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10 Ways to Use On-Trend Velvet in Your Wedding Any Time of Year

This fashion trend has made its way to the wedding industry, and it’s not limited to winter weddings. Here are simple ways to use the classy texture off the runway and in your decor, accessories and favors.

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Photo: Magpie Linen

Table Runner

Spring and summer brides can get in on the velvet trend, too. A crushed velvet table runner adds a little bit of texture and luxury to any tablescape. And a soft neutral, such as this light grey runner from Magpie Linens, doesn’t read too heavy for any season.

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Photo: Manali Anne Photography


The wedding invitation typically gives guests a clue as to how fancy the affair will be and how to dress accordingly. If you’re having a formal, evening ceremony, especially black tie, up the luxe of your invitations with velvet-lined envelopes. These gorgeous, burgundy invitations from Five Dot Design were created for an evening Sonoma wine-themed wedding.

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Photo: Smith House Weddings

Cake Trim

If you’re not into large, fondant flowers, embellish your cake with a simple, velvet trim instead. Cascading velvet ties are also great for a bohemian look. This cake, from Smith House Weddings was inspired by a "garden blues" outdoor theme.

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Photo: Bark and Berry


Have fun with your guestbook and choose something pretty that you’ll want to display after the wedding, not hide on a shelf. A velvet book, such as this handmade album from Bark and Berry, will look stunning in a vignette on the big day, and, after the wedding, will be the perfect coffee table book for your first year of marriage.

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