10 Creative Ways to Use Fabric in Your Wedding

10 Creative Ways to Use Fabric for Your Wedding

Here at GWS, we see a lot of creative weddings, and we mean A LOT. What’s the one thing we’ve noticed that can transform any space, no matter the budget? Fabric!! Sheets and swaths of it, draped and hung, shredded or dyed, sheer and ethereal… Fabric, in and of itself, is not typically thought of as a standard décor item; when you’re planning, it’s thrown to the wayside, forgotten amidst the florals, chairs, flatware rentals, confections and everything else. Right? The thing is, fabric definitely shouldn’t be the underdog, because it can truly liven up a space and give it a completely different feel!

We’ve teamed up with our friends over at Fabric.com to show you some creative ways to use fabric in your wedding – along with links to find the fabric to recreate these looks for your wedding or event! Whether you’re planning a backyard ceremony, having your wedding in an industrial loft, a rustic barn, or off in the wilderness, we’ve got a few ideas you can easily recreate to make the space your own!

Ready to see what we’re talking about? Let’s look!

1. This Rustic Winter Elopement Backdrop

 from this Rustic Winter Elopement Inspiration at Terrain

When paired with the circular floral hoop, the semi-sheer fabric takes on a whole new look! This is definitely an eye-catching and easy way to frame a couple, without letting the rest of the backyard/venue become a distraction!

Want to recreate this look? Here are a few fabrics that would do the trick:
Sheer Voile White // Nylon Chiffon Tricot White // Sheer Drapery White Snow

2. This Calligraphy Backdrop with the Ladies of the Bachelor

 from this Romantic Desert Shoot with the Ladies of The Bachelor

We *love* the way this fabric was transformed with the calligraphy — as if it were a large scroll! We’ve seen this idea used as décor piece several times, and each time it absolutely stuns. Greenery or florals along the sides are a welcome addition, too!

Recreate this look:
Roc-Lon Blackout Drapery Lining White // Premium Broadcloth White

3. This Ethereal Tulle Backdrop

 from this Bright + Modern Wedding Inspiration at the Fig House

From a plain backyard space to an airy + ethereal wonderland! How sweet is this tulle decorated ceremony site?

Recreate this look:
Wide Tulle Light Ivory // Wide Tulle Silk White

4. This DIY Fabric Teepee

from this DIY Bohemian Greenhouse Wedding

A handmade lace teepee lounge area is a super fun DIY touch to add to any boho-inspired wedding. For an added bonus, create numerous teepees in different sizes — especially if there are little ones running around… This makes a great chill-out station for kids!

Recreate this look:
Telio Mara Lace White // Festoon Lace Natural // Telio Kaleidoscope Floral // Telio Anais Lace White // Telio Avita Lace White

5. This Dark Floral Backdrop

 from this Industrial, Art-Inspired Wedding

Going for an edgy + moodier feel? Why not opt for a dark floral fabric to set the tone for the day? Bonus points if this fabric is carried through to the napkins and perhaps inspires the invitations, too!

Recreate this look:
Waverly Garden Images Black // Renaissance Faux Leather Black/Pink

6. This Colorfully Painted Backdrop

 from this Colorful, Artistic Ohio Wedding

So fun + so artsy!! Can’t find a fabric that matches your color scheme? Paint your own with an array of different colors. You could even use the extra fabric for napkins + table-runners!

Recreate this look:
Art Gallery Bound Painting Morale //Art Gallery Chalk & Paint Untaped Splatter Spark // Art Gallery Voile Chalk & Paint Dripping Paint Warming // Art Gallery Chalk & Paint Dripping Paint Cooling

7. This Bohemian + Romantic Nature-Filled Frame

from this Refined Egyptian Wedding Inspiration

Once again — such a perfect + pretty way to frame the ceremony space!

Recreate this look:
Chiffon Solid Blush Pink // Nylon Chiffon Tricot Light Pink // Sheer Organza Petal

8. This Pink + Yellow Ribbon Backdrop

from this Colorful Boho Dallas Wedding

When paired with cacti, macrame runners and hand-dyed napkins in hues of the sunset, this backdrop is perfect for a Southwestern desert wedding! Perhaps your color scheme is more on the blue side? We could see this popping really nicely with ceruleans + teal, too!

Recreate this look:
Island Breeze Gauze Pink // Crinkle Yoryu Gauze Coral // Crinkle Yoryu Gauze Yellow

9. This Romantic Ombré Frame Backdrop

 from this Rustic-Elegant White Sparrow Barn Wedding

A romantic backdrop of ombré red + pink fabric gave the white-washed barn a dramatic punch of style + color. Have you ever seen a prettier use of fabric?! We love how the colors gradually melt into each other and the way the fabric drapes from the birch branches. Can you imagine it in different hues?!

Recreate this look:
Essential Gradations Ombre Chili // Timeless Treasures Studio Ombre Magenta

10. This Bold + Sparkling Sequin Table Cover

 from this Tropical Glam Wedding in Los Angeles

Add a pop to the drink station or escort card table with a sparkling fabric! Perhaps even use the same fabric as a table-runner, or on the backs of chairs to tie it all together!

Recreate this look:
Sequin Dot Mesh Turquoise

 How would you use fabric from Fabric.com as a décor element? Let us know in the comments below!

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