Wedding Reception Ideas

Class Up Your Wedding Day With Gorgeous Glass Accents

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Glass is beautiful and elegant, and is something you can easily incorporate into your big day without it being or taking away from your overall theme. Besides being gorgeous to photograph, glass has so many classy qualities and uses that can guarantee a beautiful statement on your wedding day.

Bring your guests into your big day by showing them little snipets of your relationship on the tables. Photo by SwAiN via Flickr.
Bring your guests into your big day by showing them little snippets of your relationship on the tables. Photo by SwAiN via Flickr.

Photo Displays

If you want to incorporate glass outside of the drinkware you will be using at your reception, consider ordering a few extra pieces to use as table decorations. A great way to use a wine glass, for example, is as a unique space for a photo from your relationship prior to the wedding day.

Finding theme centered glass pieces can enhance your decorations. Photo by Didriks via Flickr.
Finding theme centered glass pieces can enhance your decorations. Photo by Didriks via Flickr.

Theme-Centered Objects

Don’t be afraid to fully incorporate glass into your theme – especially if you can find perfect, picturesque objects that fit your theme, like these pumpkins for a Fall wedding. Thrift and antique stores are a great place to search for unique glass objects. A great thing about glass objects is that you can find small ones to place within centerpieces, or large ones that can be the entire centerpiece. Another great thing about glass objects is that you can fully incorporate them into the decorations, like on every table at the reception, or subtly include them, like just on the head table or guest book table.

This glass-on-glass look makes for a reflective pond as your centerpieces. Photo by Tracy Apps via Flickr.
This glass-on-glass look makes for a reflective pond as your centerpieces. Photo by Tracy Apps via Flickr.

Glass on Glass

A very popular centerpiece idea right now in the wedding world is putting square pieces of glass on the table with items atop it for a reflection look. A great way to do this is to put other objects made out of glass on top of the squares, so that both the square pieces and objects on top of them grab and reflect light from the candles and from the bulbs above. If you don’t want to use a glass square piece in your centerpieces, but want to incorporate them, you can use them on your gift or guestbook tables to strive for the same reflecting effect.

Glass can be used for a variety of objects perfect for your guests to take with them. Photo by Jason Corey via Flickr.
Glass can be used for a variety of objects perfect for your guests to take with them. Photo by Jason Corey via Flickr.

Glass Giftware

Want to do something with glass, but don’t want to use it in centerpieces or decorations? There are many DIY ways to imprint your wedding date or a phrase onto glass objects such as wine glasses, gift boxes, or mason jars, as pictured above and give them to your family and friends. Glassware would also make a great gift for attendees because it is affordable while still being classy, and will be a great memento for them to keep of your big day.

Glass ornaments make an awesome asset to a variety of objects decorating your wedding day. Photo by BlacktouchYellow via Flickr.
Glass ornaments make an awesome asset to a variety of objects decorating your wedding day. Photo by BlacktouchYellow via Flickr.

Hanging ornaments

Ornaments, traditionally, are hung up around holidays. However, glass ornaments are beautiful, come in a variety of colors, or just plain glass, and can be hung or displayed on tables. This picture shows a great way to use a martini glass to display glass ornaments. Put martini or over-sized wine glasses out with ornaments that fit your theme or color scheme, and you’ll have a simple-to-make, gorgeous-to-display piece, that can be used virtually anywhere in your reception space. You could even take it a step further, placing the ornaments in regular glass serving bowls on the tables, and bar themes glassware at the bar.

No matter how you choose to incorporate glass, know that it always makes any space look extra stunning and glamorous, and will truly enhance your wedding day.

 

About the author

Josie Bungert

Josie Bungert

Josie is a recent graduate of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, where she studied journalism & English. In her time at Creighton, she was Editor in Chief of their student publication, The Creightonian, and was also published as an intern at Omaha Magazine. In her free time, she enjoys blogging and running, and is a lover of weddings, cats & coffee.

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