25 Luxe Velvet Wedding Ideas
Traditional or modern, luxurious or festive—velvet can be so many different things, or even a few at the same time. That's why countless brides and grooms gravitate toward the soft and smooth fabric for their wedding days. The classic cloth is a swank choice for ceremony and reception elements, no matter what your celebration's theme is. Don't believe us? We're here to show you all the ways you can incorporate luxe velvet into every part of your big day.
We love velvet for fall and winter weddings, when deep colors and rich fabrics are most popular. That being said, it can work throughout the year—some of the following suggestions are definitively spring-y or summer-y. Because velvet stems from an earlier era, it's fabulous for vintage-inspired events, too, but it's not just retro either. In fact, it's trending right now, and we're obsessed with the contemporary ways its being used. See what we mean? Velvet really is both timeless and versatile. One of our favorite ideas is to incorporate velvet into your wedding fashion. Take this groom, for example, who wore a blue velvet Fellow suit. We've spotlighted other fashion elements, like velvet wedding shoes and velvet bridesmaid dresses, as well.
Of course, the possibilities go way beyond clothing. Here, you'll find a whole range of velvet wedding ideas for your ceremony and reception. We've included everything from stationery (like velvet wedding invitations and velvet guest books) to smaller details (like velvet ring boxes). Explore all your options before deciding what you like best for your event.
Velvet Vow Booklets
Velvet Ceremony Arbor
Velvet Ceremony Programs
Velvet Table Numbers
Velvet Cake Table Accent
Velvet Bow Tie
Help the groom stand out with a statement accessory. This future husband donned a stylish Boutaugh bow tie made from blue-green velvet.
Velvet Groomsmen Suits
Velvet Flower Girl Cape
Really, anyone can wear statement velvet. Martha McIntosh and Betsy Hammond created this flower girl's amazing blue cape.
Velvet Lounge Furniture
Velvet Ring Bearer Suit
Velvet Bouquet Ribbon
Ribbons are popular bouquet accent pieces—choose a luxe color and texture to differentiate yours from the pack. This bride, for example, carried a Twiggy Thistle clutch tied with red-orange velvet bows.
Velvet Table Runners
Velvet Seating Chart
Velvet Menu Accents
Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses
Velvet Ring Pillow Ribbon
For a winter wedding, we love the look of red velvet mixed with white. Here, the combo appeared in the form of a ring pillow.
Velvet Cake Accents
You can also use velvet on your wedding cake. Each tier of this Minette Rushing confection was trimmed in blue fabric.
Velvet Favor Boxes
Velvet Ring Box
Swap real foliage with green velvet leaves for a sturdy (and unique) boutonnière, like this groom's Mi Mi Weddings one.
Velvet Guest Book
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