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