You can incorporate lace into more than just your wedding gown! In fact, this elegant element can be added to everything from your cake to your decorations to your wedding invitations. Here are just a few ideas to consider in your planning:


Table decor
Add a splash of color and a touch of lace to your place settings by finding a lace runner in your accent color to drape along the table. To further add to the fine dining experience, use lace fabric or ribbon to wrap up your guests’ napkins instead of a rings.

Cake design
For a classic and vintage cake, you may want to stick to shades of white. This will make it easy for your decorator to use ivory fondant to create a lace netting around the sides of the cake. Include accents of color with edible flowers or glitter.

If you’re going the route of a dessert table instead of the traditional cake, use doilies to line a tray of cupcakes and other sweet treats you have set out for your guests.

Whether you’re hand making your bridal bouquets or having them arranged by a florist, a tie is an easy way to accent the buds with a touch of lace. Depending on your flower selection, you may even consider incorporating baby’s breath into the design. This dainty flower will add a feel of elegance that’s found throughout your theme.

Another option for incorporating lace into your flowers may be to create corsages with fabric flowers. Martha Stewart Weddings recommends printing a lace flower on transfer paper and ironing it onto the cutout fabric. Your bridesmaids, mother, mother-in-law and grandmothers could all wear these wristlets.

Paper items
Name cards and favor displays are also great spots to include lace in your wedding decorations. You can either use eyelet ribbon, doily paper or printed cardstock to create a lace look. If you choose to go with lace wedding invitations, you’ll want to pull from the designs that were used there.

The gown
Of course, the dress  is likely the most obvious way to incorporate lace into your wedding. While lace gowns are often found in springtime nuptials, they have a place during any wedding season. A long-sleeved lace wedding dress can express your personality, be it conservative, romantic or whimsical.