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Innovative Ways to Use Lucite in Your Chic Modern Wedding

SMP Contributor

A modern and stunning decor item, lucite has been popping up in wedding and home decor alike quite a bit lately. As a more durable option than glass and a minimalistic way to spruce up a space, lucite is a great addition to all decor!

Frankly, wedding industry terms can be hard to understand, especially when a variety of terms can be used interchangeably to describe the same thing. Enter lucite and acrylic. In simple terms, lucite is a high-grade acrylic material that is clear and durable. Think of it in the same way that Kleenex is used to describe tissues. Not all tissues are Kleenex, but all Kleenex are tissues. Some lower grade acrylics aren't as clear and good quality, but the acrylic material that has come to be a staple in the wedding industry is high-grade lucite.

Woah, that's a lot of shop talk! Basically, you're more or less correct if you say lucite or acrylic. Most importantly, you're definitely au courant and innovative if you choose to incorporate lucite elements into your wedding celebration!

From welcome displays to reception seating, the options are nearly endless for bringing in clear acrylic touches to modern, sophisticated, and chic weddings. We're looking at a few of our favorite uses for lucite, but we can't wait to see all the other innovative ways you chose to incorporate this trendy, and durable, material in your wedding plans!

Escort Display

When considering using lucite for an escort display, remember to make sure the background material will contrast strongly enough for guests to be able to read their names.


We love lucite signage, guest menus, and even lucite elements in Save the Dates and invitations!

Altar Structure

Whether you're getting married on an urban rooftop or overlooking a picturesque golf course, an acrylic chuppah or altar structure has the added bonus of blending into the natural landscape and avoiding aesthetic competition with your ceremony backdrop. That's a win-win in our book!

Serving Pieces

How stunning would welcome cocktails be on a chic lucite tray?


While this may be one of the most common ways to incorporate acrylic into your wedding decor, the look is certainly anything but pedestrian. Consider sprucing up standard ghost chairs by having custom decals or calligraphy done on the backs.

As the luxury chair rental industry continues to expand its inventory, we're loving seeing opaque white and opaque black ghost chairs begin to pop up in the market as well!

We simply love how transcendent lucite is. It matches any color palette and works to elevate the surrounding decor while avoiding conflicts with the existing decor. Truly a gorgeous and versatile part of any wedding decor! So tell us, how are you planning to incorporate lucite into your wedding?

Style Me Pretty Contributor - Hannah Nowack is a freelance writer, calligrapher, and event designer living in the Midwest. When she isn't working, you will find her decorating her Danish Modern-inspired apartment, frequenting the gourmet cheese counter, or enjoying a glass of Cabernet with friends.