Hoping to strike gold with your big-day decor? We've rounded up a range of gold-star ideas to help you incorporate the shade into your wedding  design — and you may be surprised by its versatility. Sure, it can be glitzy, but gold can also be a gorgeous accent against more rustic, earthy backdrops. No matter what kind of wedding style you're hoping to create, get inspired with these 22 creative ways to give your big day a golden touch!
If you're trying to temper down a glitzy style, you can contrast the glitter factor of a gold-on-gold color palette by pairing it with rustic wood details.
The reception chairs can make a major style impact, so set an elegant tone with gold seating.
For a fresh, modern look, go with gold-dipped DIY  details — vases, glassware, even frames or paper goods.
Feature gold confetti as part of a playful save the date, or pass out small bags with the programs for guests to throw at the end of the ceremony.
Ribbon can be used anywhere and everywhere for a simple gilded touch with a big style effect. Tie it around candy jars or vases for a polished look, or let it drape from cake pops, tables, or chairs for a fresh, trendy look.
Gold can work just as well with neutral, earthy elements as with more ritzy decor. Spray-paint a piece of fruit gold and set it beside fresh herbs for a cool, natural place card holder.
Turn your sweets table into a design-savvy tableau by going with an all-gold wedding  cake.
Bring a touch of gold to your blooms by creating a cool bouquet made with brooches. Ask relatives to borrow their family heirlooms to add a more personal touch, and if you're not into the jeweled bouquet look, use the brooches as an accent on the wrapped stems.
Create a bright, glittery backdrop to your big day by using sequin tablecloths, then keep the rest of the tablescape more minimal to balance the look.
Quirky Escort Cards
Add a whimsical touch to your big day by spray-painting figurines to make fun escort cards. This bride chose animals, but you can play around with a variety of shapes or styles to suit your wedding  theme — think acorns for a rustic event.
Gold Paper Goods
If you've incorporated a few metallic elements into your wedding , why not add a gold touch to your paper goods, too? These striped sweets bags would make for a fun, simple DIY  — a gold paint marker can be your best friend.
Opting for gold linens and napkins? Let those metallic elements shine through — literally — by choosing glass plates for a chic, sophisticated tablescape.
Drape gold-colored garlands across a table for an easy, glamorous touch, or let them hang above tables to create a framed vignette.
Classic planters get a cool, contemporary upgrade in a bright gold finish — a posh alternative to standard vases.
Gold-rimmed glassware has been popping up everywhere lately, and you can take on the trend for your wedding  day by finding gold-rimmed plates and chargers, which look especially chic against a black backdrop.
For all your wedding  day signage, paint simple wooden frames gold to give the pieces an elegant touch. Another idea? Paint just half of the frame for an eclectic, gold-dipped look.
Give simple, neutral tablescapes a glitzy touch by using gold table numbers.
Tall, golden candles channel high-impact glamour and a surprising, traditional style.
Sure, glitzy can be great, but there's something to be said for a cool, matte look. Try matte gold vases, flatware, or chargers to steal the style.
Gold Place Cards
It doesn't get more simple than this: gold-painted rocks wrapped in twine with a small feather make a beautiful place card for a more rustic, earthy affair.
Head to a local flea market to gather beautiful gold vases and votives with unique, lace-like detailing.
Against a clean, neutral tablescape, golden flatware packs the perfect elegant punch.