For a unexpected — and totally inexpensive! — wedding-decor idea, we love this embroidery hoop trend. You can easily find these affordable wooden hoops at your local craft store then use them to display lace or fabrics in your wedding palette. Or, you can actually stitch your names, wedding date, or table-number details for a wonderfully homespun look. Here are some of our favorite takes on this fresh idea.
Embroidery Hoop Ceremony Backdrop (above): For their alfresco nuptials, the bride (an interior designer) secured swatches of lace in wooden embroidery hoops and suspended them from tree boughs to create an eye-catching vintage-meets-modern display.
Photo: [Q Weddings](http://www.qweddings.com/)
Ring Bearer Sign: Instead of a pillow, this sweet ring bearer carried fresh blooms and an embroidered sign bearing the couple's names.
Photo: [Becca Wood Photography](http://beccawoodphotography.com/)
Table Number At this wedding, each reception table displayed a hand-stitched table-number sign alongside bud vases of fresh flowers.
Photo: [Megan Clouse Photography](http://www.meganclouse.com/)
Menu "Card": For a clever twist on a traditional menu, print the dinner details onto fabric and display them in small embroidery hoops at each place setting.
Photo: [Erin J Saldana](http://www.erinjsaldana-blog.com/)
Bride and Groom Chairs: This couple hung "Mr." and "Mrs." signs in hoops from the back of their reception chairs.
Photo: [The Lab Event](http://www.thelabevent.com/)
Dessert Backdrop: Create an Instagram-worthy dessert display by stringing together different-sized embroidery hoops with fabrics in your wedding's palette.