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Copper Wedding Decor Ideas

Copper is a new wedding trend that is taking off with modern brides. There are lots of copper wedding decor ideas to create a unique, gorgeous look for your wedding reception.

copper wedding table

Copper is a metallic that is not usually used for wedding decor, but now it is taking off as a new bridal trend! Find great ideas for copper wedding decorations. 

Weddings have been overwhelmed with an array of silver and gold tones for ages. Try something new and more contemporary than just any other metallic— copper!

Copper is a great metallic color that is in between gold to bronze. It is the color of a penny, and it can be used in your ceremony space or reception venue in many different ways. 

copper seating chart

Here are some great copper touches to add to your ceremony to reception. Contemporary weddings are not complete without a touch of copper! 

  1. Utensils

Use copper utensils at your place settings so that guests can admire the uniquely colored metal utensils while adding to the decoration of your wedding theme. Copper place settings make the perfect metallic accents for your table scape. 

2. Lanterns

Line your ceremony space with copper lanterns, especially if you are having an evening wedding. The lanterns will light up your ceremony space while giving that unique shine of copper. 

3. Bar Decor

Every wedding has a bar space where they give out drinks to wedding guests, so why not decorate this space with some touches of copper? Decorate using copper drink signs, champagne buckets, or drink dispensers. 

4. Candle Holders

Copper candle holders can be a great way to add a touch of this popular metallic color onto your table scape. Candles can create a gorgeous ambiance to your reception space. 

5. Tolix Chairs

Tolix chairs are a retro look that are popular at many restaurants and cafes. These chairs are perfect at wedding reception tables, and when they are in a copper hue, they make the perfect copper decor option at your wedding! 

6. Escort Cards

Copper escort cards are a popular choice for metallic wedding decor. These escort cards are meant to guide guests to where they will be seated at the reception. 

7. Cake Topper

Most weddings have some cake at the reception, so why not use a copper cake topper? There are many designs to choose from, so find one that sticks out to you and use it on top of your wedding cake! 

This copper cake topper looks great on an unfinished wedding cake!

8. Wax Seals

Instead of using tones of gold, use tones of copper to create the perfect wedding invitation. Use custom copper wax seals to put your custom monogram on. 

9. Chargers

If you want a metallic table scape but don’t want to have an entire gold table, use copper chargers to put your plates on. Copper is very similar to gold but a little bit different so it will give a nice contrast. 

10. Handwriting

On your wedding invitations, use a copper metallic marker to hand write your addresses! This unique touch will add to your copper theme. 

11. Glassware

Using copper or gold wedding flutes can add a special metallic touch to your wedding reception. Having a champagne toast using these glasses will make the moment extra special! 

12. Envelopes

Make your invitations stand out by getting copper envelopes! These shiny envelopes will make your wedding guests feel like they are being invited to a royal event! 

13. Moscow Mule Mugs

Moscow mules are a delicious and popular signature drink that come in copper mugs! These copper mugs can make great wedding favors if you want to give your guests something special to bring home with them. 

14. Terra Cotta Pots

Large terra cotta pots can come in all kinds of colors, even copper. Use giant terra cotta copper pots to hold plants that will decorate your wedding venue. 

15. Bar Menu

Decorate your reception venue with decorative bar menu signs. Not only will these decorate the space, they will also add touches of copper to your wedding theme. 

16. Bridesmaid Dresses

Bridesmaids can wear rose gold or copper toned dresses. This is a modern and contemporary look, and if you have your bridesmaids wear different shades, this is another new wedding trend. 

17. Corsages

Corsages can be tied with copper wire to add a special touch. Corsages are typically worn by men on their suits, so make sure that the copper wire is exposed. 

18. Copper Colored Bow Ties

The groomsmen at your wedding can wear copper colored bow ties for a unique touch. Make sure the suit color goes along with the copper hue.

19. Copper Heels

Instead of gold or silver shoes, opt for copper heels! Copper heels can be just as gorgeous as traditional metallic colored shoes but a little more unique! 

20. Copper Balloons

Have copper balloons at your wedding event instead of traditional colors. These will be an amazing decoration at your ceremony or reception. 

21. Illuminated Classic Bar Sign

When it’s time for the bar to open at your reception, light up the copper bar sign. This will create a good decor scene. 

22. Table Seating Chart

Hang white escort cards on a copper table seating chart for the perfect amount of metallic decor. 

23. Edison Bulb Light Fixtures

Decorate your reception space with vintage Edison bulb light fixtures. These lights can add a special and unique look to your venue while fitting your copper color scheme. 

24. Copper Cake Stand

Use a copper cake stand to put your wedding cake on! This is the perfect metallic accessory that will be on display at your reception’s dessert table. 

25. Copper Color Scheme

If you really love the copper trend, make your whole color scheme revolve around it! There are many different shades and colors that go well with copper. Copper tones make for a great fall color palette that matches the changing leaves!

26. Copper Wedding Cake

Have your cake artist add some metallic copper details to your wedding cake. There are plenty of ideas when it comes to wedding cake design, so your options are endless! 

27. Banner

Make the reception setting more festive by placing a banner. There are many copper banners that can be edited to say whatever you want on them! 

28. Guest Book and Accessories

Order copper stationery and pens for your thank you notes and your guest book. This will add a touch of metallic to small details, which guests will appreciate. 

29. Bar Cart

A copper bar cart is the ultimate decoration for a contemporary wedding. Bar carts can hold different alcohol bottles, glasses, or even drink dispensers. 

30. Copper Wedding Arch

Use the color copper to inspire your wedding arch. Wedding arch ideas are endless, so whichever design you choose you can add touches of copper.

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Caroline Kinsley

Caroline Kinsley is a recent graduate from the University of Delaware. With a degree in media communications, Caroline’s passions are marketing and journalism. Caroline has always loved the wedding planning process, being the daughter of an event planner. In addition to contributions to Yeah Weddings, Caroline Kinsley has published articles in Delaware Today Magazine, Her Campus, and YOUR Magazine.

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