Acrylic and Lucite materials are becoming more and more popular in fashion and home décor, so it's no wonder weddings are also taking this trend into account! Incorporating translucent details are a great way to stay on-trend, while also focusing more attention on your wedding flowers, tablescapes, or the beauty of your venue's landscape.
Start off your wedding celebration with clear invitations and follow through with acrylic escort cards, or display wedding flowers on translucent risers at your ceremony. Surround flickering candles with acrylic boxes on your reception tables for a romantic glow, and top your cake with a clear topper emblazoned with your monogram that will appear as though it's floating above the confection.
For more ideas, we've gathered 13 ways to use Lucite or acrylic details on your wedding day, below, all from real celebrations! For more inspiration from these real weddings, click on the link below each photo for further inspiration!
Whether you and your future spouse can't decide on a color scheme for your invitations or you'll be having translucent details throughout your big day, starting your nuptials off on a blank slate with an acrylic invitation showcasing white lettering is a wonderful way to set the bar with a stylish invite that feels more like a keepsake than simply a piece of paper. Photo by Style & Story Creative; From Real Wedding: Catholic Ceremony & Romantic, Modern Outdoor Wedding Reception
Since most of the items you'll be carrying in your bridal clutch will be pretty, consider toting around an on-trend translucent clutch on the big day. For a stylish option that also hides the items contained in your purse, look for an acrylic design embellished with fabric flower petals or your monogram. Photo by Heather Waraksa; From Real Wedding: Summer Wedding with a Vibrant Color Palette in Brooklyn, New York
Let your wedding flowers be the star of the show when displaying them on clear risers behind your ceremony structure and at the entrance to the aisle. For an added bonus, exchange vows beneath an entirely clear structure! Photo by Dalal Photography; Aisle Runner by The Original Runner Company; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events; From Real Wedding: Glam & Modern Wedding with Purple Décor in Los Angeles, California
Candelabra are elegant pieces of décor that work well for both the ceremony and reception. Try a Lucite version of this classic piece to make candles appear as though they're floating in the air. Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography; Event Design by HMR Designs; From Real Wedding: Million Dollar Listing Miami Star Chad Carroll's Cleveland Wedding
Let your ceremony space shine with an acrylic structure. Place your favorite blooms on top to create a sense of space, and suspend glass orbs filled with candles from the top for a romantic ambience on your wedding day. Photo by Joe Latter Photographer; Floral & Event Design by White Lilac Inc.; From Real Wedding: Glamorous Outdoor Ceremony & Ballroom Reception with Purple Details
Champagne is sure to make a splash at your wedding reception, and a cute way to start the party is by passing flutes topped with acrylic disks emblazoned with each guest's name at cocktail hour. Photo by Abby Jiu Photography; Planning & Design by Evoke Design & Creative; From Real Wedding: Ballroom Wedding with Classic Color Scheme & Modern Catering Trends
If you have other cocktails on your mind for cocktail hour, consider displaying them on a Lucite tray showcasing your wedding monogram, hashtag, or a cute saying or quote that's important to you as a couple. Photo by Vue Photography; From Real Wedding: A Wedding Planner's Personalized Celebration at a Historic Mansion
For a trendy escort card option, suspend geometric acrylic pieces from thin wire to make guest names appear as though they're floating. Photo by Blue Rose Photography; From Event: Urban Chic Styled Shoot with Unique Copper Accents
Wedding reception chairs set the tone for the evening and, these days, have personality all their own. However, to put the focus on the table décor, consider clear Chiavari chairs that blend seamlessly into the design of the day. Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Event Design by White Lilac Inc.; From Real Wedding: Chic White, Blush & Gold Seaside Wedding at Montage Laguna Beach
Emblazon acrylic sheets with calligraphy to denote each table number in an effort to not take away from the rest of the tablescape. Photo by Kevin Beasley Photographer; From Real Wedding: Opulent Wedding with Gatsby-Inspired Theme in Louisiana
Consider placing florals on top of acrylic boxes, or displaying flickering candles inside Lucite forms for a dreamy design that has a seemingly fairy-tale appeal. Photo by KLK Photography; From Real Wedding: A Greek Orthodox Church Ceremony & Glamorous Purple + Gold Reception
Distinguish the bride and groom's chairs from that of other guests by placing their monogram on translucent Ghost chairs. Photo by Style & Story Creative; From Real Wedding: A Catholic Ceremony & Romantic Modern Outdoor Wedding Reception
From a distance, it will look as though your wedding-day monogram is floating above your confection if you choose an acrylic or Lucite cake topper. Photo by Jasmine Star Photography; From Real Event: Inspired Bridal Shower: A Dazzling Day of Delights
For more wedding planning tips and ideas, view glamorous clear-top wedding tents from real weddings, see gorgeous string light installations at weddings, and find out how to make sure your wedding guests have a great time.
Opening photo by Erika Delgado Photography; From Real Wedding: Modern-Chic Wedding with Rustic Touches and Copper Details