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.

10 BEST WAYS TO USE WOODEN CRATES AT WEDDINGS
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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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Drinks Stations For Winter Weddings

Winter weddings are all about being warm, cosy and suitably festive. What better way to decorate your wedding venue than with a Winter drinks station?

Drinks Stations For Winter Weddings

This latest (and possibly tastiest) trend has taken the wedding world by storm and it seems that couples are loving these yummy treats. Summer saw the introduction of homemade lemonade dispensers and fruity cocktail bars. However, we’re looking at drink stations that are just perfect for your Winter celebration.

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Hot Cocoa Station

DIY hot cocoa stations are a wonderful addition for Winter weddings. Display mason jars brimming with mini marshmallows and hot chocolate powder on a table. You could use a chest of drawers or a bookcase to serve your hot chocolate drinks. Include shots of caramel, vanilla and white chocolate sauce for a truly tasty experience. Your guests will love this idea, especially when it gets chilly in the cold Winter evenings.

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Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is a must-have at any festive wedding. A drink station dedicated to serving mulled wine will look fabulous decorated with fir wreaths, pine cones and cinnamon sticks wrapped with ribbon. You could fill drink dispensers with hot mulled wine so that guests can serve themselves, but it might be asking a member of staff to check it’s all working okay during the reception.

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Time For A Brew

Sometimes all you need on a cold Winter’s night is a cup of tea or coffee – and your guests will definitely appreciate it! It’s often at the end of the evening that people start craving a cuppa, but it’s easy to incorporate it into your big day while still looking chic. Hang a mixture of vintage cups on a wooden pallet or wooden shelves. Provide jars of teabags and coffee, along with jugs of milk and boiling water. Include a few mason jars full of biscuits and festive delights to go with the drinks.

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Christmas Cocktails

Winter weddings are never complete without a few Christmas-inspired cocktails. Create a cute cocktail station that your guests can help themselves to. It’s best to choose two signature drinks: the bride’s favourite cocktail and the groom’s favourite cocktail. This is a very classy way of making sure your guests stay hydrated while feeling festive. Snowballs, Eggnog and mulled cider are very delicious additions.

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Elegant Wedding Drinks Stations with Gold Candelabra

We spotted our drinks dispensers used on an elegant drinks station set up recently and think they look fab teamed with gold candelabra. Our drinks dispensers were used as part of a shoot at Hambledon House, see the full shoot over on German blog Hochzeitswahn.

Elegant Wedding Drinks Stations with Gold Candelabra

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Drinks tables are often styled in a quirky, bright or rustic setting, we love the elegant feel to this set up. The drinks dispensers are positioned at different heights on the table to add interest and gold vases and gold candelabra are used to create an elegant setting. Pretty votives and flowers complete the look. Photography by Marie Marry Me.

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Top Tips For Wedding Venue Decorations

Today we are sharing our top tips for wedding venue decorations. Whether you have been pinning away and have perhaps too many ideas to fit into one wedding or are feeling a bit lost and don’t really know where to start this post is for you. At The Wedding of my Dreams we are here to help when styling your wedding venue, any questions you have leave as a comment at the bottom.

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To get started with your venue decorations have a look at our top tips.

  1. Think about where your guests will spend most of their time at the venue. Decorate key areas but don’t decorate unnecessarily, spend your budget wisely and make sure your decorations will be seen by as many people as possible.
  2. Is there anything that would help your guests out on the day? A schedule of the day perhaps so they know what is happening when, if so this could be incorporated into your decor. For large venues where guests could get lost, directional signage could be incorporated into your venue decor. These decor items will be both useful and pretty.
  3. The last but most important tip to always keep in the forefront of your mind when planning your decorations, is make sure everything you choose fits in with your overall wedding style. This will give a cohesive look to your whole day and your wedding will look beautifully styled.

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Decorate The Entrance To Your Venue

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This will be the first time most of your guests visit your wedding venue, make them feel welcome and as though they have arrived at YOUR wedding. Personal touches to the entrance make the venue feel like yours for the day. You could tie giant balloons with tassel garlands to the sign at the entrance, or have your own personalised signs made saying something along the lines of welcome to the wedding of… If you don’t want to decorate the outside a welcome table just inside the venue is a lovely idea. Flowers, photos and little extras can look lovely at the entrance to your venue.

Drinks Station

Top Tips For Wedding Venue Decorations: Welcome Drinks

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We love the idea of a drinks station for your welcome drinks. If your venue allows or you’re having a marquee wedding why not let your guests serve themselves to their refreshments. These can be set up in drinks dispensers with mason jars and straws for a fun and relaxed wedding.

Wedding Signage

Top Tips For Wedding Venue Decorations: Directional Signs

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As we mentioned earlier signage can be a helpful to your wedding guests, point them in the direction of the ceremony, drinks, food, dance floor…. Quirky signs can add an element of fun too, we love signs that say fun things like ‘Skinny people are easier to kidnap, stay safe – eat cake!’ perfect for your wedding cake table.

Table Plan

Top tips for wedding venue decorations: wedding table plans

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Guests will need to know where they are sitting, these days table plans can form a beautiful piece of decor. Depending on your style you could use rustic crates to style a table plan, an old window frame, ladders, or keep it simple and elegant a more traditional style table plan with modern calligraphy.

Hanging Decorations for the Wedding Breakfast

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You guests will spend a lot of time sitting down for their meal and listening to speeches. It is important to ensure this room is decorated to perfection and should probably be the focus of your decorations. For a WOW factor as guests enter the room we just love hanging lanterns, or perhaps bunting or string lights.

Backdrop for Top Table

Top Tips For Wedding Venue Decorations Backdrops for the top table

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Your guests will face the top table when listening to speeches and your photographer will get many photos of you sitting here. It is important to not only decorate the table but think about the backdrop. Backdrops can be created in a number of ways, for crafty DIY style weddings how about creating a ribbon backdrop or our personal favourite a flower wall behind the bride and grooms table.

Little Extras

Extra touches such as flowers and pampering baskets in the ladies toilets can be a lovely touch.

Outside for Summer Evenings

Top Tips For Wedding Venue Decorations: Outdoor wedding venue decorations

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If you are hoping to use the outdoor areas at your venue once the sun has gone down, think about lighting and decor for this area. Lanterns, candles and flowers can add a lovely touch.

 

Drinks Station Wedding Checklist

Are you hoping to set up a drinks station at your wedding? Wondering what exactly you need to make it happen, we have created a checklist showing what you will need. If you are just in the early planning stages of your wedding this is the perfect opportunity to pin it now, read it later!

First things first, choose a location

  • Outside – make sure it’s in the shade.
  • Inside – choose somewhere easy for your guests to access.
  • Set up a table – either take a vintage dresser to your venue or use one of their tables.
  • Dress the table with a table cloth or table runner if desired.

Something to hold the drinks

  • We love drinks dispensers, easy to fill and for guests to help themselves and re-fill their glasses.
  • Depending on the number of guests and number of drinks you are offering you may need a few of these on your table.
  • Dispensers work best when raised up so guests can fit their glass under the tap, try a couple of tree slices for a rustic look or a pastel coloured cake stand.

Glasses and straws

  • You will need to supply guests with glasses to drink from, these could be supplied by your venue or caterers or you could opt for something a little different and use mason jars or bottles for your drinks.
  • Add a paper straw for a little fun.

Fresh Fruit

  • Depending on the drinks you are offering perhaps some fresh strawberries, blueberries or raspberries would be a nice touch, guests can add these themselves.
  • Or use fruit to introduce colour or a styling element for your drinks station as crate full of peaches or lemons and limes looks lovely.

Signs

  • How about making your own signs, these could label the drinks you have on offer or create a bar menu.

See all the drinks station items we have available in our shop 

Drinks Station Wedding Checklist

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