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Original and Affordable Wedding Centerpieces: Who Said Inexpensive Had to Look Cheap?

These original and affordable wedding centerpieces are gorgeous and can fit different wedding decors. We even bring you a few tutorials so you can make them all by yourself!

Take a look at this fun boho wedding centerpiece filled with gorgeous rustic details. Photography by Marissa Kay Photography.

Take a look at this fun boho wedding centerpiece filled with gorgeous rustic details. Photography by Marissa Kay Photography.

As the first thing a guest notices at a reception, wedding centerpieces must be truly memorable. Here you will find affordable wedding centerpieces that can fit a boho, rustic, vintage, industrial and garden or beach weddings and even at an indoor venue. You can adapt these ideas to your wedding by simply adding a touch of your own style. For example, for a table where gold is king, a centerpiece with a very colorful flower bouquet mixed with candles will look stunning. If you decide later to tone it down and change the color of the plates to a more subdued one, your centerpieces will look just as beautiful.

Beach Wedding Centerpieces with a Romantic Touch of Light

Beach weddings are always romantic. The ocean views, the sound of the rolling waves and the smell of the salty sea breeze make for a unique experience. Beach wedding centerpieces must complement this style, without breaking your budget, of course.

Candles are a terrific option for affordable wedding centerpieces. They can be used in a simple yet effective manner and within a tight budget. Beach weddings are especially romantic when candles take over the wedding decor. This image gives you an idea of what an abundance of cristal and candles looks like.

Beach themed affordable wedding centerpieces made with oversized white roses.

Beach themed affordable wedding centerpieces made with oversized white roses.

 

 

Combine flowers, candles, tall vases and water for a very delicate look. These simple wedding centerpieces will only embellish your tastefully decorated tables.

Check out these elegant tinted bottles and mason jars as candle holders which protect against the wind to ensure they remain alight throughout the wedding ceremony.

Beach seaside blue glass mason jar bottle candle holder with nautical decor.

Beach seaside blue glass mason jar bottle candle holder with nautical decor.

A wedding centerpiece ideal for the beach and summer breeze.

Lemon yellow beach wedding centerpiece. A wedding centerpiece ideal for the beach and summer breeze.

Lemon yellow beach wedding centerpiece.

How to make floral wedding centerpieces with flowers and glass vases: This combination of glass vases and orchid flowers is a beautiful yet simple option for floral wedding centerpieces and is actually really easy to make.

How to make floral wedding centerpieces with flowers and glass vases. Courtesy from Afloral

How to make floral wedding centerpieces with flowers and glass vases. Courtesy from Afloral

What could be better than the ultimate boho chic beach wedding centerpiece?

What could be better than the ultimate boho chic beach wedding centerpiece?

Bold colors and exotics for this table decor.

Bold colors and exotics for this table decor.

Boho Chic Affordable Wedding Centerpieces: Fresh Aroma of Flowers & Greenery

Today is the last day you ask yourself how to make wedding centerpieces that look terrific, are affordable and easy to put together. These flower-filled ideas will have you lusting after some amazing boho chic centerpieces.

Check out this image of how you can make affordable wedding centerpieces by simply using roses, ranunculus, green filler flowers, olive branches, and a mason jar.

Boho chic rustic affordable wedding centerpieces by simply using roses, green filler flowers, olive branches, and a mason jar.

Boho chic rustic centerpiece

These affordable wedding centerpieces are perfect for a shabby chic garden wedding. Leverage the simplicity of seasonal flowers or just pick your very own from the surrounding country side.

Colorful vintage boho chic wedding arrangement. Leverage the simplicity of seasonal flowers or just pick your very own from the surrounding country side.

Colorful vintage boho chic wedding arrangement.

Beautiful and simple centerpiece from a Texas wedding.

Beautiful and simple centerpiece from a Texas wedding.

Boho Chic affordable wedding centerpieces Ojai, CA

Boho Chic affordable wedding centerpieces Ojai, CA

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How to make affordable wedding centerpieces: Simply place your favorite flowers in a glass vases or in mason jars. Simply spectacular!

Afloral brings us this easy DIY for simple wedding centerpieces. How to make affordable wedding centerpieces: Simply place your favorite flowers in a glass vases or in mason jars. Simply spectacular!

Afloral brings us this easy DIY for simple wedding centerpieces.

Take a look at this image of wedding centerpieces for garden weddings with a bohemian chic style using plenty of sunflowers and recycled whisky bottles.

wedding centerpieces for garden weddings with a bohemian chic style using plenty of sunflowers and recycled whisky bottles.

Unique and affordable wedding centerpiece ideas.

 

 

Affordable Vintage Wedding Centerpieces

Have a look at these vintage-inspired and affordable wedding centerpieces. This image gives you an idea of how to make simple wedding centerpieces using a glass bowl that you might have lying around the house (or can borrow from a friend), candles and a pearls.

Vintage-inspired details are definitely great for brides who want their weddings full of nostalgia.

Vintage-inspired details are definitely great for brides who want their weddings full of nostalgia.

Inexpensive wedding centerpieces don’t have to look dull or cheap. With good taste, dedication, and attention to detail you can create the perfect ornament for your wedding tables. Here is a great idea to make an economic table arrangement. Place some roses and filler flowers in pot, add some white doilies and a wine bottle by its side and voilá! Vintage chic and really affordable.

Vintage garden table arrangements. Place some roses and filler flowers in pot, add some white doilies and a wine bottle by its side and voilá! Vintage chic and really affordable.

Vintage garden table arrangements.

Simple DIY for affordable wedding centerpieces

A vintage tea cup with gorgeous roses, a strand of pearls and a touch of gypsophila is a great, simple idea for your wedding centerpiece.

  1. Find a tea cup and saucer.
  2. Place the roses in the center.
  3. Decorate it with filler flowers and a strand of pearls on one side.
Follow this simple tutorial to make the best vintage wedding decorations for your reception tables!

Follow this simple tutorial to make the best vintage wedding decorations for your reception tables!

DIY wedding centerpieces: Jewel toned table arrangement| Simple, relaxed wedding decor is a huge trend | Beach themed wedding centerpiece | The wooden box adds a country touch to this beautiful wedding reception

Jewel toned table arrangement| Simple, relaxed wedding decor is a huge trend | Beach themed wedding centerpiece | The wooden box adds a country touch to this beautiful wedding reception

This color combo will definitely impress you. Vintage-inspired and very affordable centerpieces that look like a million bucks.

Candelabra floral centerpieces. This color combo will definitely impress you. Vintage-inspired and very affordable centerpieces that look like a million bucks.

Candelabra floral centerpieces.

A combination of good taste and soft pastel colors with a gold base for a romantic and elegant vintage look.

Vintage inspired simple wedding centerpieces at a Wisconsin Hotel reception.

Vintage inspired simple wedding centerpieces at a Wisconsin Hotel reception.

Modern and Affordable Wedding Centerpieces: Show off the Vases!

Simple wedding centerpieces can begin with a beautiful vase crowned with a good flower combination. Filler flowers, like the Gypsophila, grant a delicate look to these white vases. A great idea for simple and tasteful wedding centerpieces: white bottles with baby’s breath!

Extremely elegant and affordable navy and white table arrangements. This simple idea a bed of gypsophila on a blue bucket creates an elegant effect which is perfect for an industrial style wedding.

Extremely elegant and affordable navy and white table arrangements.

If you were wondering how to make simple, elegant and tall wedding centerpieces, this idea is for you. You will need some long branches, pearls strands, hanging votives, and pink flowers. It’s easy to do and very simple yet the combination of color and texture provides a stunningly modern look.

Get inspired by this centerpiece from a Richard Nixon library wedding.

Get inspired by this centerpiece from a Richard Nixon library wedding.

Candles are a good option for sublime yet inexpensive wedding centerpieces while at the same time, really easy and simple to do. Create a dreamy effect using lots of candles inside of lanterns, or floating candles on water. Just check out this stunning centerpiece with glass and candles galore.

Stunning and inexpensive beach wedding centerpieces that don't look cheap.

Stunning and inexpensive beach wedding centerpieces that don’t look cheap.

Simple Wedding Centerpieces: Rustic Elegance

Inexpensive yet, not cheap wedding centerpieces have the peculiarity that they can complement any wedding style. You just need to find a lot of inspiration, a little bit of time to make them and get ready to surprise your guests.

These rustic wedding centerpieces can be made with materials that are quite easy to find.

A mixture of color, materials and texture which is bound to impress. These rustic wedding centerpieces help the theme flow right from the ceremony to the reception.

These rustic wedding centerpieces help the theme flow right from the ceremony to the reception.

Unique rustic terrarium wedding centerpieces. A bit more work but so worth it!

Unique rustic terrarium wedding centerpieces.

This wedding table arrangement is very versatile as you can switch the base for another one with different materials or color and completely change its style. The tightly bunched white flowers create a strong visual impact. Consider using flowers like Queen Anne’s lace or hydrangeas that are easy on your wallet.

Chic and affordable centerpieces. Consider using flowers like Queen Anne’s lace or hydrangeas that are easy on your wallet.

Chic and elegant all white wedding.

This photo of a table centerpiece made with votive candles and small artificial rocks is a great idea for creating beautiful wedding table decor without investing a lot of time and effort.

Beach wedding decor. White orchids in bubble balls with lit up candles.

Beach wedding decor. White orchids in bubble balls with lit up candles.

Ultra original and simple wedding centerpieces. Corks in vase.

Ultra original and simple wedding centerpieces. Corks in vase.

Fresh wedding centerpiece. Yosemite Wedding at The Ahwahnee Hotel - Photo Colson Griffith

Fresh wedding centerpiece. Yosemite Wedding at The Ahwahnee Hotel – Photo Colson Griffith

Budget-friendly and simple wedding centerpieces: Do it yourself

No matter what your wedding theme, modern, industrial, country, or beach themed , you can make your own affordable and simple wedding centerpieces that look anything but cheap. Just follow these step by step instructions to make your centerpiece arrangements quickly and at a very low-cost.

  1. Find a suitable base to place in the center of your table.  It should be made from a material that best suits your style of wedding; anything from wood to glass. In this example, let’s use some tall silver candle holders.
  2. Next put a Styrofoam sphere on top of the chosen base.
  3. The image shown in this DIY is made from artificial flowers which should be cut at the stem.
  4. Stick the flowers together with white glue very tightly so that they remain in place. You can also use real flowers when assembling this wedding centerpiece. If you wish, cut the stems close to the bulb and attach the bulb with a florist wire so that it better grips the Styrofoam sphere.
DIY hydrangea centerpiece ideas for your wedding reception.

DIY hydrangea centerpiece ideas for your wedding reception.

An awesome idea for DIY table centerpieces is to turn different size wine glasses.

An awesome idea for DIY table centerpieces is to turn different size wine glasses.

Remember that if you decide to make your own affordable wedding centerpieces, you should consider that some flowers keep fresh longer than others, so plan your purchases carefully.

Let us know which one is your favorite!!

Simple wedding centerpieces gallery

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45 Classy And Elegant Wedding Cakes: Graceful Inspiration Tier by Tier

These elegant wedding cakes all have something in common: they are stunningly beautiful. Whether it is a with touch of romance, glamour, simplicity or through their intricate buttercream piping, fresh florals, or elaborate cake toppers, these small and delectable works of art will definitely delight your guests. Pick your favorite!

Elegant stripes and bold poppies cake. This cake definitely makes a statement.

Elegant stripes and bold poppies cake. This cake definitely makes a statement.

Choosing wedding cakes is not a simple task. When we start looking for the traditional dessert for our wedding, we discover that there is a huge variety of wedding cakes. They vary not only in number of tiers, but also in decoration and style. Selecting one is a tough decision when there are so many and they are all so beautiful! Let’s see if I can help you pick yours! 🙂

Single-Tier Elegant Wedding Cakes: The Latest Wedding Trend

If you are planning an intimate wedding, you’ll love these cakes. If you are looking for something original and for what’s hot right now, you fall in love with them. And as wedding cakes do not need to be huge to make an impression, these single-tier cakes will stand out for their simplicity and elegance.

These elegant wedding cakes are not ostentatious and therefore allow you to play with texture to turn them into magnificent wedding decor. Translating these works of art into a traditional three-tiered cake would cost you a small fortune. So, splurge and decorate away, it’s only one tier!

These cakes can fit any wedding theme: from bucolic to industrial, from vintage or boho to shabby chic. They will even fit a beach-themed wedding!

Moreover, as the dessert tables and coffee bars trend keeps on growing, wedding cakes are being left uneaten. Such a waste! A single-tier cake will look amazing and I can assure you there will be no crumbs left!

A really tall single tier half dressed elegant wedding cake with lilies.

A really tall single tier half dressed cake with lilies.

 

 

The Whimsical Elegance of The 2-Tiered Wedding Cakes

If you don’t want to bet on the traditional and have a few more guests to feed, go for the 2-tiered wedding cake.

These cakes allow for a range of geometric combinations. For example, you can have a round tier atop a square or hexagonal one, or tiers of different heights with the same or different patterns.

Pull off an elegant industrial or a rustic glam look by mixing metallics and thin layers of buttercream.

Simple and elegant two-tier midcentury-Inspired wedding cake. Perfect for a beach wedding. Photography: festtagsfotog

Simple and elegant two-tier midcentury-Inspired wedding cake. Perfect for a beach wedding. Photography: festtagsfotog

Classic and Elegant Wedding Cakes: Three Tiers Of Flavor!

I promise that in one of my next articles, I will tell you the why wedding cakes usually have three tiers – but for now, let’s take a look at some three-tier confection masterpieces.

Are you looking for a glam look? Elevate your frosting from simple to simply elegant with shimmery silver or gold sequins. If your wedding theme is industrial, then cover one of the tiers with metallic accents. For a rustic look, go with a half-dressed or semi-frosted cake with a thin layer of American buttercream. Or cover it with edible pearls, fondant or sugar roses for a vintage look.

Half dressed or semi-naked wedding cake with gold leaf and fresh flowers by Cakes2Cupcakes.

Half dressed or semi-naked wedding cake with gold leaf and fresh flowers by Cakes2Cupcakes.

Four-Tiered Elegant Wedding Cakes: There’s Lavishness in Height

For a stunning and elegant wedding cake décor, let its height be the protagonist. Remember that sometimes less is more!

Choose a single color or incorporate a couple of your wedding colors on your wedding cake. Avoid mixing too many colors if you want to seriously rock an elegant wedding cake.

Elegant wedding cakes with four tiers. Write your vows across your cake in gold!

Write your vows across your cake in gold!

Sky High Wedding Cakes: Magnificent and Glamorous

If you’re throwing your house out of the window, then the sky’s the limit – literally! Wedding cakes can be as tall as the ceiling itself and huge weddings call for huge wedding cakes. Remember that the presentation of an elegant wedding cake is fundamental to highlight its magnificence.

If you're throwing your house out of the window then the sky’s the limit! Lavish & elegant wedding cakes.

If you’re throwing your house out of the window then the sky’s the limit!

As you can plainly see, there is an unending array of choices when it comes down to elegant wedding cakes. Pick the one that represents you best and enjoy!

Elegant Wedding Cakes Gallery

  • 2-tier vintage cake with jewel stones, gray and white design with symmetrical focus.

    2-tier vintage cake with jewel stones, gray and white design with symmetrical focus. Photography: photolavie
  • Great Gatsby wedding cake covered in sugar beading. Love the magnolia cake topper.

    Great Gatsby wedding cake covered in sugar beading. Love the magnolia cake topper.
  • Brownie tower. Unusual wedding cake tower ideas.

    Brownie tower. Unusual wedding cake tower ideas.
  • Half dressed wedding cake with fruit and drizzle.

    Half dressed wedding cake with fruit and drizzle.
  • Gorgeous and elegant rustic wedding cake by Amy Swann Cakes.

    Gorgeous and elegant rustic wedding cake by Amy Swann Cakes. Wedding Cakes and Celebration Cakes design North Wales.
  • Perfectly smooth black and gold wedding cake by Palermo’s Custom Cakes & Bakery.

    Perfectly smooth black and gold wedding cake by Palermo's Custom Cakes & Bakery.
  • A pair of owls as a cake topper because “Owl Always Love You”

    Such a cute idea for a fall wedding cake. A pair of owls as a cake topper because "Owl Always Love You"
  • Fabulous and elegant wedding cakes from Amy Beck Cake Design.

    Fabulous and elegant wedding cakes from Amy Beck Cake Design. A play with patterns, textures and geometry.
  • These simple delicate romantic wedding cakes are very stylish.

    These simple delicate romantic wedding cakes are very stylish. 3 perfectly smooth tiers with a touch of blue and gold.
  • White Minimalism.

    White wedding cake. Minimalism and elegance.
  • An elegant cake with a geode look captured by Tara McMullen Photography.

    An elegant cake with a geode look captured by Tara McMullen Photography.
  • Elegant wedding cakes for black tie receptions.

    Elegant wedding cakes for black tie receptions. Photography by Lucida Photography.
45 Classy And Elegant Wedding Cakes: Graceful Inspiration Tier by Tier.

45 Classy And Elegant Wedding Cakes: Graceful Inspiration Tier by Tier.

Blue is one lucky color. And for that reason, let's channel this positive energy with this gorgeous "something blue" wedding cake. Wedding cake Designs Nevie Pie Cakes.

Blue is one lucky color. And for that reason, let’s channel this positive energy with this gorgeous “something blue” wedding cake. Wedding cake Designs Nevie Pie Cakes.

 

 

This wedding cake from Sweet Bakes boasts modern elegance with its golden pattern and clean lines.

This wedding cake from Sweet Bakes boasts modern elegance with its golden pattern and clean lines.

The glowing tiers of this wedding cake appear to be lit from within. Very clever painting by Rosalind Miller.

The glowing tiers of this wedding cake appear to be lit from within. Very clever painting by Rosalind Miller.

Gorgeous blush pink with silver single tier wedding cake by Sweet on Cake.

Gorgeous blush pink with silver single tier wedding cake by Sweet on Cake.

A wedding cake that has nothing of traditional. Love the vintage touch given by the cameo, the writing of the vows, and the silver pearls. A creation of Frost Cake Co. Photography: Krista Fox Photography.

A wedding cake that has nothing of traditional. Love the vintage touch given by the cameo, the writing of the vows, and the silver pearls. A creation of Frost Cake Co. Photography: Krista Fox Photography.

Play with the wedding cake geometry. Two square and one round tier in different shades of grey.

Play with the wedding cake geometry. Two square and one round tier in different shades of grey.

Instead of Swiss dots or polka dots, cake designer Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Co. decorated the tiers with tiny fondant hearts, which gives the design a preppy-yet-whimsical feel. Photography: Mark Davidson.

Instead of Swiss dots or polka dots, cake designer Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Co. decorated the tiers with tiny fondant hearts, which gives the design a preppy-yet-whimsical feel. Photography: Mark Davidson.

Add a glamorous touch to your wedding reception with a lavish and elegant wedding cake.

Add a glamorous touch to your wedding reception with a lavish and elegant wedding cake.

This naked cake with jewels tones has all the airiness of a romantic, lighthearted affair captured by Flora + Fauna + Liz Stewart Floral.

This naked cake with jewels tones has all the airiness of a romantic, lighthearted affair captured by Flora + Fauna + Liz Stewart Floral.

Rosemary citrus cake with mascarpone-honey frosting. How delicious is that?

Rosemary citrus cake with mascarpone-honey frosting. How delicious is that?

Hand-painted cake with pink flowers perfectly vintage.

Hand-painted cake with pink flowers perfectly vintage.

It's got 4 tiers but it looks like 8! Thanks to the hydrangea in between the cake tiers.

It’s got 4 tiers but it looks like 8! Thanks to the hydrangea in between the cake tiers.

Bright and delicate 5-tiered cake with fresh flowers by Couture Cakery.

Bright and delicate 5-tiered cake with fresh flowers by Couture Cakery.

Tiffany-inspired elegant wedding cake designs.

Tiffany-inspired elegant wedding cake designs.

Buttercream wedding cakes. Elegance and texture!!

Buttercream wedding cakes. Elegance and texture!!

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50+ Trendiest Gold Wedding Ideas

Nothing says elegance, luxury and glam like a gold wedding. Sprinkle a little glitz or go all the way. Transform your reception into a night to remember with these outstanding gold wedding ideas.

Glam gold wedding: Elegant place settings with red and gold. Deep red and gold embolden the classics. These rich tones will imbue your wedding with a regal air.

Glam gold wedding: Elegant place settings with red and gold.

Metallics and gold in particular have become increasingly popular in weddings. From a single showpiece to an entire gold-themed wedding, gold is easy to combine with different wedding styles. Gold weddings allow you to try different accent colors.

Metallics have made an entrance on the wedding circle and show no signs of leaving anytime soon. Gold will reign over the Parisian-themed wedding, which is back in 2017! French elegance and traditions will inspire you with touches of this timeless color!

Read on and discover the best tips to decorate your wedding with gold.

Glorious gold weddings

According to Bourn Creative, “The color gold is cousin to the color yellow and the color brown, and is also associated with illumination, love, compassion, courage, passion, magic, and wisdom. Gold is a precious metal that is associated with wealth, grandeur, and prosperity, as well as sparkle, glitz, and glamour.”

Although you may be tempted to go overboard with gold, its inclusion in the decoration should be handled with care. The theme and style of the wedding are essential in determining if you can go bonkers with this color, or if you should reduce its use to just a few details.

A Gatsby theme, filled with glitz, glamour, and opulence translates well into white or black and gold weddings. The same applies to an ultra glam wedding. On the other hand, a shabby chic or a rustic wedding could benefit from a few accents in rose gold or peach blush gold, or a dab of gold against teal or green.

Gold deco wedding: A dramatic black and gold wedding cake will be a showstopper at your wedding reception | Square invites in gold and champagne | Shine in Chanel | Gold wedding tie with matching cufflinks and handkerchief | Art Deco vintage-themed gold wedding cake | Bridal shower invitation for a modern gold wedding..

Gold deco wedding: A dramatic black and gold wedding cake will be a showstopper at your wedding reception | Square invites in gold and champagne | Shine in Chanel | Gold wedding tie with matching cufflinks and handkerchief | Art Deco vintage-themed gold wedding cake | Bridal shower invitation for a modern gold wedding. An Etsy printable ($15.99)

 

 

Glam ideas for gold wedding decorations: Show off your tablescaping skills!

Gold can be included in the smallest details of your wedding reception. And given that tablescapes are vital to the aesthetics of your wedding, indulge and capture your guests’ attention with a sparkling table decor. Here are some ideas for tablescaping your gold wedding.

Add some dinnerware with gold-colored dye designs. Tablescaping for gold weddings does not have to be about gold charger dishes alone. Spritz some gold on the wedding china patterns or on the glassware rims. For a romantic, modern, and elegant wedding, use white china and gilded tablecloth or table runners.

Blue and gold wedding ideas 2017. Delicate, airy and perfect for an outdoor wedding. This would be a great table setting for a beach wedding.

Blue and gold wedding ideas 2017. Delicate, airy and perfect for an outdoor wedding. This would be a great table setting for a beach wedding.

Without a doubt, centerpieces are the focal point of every wedding. The combination of flowers and their design truly impact the receptions’ decor. Give your centerpieces a golden touch with flowers, vases or by adding bottles of wine painted in gold. Mix in some gold and pink for a softer, high-end look. Go tall for an elegant feel or go low surrounded by candles for a romantic setting. Tuscan-style centerpieces are perfect for a gold wedding. Black candles on golden candlesticks can be a hit.

Gold wedding decorations boho style: Boho table setting with a touch of gold - Photo by Austin Gros | Nothing more fashion than geode table numbers! | Winter barn wedding close to Salem, Oregon| Gold charger plates - Photo by Care Studios | Stunning pink and gold wedding cake idea - Photo Erin Schrad Photography | String of gold-dipped feathers | Two-tiered gold wedding cake | Fantastic gold sequined table runner| Nude & gold nail art

Gold wedding decorations boho style: Boho table setting with a touch of gold – Photo by Austin Gros | Nothing more fashion than geode table numbers! | Winter barn wedding close to Salem, Oregon| Gold charger plates – Photo by Care Studios | Stunning pink and gold wedding cake idea – Photo Erin Schrad Photography | String of gold-dipped feathers | Two-tiered gold wedding cake | Fantastic gold sequined table runner| Nude & gold nail art

Gold weddings lend themselves to amazing color combinations

Gold is quite easy to combine. Like we mentioned earlier, gold can be used as a wildcard or as the main attraction in combination with other colors. Gold goes well with navy, lilac, mint, pink, teal, emerald, green, ruby red, black or white. Your chosen combination will depend on your wedding style.

Metallic gold and teal tiffany-inspired vintage wedding color ideas.

Metallic gold and teal tiffany-inspired vintage wedding color ideas.

For a spring wedding, choose warm tones like corals and peach to complement your golden wedding decor. Glam things up with purple with touches of green or gold, ruby red and black. Generous, deep colors such as plum and carmine red flourish with metallic accents of gold, brass and copper. Ornamental ensembles and shimmering, classy materials are eye-catching. Superb, rich colors like plum and crimson abound with metallic gold elements.

Aurora, red and gold wedding ideas. Generous, deep colors such as plum and carmine red flourish with metallic accents of gold, brass and copper.

Aurora, red and gold wedding ideas.

Latte brown, peach, white and gold are perfect for a fall wedding. Gold and navy are a classic that denotes elegance. Pink and gold or rose gold will give your wedding a delicate, upscale and chic look. The absolute latest trend is to go 100% metallic as it makes for a very easy combination of different golden and copper tones.

 

 

Gold in every detail

Your wedding decor no longer stops at the centerpieces and the flowers, but extends itself to the photobooth, the alternative guest books, the wedding cakes and even the desserts! The choice of a rich wedding cake, macaroons or cupcakes must also be tinged with some details on gold. Not only will these details look divine (and some even purely whimsical) but they will also delight your guests’ palates and senses. The choices are many, so there are no excuses to not surprise your guests with a dream wedding wrapped in gold. Check out these ideas!

Which one of these superb and shimmery ideas and tips for gold weddings did you fancy the most?

50 Trendiest Gold Wedding Ideas. Shimmering gold wedding ideas. Take a look! Gold donuts! | Get wedding guests interacting with a gilded selfie station. | Gold twig centerpieces | One Day Bridal 2016 wedding dresses feature delicate lace, sparkling beads, chiffon and organza | Personalized foil stamped coasters

50 Trendiest Gold Wedding Ideas. Shimmering gold wedding ideas. Take a look! Gold donuts! | Get wedding guests interacting with a gilded selfie station. | Gold twig centerpieces | One Day Bridal 2016 wedding dresses feature delicate lace, sparkling beads, chiffon and organza | Personalized foil stamped coasters

Candy buffet scoops for a gold wedding. A great detail that will not go unnoticed.

Candy buffet scoops for a gold wedding. A great detail that will not go unnoticed.

Wedding cake with painted blooms and a metallic top. Isn't it fabulous?

Wedding cake with painted blooms and a metallic top. Isn’t it fabulous?

Take a look at these stunning and romantic baby’s breath wedding decor ideas

Gold wedding shoes! Swoon!!

Gold wedding shoes! Swoon!!

Golden wedding invitation with a crimson ribbon bow.

Golden wedding invitation with a crimson ribbon bow.

Check out these tips & facts on barn weddings

Inspiring gold wedding ideas. Your wedding decor no longer stops at the centerpieces and the flowers, but extends itself to the photobooth, the alternative guest books, the wedding cakes and even the desserts!

Inspiring gold wedding ideas.

Escape dress. Glitz and glamour.

Escape dress. Glitz and glamour.

Add caramel lattice on top of the desserts and shimmer!!

Add caramel lattice on top of the desserts and shimmer!!

Decorate your own gold wedding centerpieces with glitter and make your wedding reception unique.

Decorate your own gold wedding centerpieces with glitter and make your wedding reception unique.

A very flattering bridesmaid dress for a gold wedding!

A very flattering bridesmaid dress for a gold wedding!

Black and gold wedding ideas. The choices are many, so there are no excuses to not surprise your guests with a dream wedding wrapped in gold. Check out these ideas!

Black and gold wedding ideas.

Take a look at this slider packed with gold wedding ideas!

  • Boho wedding cake by Olofson Design. Incredible combination of watercolor, metallics, and geometric shapes!

    Boho wedding cake by Olofson Design. Incredible combination of watercolor, metallics, and geometric shapes!
  • Oh Snap! Social media wedding sign via Etsy.

    Oh Snap! Social media wedding sign.
  • Gorgeous gold leaf bridal tiara via Etsy.

    Gorgeous gold leaf bridal tiara.
  • Pink and gold wedding cake by andreahowardcakes

    Pink and gold wedding cake by andreahowardcakes
  • Rose gold foil wedding invitations.

    Rose gold foil wedding invitations.
  • Vineyard gold wedding decoration in Saddlerock, Malibu captured by jwileyphotography

    Vineyard gold wedding decoration in Saddlerock, Malibu captured by jwileyphotography
  • Rose gold foil stamping, blush and glitter wedding invitation set.

    Rose gold foil stamping, blush and glitter wedding invitation set.
  • A delicious creation: white and gold wedding cake.

    A delicious creation: white and gold wedding cake.
  • Another trend for the upcoming wedding season. Gold wedding table decor

    Another trend for the upcoming wedding season. Gold wedding table decor in La Jolla photography from Melissa Biador and Amorology.
  • 3-tiered gold wedding cake with flower details for an outdoor shabby chic wedding.

    3-tiered gold wedding cake with flower details for an outdoor shabby chic wedding.
  • The new glam wedding trend: mirror signs as table numbers.

    The new glam wedding trend: mirror signs as table numbers.
  • Dreamy pastel and gold wedding photographed by D’amor Photography.

    Dreamy pastel and gold wedding photographed by D'amor Photography.
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How to Plan a Beach Themed Wedding Ceremony

How to Plan a Beach Themed Wedding Ceremony: The bridal bouquet. Flowers that are heat resilient.

The bridal bouquet. Flowers that are heat resilient.

A beach themed wedding is the dream of many couples but not all them dare to make this dream a reality. Let’s uncover how to plan a beach themed wedding ceremony with these 13 crucial tips that will make it a resounding success!

Sunsets, warm sand, boho wedding dresses, salty air, nature and the incredible backdrop of the ocean are only some of the appeal of a beach themed wedding ceremony. Beach weddings will fit every budget: they can go from economical to the most lavish and luxurious of events. Get inspired by these ideas and start planning your very own beach themed wedding ceremony.

Tips for Planning a Beach Themed Wedding Ceremony

1Try to stay away from the summer months. Another option is to choose a wedding destination on the opposite hemisphere. That way it’s summer for you, but winter on the other side of the planet. Sometimes, one month after high season still has terrific weather but it’s not as crowded and/or expensive. Always keep in mind to stay away from windy weather and know your tides.

There is no need for chairs at the beach if the ceremony is short. And, what a view!

There is no need for chairs at the beach if the ceremony is short. And, what a view!

2Public or private beach? The next decision for how to plan a beach themed wedding ceremony is to choose the type of beach: public or private. Private beach weddings locations are much harder to find. Most people will not rent their homes for such a large shindig or you can try renting an oceanfront estate. Even if you host your beach wedding at a resort with a private beach, you may have to share the place with other resort guests. Make sure you ask the resort if privatizing the beach for your wedding is possible before you book.

At a private beach in the Bahamas, a modern beach wedding captured by Jason Mize Photography. Harbour Island, The Bahamas.

At a private beach in the Bahamas, a modern beach wedding captured by Jason Mize Photography. Harbour Island, The Bahamas. jasonmizephotography

3It’s the law. Unless it’s your very own private beach at your summer getaway home, you’ll have to become acquainted with the local ordinances (just like on public park weddings) or hire a wedding planner that specializes in destination weddings or is local to that area. There is a key ordinance on most beaches that prohibits alcohol and this is where having a reception at a location overlooking the beach and a beach wedding ceremony is a great idea.

4Try to pick a day of the week and a time of the day when there will be few people present at the beach. You don’t want to have photos of passers by in a thong. 😉 During the week, early in the morning or at sunset are your best bets. And sunsets are so romantic! Also, keep in mind that the night is not a good time for a beach wedding as the ocean goes black (unless you have a full moon and a clear night) and not only is a but scary but it does not allow for good photography.

Lauren Fair Photography captured this incredible scenario for a very intimate beach themed wedding.

Lauren Fair Photography captured this incredible scenario for a very intimate beach themed wedding.

5Beach themed wedding ceremony decorations. You don’t need to decorate the beach for a ceremony but make sure you have a few benches for the people who may need it, like older folks and pregnant guests. If your ceremony is short, nobody will mind standing for 30 minutes or so. So, a few benches, a canopy and the breathtaking scenery of the beach and the ocean should be enough. Of course, if you want to go all the way and add the white chairs and an aisle runner covered with rose-petals, it will imply more coordination and expenses (remember you will have to setup most of this the same day) but the photography will be spectacular. The work will be proportional to the number of guests.

 

 

Flowers and lanterns with risers in the sand.

Flowers and lanterns with risers in the sand.

6Can you hear me now? Make sure you have a good sound system. The beach has a lot of nature noises: seagulls, waves, wind, and people and it will be hard to listen to the officiant’s words. A windscreen over the microphone is also a good idea.

Surrounded by friends and family at the time of the I dos. An original circular ceremony sitting.

Surrounded by friends and family at the time of the I dos. An original circular ceremony sitting.

7Avoid the lobster look! Wear sunscreen and handout some for your guests (this could be a great idea for a wedding favor) Avoid tan lines before the big day and this applies to the bride, bridesmaids. mom and everybody else that will attend the wedding. They really don’t look too good on the photos and neither does a sunburnt bride.

Chiffon bridesmaid dresses for beach weddings.

Chiffon bridesmaid dresses for beach weddings.

8Picking the flowers for your bride’s bouquet. Make sure they endure the heat like freesias, calla lilies, orchids, and succulents. Try to keep all decorations to a minimum. A beach wedding theme does not need a lot at the time of the ceremony. Maybe a few seashells and starfish in greens, corals and other colors that contrast with the sand will do.

9Bridal attire has to be beach-appropriate. Ditch the veil, it will make you and photography uncomfortable and very hard as it will flap in the wind. Choose fresh flowers or a hair accessory instead. Lace trim is gorgeous but it can easily trap sand and look dirty. Go for chiffon or charmeuse so your gown flows in the ocean breeze. This is a great opportunity for a shorter dress so it doesn’t touch the sand. Keep in mind that the wedding dress has to be comfortable and allow for movement and if you must wear high heeled shoes, add a wooden plank to walk gracefully to the ceremony area. Otherwise, flats, espadrilles and even kitten heels are a better option. An aisle runner made of fabric will help your step and keep your feet cooler (sand gets really hot)

If your dress will not be touching much of the sand, this vintage backless bridal gown is a dream come true for a beach themed wedding.

If your dress will not be touching much of the sand, this vintage backless bridal gown is a dream come true for a beach themed wedding.

10Best choice for a beach wedding hairstyle: an updo or a messy updo. Even a half up, half down bridal hairstyle will help you look beachy without looking like you were just hit by a typhoon.

A little hunger games inspiration for your beach wedding bridal hairstyle.

A little hunger games inspiration for your beach wedding bridal hairstyle.

11For the groom and the groomsmen: linen suits or lightweight cotton pants. Perfect for a beach themed wedding ceremony and they can use them again and again!

12Always have a plan B. A beach themed wedding ceremony is beautiful but you have several weather factors to protect yourself against such as the rain and, more importantly, the wind. Chewing on sand is not a good way to celebrate.

Wedding reception at a Mexico beach captured by Stephen Karlisch Photography. The perfect example of a lavish beach themed wedding.

Wedding reception at a Mexico beach captured by Stephen Karlisch Photography. The perfect example of a lavish beach themed wedding.

13Viva el Trash the Dress! After the wedding, don’t miss the opportunity of having a great trash the dress photo session!

I love "Trash the Dress" photo sessions on beach themed weddings. Don't worry, these are rarely the actual dresses. Most brides but a trashable dress from a thrift store for this type of photo shoot.

I love “Trash the Dress” photo sessions on beach themed weddings. Don’t worry, these are rarely the actual dresses. Most brides but a trashable dress from a thrift store for this type of photo shoot.

Beach Themed Wedding Ceremony Inspirational Ideas

We hope the advise on how to plan a beach themed wedding ceremony is useful to plan yours and we leave you with a bunch of incredibly inspirational ideas to copy, mimic or plain steal for yours!!

A beautifully surprising 4-tiered beach wedding cake. Get all the inspiration you need to plan and decorate your beach themed wedding!

A beautifully surprising 4-tiered beach wedding cake.

A guestbook full of wishes you will not want to cast into the sea, or will you? Event planner Leslie Cecchini

A guestbook full of wishes you will not want to cast into the sea, or will you? Event planner Leslie Cecchini

 

 

In between the sand and the dunes, this white on white beach themed wedding takes our breath away.

In between the sand and the dunes, this white on white beach themed wedding takes our breath away.

Tropical drink recipes for beach weddings: Mint turquoise signature wedding drink: blue thai mojito, blue curaçao, limon or white rum, coco-mint syrup, fresh lime juice and soda water.

Tropical drink recipes for beach weddings: Mint turquoise signature wedding drink: blue thai mojito, blue curaçao, limon or white rum, coco-mint syrup, fresh lime juice and soda water.

Adorably cute seating sign for a same sex beach themed wedding ceremony. Photography: hative

Adorably cute seating sign for a same sex beach themed wedding ceremony. Photography: hative

How to plan a beach themed wedding ceremony - Costa Rica weddings, an original idea for an open wedding bar on a canoe. Shoes do not have to get buried in the sand while your guests attend your beach themed wedding ceremony.

How to plan a beach themed wedding ceremony.

Chiffon and silk dress, simple and dreamy for your beach themed wedding ceremony.

Chiffon and silk dress, simple and dreamy for your beach themed wedding ceremony.

Something blue. A delicate foot accessory to go barefoot at your beach wedding via Etsy.

Something blue. A delicate foot accessory to go barefoot at your beach wedding via BarefootShop.

Get ready, chica! A 2017 beach themed wedding ceremony color palette by the Pattern Curator.

Get ready, chica! A 2017 beach themed wedding ceremony color palette by the Pattern Curator.

The perfect invitation for a rustic beach themed wedding ceremony.

The perfect invitation for a rustic beach themed wedding ceremony.

Peach Echo, a 2016 Pantone top 10 color of the year to add a pop of color to your beach themed wedding ceremony.

Peach Echo, a 2016 Pantone top 10 color of the year to add a pop of color to your beach themed wedding ceremony.

Who said orchids? Well, here you go: a simple but elegant orchid table runner on top of palm fronds for your beach themed wedding ceremony.

Who said orchids? Well, here you go: a simple but elegant orchid table runner on top of palm fronds for your beach wedding.

Romantic beach themed wedding cake design with sun, love and seashells in gorgeous white.

Romantic beach themed wedding cake design with sun, love and seashells in gorgeous white.

What better idea for beach wedding invitations than watercolors in turquoise tones?

What better idea for beach wedding invitations than watercolors in turquoise tones?

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