Whether you leave a cloud of glitter wherever you go or love the simple elegance of cut crystal, a bit of bling will make your wedding day really sparkle. Here are our top suggestions to add a bit of glamour to your day.
It’s not often that you can indulge all your childhood princess fantasies and not even raise an eyebrow, but your wedding day is one of them. You could choose anything from a traditional fairytale crown to a more naturally styled tiara with crystal flowers and sparkly leaves. Or if that’s not quite your style, perhaps scatter crystals through your hair for a more subtle way to shine.
Don’t leave your bouquet looking dull, ask your florist to add a bit of bling. Crystals can be added to the centre of flowers, glitter glued to the edges of petals or crystals could be wired in between the flowers. If you prefer a more natural look to the flowers themselves then why not add some sparkle with a bouquet charm or broach to compliment the ribbon, it could even be your “something borrowed” or a reminder of a loved one who can’t attend.
When it comes to seating your guests you have endless opportunities to sparkle. Scatter table crystals, use fairylights in glass vases, keep things simple with mirrors and candles or go all out with glittery tree branches dripping in bling. Whatever you choose you can be sure that it will be seen and enjoyed, since your guests will be seated for quite a while. You could even gift a crystal or glitter ornament as a favour, using them to decorate the tables and then inviting your guests to choose one to take home.
Table centres need to be a little restrained, after all your guests will want to find space to put their food! Side tables are another matter altogether and give you plenty of opportunity to let your imagination (and glue gun) run riot. A collection of crystal cake stands make a dessert table even more irresistible, a sequined table runner could brighten up a gift table and a gemstone encrusted pen would make signing the guestbook magical.
Don’t forget the cake itself. From glittery cake toppers to edible crystals and sparkly ribbons, there are plenty of ways to add a bit of bling. A vintage broach pinned to a plain cake ribbon could look very elegant, and why not have the top tier encrusted in edible glitter for a real showstopping effect? If you’re planning a cheese “cake” or cupcake tower instead of a traditional one you can still bling it up with ribbons and toppers, and add some sparkle to the knife you’ll use to cut it.
Something to consider, whatever type of bling you go for, is the lighting. After all, even the brightest diamond can’t shine in the dark. During the ceremony you might like the romantic glow of candles or fairy lights reflected in mirrors, for the wedding breakfast perhaps a chandelier will be the perfect touch of opulence. When it comes to the evening you’ll want something fun and really special. A DJ from UK Mobile Discos can bring a light show that will bring your bling to life, making it sparkle and dance as long as the party goes on. Contact us for a quote.
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