Viva la velvet! The lush fabric isn't just for 90s slip dresses anymore. Brides left and right are draping their big days in swaths of velvet and it's not hard to see why this texturized trend is totally taking over 2018 nuptials. With a sumptuous feel and gorgeous jewel-tone hues, velvet is crushing it at the wedding game.
Whether it's for bridesmaid dresses or decor details, this cloth is cropping up everywhere. Yes, velvet can be used in a variety of ways at weddings—and did we mention that we're obsessed with them all? Some brides opt for just a delicate dose of vintage luxury by wrapping their bouquet in ribbons of the fabric.
Other brides will add a can't-miss-it richness to their reception tablescape with a velvet table runner. And, despite what many brides believe, velvet isn't just for winter. Since this swanky fabric looks ahh-maze-ing in every color of the rainbow (not just in the deep, elegant emeralds and beautiful burgundies you expect), it can be featured in summer weddings, as well, in a bright, sunny hue.
So how exactly will you incorporate the velvet wedding trend into your own special day? Well, that's where we come in! Below, you'll find the prettiest ways to use velvet in your wedding, from the escort cards to your very own bridal look.
For Your Bridal Ensemble
Velvet makes for a wedding-worthy addition to your bridal style. Whether it's wrapped around your bouquet or your shoulders in a chic pashmina cover-up, a swanky swath of the fabric is the perfect finishing touch. We particularly love velvet shoes for a subtle way to incorporate the material into your ensemble. Will you go for a classic pump or modern bridal booties?
For Your Bridal Ensemble
A velvet fringed pashmina is a flawless finish to a boho bridal look.
For Your Groom
Your groom can also get in on the game with velvet details incorporated into his own wedding-day look. A bow tie, traditional necktie, or even an entirely velvet blazer are all excellent options.
For Your Ceremony
Wed beneath your favorite fabric by draping your ceremony structure with a run of rich velvet. To keep your guests comfy while you say your I dos, swap out the traditional chairs for velvet loungers. Or, for a more subtle use of the luxe material, jot your vows down in a velvet-encased booklet.
For the Reception
From escort card displays to velvet table runners in every imaginable hue, there are countless ways to feature the fabric in your wedding reception. For low-key luxury, wrap the dinner menus in a velvet band or tie the cutlery in a velvet ribbon. For a bolder statement, drench your tables in a crushed velvet cloth, or snag a vintage velvet couch from a local rental company for a chic reception lounge.