Lace Doilies and Weddings : a growing trend

Today I wanted to share with you some of the beautiful uses of doilies for weddings. With more and more weddings going vintage, I think we will be seeing many more uses for this delicate lace whether it's with paper or fabric. And, if you're looking for vintage doilies for your own DIY projects, a simple search for "doily" on etsy under the dropdown of "vintage" yielded 80 pages of results when I last checked.

Using doilies as place cards, you can place a small token or favor inside a rolled over doily that is secured with a vintage brooch. And, then write the name of the guest and place the doily on the center of their plate. {from Matthew Mead} Consider coasters at each place setting or as favors. {from The Cozy Chalet} Lace luminaries add a beautiful candle lit glow to your reception. The intricate patterns of doilies glued inside of paper-bag lanterns are illuminated by votive candles. {from Martha Stewart Weddings} Crocheted doilies make for a beautiful handbag. {from Country Living, w/how-to instructions} Beautifully handcrafted wedding invitations with paper doilies. {from Lee & Hamilton Wedding}

Lace doily clutch from Sew Lola, Lacy light luminaries from Martha Stewart Weddings, Doily wrapped votives from Perfect Bound, Doily wrapped favors from Snippet & Ink

And, lastly, doilies don't always have to be white or cream in color, above shows a great example of dying your doilies to a color that matches your event. To see more on how to do this, please visit Eddie Ross' blog.