Vintage Suitcase Wedding Card Box

For a vintage style wedding we love the idea of collecting your wedding cards and gifts in a vintage suitcase. A vintage suitcase wedding card box could be set up on a feature table at your wedding, perhaps the same table as your wedding guest book.

There are lots of vintage suitcases and old trunks available in charity shops, spend a day with your mum or your bridesmaids searching for the perfect one, or if that isn’t you there are sometimes bargains to be had on eBay. To decorate the vintage suitcase hang brown luggage tags with alphabet stickers spelling out CARDS, you can peg them onto twine or ribbon with pretty pegs.

We love this one here used at a real wedding recently. Photography by Shepherd Photography. vintage suitcase wedding card box

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10 Rustic Wedding Centrepieces

Rustic is one of the more popular styles we find customers browsing on our website, if you are having a rustic style wedding be sure to check out our rustic wedding decorations. Today we have chosen our top 10 rustic wedding centrepieces, some of which we sell others we sell components of and others you could have a go at doing yourselves. These are just meant to be ideas and inspire you – giving you a starting point to work from, most of these can be adapted to your own personal taste and style.

10 Rustic Wedding Centrepieces

1. Wooden Boxes make fab rustic wedding centrepieces, they are usually very low so you can easily see over and can be filled with a mix of wild flowers to suit your style. Buy similar wooden boxes / crates for centrepieces here.

wooden box rustic wedding centrepieces

2. Tree slices are excellent for adding a little height and rustic touch to your centrepieces, add bottles filled with single stem blooms, tea light holders or even a whole jug of flowers to the tree slice, you could have different items on different tables to add interest to you reception decorations. Buy tree slices here.

stee slice rustic wedding centrepiece

3. For an alternative rustic centerpiece use these bark vases, wild flowers with lots of texture look best in these rustic containers. The vases come in different sizes depending on how low or high you want your centrepieces to be, if flowers aren’t your style the bark containers can also be used as lanterns. Buy bark vases here.

bark vases rustic wedding centrepieces

4. For a simple yet still very rustic look you could collect jam jars to be used as your vases. Decorate the jam jars with twine or hessian to add a rustic look and fill with flowers of your choice. If you are doing these yourself you can decorate the jam jars well in advance of your wedding and as the flowers are in water they can be done the day before so you don’t have to be making them up on the wedding day.

jam jars with twine and flowers rustic wedding centrepiece

5. Similar to the jam jars above these blue mason jars look fab as wedding centrepieces. You could even use dried wheat instead of fresh flowers for a rustic / barn wedding.

dried wheat corn in mason jar rustic wedding centrepieces

6. For a larger floral display in the centre of a table rusty urns can work well. For the flowers a mixture of natural textures including moss, foliage with berries such as this eucayptus and seasonal blooms work well. Buy rusty urns here.

rusty urn rustic wedding centrepiece

7. We love this idea of using trinkets and special items you may have been given throughout your life or sourced from charity shops especially for the tables. You can use a mix of different items here but be sure to link them, you can link them by choosing a colour scheme, bronze works well with the natural tones of wood. Place the items on pieces of wood and add minimal foliage.

bronze watering can tree stumps rustic wedding centrepieces

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8. Milk churns work well for centrpieces they can hold a lovely mix of flowers and add a rustic touch to your tables. They are perfect for farm or barn wedding venues. By milk churn vases here.

silver milk churn rustic wedding centrepiece

9. If you want to decorate your vases yourself find some cheap clear glass vases, ikea or eBay probably have some great ones. Decorate these with hessian fabric and an overlap of lace ribbon to given them that rustic feel. This vase has been filled with gypsophila but you can ask add the flowers of your choice.

square vase covered in hessian lace with gypsophilia rustic wedding centrepieces

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10. For a taller rustic centrepiece tall glass vases with ever larger wooden branches placed within them can look stunning. Add white hydrangeas to the vases so there is some floral interest at eye level. Hang small jam jars / tea light holders from the branches which can be lit and will transform your venue as the lights go dim later on in the evening.

tall vase ructic wedding centrepiece with twigs

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Rustic Ring Cushions

These rustic ring cushions are perfect if you are having a nature inspired or rustic wedding. Ask your ring bearer to present the rings on a cushion or pillow that is in keeping with your style of wedding. For a rustic wedding we love the simplicity of a hessian ring cushion, the wedding rings can be tied on with lace or twine.

Or you could have a go at making your own ring cushions, for a more natural look a moss ring cushion with dainty succulents can look lovely tied with string, or even a birds nest ring cushion.

Rustic ring cushions

rustic ring cushions hessian moss birds nest

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Real Weddings Using Decorations from The Wedding of my Dreams .co.uk

Here at The Wedding of my Dreams love seeing how our customers use our decorations at their weddings. A big thank you to anyone who has sent in photos of their wedding or sent links to where their weddings can be seen online. We try to share these as many of these as we can to inspire new customers who are browsing our website and planning their weddings.

We now have a Pinterest board where we pin weddings that have used our decorations. Follow the link to see our real weddings pinterest board there are tons more photos and ideas on there.

If we’ve missed your wedding from this board please get in touch! Just email gemma@theweddingofmydreams.co.uk, subject real wedding.

Real Weddings Using Decorations from The Wedding of my Dreams

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If this has inspired you see the wedding decorations we currently have for sale on our website.

30 + Wedding Ceremony Signs

Looking for wedding ceremony sign ideas?

We have pulled together our all time favourite wedding ceremony signs. Browse over 30 different signs for wedding ceremonies, if you’re looking for wedding ceremony signs this should help you with ideas.

If you are inspired by our wedding ceremony signs ideas in this post you may like to browse our collection of wedding ceremony decorations available in our shop.

30 wedding ceremony signs ideas

Keep things simple, write wedding and an arrow in white paint onto a piece of wood and hang from a tree to direct guests (image source)

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For a barn or farm wedding get creative, if you have a rustic barrel lying around use it for a wedding sign (image source)

its time to get married wedding signs on barrel

If you’re having page boys or ring bearers, ask them to carry a here comes the bride sign down the aisle. They’ll feel really important if they have a job to do on the wedding day. (image source)

wedding ceremony signs here comes the bride blackboard

For large directional signs hammer wooden planks onto wooden poles to create a rustic wedding sign. You can personalise the sign with your names and date as well as the different areas at your wedding using white paint. (image source)

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Or keep it simple and buy a ready made sign directing the guests to the wedding. (buy online) wedding ceremony signs for sale (1)

For a bit of personalisation but keeping it easy to do buy these blackboard directional signs and write on them in chalk (buy online)

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The ceremony will be the first event at your wedding, if you have a wedding hashtag make sure guests are aware of it as early on in the day as possible so they can start sharing their photos with you. (image source)

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A prsonalised sign with your names and wedding date always looks lovely and can be kept as a keepsake after the wedding. (image source)

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We really do love these wooden directional signs, if you have anyone creative in your family ask them early on in the planning if they can help you make one of these.(image source)

wedding ceremony signs ideas best day ever wooden sign

Wondering where everyone should sit for your wedding ceremony? These days many people are opting for a relaxed seating plan asking guests to sit wherever they choose rather than on the bride or groom’s side. This chalkboard print is a fab way of displaying this (buy online)

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Or similarly you could just hand write this message on a blackboard. (image source)

wedding ceremony signs ideas blackboard please pick a seat not a side

Another wooden sign is one of our favourites, this ceremony sign reads ‘happily ever after starts here’. (image source)

wedding ceremony signs ideas happily ever after starts here

Or just for directions to the ceremony this black and white ‘this way to the I do’s sign’ works perfectly. (buy online)

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You could use chalkboard arrow signs staked in the ground to direct guests to the ceremony too. (image source)

wedding ceremony signs ideas blackboard arrows

Next up are a few of our favourite ‘here comes the bride signs’ we couldn’t pick our absolute favourites so thought we would post them all. This chalkboard sign is available to buy (buy online) wedding ceremony signs for sale (4)

A simple flag saying hooray is another lovely touch for young page boys and flower girls to wave as they walk down the aisle (image source)

wedding ceremony signs ideas flags

Or flags reading here comes the bride can be waved by flower girls as they walk down the aisle (image source)

wedding ceremony signs ideas flower girl

If you’re not having children walk down the aisle, perhaps you have a pet that would love to? (image source)

wedding ceremony signs ideas dog ring bearer

If you are having a couple of flower girls why not make a sign from hessian they can both hold as they walk down the aisle. (image source)

wedding ceremony signs ideas here comes the bride flower girls

Or give them a sign each. (image source)

wedding ceremony signs ideas page boys ring bearers

Or let one hold a sign as the other the wedding rings. (image source)

wedding ceremony signs ideas here comes the bride page boys

Another wooden directional sign that we love (image source)

wedding ceremony signs ideas best day ever

Or for a bit of fun ask someone to hold up a ‘time to drink champagne and dance on the table sign. (buy online)

wedding ceremony signs ideas fun

Behind the bride and groom you could hang bunting reading Just Married, we love this hessian bunting. (image source)

wedding ceremony signs ideas just married bunting

another way of asking your guests to sit wherever they choose, write ‘friends of the bride, friends of the groom, please sit together there’s plenty of room’ on a wooden plaque. (image source)

wedding ceremony signs ideas seating

Love the choice of words for this sign, This way to the “I do’s” and the kiss. (image source)

wedding ceremony signs ideas this way to the i dos and the kiss

A welcome sign is a lovely touch. (image source)

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We like the blackboard one to (image source)

wedding ceremony signs welcome

Hang large statement signs from trees for an outdoor wedding. (image source)

wedding ceremony signs ideas true love is a big deal

Let guests know it’s your wedding by writing your names on a wooden plaque. (image source)

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Or your initials (image source)

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And a few more wooden signs to finish off with (image source)

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