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The trendiest collection of glass, lucite and acrylic wedding decor and details ever! Plus a DIY and some fab tips! Read on!

Breathtaking acrylic wedding invitations. You will treasure them forever! Via etsy from Madrid, Spain.

Breathtaking acrylic wedding invitations. You will treasure them forever! Via Etsy from Madrid, Spain.

It’s no secret that we are fans of the modern, fresh and minimalistic aesthetic. So, it was only a matter of time before we would gather a TD (to die for) round up of acrylic wedding decor and details. We also decided we would share how to DIY a couple of these beauties, so that’s included on this article as well. As usual, take notes and copy away!

Translucent and reflective surfaces are the rising stars in wedding decor ideas for the upcoming year. Lucite, glass and acrylic grant a modern, urban and industrial vibe to any wedding theme. Turned into mirrored or hand-painted surfaces, they add glitz and glam while staying on the affordable luxury side.

First of all, let’s find out what’s the difference between these materials. Nothing like a bit of knowledge to shop for the right thing, am i right?



Welcome your guests with a timeline of your wedding and a beautiful clear acrylic wedding welcome sign. Get it on Etsy from Austin, TX.

Welcome your guests with a timeline of your wedding and a beautiful clear acrylic wedding welcome sign. Get it on Etsy from Austin, TX.

So, Is there a Difference between Lucite and Acrylic?

When it comes time to shop for these acrylic wedding decor and details you’ll be faced with a choice materials. And you’ll wonder, what is the difference between Lucite and acrylic? Aren’t they the same see-through plastic?

Well, yes. But Lucite or Plexiglas are brand names for a high quality acrylic manufactured by DuPont. Regular acrylic is less expensive but easier to crack. Some acrylic is low quality and may not be as clear as a higher quality acrylic plastic, such as Lucite. Of course, these are wedding signs and not a permanent fixture, so more often than not, you’ll be good with regular quality acrylic.

Acrylic Wedding Invitations: Pros and Cons

If you are planning on hand delivering your invites, you should definitely consider acrylic wedding invitations. They are downright gorgeous and much less expensive than stamped gold foil or thermography. Often times, even less expensive than digital printing! On the downside, they can easily shatter – so you have to mail them in bubble wrap – and they could be terribly heavy. Consider the cost of mailing them before you indulge in these beauties. Personally, we love acrylic wedding invitations with a box. Don’t you?

Take a look at these acrylic wedding invitations for an immediate association with art. Screen printed enamel ink and hand painted acrylic for a pastel modern Miami art museum wedding. A perfect pairing of invite and venue.

Take a look at these acrylic wedding invitations for an immediate association with art. Screen printed enamel ink and hand painted acrylic for a pastel modern Miami art museum wedding. A perfect pairing of invite and venue.

New Wedding Ideas: Lucite Wedding Cake Toppers & Tables

On top of the wedding cake or under it, these acrylic wedding details will leave you (and your guests) breathless! You can DIY your own cake topper with the design of your dreams. If you go for a wedding cake table, feel free to add cool LED lights or flowers. It will look divine!

Make sure there is enough space on top of the votives so they don't heat up the acrylic cake table.

Make sure there is enough space on top of the votives so they don’t heat up the acrylic cake table.

Hello Acrylic Seating Charts, Goodbye Rustic Chalkboards!

If you enjoy tracing letters with markers, you can DIY these acrylic wedding seating charts yourself. Depending on the number of tables and guests, it may take you an afternoon.

Amazing and original hanging acrylic seating charts with greenery.

Amazing and original hanging acrylic seating charts with greenery.



Related: 25 Wedding Signs to Make Your Guests Feel Welcome at Your Reception

How to Make Acrylic Table Numbers

You’ve organized the seating arrangements but now the tables need numbering. These clear acrylic table numbers will fit the bill.

Here is how to DIY the acrylic seating charts shown below. Choose a font and print the contents of each table on a paper roughly the same size than the acrylic board. Secure it to the back of the board with scotch tape and trace the letters with erasable chalk markers. (You can order them from Etsy here.) Let them dry and remove the paper from the back. Ready to decorate your reception venue!

Original table numbers and seat assignment chart hand painted in acrylic via Etsy from Sarasota, Florida.

Original table numbers and seat assignment chart hand painted in acrylic via Etsy from Sarasota, Florida.

Planning on making your own acrylic wedding decor? You can buy acrylic slabs on Etsy and have them shipped directly to you.

Planning on making your own acrylic wedding decor? You can buy acrylic slabs on Etsy and have them shipped directly to you.

Modern and Chic Plexiglass Wedding Welcome Signs

If you are feeling artsy, use a roller to paint the back of this clear acrylic wedding welcome sign! A couple of coats of paint will do!

Artistic and awe-inspiring hand painted acrylic wedding welcome sign via Etsy.

Artistic and awe-inspiring hand painted acrylic wedding welcome sign via Etsy.

Cute and Romantic Wedding Bar Signs

Nothing cuter than a wedding bar menu with romantic design details and flowers or a more adorable version featuring your drinks.

Modern and romantic bar menu sign in acrylic via Etsy from Hastings, Minnesota.

Modern and romantic bar menu sign in acrylic via Etsy from Hastings, Minnesota.

DIY a lucite or acrylic wedding sign for your signature drinks with the cutest visuals. Via Etsy from Lithia, Florida.

DIY a lucite or acrylic wedding sign for your signature drinks with the cutest visuals. Via Etsy from Lithia, Florida.

TD Acrylic Wedding Decor and Details

We could not end this idea round up without presenting you with some of our most favorite acrylic wedding decor and details. Enjoy! (and keep on loading more ideas, we got tons of them!)

Creative floral acrylic wedding backdrop ideas.

Creative floral acrylic wedding backdrop ideas.

Romantic and contemporary wedding at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Plexiglass chairs for weddings.

Romantic and contemporary wedding at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Plexiglass chairs for weddings.

 

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Check out these mind-blowing wedding table centerpieces that you can DIY, gift away or recycle as home decor! You’ll be glad you did!

Jaw-dropping cascading crystal and orchid wedding table centerpiece. Miami indoor destination wedding planned and designed by Tiffany Cook from Unique Design Studios.

Jaw-dropping cascading crystal and orchid wedding table centerpiece. Miami indoor destination wedding planned and designed by Tiffany Cook from Unique Design Studios.

We rounded up 40+ cringe-worthy wedding table centerpieces you can DIY or recycle by keeping them as future home decor! Provided you don’t have way too many tables. In that case, feel free to gift them away to your bridal squad or family. Both you friends and your finances will thank you for it. Save the moolah for the food or the entertainment!

The Most Gorgeous Wedding Table Centerpieces Ever

A proper wedding table setting deserves a luxurious and jaw-dropping centerpiece. Don’t you agree? So, no matter if your wedding is held outdoors, indoors, in the cold winter months or at a sultry summery location, get inspired by these stunning wedding table centerpieces.

You may even DIY some of them if you dare!

Replace the tulips with ferns and greenery for more budget-friendly wedding table centerpieces. You can liven them up with candles and crystal chandeliers. Note that the keys to success when putting this arrangement together is the natural exuberance of the plants, and its color contrast with the refined decor style of the table.



Boxed tulips centerpiece. Photography: A. Bryan Photo.

Boxed tulips centerpiece. Photography: A. Bryan Photo.

Romantic soft blush centerpieces. Photography: Thomas William/BYW @thomasw

Romantic soft blush centerpieces. Photography: Thomas William/BYW @thomasw

Modern Great Gatsby-styled elevated centerpiece ideas.

Modern Great Gatsby-styled elevated centerpiece ideas.

Beach Wedding Centerpiece Ideas that are Fire

The lull of the ocean waves, the cheeriness of the sun rays and the calm that invades you when at a beach wedding needs to be reflected in its centerpieces. Forget those mason jars filled with sand, it’s time for more creative centerpieces! And more often than not, simple wedding reception table decorations ideas are the best. Check them out!

For a more affordable beach wedding centerpiece replace orchids with toad lilies.

For a more affordable beach wedding centerpiece replace orchids with toad lilies.

Tropical weddings deserve an original and affordable centerpiece: pineapples! Photo: Project Wedding.

Tropical weddings deserve an original and affordable centerpiece: pineapples! Photo: Project Wedding.

Nautical-inspired centerpiece carved in driftwood with "message in a bottle" candle holders. This is definitely a keeper to decorate your home!

Nautical-inspired centerpiece carved in driftwood with “message in a bottle” candle holders. This is definitely a keeper to decorate your home!



Glorious and Simple Wedding Table Centerpieces to DIY

Homemade centerpieces are one of the most sought after crafts by brides. We rounded up a few DIY ideas that will look fab on your wedding tables!

Dip bottles in silver paint. Before they dry, dust some glitter at the base and let them dry. Add some seasonal flowers and you have a centerpiece that will dazzle your guests. We know you’ll be taking these home!

Bottles, silver paint, dust some glitter and some seasonal flowers and you have a wedding table centerpiece that will dazzle your guests!

Bottles, silver paint, dust some glitter and some seasonal flowers and you have a wedding table centerpiece that will dazzle your guests!

Related: 30+ Wedding Table Ideas: What to Put on Wedding Reception Tables (Wow your Guests)

Ecological and easy to DIY these wedding table centerpieces will be the center of attention – not just the table. You will need some candles, asparagus, artichokes, green beans and ribbons. Remove the meat or heart of the artichokes and place the candle in the middle. Be careful not to push the petals too far apart.

Ecological and easy to DIY, these wedding table centerpieces will be the center of attention - not just the table. The tutorial on the blog.

Ecological and easy to DIY, these wedding table centerpieces will be the center of attention – not just the table.

To make this glorious floral centerpiece you will need English roses, Scabiosas, cherry vanilla scoop, burgundy dahlias, garnets and shrubbery. Place them all in a tall vintage floral vase.

Tall vintage floral arrangement. Discover how do it at home on the blog!

Tall vintage floral arrangement.

Wedding Table Centerpiece Ideas on a Budget

Budget-friendly decor does not necessarily mean you need to skimp on looks. You can purchase some geometric cardboard boxes and wrap them with shimmery paper or cover them in glitter. Surround a simple centerpiece with votives, Place a mirror under the clear floral vase or grow your own succulent pots and plants!

Glittery paper cones for a glam winter wedding centerpiece.

Glittery paper cones for a glam winter wedding centerpiece.

Quirky centerpiece for game lovers.

Quirky centerpiece for game lovers.

 

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Who doesn’t need a backdrop, ever? Today we bring you 3 fab tutorials that will show you how to make a wedding backdrop step by step! Let’s get started!

How to make a fabric backdrop: ombré fabric, wooden dowel and a glue gun!

How to make a fabric backdrop: ombré fabric, wooden dowel and a glue gun!

Looking for some TD inspiration and easy tutorials to make a wedding backdrop? We’ve got you covered! These DIY wedding backdrops are lit without breaking the bank.

The wedding backdrop can be used at the wedding altar or with the photo booth. Definitely one of the most captured areas on your big day, it adds a whole lot of creativity to your wedding while showcasing your personality and style.

Wedding Backdrop Placement Ideas

Wedding backdrops are often used to decorate different event spaces. Besides the ceremony and photo booth areas, they can be used for photo ops of the bride and groom with their guests. Or as a background to the cake and dessert table, wedding favors and even the guest book table.

The number of styles and variety of wedding backdrops is truly endless. You can make them out of ribbons, balloons, origami, feathers, paper, lights. Basically whatever strikes your fancy, plus you can assemble one by mixing and matching a few of these materials.



When properly done, wedding backdrops are beautiful and captivating but hiring a decorator to install them for you could outside of your wedding budget. So, let’s check out these step by step tutorials to make a wedding backdrop and install it all by yourself!

Go big or go home. DIY the best chiffon fabric ceremony backdrop ever!

Go big or go home. DIY the best chiffon fabric ceremony backdrop ever!

Giant white balloons float atop this breathtaking silver streamer ceremony backdrop in Richmond, VA. Kim Stockwell Photography.

Giant white balloons float atop this breathtaking silver streamer ceremony backdrop in Richmond, VA. Kim Stockwell Photography.

How to Make a Wedding Backdrop: Yay for Crepe Paper!

This lit and colorful crepe paper wedding backdrop DIY is simpler than you think. Unless you want to go with the colors on the photo, you’ll have the additional task of choosing four colors.

Crepe paper sheets are usually 7.5ft long which should give you a height of 30 ft. If your wedding venue has much taller ceilings, you may want to add one more color section. As long as they touch the floor, they will keep their shape.

Materials for 6 wide streamers:

  • 8 Crepe Paper Sheets 20” x 7.5 ft. two per color: pink, yellow, sky blue and blue.
  • Scissors
  • Clear glue
Tip: Pick colors that go together, your guests will be amazed with this crepe paper backdrop! Check out the tutorial on the blog.

Tip: Pick colors that go together, your guests will be amazed with this crepe paper backdrop!

Step 1: Cut off two sections of crepe paper for each sheet (about 6″-7″ wide)

Step 2: Leave folded as they are, and starting on one side cut fringes evenly spaced. Don’t worry if they are not perfect but leave some space uncut in the center.

Step 3: Flip and do the same on the other side.

Step 4: Repeat steps 1 to 3 for each one of the crepe paper sheet colors.

Step 5: Glue each section to another of a different color (in the same order) to create several very long multicolored fringed streamers.

Step 6: Unroll and separate the layers and let them open with their weight. Pull with your fingers lightly, if needed.

Step 7: Hang your streamers, twist them and party on!

You can hang them from a wooden stick, twisted rope or dowel rod or glue them straight to the ceiling with glue dots. The more secure, the better.



A step by step tutorial to make a wedding backdrop just like this one!

A step by step tutorial to make a wedding backdrop just like this one!

Want more boho inspo than this giant dream catcher as a wedding backdrop?

Want more boho inspo than this giant dream catcher as a wedding backdrop? Get yours at Etsy.

Balloon Streamer Backdrop Tutorial

To complement this simple and decorative balloon streamer wedding backdrop you should choose streamers or ribbons in matching tones. These streamers can be made out of fabric cutouts or traditional ribbons or paper streamers, ideally in neutral colors. If you want to make a more glam wedding backdrop you may add some silver or gold streamers.

Materials

  • Balloons
  • Streamers and/or ribbons
  • Rope or plastic rod
  • Thread
How to make a wedding backdrop step by step tutorials: balloons with streamers.

How to make a wedding backdrop step by step tutorials: balloons with streamers.

Step 1: Place a stretched out rope or rod to serve as the base.

Step 2: Inflate the balloons. No helium needed.

Step 3: Attach the paper streamers and ribbons to the balloon with the thread.

Step 4: Finally tie the balloons together with their “tassels” to the rope. Try not to leave too much of an open space between them. Simple, colorful and decorative.

Make the most unforgettable memories in front of this Photo Booth background . White balloons and streamers wedding backdrop tutorials.

Make the most unforgettable memories in front of this Photo Booth background . White balloons and streamers wedding backdrop tutorials.

If you are into origami you can thread these delicate creations to make a wedding backdrop that is fire.

If you are into origami you can thread these delicate creations to make a wedding backdrop that is fire.

Paper airplane garlands make for original wedding backdrops to traveling couples or pilots.

Paper airplane garlands make for original wedding backdrops to traveling couples or pilots. Via Etsy.

How to Make a Ribbon Backdrop in Minutes

This drop-dead gorgeous ribbon backdrop can be tackled in a very short time. To help you with the number of ribbon spools you will need, first pick your ribbon width and backdrop height (or needed ribbon length plus a couple of inches). That way, if the ribbon height is 15ft. and each spool is 2” wide x 10 yards long, you will need 36 spools per each 6’ backdrop section. Let’s start gathering the materials we’ll need.

Materials:

  • Nylon rope
  • Spools of decorative ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Optional: String lights
How to make a multi-color ribbon backdrop in minutes. ;)

How to make a multi-color ribbon backdrop in minutes. 😉

Make sure the ribbons do touch the floor, otherwise you won’t get the desired effect (and won’t be happy with it). Feel free to incorporate some metallic ribbons for effect.

Step 1: Cut the nylon rope to the desired length. The one on the photo is 25 ft. long.

Step 2: Unroll the ribbons and cut them to the desired length.

Step 3: To attach the ribbon to the rope, fold the end of each ribbon around the rope and secure with the hot glue gun.

Step 4: Continue attaching ribbons mixing the colors with no space left between strand and strand.

Step 5: Hang your masterpiece.

Step 6: The final touch. Complement this simple and youthful ribbon backdrop with some hanging string lights. Voila!

Discover how to make a ribbon backdrop like this one in minutes. It will make for the most instaworthy pics!

Discover how to make a ribbon backdrop like this one in minutes. It will make for the most instaworthy pics!

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Streamers and round paper fans glued to a frame for a fun photo backdrop. Photography by Studio Eleven Weddings.

Streamers and round paper fans glued to a frame for a fun photo backdrop. Photography by Studio Eleven Weddings.

Make a wedding backdrop and surprise your guests with your creativity and flair. We guarantee your wedding photos will be on point and unique with these original pieces. Now, would you like to check out how to make fab wooden ladder decorations?

 

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