The Midas Touch

Gold is hot. And all that glitters is indeed gold with these gorgeous touches you can add to your wedding or special event! Read on to view our favorite ways to give your event the Midas Touch!

An IES Real Wedding: The Martin Wedding, May 2013. Photo by Aimee Susanah Photography.

An IES Real Wedding: The Martin Wedding, May 2013. Photo by Aimee Susanah Photography.

We like DIY. And when there's gold involved, we totally love it! An easy way to  give your tables a golden touch is to create some golden bottles. The bottles can be used as vases or grouped together.

Here, these solid gold bottles with a single bright flower make such a statement as a centerpiece at this North Texas Wedding featured on Wedding Chick. Style Me Pretty featured their own take on golden bottles by giving their bottles a dipped look with liquid gold leaf. Learn how to recreate the look here . The varying tints and finishes from this Wedding Star gold bottle DIY post really has us agog. Incorporate your own gold-themed color palette (check out these gold color schemes from Elegant Wedding Invites) to give your bottles a personalized touch.


While the super rich of the world may enjoy sundaes with 23K gold-infused whipped cream, we’ll settle for a cake with a shimmery yellow finish like the ones featured on Polka Dot Bride.

If solid gold is too much for you to stomach, choose a cake with an elegant touch of gold. Less is more!


Gold doesn’t have to make a huge statement at your wedding though. We love these little details, like accent-painted trinkets or glittery-gold candles. Weddingstar DIY will show you how to put a little glitter on your table.


Make your menu or a special greeting stand out from the crowd with an antique golden-framed chalkboard. The large standing easels add such class, but we prefer the smaller ones. Reuse it after the wedding! (Who wouldn't love a glammed-up inspirational quote in their kitchen or foyer after the wedding?) Buy it from Etsy, or make it yourself with this easy DIY from HGTV.


For a golden touch on your bouquet, a little bit of ribbon can go a long way! Add sequins for a more glittery feel or just stick to a simple matte ribbon.


Finally, our favorite way to give some golden flash to your wedding: sparklers! Most people might not think about the golden effect of sparklers, but just search “sparklers + wedding” and see how beautifully that glitter glows! Whether you leave the party under a shimmery glow, or capture a fairy tale-worthy moment, sparklers are sure to give a dose of gold to your wedding.

The yellow metal is all the rave right now, and what we found above is just a taste! Be creative to make gold work for your style and aesthetic. Go ahead and get your gold on! 


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