15 Ways to Shimmer Up Your Wedding with Iridescence

In the wise words of Moana's Tamatoa, "Make it look shiny!" With the ongoing trend of mermaids and unicorns, iridescence gets the wedding touch through stationery, florals, cakes, and all things celebration. Precious stones like opals and pearls get the spotlight while pastels take on a shimmery hue. And well, anything that sparkles and gleams is practically destined for weddings, so we will certainly see more iridescence pop up whether it's the big day, bachelorette parties, or even wedding showers. Curated from Etsy and from our fellow wedding editors, we found the most inspiring ideas for any couple who looking to shine.

Iridescent mermaid inspired wedding table numbers

Iridescent Geometric Table Number

as seen on Oh So Beautiful Paper

Delightfully coastal and mermaid-channeling, these pastel table numbers with a touch of geometric shimmer are paired perfectly with succulents and dusty millers.

Photography: Xander and Thea | Planning and Styling: Revelry Events | Florals: Mary Jane Vaughan | Stationery: BerinMade

Whimsical wedding bouquet with iridescent glass bubbles and pink roses

Wedding Bouquet with Iridescent Glass Bubbles

Dress up your blooms with a few glass bubbles and translucent beads with an opalescent shine. We love the whimsy feel to this bouquet for any bride looking for a subtle shimmer!

Photography: Chelsea LaVere | Creative Direction: Orchestrated Stylized Shoots (Chelsea LaVere) | Florals: Palette of Petals | Wedding Gown: Ava Clara Couture Bridal

Clear iridescent acrylic wedding invitations

Iridescent Acrylic Wedding Invitations

as seen on Every Last Detail

With a fresh spin on the acrylic trend, add a little iridescence to your wedding invitations! A touch of rainbow pearliness can give a modern or quirky aesthetic to the big day's theme.

Photography: Harmony Lynn Photography | Event Planning: Kayla Huston Events | Stationery: Z Create Design

Iridescent Confetti

as seen on Etsy

Hip hip hooray with shiny confetti! Eco-friendly without the mylar, this playful toss idea could be just what your wedding needs!

Iridescent Confetti: Pomtree via Etsy

Dark iridescent rainbow flatware for fun trendy wedding

Dark Iridescent Flatware

as seen on Green Wedding Shoes

Love iridescence but prefer a moodier look? This set of dark shimmery flatware might just be the look you're envisioning on your reception tables.

Photography: Anna Delores Photography | Event Design: Wild Heart Events | Florals: Bloom Floral & Foliage | Paper Goods: Pigment & Parchment | Rentals: Party Pleasers

Wedding candy favor cones with pearl white chocolate and iridescent opal colored plastic wrap

Iridescent Cone Favors

as seen on Martha Stewart Weddings

Wrap it up, friends! Give out iridescent wedding favors with mylar film, opal cardstock, and white chocolate pearls for a sweet tweet.

Photography: Raymond Hom

Vintage bracelet with iridescent shine

Vintage Iridescent Bracelet

as seen on Style Me Pretty

Even vintage brides and bridesmaids can get the iridescent treatment! Old world-inspired bracelets and earrings that give a pastel glow will keep your timeless look for your modern wedding.

Photography: Renee Lemaire Photography | Event Design: Anchor Events | Florals: Twig Florals | Veil: The Mantilla Company

Iridescent plastic party plates for bridal shower

Iridescent Wedding Shower Plates

as seen on Hey Wedding Lady

Not sure if you want to bring iridescence into the wedding day? Incorporate some details into your wedding shower with your besties, like the plastic plateware and glassware. (We even have an entire unicorn wedding shower theme of ideas to inspire you!)

Photography, Design, and Styling: Hey Wedding Lady

White iridescent wedding cake for bridal shower party game

DIY White Iridescent Wedding Cake Pinata

as seen on Style Me Pretty

Get your craft on and make this adorable white opalescent wedding cake piƱata DIY project! Sans the rainbow colors, this type of iridescence is ultra chic and adaptable for any wedding party theme.

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Design & Styling: SMP Living

Iridescent glass vase for wedding flowers

Iridescent Wedding Centerpiece Vase

as seen on 100 Layer Cake

If you're looking to go full on pastel to complement the iridescence, explore iridescent glass like this floral centerpiece vase! We love the shimmer with all those colors!

Photography: Sweet Magnolia Photo | Design, Styling, & Floral: A Charming Fete

Vellum Save the Card card with iridescent rainbow foil

Iridescent Wedding Save the Date on Vellum

as seen on Etsy

Prep your guests for a colorful celebration with these adorable iridescent save the dates. Say goodbye to gold or silver foil, and embrace the rainbow look!

Iridescent Save the Dates: Coconu Tacha via Etsy

Iridescent short mini bachelorette party dress

White Iridescent Bachelorette Party Dress

as seen on ASOS

Step out on the town in this fabulous mini white iridescent dress with your ladies! It's the ultimate look for any mermaid bride.

Shimmery Party Dress: ASOS

Laser cut wedding save the date made with rainbow iridescent acrylic

Iridescent Laser Cut Wedding Save the Date

as seen on Etsy

Be still our laser cut hearts! We love this unique non-paper holographic option for a save the date. It reminds us of music CDs before everything went digital! Throwback Thursday!

Holographic Laser Cut Save the Dates: Rachel Emma Studio via Etsy

Iridescent bridal party chandeliers

Iridescent Bridal Shower Chandeliers

as seen on vendor fam Jollity and Co.

Oh that chandy! Imagine an entire room filled with these iridescent beauties, and let everyone swoon over the Instagramability of it all.

Photography: Alexa Marie Photography | Party Supplies: Jollity and Co.

Iridescent and opal inspired wedding cake

Iridescent Wedding Cakes

as seen on Utah Bride and Groom

Holographic fabric backdrop? Check. Shimmery opal-inspired sugar details? Check. Most gorgeous iridescent cake ever? Double check.

Photography: Heather Nan Photography | Cake: Flour & Flourish

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