15 Ways to Use Velvet in Your Wedding

Oh-so-chic, velvet is a throwback to decades past, and an unexpected touch sure to surprise and wow. We’ve collected 15 of our favorite velvet wedding ideas–from head to toe and more!–to inspire you to put a new twist on an old classic!

Velvet Table Linens

Velvet in summer? You bet! This dreamy inspiration shoot by Ashley Gain features the most lovely bronze crushed velvet linens from Wildflower Linens. We love the romantic effect!

Photo: Elyse Hall

Blue Velvet Groom Accessories

From tie to toes, velvet groom accessories are all the rage!

Photo: Lacie Hansen

Stamped Velvet Table Numbers

These stamped velvet table numbers are so chic and lovely. Get the how-to (all you need is velvet ribbon, rubber stamps and your iron!) from Martha Stewart.

Photo: Martha Stewart

Velvet Clutch

A pretty velvet clutch is the perfect accessory for a winter bridal look. This teal and gold damask bag from Anthropologie is divine!

Buy it: Anthropologie

Velvet Ring Bearer Pillow

A vintage-inspired tucked velvet pillow adds a colorful touch to your ring bearer’s look.

Buy it: Quinn

Velvet Wedding Ceremony Chairs

Colorful velvet chairs from Found Vintage Rentals create a stunning ceremony setup.

Photo: Ryan Ray

Velvet Wedding Invitation

A velvet liner and inner envelope adds a touch of elegance to your invitation suite.

Photo: Martha Stewart

Black Velvet Bridesmaids Dress

We love the Peter Pan collar and box pleats on this black velvet bridesmaids dress from Cos!

Photo: Mark Tattersall

DIY Velvet Wedding Programs

These handmade velvet notebooks are so lovely. Use them as ceremony programs, sew blank pages in for favors, or even mount your wedding invitations (bonus: no need to sew the binding!) for a luxe folio-style suite!

Photo: Style Me Pretty

Plum Velvet Shoes

These plum velvet beauties from Badgley Mischka had us at hello!

Photo: Taylor Lord Photography

Velvet Boutonniere Favors

Too sweet! Em for Marvelous handmade velvet ribbon boutonnieres for each of her gentleman guests with ribbon from M&J Trimming.

Photo: Tanja Lippert

Velvet Guest Book

True to its name, Velvet Raptor makes the most lovely albums, cards, and journals. We especially adore the beautiful guest books, which are sure to become a treasured heirloom!

Buy it: Velvet Raptor

Velvet Hair Bow

Bow ties aren’t just for the gents! We love this twist on a classic–repurpose that tie to complete your upswept do!

Photo: Jose Villa

Velvet Maggie Austin Cake

Maggie Austin makes our dream cakes, and this architectural creation has a layer that appears to be coated in velvet. Swoon!

Photo: Maggie Austin Cake

Velvet Tied Silverware

A little dose of velvet can pack a big punch. We love the simplicity of this ribbon-tied flatware.

Photo: Rylee Hitchner