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Polka Dot Wedding Inspiration

by Emma Arendoski

Brides: no doubt you’ve heard of some unique wedding theme ideas by now. In fact, just in the past month we’ve talked about an orchid wedding theme, shared some peacock wedding ideas, brought you to wine country with wine themed wedding ideas, and inspired you with ideas for a pink ombre wedding. Today we’re tackling a fresh wedding theme: polka dots! We’ve rounded up twenty-five of our favorite polka dot wedding finds to inspire your wedding or bridal shower. Plus, since polka dots can sometimes evoke a retro or vintage feel, we’re incorporating a sweet little vintage-inspired giveaway for you. Read on to find out more…

First, take a peek at this polka dot wedding dress… isn’t it lovely?


photo: dasha caffrey via bridal musings

Polka Dot Wedding Inspiration

A polka dot wedding theme can be chic, stylish, and sophisticated when done in good taste. I’ve seen polka dots across the spectrum from vintage weddings to modern weddings. Regardless of your style, be sure to use the same size dot and same color scheme for a cohesive look. To inspire your polka dot wedding, read on to see our twenty-five hand-picked finds…

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1 – polka dot wedding invitation with floral design | the first snow
2 – polka dot veil | sibo designs
3 – polka dot wedding cake | cake central
4 – yellow polka dot bowtie | dapper gent
5 – polka dot wedding cuff links in mint | the fox and fig
6 – top + skirt (perfect for bridesmaids) | shabby apple
7 – navy blue polka dot heart favors | handy happy hearts
8 – polka dot lanterns | via cecilies lykke
9 – polka dot wedding clutch | allisa jacobs
10 – polka dot necklace | the merriweather council
11 – polka dot wedding favor bag | fox and hound paperie
12 – polka dot cosmetic bag | jordani sarreal
13 – polka dot paper flower | floating specks
14 – polka dot pumps | not rated
15 – polka dot necktie | tie obsessed
16 – polka dot wedding guest book | tpb wedding
17 – polka dot nails (make ’em using this!) | via facebook
18 – mini polka dot wedding pillow | timber and stitch
19 – table number with polka dots | wedology
20 – polka dot skirt | shabby apple
21 – polka dot wedding ring | belinda saville
22 – polka dot paper lantern | creative converting
23 – polka dot paper straws | dress my cupcake
24 – polka dot wedding favor bubbles | american bridal
25 – polka dot table runner | bia brooklyn bride

How to Dress Bridesmaids for a Polka Dot Wedding

When you’re planning a polka dot wedding, you don’t want to go too overboard with the print, particularly on attire. As with all prints (like chevron or stripes), polka dot ought to be used sparingly in a few choice details. For bridesmaids, pick a solid color dress or skirt and blouse that coordinates with your color palette. These vintage clothing finds, shown below (and in #20 and #6, above) are perfect examples. To tie in the polka dot theme, pair with a polka dot clutch purse.


I’m loving the looks from the new Winter Wonderland collection at Shabby Apple. What’s your favorite?


Win a Dress!

Want to win a little something for yourself? We are giving away a mod color-block black and white vintage dress to one lucky reader in style “Zinger” from Shabby Apple. This piece can be dressed up or down. Retail value: $85. No cash value. I tried this dress myself and it’s super cute. I love the pencil skirt with bow detail. Very chic. Shipping included to U.S. only. Dress is black and white with A-line hem. 3/4 sleeve. Bow at waist. Dress is made with poly matte crepe satin and a hint of spandex. Machine wash cold. Line dry. Low iron heat. Do not put in dryer. Hat, gloves, and shoes not included. Enter using the entry form below. Good luck!


black and white colorblock vintage inspired dress

Entry Form

customized wine glasses

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On to you… what do you think of a polka dot wedding theme?



Kassondra November 16, 2013 - 3:24 am

I LOVE Shabby Apple! I’m actually wearing one of their maxi blue skirts from their Winter Wonderland Collection for my wedding this January. It’s cold here in Wisconsin, so gotta keep yourself warm! :)

Jenny N. November 14, 2013 - 8:35 pm

Oh my gosh, that Zinger dress is SO CUTE! I hadn’t heard of Shabby Apple before today, but they have the cutest dresses.

Kerry Donovan November 14, 2013 - 6:36 am

I have to admit that I wasn’t a fan of polka dots before, BUT this, Wow! Absolutley adorable! <3 it! Thank you for the great inspiration!

Kaylene November 13, 2013 - 4:36 pm

Love polka dots in weddings!! Love this dress! Love Shabby Apple!

Emma | Emmaline Bride November 13, 2013 - 9:01 pm

Hi Kaylene!
Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you like the dress – I have one myself and love how comfortable it is. Good luck with the giveaway! Shabby Apple is amazing, I agree! :) -E.


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