And before you dismiss the sparkly stuff as being too sweet, girly, or even garish, wait—done right, a little glitter can go a long way in giving your wedding a glamorous touch that’s still grown up.

Glitter bridesmaid dresses and glitter sweetheart chairs

Photos by Tiffany McClure Photography (left) and Amalie Orrange Photography

From your table linens to your bridesmaids’ dresses, we’re sharing fun ways to add sparkle to your celebration without sacrificing an ounce of sophistication or style.


Table Runner

Gold glitter table runner, photo by Graham Terhune

Photo: Graham Terhune / Venue: The Addison

A single runner on each table adds just the right amount of sparkle and brings added texture and interest to an otherwise solid tablescape. Bonus: Flickering candles will make the sparkles stand out even more.


Table Cloths

Ivory and rose-gold chevron glitter table cloth, photo by Amalie Orrange Photography

Rose gold glitter tablecloth, photo by Amalie Orrange Photography

Photos: Amalie Orrange Photography / Venue: The Citrus Club

If you prefer all-out sparkle, choose table linens entirely covered in sequins or glitter. This wedding at The Citrus Club featured linens in solids and chevrons for a playful effect.


Bridesmaids’ Dresses

rose gold glitter bridesmaid dresses, Tiffany McClure Photography

Photo: Tiffany McClure Photography / Venue: Saxon Manor

Put a modern spin on all-solid bridesmaids’ dresses by choosing simple silhouettes in head-to-toe glitter. They’ll add polish to a rustic daytime wedding, or look ultra-glam if you’re going with an evening black-tie celebration.


Shoes

Gold glitter Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, Jenny Haas Photography

Photo: Jenny Haas Photography / Venue: The Ringling

Even the most princess-averse brides can’t help but fall for a pair of sparkly stilettos on her wedding day, especially when they’re as chic as these Jimmy Choos. They’ll add a subtle touch of shine under a floor-length gown, and they’ll twinkle on the dance floor during your reception.


Sweetheart Chairs

Glitter sweetheart chair covers, Amalie Orrange Photography

Photo: Amalie Orrange Photography / Venue: Casa Feliz

Set your sweetheart seats apart by draping them in sequins. Clean lines keep this pair looking chic and elegant.


Manicure

Bridal manicure with one glitter nail

Photo by Bri Cibene Photography via Pinterest / Venue: One Ocean Resort & Spa

A single coat of glittery nail polish on your ring finger will make it stand out, and it’s a more subtle option than doing all ten digits in sparkles.


Cake

Gold glitter wedding cake, Erin Schrad Photography

Photo by Erin Schrad Photography

Your cake is easily among the standouts when it comes to wedding décor, so play it up with a layer covered in edible glitter.

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