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 is with drinkware.

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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; From Real Wedding: Outdoor Ceremony + Reception with Bright Color Palette at LA Ranch

Light pink antique glassware at wedding reception

Photo by Jana Williams Photography; From Real Wedding: Tone It Up Trainer Katrina Hodgson's Shabby Chic Malibu Wedding

fall wedding marble table gold details colored goblet glassware drinkware

Photo by Aesthetiica Photography; From Real Wedding: Modern Fall Wedding with Courtyard Ceremony + Rooftop Reception

Pink glasses at oceanfront engagement party

Photo by Carrie Rodman Photography

wedding reception centerpiece colorful glassware goblet sage green drinkware

Photo by Joel & Justyna; Planning & Design by KA Mariage; From Real Wedding: French-Inspired Tented Wedding at the Bride's Family Vacation Home

Light green glasses at oceanfront wedding reception

Photo by Paul Barnett Photographer; From Real Wedding: Oceanfront Ceremony + Sunset Reception in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Light amber colored glassware at wedding

Photo by Mi Belle Photographers; From Real Wedding: Elegant Red & Gold Wedding in Malibu, California

wedding engagement party bridal shower rooftop colorful summer wedding event green glassware drinkware goblet

Photo by Haley Richter Photography; From Event: "Summer in the City" Rooftop Bridal Shower Inspiration in New York

Gold rim and blue glasses at wedding reception

Photo by Mi Belle Photographers; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Colorful Outdoor Wedding with Supper Club Theme in Los Angeles, CA

Light blue water glasses at rustic wedding

Photo by Next Exit Photography; From Real Wedding: Actress Melissa Claire Egan's Rustic-Chic Wedding in Santa Barbara

Light blue glassware at rehearsal dinner

Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Event: Incredible Rooftop Rehearsal Dinner with Striking Striped Tent

Blue geometric glassware at wedding reception

Photo by Elisabeth Millay Photography; From Real Wedding: Alfresco Ceremony and Reception at Central California Vineyard

Red champagne flute glasses at wedding

Photo by Marie Labbancz Photography; From Real Wedding: Elegant Spring Wedding at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Purple champagne flute glassware at wedding

Photo by Images by Berit, Inc.; From Real Wedding: Contemporary Ballroom Wedding with Pops of Purple

Purple wedding flowers and purple glassware

Photo by Jason & Rebecca Walker for The Day; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Beautiful Destination Beach Wedding in Turks & Caicos

Black wine goblet at wedding reception

Photo by Brett Matthews Photography; From Real Wedding: Classic Greek Orthodox Ceremony & Modern Reception in New York City

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