9 Creative Ways to Incorporate Rainbow into Your Wedding

A rainbow ribbon with gold wedding bands.

Showing your pride at your wedding is easy to do and can be done in so many ways. To really set your event apart, you can incorporate all the colors of the rainbow—the ultimate symbol of pride—into your wedding in creative and unique ways that you and your guests alike will love.

1. Ring Pillow

A subtle rainbow touch can be added through the ring pillow your ring bearer carries down the aisle at your ceremony. Tie a rainbow-colored ribbon on the pillow and it’ll be a sweet sentiment and nod to pride.

2. Wedding Accessories

Two men wearing rainbow socks.

A lot of your wedding accessories can be found in rainbow form to add some flair and LGBTQ pride to your look. For instance, rainbow cufflinks or socks make for a subtle yet impactful touch for a groom’s outfit. For women, rainbow-painted shoe bottoms or rainbow tulle under the skirt of your dress are sure to make a statement.

3. Guest Book

A fun way for your guests to get involved in spreading the rainbow at your wedding is to incorporate it into your guest book. One creative way to do so is to have a picture of tree branches that your guests can add their fingerprints to as leaves. Have ink pads or paint in the colors of the rainbow so guests can choose their favorite hue. Add markers so guests can write their names next to their fingerprints. This will be a beautiful and prideful piece of art that you’ll enjoy well past your wedding day.

4. Wedding Cake

A slice of rainbow cake.

Have a surprise element of rainbow by adding it to your wedding cake. Have the pastry chef create your cake in layers, making each of them a different color of the rainbow. When you cut into your cake, the rainbow will be shown and will be a delightful surprise for guests.

5. Lighting

Your wedding reception will likely need some kind of lighting, especially when the dancing portion of the party takes flight. Instead of going with just one color, opt for uplighting in different colors to simulate a rainbow. This will add to the ambiance and will be a great show of pride at the same time. For your ceremony or cocktail hour, use hanging paper lanterns in different colors to simulate the colors of the rainbow for a similar effect.

6. Sweetheart Table Details

A rainbow-decorated wedding reception.

You can make your sweetheart table the perfect place to showcase the rainbow at your wedding. One way to do so is to tie ribbon or streamers along the back of your chairs in colors of the rainbow. Another way is to use a rainbow colored tablecloth and linens in order to really make a bold statement.

7. Favors

One fun way to incorporate the rainbow into your wedding is to do so with your favors. Make this a yummy and symbolic gift to guests all in one by giving them jars of M&Ms or Skittles. These treats are conveniently rainbow flavored and delicious—sure to be a big hit! You can even get personalized candy and tie a note that says something witty like, “Love in color” on the jar or bag of candy for each guest.

8. Sprinkle or Confetti Send-off

Confetti poppers in rainbow colors.

Another way to add the rainbow to your wedding is to add it into your send-off. You can have guests throw rainbow sprinkles as a fun way to celebrate the end of your big day that is laced with the colors of pride. If you’re looking for something other than sprinkles, opt for rainbow colored confetti instead.

9. Stationery

Your wedding save-the-dates, invitations, and day-of stationery such as menus and programs could be the perfect way to add a burst of color to your event. Stationery featuring watercolored rainbows or bold rainbow stripes shows your pride and is certainly an artful touch.

There are so many ways to incorporate the rainbow into your big day, each of them unique and sure to make a statement.

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