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, so it's no surprise that the smooth, soft fabric is making its way into wedding details and décor!

Photo: Joseph West Photography

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 each photo to see more from the real wedding!

1. Invitations
Velvet Wedding Invitation Booklet
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography

2. Ring Box (Get your own here!)
Square Engagement Ring, Personalized Box
Photo by Maya Myers Photography

3. Getting-Ready Robes
Velvet Getting-Ready Robes
Photo by Abby Jiu Photography

4. Bow Tie (Find a similar style here!)
Groom in Navy Suit by Window
Photo by Robert Evans for 5th Avenue Digital

5. Shoes (See a groom's style and a "something blue" option for brides.)
Velvet Shoes for Destination Wedding
Photo by Lorely Meza Photography

6. Bridesmaid Dress or Guest Attire
Emerald Green Bridesmaid Dresses
Photo by Amy Arrington Photography; Floral Design by Edge Design Group

7. Ceremony Vow Books
Velvet Vow Books for Bride & Groom
Photo by Cornelia Lietz Photography; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events

8. Ribbon for Escort Card
Champagne with Escort Cards & Ribbon
Photo by Jennings King Photography

9. Table Linens
View of Long Table with Velvet Linens
Photo by Sarah Carpenter Photography; Planning & Design by Callista & Company

10. Ribbon Around Menu Card
Menu Tied with Velvet Ribbon
Photo by Hello Blue Photo

11. Chair Cushions
Pink Velvet Chair Cushions & Mirror Table
Photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography; Floral Design by HeatherLily; Planning & Design by A Charming Fête

12. Dinner Napkin
Velvet Blue Napkin at Place Setting
Photo by Palos Studio; Floral Design by Flowers by Cina; Linens by Luxe Linen

13. Lounge Area
"Hers" Lounge Area at Wedding
Photo by Jacqui Cole Photography; Rentals by 
Revelry Event Designers 

14. Reception Seating
Velvet Banquettes for Booth Seating
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

15. After-Party Décor
Velvet Upholstered Lounge Seating
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!