Chic Ways to Incorporate Velvet Wedding Ideas Into Your Big Day

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

Velvet has become one of the hottest trends in fashion, so it's no surprise that the smooth, soft fabric is making its way into wedding details and décor!

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Velvet has become a fashion trend once again, 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 the link below each photo to see more from the real wedding!

1. Velvet Wedding Invitations

Velvet Wedding Invitation Booklet

3. Velvet Getting-Ready Robes

Velvet Getting-Ready Robes

Photo by Abby Jiu Photography; From Real Wedding: Modern Wedding with a Black-and-White Palette in Washington, DC (Shop your own velvet bridesmaids robes!)

4. Velvet Bow Tie 

Groom in Navy Suit by Window

Photo by Robert Evans for 5th Avenue Digital; From Real Wedding: Outdoor Jewish Wedding Ceremony at Stunning Château in New Jersey(Find a similar style velvet bow tie!)

5. Velvet Wedding Shoes 

Velvet Shoes for Destination Wedding

Photo by Lorely Meza Photography; From Real Wedding: Fall Outdoor Destination Wedding at Luxe Resort on Island of Maui(See a velvet groom's shoe and these "something blue" velvet heels for brides.)

6. Velvet Bridesmaid Dress or Guest Attire

Bridesmaids in Silk and Velvet Dresses

Photo by Emma Hopp Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events; From Real Wedding: A Classic Wedding with Modern & Mexican Details in California

7. Velvet Wedding Vow Books

Velvet Vow Books for Bride & Groom

Photo by Cornelia Lietz Photography; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events; From Real Wedding: Fairy-Tale Wedding Abroad at Castle in Groom's Hometown in Germany (Shop velvet vow books on Etsy!)

8. Velvet Ribbon for Escort Card

Champagne with Escort Cards & Ribbon

Photo by Jennings King Photography; From Real Wedding: Alfresco Spring Destination Wedding in Charleston, South Carolina

9. Velvet Table Linens

Velvet Linen & Low Centerpiece

Photo by Belle Ombre Photography; Floral Design by HeatherLily; From Real Wedding: Vintage + Bohemian-Inspired Wedding on Historic Bridge in Cleveland 

La Cosa Bella Events - Tall Centerpiece on Velvet Linen

Photo by Ginny Corbett Photography; Planning & Design by La Cosa Bella Events

10. Velvet Ribbon Around Menu Card

Menu Tied with Velvet Ribbon

Photo by Hello Blue Photo; From Real Wedding: Boho-Chic Wedding with Traditional Jewish Ceremony in Malibu

11. Velvet Wedding Chair Cushions

Luxe Glam Wedding Reception Table

Photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography; Floral Design by HeatherLily; Planning & Design by A Charming Fête; From Real Wedding: NFL Player Mitchell Schwartz's Luxe Wedding at a Historical Venue

Round-Back Velvet & Gold Wedding Chairs

Photo by Duke Images; Planning & Design by International Event Company; From Real Wedding: Luxury Fall Wedding with Warm Color Palette in Beverly Hills

12. Velvet Dinner Napkin

Velvet Blue Napkin at Place Setting

Photo by Palos Studio; Linens by Luxe Linen; From Real Wedding: Ocean-View Ceremony + Classic Reception with Soft Blue Color Scheme

13. Velvet Wedding Lounge Area

"Hers" Lounge Area at Wedding

Photo by Jacqui Cole Photography; From Real Wedding: Timeless, Luxury Wedding with Personalized Details in Austin, Texas

14. Velvet Wedding Reception Seating

Velvet Banquettes for Booth Seating

Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events; From Real Wedding: Outdoor Jewish Wedding Ceremony + Glam Reception in Beverly Hills

15. Velvet Wedding After-Party Décor

Velvet Upholstered Lounge Seating

Photo by Mi Belle Photographers; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Colorful Outdoor Wedding with Supper Club Theme in Los Angeles, California

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!