Lucite Wedding Ideas for the Minimalist Couple
Mid-century style is making a comeback, and with it, Lucite and other acrylic décor. Transparent, light-reflecting, and super-modern, these mediums can be used to add a dose of contemporary flair to your ceremony, reception, or other wedding-related celebration. We love Lucite for its fun, modern vibe, which works across a variety of wedding themes, styles, and venues. See-through decorations can visually enlarge your space, and translucent displays put the focus on whatever they're holding—like desserts, escort cards, or centerpieces.
If you're skeptical about clear décor, know that acrylics can be dyed or painted to customize them to your liking. The materials are also easy to cut and modify, making them great canvases for anything from menus to non-paper wedding invitations. Geometric shapes add bohemian flair, for example, while bright, colorful tones bring energy to your space. Plus, like any trend, there's plenty of space to make Lucite your own. Just take this next-level wedding cake for example, which featured statement, tulip-filled Lucite "tiers;" Shane Morgan of Posh Cakes worked with David Kimmel Design and Pop Parties to bring this beauty to life.
Ahead, you'll find inspiration for working this clear (pun-intended) winner into your big day. We've found Lucite and acrylics used in nearly every big-day detail. That's right—brides, grooms, and planners alike have used Lucite and acrylic for "stationery," utensils, cake stands, ceremony arches, and even their reception dance floors. Each rendition is totally unique, showcasing how one-of-a-kind the materials can really be. Best of all, each of these ideas have been tested, so you already know each is entirely doable.
Lucite Place Cards
When a tabletop is as nuanced and romantic as this one—Shanell Photography worked with Bloom Floral Design to create this flower-filled tablescape—simple dinnerware and accents are best (they won't distract from the décor highlights). Cali O'Rourke calligraphed these acrylic hexagons, which allowed the salad plate's eye-catching pastel hue shine through.
Now here's a breathtaking way to modernize your ceremony. Fill your historic church venue with ghost chairs and frame your altar with contemporary floral arrangements, like these by Noosheens.
Hanging a translucent menu above your big-day bar won't break up the space or take away from a lofty ceiling. You don't want the signage to be entirely see-through, though (guests won't be able to read it!), which is why Lauryn Prattes opted for this smoky gray iteration. Cascading greenery by Sweet Root Village added a natural vibe to the otherwise modern station.
Ghost Chair Arrangements
Searching for a way to ground your reception's ghost chairs? Anchor them with crawling flower arrangements, like these pastel, vine-inspired leg adornments by Michelle Lywood.
If you're planning a celestial-themed event, Lucite is a more than appropriate medium—especially when it's being used to create a moon-shaped piece of décor, like this round seating chart by Peanut Press Creative. A smaller gray acrylic moon, from Laura Made It, "orbited" behind the seating assignments.
Tying the knot on the beach means you already have your focal point (the water!). Every décor decision you make should be to highlight the view, which is exactly why you might want to emulate Molly McKinley Designs and consider acrylic seating (you can see the ocean right through these ghost chairs). Boy Meets Girl Weddings finished off the ceremony space with minimal nonfloral arrangements, including greenery garlands and wheat stalks.
Regal Acrylic Chairs
Box Seating Chart
Natural Meets Modern
This Toni Patisserie cake's acrylic display—which was designed by Amelia Cole—proves that you can seamlessly combine natural and contemporary elements. The confection's bee motif and greenery accents by The Petal look even more refined thanks to a see-through pedestal filled with complementary blooms.
Romantic Escort Cards
Etching or printing your wedding crest onto acrylic is simple—so simple in fact, that you'll want to work in your see-through crest wherever possible. Looking for a smaller, subtler décor moment? Consider adding the symbol to Lucite table numbers, like these, which featured a coat of arms by The Inviting Pear.
At your tropical reception, help guests to their seats via a clear tower seating display. Make like Satin and Sage Events and JStarr's Flower Barn and fill each towers' boxes with on-theme flora, like ferns or monstera leaves, and top everything off with pretty calligraphy (Coffee & Calligraphy provided this set up's script).
Lucite enthusiasts will love this ghost-everything set-up by The Bushing Details. The team matched this CC Design LA lucite table with accompanying acrylic chairs from Lounge Appeal; the see-through elements made Love Note Events' epic floral arrangements—including those on top of, inside, and underneath the table—pop.
Acrylic Cake Stand
Acrylic Seating Display
Guide guests to their seats with the help of mod acrylic hexagons. This bride cut each attendee's name out of gold foil; brass standoffs held the slabs to a wall.
These see-through utensils may be more affordable than metal alternatives, but they're just as regal (if not more so!).
Modern Floral Display
Think beyond the traditional vase and try arranging lively blooms inside acrylic structures, instead. Events by Nouveau brought this "boxed" display to life using blooms in bold, impactul colors.