Prints can add a bold, fun statement to your big day. From dresses to runners, how printed fabric can make a lasting impression.Whether you are fond of stripes, dots, and chevron or floral, prints can add a bold, fun statement to your big day.
Picking out your own fabric and incorporating it into your wedding is a great way to add a personal touch to your event. Here are just a few ideas for adding prints to your wedding or next big event:
Go Bold with Runners
Table runners are long narrow decorating accessories that run the length of the table and add a bit of depth to the centerpiece. They also are used to add a bit of drama and color to the underlying tablecloth. Replacing the standard burlap or single colored organza will add a playful note to your wedding decor.
This bold runner featured on The Cake Blog will break the mold on your sweet day.
Looking for something a bit more rustic or reminiscent of backyard picnics? Think bright colors and fun prints, including this red and white gingham runner from Rustic Wedding Chic.com.
Runners are also easy to make. All you need is a couple of hours, some fabric and a sewing machine.
Here are some tips for determining yardage needed from Sew, Mama Sew!
Your Dress in Prints
For those seeking to wear something other than white for your wedding day, a dress made from a fun, printed fabric will make a big impact. Depending on the print itself, less is often more. With that in mind, perhaps just use the print as a highlight to your dress, such as this one from OneWed.com.
Or go all in with a fun, floral print as I did for my April wedding:
Get the Groom in on the Fun!
Let the "prince" have fun with the prints! As you can see in the photo above, my husband selected a bow-tie in a floral print. Grooms and their groomsmen can get into the "prints" groove with patterned suits, a colorful bowtie or an interesting fabric vest, such as this image from My Wedding Reception Ideas Blog.
Whether rustic, romantic, modern, edgy or spunky, there is a print out there that will reflect you and your partner's personality. If you tie your patterns of choice into your invite or thank you note, you will create a "brand" that will tie the entire wedding together.
-- Weegee Sachtjen