24 Wedding Details with Gold Foil
Browse through wedding inspiration for long enough, and you're bound to come across the term "gold foil." The metallic material and its close cousin, "gold leaf," have taken the industry by storm. Gold foil is simply a sheet of thin gold, and gold leaf is even thinner. Imitation options are made with more affordable metals, but the effect is still the same. For DIY projects, you can find them sold in rolls, or in singular pages. When it comes to using the stuff, the options are plentiful—you can apply them to objects with stamps, stencils, and more. The application process is called gilding, and it leaves your details with a lustrous finish. Brides and grooms love the technique because of the elegance it lends to even the simplest of wedding elements.
Make like Midas and glam up your wedding by decorating your details with gold foil. We've rounded up some of our favorite things you can gild for your celebration. For glitzy paper goods, try foil-stamped monograms, or beautiful, foil-printed lettering. For sparkling menu items, use edible flakes—you can press them into your wedding cake, or sprinkle them into your signature drinks. Overall, gold foil and gold leaf are great alternatives to shimmering ink, paint, and even icing. Whether you're seeking a look that's classic or creative, you can use the materials to your advantage.
Get inspired by gorgeous inspiration and begin planning the gilded wedding of your dreams. The following ideas—which all get gold stars in our books—will help you celebrate this golden moment in your life.
Make your vows a cherished keepsake with foil lettering.
Confetti made from gold foil is fun, festive, and creative. It's a glam alternative to a classic rice toss at the end of your ceremony.
Monograms, crests, and logos are common on drink stirrers. Use gold foil instead of something like ink to give your swizzle sticks a dose of glamour.
You can also customize other drink accessories, like koozies that double as souvenirs.
At this wedding, gilded fruit topped the wedding cake.
This bride cut the names of her guests out in gold foil. She then stuck them to acrylic hexagons, which she attached to a wall using brass standoffs.
Ask your stationer if you can use gold foil to letter your reception's place cards.
At this wedding, the favor boxes were embossed with chic gold lettering.
While metallic ink is perfectly pretty, gold foil can be used on programs, too.
At this wedding, the "guest book" was a gold-foil globe, which guests could write messages on.
This couple's vow booklet was covered with gold foil.
These impressive mylar save-the-dates were a literal twist on "gold leaf."
Foil makes for a unique detail on something like a leather napkin band.
As if you needed more proof, your initials are bound to look beautiful in foil.
These elegant cocktail napkins were stamped with foil.
This wedding was dripping in gold—even the lounge furniture received the Midas touch.
These Ceci New York reception menus had the loveliest foil covers.
Spruce up your welcome bag with a bit of gold foil.
Like the rest of your wedding's stationery, table numbers are a great place to use gold foil.
It's all in the details, so get creative with what you gild. A seashell with gold writing was included in this styled shot of a stationery suite.