Trending Now: Mirrored Wedding Décor
We're not saying that flowers and foliage aren't great wedding decorations, but we are saying that there's a new heavy hitter in the world of big-day décor. The latest wedding trend we're loving? Mirrored decorations. Go beyond the classic details and incorporate reflective surfaces throughout your celebration. While hanging mirrors are beautiful, they're not the only way to bring this trend into your ceremony and reception. Other reflective details—like signage, ceremony décor, and the tables you'll sit at for dinner—are all fair game (not to mention, incredibly chic).
Indoors or out, vertical or horizontal, mirrored décor creates visual interest in a venue and brings a bit of dimension to any space. Plus, they bounce light around unlike any other material. At this wedding, White Lilac Inc. more than quadrupled the effect of the glowing candlelight by arranging pillars in front of different heights of mirrored pedestals. They're good for more than just reflecting light, though. Here, the mirrored surfaces also provided additional vantage points during the ceremony, which ensured guests could see the details of the bride's dress and even the reactions on the faces of the loved ones in the first few rows.
If you like this idea, you'll be delighted to know there's plenty more where it came from. Click through here to check out a range of mirrored ideas. As it turns out, there are so many ways to use mirrors on your big day—from the moment guests enter the ceremony space straight through to the dance party that'll last until the wee hours of the night.
How do you channel a church or chapel when you're getting married outside on a lawn? For this couple, nailing the vibe came in the form of a white-washed chapel window from Archive Rentals. The mirrored panels reflected the beauty of the outdoor space.
Use What's There
If your venue has existing mirrors on its walls or behind its bar, use them to their full potential. Tap your stationer or a graphic designer (Alonzo Felix did this set) to create a fun saying, showcase your logo, or even spotlight your hashtag by printing vinyl decals and applying them with ease. Shutterfly printed these gold-accented letters, which peeled right off at the end of the night.
A Magical Dance Floor
One Sweet Display
Make an oversize seating chart feel more like an indoor fixture by adding wallpaper and a mirror as the focal point.
A Modern Moment
Mixing natural elements with sleek, manmade ones can create interest and balance. We can't get enough of this setup by Burst + Bloom, which combined the sand and water of the beach with clear chairs and this pair of mirrored pedestals topped with abundant arrangements of white flowers. The stands almost disappeared into the horizon.
The famous mirror in Snow White influenced this seating chart display, with guests' names penned on assorted mirrors with ornate frames.
One Cool Lounge
Sterling Engagements curated this lounge setup using only mirrored pieces, including the coffee table from Lounge Appeal. Even the votive holders interspersed among the floral arrangements by Shawna Yamamoto Event Design were made of mercury glass, which is like a cousin to an actual mirror—slightly reflective with a patina to it.
At this intimate wedding, the entire guest list sat at one 15-meter long mirrored table, which reflected the mural painted on the venue's ceiling.
Written on the Mirror
Keep the lipstick in your clutch, and apply a love note and a pair of kisses on the bathroom mirror in your handwriting using vinyl decals. In this instance, Cheree Berry Paper designed and executed this fun powder room upgrade.
The Total Setup
On the Wall
This cool mirror permanently hangs at The Ruby Street in Los Angeles, so if you're getting hitched in California, you've got a built-in backdrop for your cake or guest book table. But if you're tying the knot elsewhere, you can rent something just as statement-making.
At the Bar
Bar fronts are the latest wedding detail to customize. For this celebration, Birch Design Studio went with this intricate mirrored front and top, accented by modern wood molding.
From Both Sides
Not all mirrors are super sleek. This boho-chic wedding displayed the cake (by Sweet Surrender) in front of an old wood-framed round mirror, which meant guests could admire the sweet confection from all angles.
A Mirrored Tabletop
Escort "Card" Mirrors
Four differently shaped mirrors were turned into ornaments and then calligraphed in lieu of paper escort cards. After the celebration, the keepsakes could be hung as home décor or on Christmas trees.
A Repurposed Sign
Traditional signage? Who needs it when you have nice handwriting and an ornate handheld vanity mirror. This bride wrote out instructions for the guestbook station. While guests thought of what to jot down, they could reflect (quite literally) on their own marriages.
A Multifunctional Piece
A mirrored piece of furniture like this serves a few purposes: a place for cards (they can get tucked into one of the drawers), a surface for programs or just some colorful décor, and for guests to take a quick look at themselves upon arrival.
What's for Dinner?
If dinner will be a family-style feast, why not outline it on a menu your guests can share? Ask your calligrapher (or a friend with neat handwriting) to pen what will be passed on an antique mirror. Use a marker that is erasable (like a chalk marker) on a rental like this antique number and your guests might get so distracted they forget to sit down to eat.
Cocktail Hour Reflections
A Reflective Aisle
This naked cake by Sift Bakehouse sat on a base that sparkled thanks to small mirrored pieces. A pedestal like this one would also be amazing for an evening wedding with a modern aesthetic and a disco ball.
A Romantic Moment
A classic line of literature or a favorite love song lyric instantly dresses up a mirror, and when paired with the glow of candlelight, it's instantly romantic.
An Aged Surface
Escort cards displayed in vintage springs were arranged by Calder Clark on a table topped with a round, aged mirror that reflected the large floral arrangement in the center of it.
Spin It Around
Why not hang a disco ball made up of dozens of tiny mirrored pieces? Aim a spotlight, make it spin, and watch your guests let loose underneath it.