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Gold Sparks Creative Ideas for Glam Fall Wedding Decorations!

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Gold is making a big statement nowadays in fall weddings! Whether it’s a subtle accent or a complete cake covered in edible gold leaf, we’re gathering elegant ideas and inspiration to make a glamorous wedding that is tasteful and refined—even whimsical! Our finds feature everything from the cake topper to your cocktail drinks. Come and be dazzled!

Decorate with Dazzling Gold: Wedding Inspiration

If overdone, gold can quite easily steal the show at your fall wedding. So we’re presenting some lovely ideas for adding it tastefully through selected decorative elements at the reception.

Gold wedding decorations that aim to make a glamorous wedding from cake toppers to chair decorations.

Image credits:
1 – Joseph Matthew Photography, via Exquisite Weddings Magazine / 2 – Chaz Cruz, via Ruffled / 3 – Sugar and Charm / 4 – Momtastic / 5 – Celebrations.com / 6 – Heather Rowland Photography, via The Knot / 7 – Better Off Wed, via Milou and Olin

Adding Wow to Whimsical

A mini trend we’ve been seeing at weddings are little toy animals painted gold. You see them here as elephant escort card holders (1) with glitter added. And yes that is a gold dinosaur (2) gracing an otherwise formal wedding table setting!

Gilding Your Place Settings and Seating

Delight guests with gilt-edged place settings—whether through gold plate chargers (5), cutlery, napkin rings, place card holders, or gold-dipped stem glasses (4) that you can actually DIY!

Then for you, the newlyweds, prepare special sweetheart chairs. Hang Mr. and Mrs. signs (6) in ornately carved gold frames, and embellish them with ribbon and foliage garlands.

Glamming Up Food, Drinks and Favors

Little touches of gold create a glam surprise as guests enjoy your reception menu. Consider an elegant gold calligraphy topper (7) for your wedding cake, and delightful edible gold stars (5) on the rims of your signature drink!

You could also give glitzy edible favors, like wedding cupcakes topped with gold sprinkles, macarons dusted with gold glitter, and gold-enrobed gourmet chocolates. Or for a non-edible gift for guests, think gold carved frames with a personalized thank-you note tucked inside.

You’ll also love the gold wedding inspiration in these posts:

Go for Gold and Glitter in a Glamorous Winter Wedding

Wedding Glam: Rose Gold with a Touch of Ombre Inspiration

Styling a Black and Gold Wedding with Art Deco Inspiration

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