16 Ways to Add Some Plaid to Your Wedding
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16 Ways to Add Some Plaid to Your Wedding

If you’re having a fall or winter wedding, you might be craving the rich, warm hues and bold patterns of plaid. It’s a pattern that makes us feel all festive and cozy as the cold weather settles in. Plus, it’s a versatile look that effortlessly weaves together an array of colors, tones and shades. Here are 16 of our favorite ways to add plaid to your fall or winter festivities.

1. The Stationery: Set the tone for your wedding from the very start with sleek plaid invitations. (via Jennifer Wick)

2. The Dress: Rock a worn-in plaid shirt over your dress to give an elegant gown a more relaxed feel. Not ready for a big splash of the pattern? Tie a plaid belt around your mid-section instead. (via Ashley Seawell Photography)

3. The Shoes: How cute are these plaid peep-toe shoes? Imagine these peeking out from underneath your crisp white gown as you walk down the aisle. (via Love is A Big Deal)

4. The Flowers: For just a hint of check, tie a ribbon around your bouquets and boutonnieres. It’s a great way to add a little color to your bridal party. (via Heather Elizabeth Photography)

5. The Groom: Add pops to your groom’s look with a checkered tie, pocket square or shirt. Or, go big and bold with a dark plaid suit. (via Nicolle Versteeg Photography)

6. The Bridesmaids: Invite all your bridesmaids to wear their favorite plaid shirt for the getting-ready portion of the big day. Or, better yet, give each of your girls a special plaid shirt as a thank you gift for standing by your side. If you’re a daring bride, carry the plaid look over to the ceremony by dressing your bridesmaids in head-to-toe plaid. Just be sure to keep your flowers simple to offset the busy pattern. (via Katelyn James)

7. The Groomsmen: Groomsmen in gingham is the best way to set the tone for a casual affair. Deck them out in checkered button-ups or get a little fancy with plaid bow ties. (via Kim J Martin Photography)

8. The Ceremony Decor: Set the scene for your party by decorating the ceremony space with subtle checkered accents. Black-and-white ribbons tied around lamps or wreaths are a nice understated touch.  (via Brett Heidebrecht)

9. The Ringbearer: There are few things cuter than a kid in a bowtie. We love the preppy take on plaid going on here thanks to the pop of pastel orange and matching suspenders. (via Jessica Ames)

10. The Tables: Keep your tables simple and add texture with plaid napkins and table runners paired with rustic centerpieces, like pinecones, deep red flowers and branches. (via Michelle March)

11. The Cake: As if you needed another reason to love cake! Ask your baker to create a plaid design on one (or more!) tier of your cake to match your wedding color palette. (via Charm City Cakes West)

12. The Late-Night Snacks: How cute are these gingham cone wrappers? Wrap up your wedding festivities on a high note with a do-it-yourself ice cream station. (via Horace & Gertrude)

13. The Games: Add a subtle hint of plaid to your big day with lawn game accessories like these bean bags for this customized corn hole board. (via Ashton Events)

14. The Plates: Dress up your dessert display with some checkered plates while keeping the rest of the table simple and rustic. (via Joey and Jessica)

15. The Blankets: If you’re having an outdoor wedding, you’re probably hoping for an unseasonably warm day, but it’s best to be prepared just in case. Provide your guests with some warm, plaid blankets to snuggle up in during the ceremony and cocktail hour. (via Shingdig Invites)

16. The Favors: Send your guests home with a gift wrapped in plaid. Put them at each table setting for a subtle accent or set them up near the exit to make more of a final impact as your guests go on their merry way. (via Brandi Welles)

Are you mad for plaid? Let us know your favorite details in the comments below!