Before the wedding

20th April 2019


7 ways to use velvet in your wedding décor no matter the season

The lush fabric adds a decidedly decadent touch


Velvet is a fabric commonly associated with winter for its warm, luxurious feel, but rules – even the unwritten ones – are there to be broken. Here are 7 ways you can use velvet for your wedding décor all year round.

1. Table cloths

Perfect for a sit-down wedding or to decorate your cocktail tables, velvet drapes beautifully and exudes a timeless and elegant feel.

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2. Groomsmen’s bowties

If your groom is up for something a little different, a velvet bowtie is the answer. It’s particularly fitting for an evening wedding, and you can set the man of the hour apart from his groomsmen by opting for a different-coloured velvet.

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3. The invitations

A sweet touch of velvet could also be used on your invitations. Whether used for the border, as a ribbon, or to add texture to your names, the options are endless.

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4. Bridesmaids dresses

Another way to include velvet in your wedding is by way of your bridal party. Your bridesmaids will look stunning in velvet dresses, all in different styles to suit their body types.

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5. Boutonnieres

When it comes to weddings, the devil really is in the detail. Have your florist wrap the boutonnieres of the groom’s party in a lovely velvet ribbon rather than the usual green tape, and voila!

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6. Shoes

Another subtle velvet addition to the bride’s wedding-day look can be through her shoes. Whether blush pink, burgundy, or even nude, your feet will look fabulous in these gorgeous styles that will not go to waste after the wedding.

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7. Your man’s suit

An underrated but highly-recommended choice is your future hubby’s jacket for the big day. He’ll look right on the money in a tailored velvet blazer or jacket, whatever the colour.

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Image Credits

Wedding Directory