Plaid is really more appropriate for a winter wedding, so if you’re busy planning for cosy and cuddlesome weather, this post is for you! Let’s be honest – of all the fabrics, plaid isn’t exactly a favourite in the pattern and fabric world, but as with all such things: The bigger the challenge, the greater the reward when you pull it off!

The trick to landing this theme with flair and panache is to keep it simple – after all, you don’t want your wedding day to look more like a Scottish family reunion than a romantic celebration of love! Add small touches of plaid in strategic places – for instance plaid ribbons wrapped around the napkins, plaid bowties for the groomsmen, and so forth.

Here are more ideas to get you in the plaid state of mind:

  • Nothing says warm and snuggly quite like a thick woven plaid blanket or throw – ideal for keeping guests’ knees warm in winter.
  • Add a touch of plaid to your own bridal ensemble with stunning plaid shoes, headband or garter.
  • Cover hay bales in plaid fabric to serve as soft seating and deck the guest tables in plaid – either tablecloths or runners.
  • Decorate the wedding cake with thick plaid ribbon and do the same with your wedding invitations and stationery items.
  • Complete hubby’s outfit with a neat little plaid waistcoat or a hat, if he’s up for it.
  • Decorate candles with strips of plaid fabric and dress your little flower girl in a plaid dress.

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