8 Fun Ways to Incorporate Velvet Into Your Wedding

Velvet is making a warm, cozy comeback, and there is no more perfect place to incorporate this traditionally luxurious and opulent fabric than on your wedding day! But unless you are getting married in North Dakota in January, a fully velvet wedding gown or velvet bridesmaid dresses can be sweltering and a little itchy. For brides who are looking to incorporate subtle dashes of the classic elegance of velvet, consider these ideas.

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Bridal Sash

If all-velvet dresses are too hot or not your style, a velvet sash tied around a satin, lace or tulle gown is an understated and classy way to incorporate the fabric. Choose an ivory sash with sparkly detailing at the front, or for a pop of color, select a long, velvet sash in one of your wedding colors.

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Bridal Shoes

If you are still looking for your something blue, velvet ice-blue shoes are a stunning and unique option. And because velvet is running amuck everywhere from the mall to the runway, finding velvet wedding shoes in any color, style and size has never been easier!

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Bow Ties

If you’re worried about being too warm in a velvet gown, your husband-to-be and his groomsmen might burn up in all-velvet tuxedos or even velvet jackets. To complement the velvet found in your sash or your wedding shoes, consider putting the men in matching velvet bowties.

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Incorporating velvet into your wedding reception can instantly give it an expensive, luxurious feel. If you are looking to create stylish seating areas around the dance floor or for use during the cocktail hour, vintage-inspired velvet chairs or a loveseat are the way to go!

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Cake Flowers

Many brides include flowers matching their bouquet on their wedding cake, but for a trendy twist on an old classic, choose flowers made of velvet to place around your cake. You can even incorporate a few into your bridal bouquet.

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Table Runner

To set a dreamy scene for your reception guests, use a velvet table runner as an accent to the flowers and centerpieces on your guest tables or to set your head table apart. You can also include matching velvet napkin ties or seat cushions to complete the look.

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To add a touch of sophistication to your welcome table, choose a guestbook made of velvet. Filled with well-wishes from your family and friends, this beautiful guestbook will sit on your coffee table to be read and reread for years to come.

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Red Velvet Wedding Cake

For the best way of all to include the magic of velvet in your wedding day, choose a red velvet wedding cake! This classic cake flavor is delicious and beautiful, and it is always a crowd pleaser.

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