Chic Ways to Incorporate Velvet Details Into Your Wedding Day

From invitations to reception seating, discover how to partake in this new trend.

Velvet has become one of the hottest trends in fashion as of late, so it's no surprise that the smooth, soft fabric is making its way into wedding details and décor! Going back to the first uses of the material, velvet was associated with nobility throughout history, so it makes sense that it also makes an appearance in modern-day opulent weddings. The fabric was also very prevalent in the fashion of the 1990s, which is making its cyclical style comeback this decade.

While we're not expecting velvet to replace the much-loved lace in bridal gowns, many couples are finding ways to incorporate the material into their celebration. Working particularly well for fall and winter fêtes due to its heavy-woven fibers, velvet can be used on everything from the invites, to accessories, to upholstered furniture at the after-party.

To inspire the use of this chic trend, we've gathered nine ways to incorporate velvet elements into your wedding day, below! For more inspiration, click each photo to see more from the real wedding!

1. Invitations
Velvet wedding inspiration velvet wedding invitation invite
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography

2. Ring Box (Get your own here!)
Velvet ring box The Mrs. Box for engagement ring
Photo by Perez Photography & Sarah Kate, Photographer; Planning & Design by Emily Clarke Events

3. Bow Tie (Find a similar style here!)
Groom in tuxedo with velvet bow tie
Photo by Fred Marcus Studio

4. Shoes (See a groom's style and a "something blue" option for brides.)
Velvet men's dress shoes for grooms wedding ideas
Photo by Christine Bentley Photography

5. Bridesmaid Dress or Guest Attire
Image result for bhldn jenny yoo velvet ellis dress
"Ellis" velvet dress, $295 by Jenny Yoo for

6. Reception Seating
Dark reception space velvet wedding ideas settee
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

7. Menu Card
Velvet menu card wedding reception ideas
Photo by Liz Banfield & Adrienne Page; Linens by Nüage Designs

8. Lounge Area
Lounge velvet furniture at wedding reception
Photo by Artistrie Co.

9. After-Party Décor
Velvet after-party wedding reception ideas
Photo by Mi Belle Photographers; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

For more wedding ideas and advice, see 15 ways to incorporate peonies into your décor, view expert tips to create eye-catching escort cards, and discover four ways to personalize your celebration!

Authored by: Kelcy Christy