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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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