These ideas run the gamut from rustic to preppy.
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What's pretty, popular, and checkered all over? Gingham print, of course! The classic pattern is a jack of all trades, adorning clothing, linens, and décor alike. It's also adaptable to any season—blue and pale-pink gingham are the stars of spring and summer, while red and other deep shades have fall and winter covered. Much like it's close cousin plaid, gingham can swing from casual to refined. The checkered look is simpler though, arguably making it more versatile. Best of all, it can be preppy or rustic—it all depends on how you use it and what colors you choose.
With so many possibilities, it's tough not to wonder how gingham-inspired goods can make their way into your wedding day. If you're as obsessed with the print as we are, look no further than this inspiration. Ahead, creative ways to use gingham in your wedding. For fashion-forward brides and grooms, gingham style options are an easy choice. Ties, bow ties, and pocket squares make for great groomsmen accessories, while ring bearers and flower girls look darling in gingham outfits. Even guests can don the print—it's a fun dress code for a themed rehearsal dinner.
If gingham décor is more up your alley, know that we've got ideas for that, too. Patterned ribbons look just as lovely tied around place settings as they do around bouquets. We can also get behind gingham tablecloths and napkins—the decorating options are endless. Click through for awesome gingham wedding ideas—they may be varied, but they're all nuptial-worthy.
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Swap a solid-colored bow tie for a gingham-print version. Your groom will look just dapper.
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Much like it's close cousin, plaid, gingham looks great on a shirt. Smaller checks are common on button-downs, which this groom wore to the tie the knot. The pattern lessens the formality of the look, which is something to keep in mind.
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Gingham Napkin Tie
Gingham accents were sprinkled throughout this Americana-inspired wedding. The groom wore a large-checked suit, the bouquets were tied with gingham ribbon, and the napkins at the place settings were secured with gingham bows.
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This ring bearer's duds were just rustic enough, from the suspenders to the boutonniere to the gingham-striped shirt.
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Bow Tie Bar
During this wedding's cocktail hour, male attendees were asked to switch into bow ties. The accessory bar made for great décor, and was a fun waiting-time activity.
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Send some gingham home with guests by offering checkered favors. These jam jars looked extra nostalgic, and were yummy gifts to boot.
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Checkered Flower Girl
How sweet was this flower girl's dress? The skirt was patterned with large checks.
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Have your groom wear a touch of gingham by accessorizing with a pocket square. The patterned piece of fabric makes a great gift, too.
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Bringing Fluffy to your wedding? Make sure he's all dressed up! This couple gave their dog a checkered bow tie for photos. Alternatively, choose a gingham collar, or even a gingham leash.
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We love this groom's pink gingham tie, which worked well with the rest of his attire.