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50 Dazzling Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Wedding Reception

Sparkle and shine is trending, lighting up wedding décor in everything from shimmering sequin table runners to luminous gold wedding cakes. Whether you’re adding a bit of luster to a sweet shabby-chic scheme or going for all-out glam, you’ll be inspired by these dazzling designs.

By: Mary Wozniak

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  • Table Runners

    Table Runners

    A stunning gold sequin table runner makes a glamorous first impression.

  • Table Runners

    Table Runners

    Glittery gold adds a bit of shimmer to an elegant lace overlay — a beautiful accent for a sweetheart table or cake table.

    Photo courtesy of Candy Crush Shop

  • Table Runners

    Table Runners

    A subtle touch of gold elevates a rustic table décor.

  • Table Runners

    Table Runners

    Large square sequin chips in a vanilla hue are a unique and exquisite take on sequined runners.

  • Tablescapes

    Tablescapes

    Black sequined runners provide dramatic contrast to elegant gold chargers.

  • Tablescapes

    Tablescapes

    Burgundy accents and crystal chandeliers complement glittery silver tablecloths.

  • Tablescapes

    Tablescapes

    This beautifully styled setting by Snohomish Rental Co. and Manette Gracie Events features blue and gold elements inspired by the sea.

    Photo Credit: B. Jones Photography

  • Tablescapes

    Tablescapes

    Just a few crystals transform a simple rustic setting into special occasion décor.

    Photo Credit: The Carrs Photography

  • Tablescapes

    Tablescapes

    Trendy rose gold makes an appearance in an Art Deco patterned tablecloth.

    Photo courtesy of Creative Papier/Etsy

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Golden globe vases are a pretty choice for your floral arrangements, whether your table settings are rustic or elegant.

    Photo courtesy of Lime and Co./Etsy

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Fill these metallic-painted mason jars with pretty garden flowers (available in silver, copper, and rose gold).

    Photo courtesy of Beach Blues/Etsy

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Custom jeweled pomanders make for a stunning centerpiece.

    Photo courtesy of Elegant Wedding Decor/Etsy

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Give plain glass containers a vintage-inspired mercury glass finish in this DIY from 17 Apart.

    Photo courtesy of 17 Apart

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Gold spray paint upcycles wine bottles into a romantic centerpiece in this DIY from Polka Dot Bride.

    Photo Credit: Polka Dot Bride

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Mercury glass, glittery candles, and crystal tea lights are set off by glistening foliage and cream-colored floral accents in a dazzling tablescape by Tre Bella Events.

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Simple rustic centerpieces get an upgrade with a touch of gold and glitter.

    Photo Credit: Amy Allen Photography

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Lovely blue mason jars get a sequined makeover in a DIY project from It All Started With Paint.

    Photo courtesy of It All Started With Paint via Darby Smart

  • Place Settings

    Place Settings

    Celebrate your storybook romance with these enchanting glitter chargers.

  • Place Settings

    Place Settings

    Sparkly rhinestone napkin rings enhance a pretty floral table setting.

  • Chair Décor

    Chair Décor

    Shimmering foliage and vibrant marsala hued ribbons serve as an elegant chair sash by Tre Bella Events.

  • Chair Décor

    Chair Décor

    Drape your bride and groom chairs with glimmering gold sequin chair covers — or go all out and add sparkly style to all your seating.

    Photo Credit: Candy Crush Shop

  • Table Accents

    Table Accents

    Adorn your tables with a sprinkling of metallic gold rose petals.  

    Photo courtesy of Morrell Decor/Etsy

  • Table Accents

    Table Accents

    Love is in the air with this shimmering sweetheart table L-O-V-E sign.

    Photo courtesy of Guestbookery/Etsy

  • Table Accents

    Table Accents

    A gorgeous rhinestone brooch adds instant glamour to a silver-hued tablescape. 

  • Table Accents

    Table Accents

    Glittery hugs and kisses are perfect for a sweetheart table; try this easy DIY project from Boxwood Avenue.

    Photo Credit: Boxwood Avenue via Darby Smart

  • Table Accents

    Table Accents

    Hand-embossed copper lotus flower tea light holders are lovely additions to your tables.

    Photo courtesy of Foiling In Love/Etsy

  • Table Accents

    Table Accents

    DIY glitter fruit makes for a fabulous table accent. 

    Photo courtesy of Polka Dot Bride

  • Table Accents

    Table Accents

    Glitter-dipped feathers are a stylish accent for a bohemian or Art Deco wedding tablescape.

    Photo courtesy of Frolic and Sage/Etsy

  • Overhead Décor

    Overhead Décor

    A crystal chandelier is a charming accent to outdoor wedding décor. 

    Photo Credit: The Carrs Photography

  • Overhead Décor

    Overhead Décor

    Metallic gold pompoms shine overhead or as a photo backdrop.

    Photo courtesy of Accentibles/Etsy

  • Paper Goods

    Paper Goods

    And they lived happily ever after… a glitter cardstock banner proclaims your love.

    Photo courtesy of Clover and Bloom Co./Etsy

  • Paper Goods

    Paper Goods

    Simple glitter-dipped cardstock gives escort cards a special look.  

    Photo courtesy of BHLDN

  • Paper Goods

    Paper Goods

    Sparkly emerald green edging gives escort cards instant glam.

    Photo courtesy of Invitations by Marisol/Etsy

  • Paper Goods

    Paper Goods

    Enhance your industrial theme with gleaming copper pipe escort card holders.

  • Paper Goods

    Paper Goods

    Shiny metallic foil hearts add a pop of color to custom escort cards.

    Photo courtesy of Reverie Decor/Etsy

  • Paper Goods

    Paper Goods

    Glitter and lucite add sparkle to your table numbers.

  • Garlands

    Garlands

    Shimmering gold, mint, and peach paper garlands can serve as a pretty backdrop or table decoration.

    Photo courtesy of Maisy and Alice/Etsy

  • Garlands

    Garlands

    Hand-embossed silver hearts set off with crystal beads form a romantic garland.

    Photo courtesy of Foiling In Love/Etsy

  • Garlands

    Garlands

    Sequins add sparkle to linen, lace, and burlap for a shabby-chic backdrop.

    Photo courtesy of The Ruffled Daisy/Etsy

  • Garlands

    Garlands

    Brilliant crystal pendant strands make a stunning tree garland or centerpiece.

    Photo courtesy of Wedding Bridal Decor/Etsy

  • Food & Drinks

    Food & Drinks

    Toast to your future with lustrous silver, gold, and copper ombre champagne flutes.

    Photo courtesy of DiAmore DS/Etsy

  • Food & Drinks

    Food & Drinks

    Edible sparkles and yummy doughnut treats are a fun and novel surprise for your dessert table.

    Photo courtesy of Pink the Town

  • Food & Drinks

    Food & Drinks

    Treat your guests to sweet and sparkly cake truffles with a glittery sugar shell from The Happy Bakery/Etsy.  

    Photo courtesy of The Happy Bakery/Etsy

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    A hand-embossed metallic cake wrap is a simple yet elegant embellishment, perfect for a rustic or boho-chic event.

    Photo courtesy of Foiling In Love/Etsy

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    Top off your wedding cake with shimmering stars and a sweet message of your love.

    Photo courtesy of Jolie En Rose Vintage/Etsy

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    Go for all out bling with a lavish rhinestone cake stand from Tange Design/Etsy.

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    Top off your wedding cake with a delightful personalized glitter heart.

    Photo courtesy of Bash and Co. Party/Etsy

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    This vintage-inspired Art Deco cake topper is detailed in gold glass glitter.

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    Copper love birds are a charming cake topper and a lovely keepsake of your happy day.

    Photo courtesy of Lava Gifts/Etsy

  • Favors

    Favors

    Upgrade mini champagne bottles with a dazzling glittery makeover.

    Photo courtesy of Fab Details Events/Etsy

50 Dazzling Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Wedding Reception

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