You’ve locked in the vibe you want for your wedding, but how do you bring your dream day to colorful and perfectly accented life? Two expert planners weigh in with fresh design ideas for three popular styles.

Vibe: Luxe

To go glam, think bling. Acrylic and crystals are hot right now. Pair these ornate details with rich jewel tones for a bold statement – for example, an acrylic candelabra topped with bursts of vibrant florals in a variety of textures is contemporary and on-trend.

For a more traditional, elegant version of luxe, select a softer color palette – think all white, silver and blush, ivory and grayed jade, etc. Sumptuous centerpieces of varying heights will make the room feel full and opulent, especially when paired with floor length glitter/sequin linens, tons of candles and dramatic uplighting.

Fancy paper goods (menu, place card, table number), statement napkin rings, high-end stemware and china, and details like individual salt and pepper shakers will help your luxe look feel complete.

Vibe: Modern

When it comes to palette, black and white may be timeless, but it also makes a sophisticated modern statement. Clean and sleek, it feels urban and expensive – think black chandeliers and low white couches for sipping cocktails. For extra flair, consider adding in a single vivid hue, like hot pink, lime green or a bright yellow or red.

Another modern color option is to hop on board the current craze for all-things ombré. For instance, consider long, dense centerpieces of a single bloom that gradate from white to lavender to darker and darkest shades of purple. Incorporate a large, bold pattern (e.g. damask, chevron, houndstooth) through runners, napkin wraps, and more.

In general, all-white dishware looks smart (rectangles are cool), and avoid overloading your tabletop and using florid fonts on your paper elements.

Vibe: Rustic

Palettes have a fair amount of flexibility for this a little bit country/a little bit vintage aesthetic. Play around with brown, beige, cream, blue, teal, violet, mustard, greens, and soft pinks, coral and orange, plus pewter, wood and burlap materials. The best centerpieces are eclectic arrangements paired with eye candy like picture frames, antique books, lanterns, votives or even ceramic figurines. Use vintage rental companies to source mix-and-match dinnerware or other unique pieces.

To avoid skewing too “country,” focus on juxtaposing the unpolished and the posh. Try chandeliers with barn tables: Think Sofia Vergara in the Diet Pepsi commercial at the wedding with gorgeous candelabras hanging from the trees.

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