It is one of the hottest trends in the wedding and event industry…and it really is fabulous. Today’s bunting is a nod to the circus days, the red or striped triangle banners strung together and attached above the tent openings, but with an updated twist. Bunting is a wonderful decoration to add to your wedding or event!
Here is a collection of some real wedding bunting. The examples below use a variety of patterned & solid fabrics to create a shabby chic, country, and somewhat vintage look….but bunting can add ANY feel and look you want depending on the colors, patterns, prints, and materials they are made from.
If you want to change up the look to fit your wedding colors or theme better, try finding different fabrics.
One of my favorite fabric sites, Calico Corners, has a great variety of prints from hip & modern to rich & ethnic. My favorite collection is the Dwell Studio Collection– what fabulous colors to model your wedding after! This will have to become a color palette for another post. Another favorite for fabric is, surprisingly, Ikea. I love their Elisabet prints for a super colorful & preppy wedding or their Gunvor for a very bold, graphic, black & white wedding.
Find the perfect fabric, cut into triangles (or circles, or squares! etc), & attach (sew, staple, glue) to string, ribbon, twill, or double-fold bias tape for easy bunting fabulousness! It’s easy to do yourself and it’s easy on the wallet too. Try searching “DIY bunting” for help & tutorials. And, if you’re not into making it yourself there are a ton of people offering to make it for you! Check out Etsy for pre-made bunting, many of which can still be customized for you, or contact us– we make it too!
Feel free to send pictures of your wedding bunting, or if you are a photographer or designer who has pictures from a recent wedding you shot or styled with bunting. I’d love to see it, and maybe even post it on the blog to inspire all!