How to Design a Glamorous Wedding Reception


When it comes to having a glamorous wedding reception, there are a few things you can incorporate to take your decor to the next level of fabulous. Even if you can’t add all of the glamour must-haves, even just one element listed below will suffice. So start here to find out what the top glamour details are, and then work with your event designer or stylist to bring your dream to life.

Explore Ceiling Drapes

Luxury ceiling drapes are one of the top glamorous wedding reception ideas that help to evolve an already beautiful room into an over-the-top stunning room. Whether you prefer star draping or sheer arm draping (light panels of drapes that extend from one wall to the next), there are many ways to use fabric to soften the room.

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Light Up the Room

Lighting is extremely important, especially for an evening affair. To liven up the event, this tried and true glamorous wedding reception technique can be implemented in various ways. Furniture rental vendors or professional lighting companies are the go-to places for lights. Decide if you want chandeliers, lanterns, colorful uplighting, or cultural light fixtures that hang. Sky’s the limit!

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Bring in Dramatic Centerpieces

Bring all the drama, and you’ll find yourself with a glamorous wedding reception in no time. Wedding centerpieces offer the perfect way to add tons of volume, brilliant colors, and  assorted wild flowers to your glamorous wedding reception. Avoid leaving your tables too bare, and guests will be blown away at your attention to detail.

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Use Sparkling Gold Details

Gold will probably always be the number one color for a glamorous wedding reception. Without gold, how else would we create that shimmering look that twinkles under the lights. Not sure how you want to bring in the gold details? Try subtle touches with your champagne flutes, plate rims, and escort card holds. There really is no wrong way to use gold.

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Play with Bold Colors

It doesn’t matter what colors you prefer, just don’t be afraid to go big and make an in-your-face statement with color. Experiment with lots of color combinations before you settle, and go with the scheme that stands out the most.

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Go for Contemporary Decor

Modern style can be just right for a glamorous wedding reception if done right. If you go for a black and white minimalist decor, add just a touch of color to liven the look. Light pinks and fuchsia are great colors to accent a contemporary black and white style.

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Follow this guide for creating a glamorous wedding reception, and you’ll be well on your way to having that dream wedding with all the right details.{"url":"","count":184})