10 Ways To Use Wooden Crates At Your Wedding

There are so many wonderful ways to use wooden crates at your wedding, and they’re a fab piece of decor. From tables plans to drink display, find out how you can use wooden crates throughout your big day…

10 Ways To Use Wooden Crates At Your Wedding

Are you planning a country garden or rustic wedding theme? Then you’ll adore this idea! Simply fill a wooden crate with some gorgeous Spring or Summer blooms. You can place them at the entrance of your wedding venue, dotted around outside or wherever takes your fancy. They’ll look so gorgeous.

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Struggling for ideas for your wedding tables centrepieces? Wooden crates filled with pretty posies also look stunning on your wedding tables. You could personalise your wooden crates by stamping or writing your name and wedding date onto the side.

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If you’re looking for a unique cake stand, consider using a wooden crate! A lovely alternative to a traditional cake stand, simply turn the crate upside down and place your cake on top. This is a wonderful choice if you’re using wooden crates throughout the rest of your venue decor, and it’ll help your theme to tie in.

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While we’re on the tasty topic of food, let’s take a look at the rest of your refreshments. You could fill wooden crates with beer or cider – this is will be ideal if you’re dreaming of a relaxed affair in the Summer. Alternatively, you can use wooden crates to display glass drink dispensers. Fill them with cocktails, fruit juice or lemonade for a sizzling Summer celebration.

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Not only do wooden crates look fabulous, they can be incredibly useful too. Use them to hold your wedding favours or programs! Create some stylish signage to let your guests know where they can find their favours or programs. Alternatively, you could write any information on the wooden crates.

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Wooden crates can also be used to hold your wedding confetti. Whether you’re using confetti cones or little bags, your guests will love picking up a bag of confetti to throw over you!

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Many wedding guests aren’t sure where to put their cards and gifts after the ceremony. Make it clear for them by draping some cute ‘CARDS’ bunting across a wooden crate. It’s a modern alternative to a card and gift table, and it’ll make sure everything stays safe and out of the way.

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Let your guests know where they’re sitting with a striking table plan using wooden crates. Simply hang a roll of twine ribbon across a wooden crate, and use wooden pegs to hang your seating plan to the ribbon. You could fill the crate with moss or flowers – perfect for a pretty Spring affair!

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Stack a number of wooden crates on top of one another to create a statement shelf at your wedding. Use the shelves to display your favourite photographs, potted plants or little treasures you’ve collected over the years.

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Decorate your ceremony area with lots of wooden crates, blooms and lanterns. This will make your ceremony space completely unique, and it can easily transform a simple wedding venue.

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Whether you love the idea of a country barn celebration or a rustic wedding theme, crates are the perfect decor idea to pull off any theme!

 

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Elegant Wedding Place Settings And Napkin Dressing Inspiration

When it comes to your reception tables, never underestimate the impact your wedding place settings and napkin dressing can have! How you style your wedding place settings and napkins will instantly set the scene for your guest tables, and it’ll help pull your theme together. Stuck for ideas? Don’t fret, we’ve done all of the hard work for you! Today we’re sharing with you inspiration for elegant wedding place settings and napkin dressing.

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Sometimes a single flower is all you need to add elegance to your wedding place settings. A rose works perfectly for a country garden or vintage wedding theme. If you’re planning a colourful Summer wedding, you could use a cut lisianthus or rose head. Tuck it in the napkin or place in a small bud vase to avoid it wilting.

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Green wreaths are being used throughout wedding venues as backdrops or hanging installations. However, we are swooning over the thought of using a small floral wreath to add some prettiness to your place settings. You could create the same style throughout your tables, or create a different design for each guests. These are so gorgeous that they could easily double up as your wedding favours too.

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A simple ribbon can have huge impact on your wedding place settings and napkin dressing. A sprig of lavender or greenery will look lovely tied to your napkin with a luxurious velvet ribbon.

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Alternatively, why not tie your cutlery together with a silk ribbon? You can then place them in the middle of the plates and your wedding place settings will look stunning. Using ribbon is also a purse-friendly idea that looks beautiful, without breaking the bank!

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For truly elegant wedding place settings, consider using vintage china or plates adorned with pretty patterns. A nod towards an Alice in Wonderland or English garden wedding theme, these statement plates will look divine.

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Blush pink napkins are a super sweet alternative to simple white napkins, and they’ll instantly add elegance to your place settings.

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Who says you have to stick to white plates? Add a touch of glitz and glamour to your place settings by opting for gold charger plates, or plates with metallic edging.

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Our gold antique trays look stunning as part of your place settings, and your guests will feel luxurious dining at your reception.

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Whether it’s your wedding jewellery, decor or cake – metallics are big news for weddings this year. It doesn’t stop at your wedding place settings either! Gilded cutlery is the epitome of luxury and style, and they’re a must-have addition to your wedding tables.

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An all-white wedding theme is guaranteed to exude elegance, and your wedding place settings are certainly no exception. From crisp white napkins to white plates adorned with ivory blooms, this is the perfect style if you’re day-dreaming about simple and stylish place settings.

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For a sprinkling of romance, we suggest adding an antique metal key to your wedding place settings. Tie to your napkin with a delicate ribbon and offer them to your guests as a wedding favour. Keys can represent a number of things at a wedding. ‘You’re the key to my heart’ or ‘Unlocking our future’ our both lovely quotes to use. You could handwrite them on a little luggage tag and attach them to the key.

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Why not go all out and combine all of these ideas to create seriously elegant wedding place settings. From gilded cutlery to golden trays adorned with blooms, this style of place setting will look show-stopping.

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Leave your guests swooning with our ideas for elegant wedding place settings and napkin dressing…

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White And Gold Hanging Vases For Weddings

This week our wedding decorations of the week are our white and gold hanging vases for weddings. These hanging vases can look so lovely hanging in groupings at your wedding venue. If you have beams or poles in place at your venue or in your marquee these will be easy to hang. Alternatively hang these vases outside, from archways and pergolas in the garden or from branches of trees.

For more hanging vase inspiration why not read our post ‘Beautiful Hanging Vases For Summer Weddings’.

The vases could be used for flowers or tea lights. If you don’t want to hang the vases they also look great sat on tables. Whether you use them as part of your wedding centrepiece with the large matching white and gold vases or they could be used as accent decorations on your guest table, gift table or in the bar.

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  • These white and gold striped vases or tea light holders will look so elegant at your wedding.
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Kick-start your wedding planning off by deciding on your wedding stationery designs. We suggest keeping the same (or a similar) design throughout your day – from the save the dates to the table plan! This almost creates a ‘brand’ for your wedding day, and it’ll reflect your wedding style as a couple. White and grey stationery with olive green envelopes will start your wedding off wonderfully.

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