How to Add a Pop of Color to Your Wedding Table

Implement colorful glassware at your reception for easy, vibrant style.

There are plenty of ways to add color to your wedding reception table by way of florals, linens, centerpiece vessels, and of course china, charger plates, and flatware. However, one clever way to add a burst of vibrancy to tablescapes – that is often unexpected – is with drinkware. While water glasses, wine goblets, and Champagne flutes are typically clear, choosing a glassware style in a vibrant or muted hue will instantly add another dimension to your table and surely impress guests.

Soft pink or blush antique-style crystal-cut glassware is ideal for a vintage or shabby chic wedding, while amber-hued wine goblets create a warm ambience for a modern fête. Sage-colored drinkware is ideal for a rustic weddings featuring green, textured centerpiece arrangements, and blue-tinted glassware of all kinds can add a strinking element to any tablescape. Other popular glassware shades include purple – perfect for weddings with a purple color palette, as well as red and even black.

Take a look at the examples of colored glassware in the images from real weddings below:

wedding reception outside colorful centerpiece blue goblet glassware at wedding colored glass
Photo by Jodee Debes Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Light pink antique glassware at wedding reception
Photo by Jana Williams Photography

fall wedding marble table gold details colored goblet glassware drinkware
Photo by Aesthetiica Photography

Pink glasses at oceanfront engagement party
Photo by Carrie Rodman Photography

Light gold amber glasses at wedding reception
Photo by Carasco Photography

wedding reception centerpiece colorful glassware goblet sage green drinkware
Photo by Joel & Justyna; Planning & Design by KA Mariage

Light green glasses at oceanfront wedding reception
Photo by Paul Barnett Photographer

Light amber colored glassware at wedding
Photo by Mi Belle Photographers

wedding engagement party bridal shower rooftop colorful summer wedding event green glassware drinkware goblet
Photo by Haley Richter Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs

Gold rim and blue glasses at wedding reception
Photo by Mi Belle Photographers; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Light blue water glasses at rustic wedding
Photo by Next Exit Photography

Light blue glassware at rehearsal dinner
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Blue geometric glassware at wedding reception
Photo by Elisabeth Millay Photography; Planning & Design by DFW Events; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events

Red champagne flute glasses at wedding
Photo by Marie Labbancz Photography

Purple champagne flute glassware at wedding
Photo by Images by Berit, Inc.

Purple wedding flowers and purple glassware
Photo by Jason & Rebecca Walker for The Day; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Black wine goblet at wedding reception
Photo by Brett Matthews Photography

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Authored by: Kelcy Christy