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Ideas for a gold wedding theme

(Image via Sofia Invitations)

Metallics are fast becoming a trend at chic weddings these days. One way of embracing the metallic look is by giving your wedding day a golden theme.

Gold is classic, rich and goes beautifully with white and cream. Or you can mix it up with bright shades like hot pink, turquoise or emerald.

Use it as a key color throughout. Start by calligraphing your envelopes with gold ink - or maybe send your save the dates and invitations out in golden envelopes.

(Gold wedding invitation and cake topper by Sofia Invitations)

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Gray and gold shades work stylishly together here.

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This is one luxe looking wedding! We're reminded of the Palace of Versailles in France!

Weaving the gold theme through your wedding day

(Bridesmaids dresses by Dessy, from left to right: Studio Design Collection Style 4509, Dessy Bridesmaid Dress Style 3002)

We think your bridesmaids would love these metallic gold dresses from Dessy. They're slinky, sophisticated and flattering and come in three shades (we've chosen the rose gold here).

Alternatively, give your bridesmaids golden accessories - like the luxurious Dessy chiffon stole. On their feet they could wear gold strappy sandals (as could you, the bride). Another good thing about metallic shoes is that they go with every colour and you'll be able to wear them after your wedding if you want to.

Sprinkling the magic of gold dust

On your tables you can place runners of golden cloth or ask your caterer to place golden chargers at each place setting. Print your table plan in gold lettering - and the place settings.

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Your wedding cake could be sprinkled with gold, have golden flowers or a metallic gold sash. These cakes below are by the talented Rosalind Miller.

As for your flowers, you could tie your wedding bouquet with some metallic gold ribbon ...

Really a gold wedding theme can be as glitzy or as low key as you want to make it.