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2. Burlap with Lace Accents

This irresistible fabric combination has been used on everything from Mason jars to bouquet handles to cakes. “The problem we have with this particular trend is that all of these weddings start to look alike. As a result, we aren’t seeing the personalization or uniqueness of the couple shine through.

Fortunately, there are many other ways to incorporate this shabby-chic décor style. Elevate the look by utilizing dyed muslin linens, which has that same great texture without the weird smell or messy shedding associated with burlap. eBay is a great resource for picking up discontinued bolts of fabric in every imaginable color and style.

For a gorgeous variation,  replacing burlap and lace with a more feminine fabric, such as chiffon or silk.