Alternative Guest Book Ideas for Summer Weddings

Your wedding guest book is one of the biggest mementos of your wedding day that you’ll get and it’s something that you’ll treasure forever. We think that you can easily make your guest book a fun part of your reception for your guests to take part in and it can even add to your venue decor. From puzzles to pebbles, take a look at our favourite alternative guest book ideas for a wedding this Summer…

ALTERNATIVE WEDDING GUEST BOOK IDEAS

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Alternative Guest Book Ideas for Summer Weddings

Ask your guests to write their wedding wishes and advice on a wooden heart so that they can place it in the jar. It makes the perfect alternative guest book and you can even use the jar of hearts as part of your home decor after the big day. Display it on on a table surrounded by flowers, candle sticks and tea lights.

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If you want a fun and alternative guest book for your Summer wedding, look no further than our wooden jenga set. This is a fab choice if you want something a little more informal and you can even play with it after your wedding!

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This romantic wooden heart puzzle is a lovely idea for your wedding guest book. It would suit a rustic, country barn or woodland wedding day and it’s a fun activity for your guests to take part in during the reception.

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Our advice coasters are something fun for your wedding guests to fill out just before the wedding breakfast while they’re sat down, and they make a lovely alternative to a traditional guest book. You’ll have great fun reading all of the advice while on your honeymoon with your new husband or wife!

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If you both adore travelling or if you met while on holiday, a globe guest book is a must-have addition to a wanderlust wedding. Ask your guests to sign and write a message on the globe and you can display it at home after the big day.

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Another fun alternative guest book idea is to create a DIY frame using wooden pegs and twine ribbon. Your guests can take their picture using a small polaroid camera and they can write a message. Then instruct them to peg it to the frame. Simple yet so effective!

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A bucket list wedding guest book is a unique and fun idea for both you and your guests. Ask your guests to write out a suggestion for a date night or something to add to your newlyweds bucket list. They can simply write it on a post-it note and put it in a wooden crate, jar or bucket.

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Planning a vintage wedding? Then transport your guests to a bygone era with a vintage guest book typewriter.

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If you’re having a woodland wedding day, why not use a tree slice as an alternative guest book? Keep the same theme throughout your day by using tree slices as centrepieces, cake stands and venue decorations.

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For a seaside or destination wedding, pebbles make a wonderful option for a guest book. Ask your guests to write their words of marriage wisdom on a pebble so you can treasure it after the special day.

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If you’re both music-lovers, why not use a vinyl as a wedding guest book? They’d look incredible displayed in your home adorned with lovely messages from your guests.

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What style of wedding guest book will you be using for your Summer wedding?

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Natural Wooden Bark And Tree Slice Wedding Decoration Ideas ~ Rustic Woodland

Are you hoping to create a woodland or rustic feel at your wedding? Maybe you have chosen a venue that suits the woodland style (a barn or farm wedding venue) or perhaps as a couple, you love the outdoors, and a woodland wedding just feels right.

One way to create a woodland style is to use lots of natural materials, we have chosen our favourite natural wood, bark and tree slice wedding decorations as well as ideas that you could use to create this look yourselves.

Natural wood & bark table number holders & place settings

For your wedding table numbers you could choose to have a table number holder made from an actual tree branch, use narrow branches so they don’t take up too much space on the table and slot your table number card into them. Or alternatively use a small tree slice and engrave the table number or name into it. This looks best propped up against your centrepiece so it is visible for guests.

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Natural bark vases, tea light holders and tree slice wedding centrepieces

You want to create a relaxed centrepiece for a woodland styled wedding, nothing too perfect and uniformed, not all tables have to be the same. There are a number of different wooden bark vases and vessels that could be used to hold your flowers. Wild flowers look best with lots of texture. Around the bark vases add in a couple of bark tea light holders to complete the look.

The majority of venues provide a white linen table cloth for your tables, this is not very rustic! You will be surprised, adding a hessian table runner over the cloth works wonders. Or for an even more rustic touch use a wooden tree slice as the base of your centrepiece, positioning your bottles, jars and vessels on top. tree slice stree wedding centrepiece decoration ideas rustic woodland

Extra wedding decorations and ideas using tree stumps

Wooden tree slices or tree stumps could be used as a base for more than just your centrepieces. Large tree slices can be used for your wedding cake or lots of smaller ones for cup cakes or a dessert table.

For an outdoor woodland wedding ceremony, position larger tree stumps down either side of the aisle and place jam jars with flowers and candles on top. A simple but effective look. We also really love the idea of gathering lots of large tree stumps and piling them up to create shelves. Add candles in jam jars and vases to create a wow factor display. rustic woodland tree slice wedding cake stree stump wedding ceremony decoration ideas

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15 Wooden Pallet Wedding Ideas

WOODEN PALLET WEDDING IDEAS

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Wooden pallets are a fab decoration idea if you’re planning a rustic or country barn wedding theme. They can be a fun DIY task for you and your bridal party to carry out, and there are lots of wonderful ways to use them throughout your big day. Take a peek at our favourite wooden pallet wedding ideas…

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15 Wooden Pallet Wedding Ideas

Wooden pallets can be used in lots of lovely ways, including as signage for your wedding venue. We love the thought of writing your favourite quotes on the wooden pallets and displaying them at your wedding ceremony. This will look just beautiful if you’re having an outdoor celebration.

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Instead of traditional signposts, use wooden pallets at your wedding to direct your guests around your venue.

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If you don’t fancy a traditional order of service, why not use wooden pallets to display your wedding day timings? A fab alternative to wedding stationery, this will help to give your wedding day a rustic feel.

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Fuse industrial vibes with a rustic touch by using wooden pallets throughout a warehouse wedding venue. They can be used alone for a simple yet stylish backdrop. You could use them as a backdrop for the top table at your wedding breakfast or to hide any areas of your venue that you may not be too keen on.
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Why not create your very own DIY wedding photo-booth by using a wooden pallet as a backdrop? This is a purse-friendly way of keeping your guests entertained throughout your reception, you’ll capture lots of special memories and it will add to your venue décor.

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If your wedding venue is fairly simple and you want to add the WOW factor, look no further than wooden pallets for your inspiration. You could hang shelves, wooden crates or wild greenery from the wooden pallets and it will make even the humblest of venues look incredible.

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You may have spotted our post showcasing 15 Creative Wedding Cake Table Backdrops, and we think wooden pallets are the perfect way of adding a country barn feel to your special day. You could adorn the wooden pallets with foliage and blooms or decorate them with handwritten calligraphy.

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While we’re on the subject of food, we couldn’t resist including a donut wall made out of wooden pallets. Donut walls are a scrumptious choice for any wedding day and they can be used as wedding favours for your guests. Simply hang donuts onto the wooden pallet using hooks or shelving. You can make it as small or as large as you want using a variety of wooden pallets, it can easily suit any size wedding venue.

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You could also create a unique bar area using wooden pallets. This is a fab idea if your wedding venue doesn’t have a designated bar or if you’re dreaming of an outdoor celebration. Serve beer, cider or Summery cocktails!

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Add a sentimental touch to your special day by creating a family tree display using wooden pallets. You could hang your favourite photographs to a wooden pallet using twine ribbon and wooden pegs. Alternatively, you could pin mismatched frames to a wooden pallet of your families over the generations. This is a romantic idea that all of your wedding guests will love looking at.

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If you’re lucky enough to have lots of outside space at your wedding venue, we love the thought of using wooden pallets to create lawn games! A simple game of noughts and crossed will entertain guests of all ages, and it’s perfect if you’re spending the day outdoors celebrating in the sunshine.

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For a rustic or woodland celebration, a wooden pallet wedding seating plan is a wonderful option! Simply peg your seating arrangements to twine ribbon and tie them to the wooden pallet. Simple, effective and fun to put together!

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Speaking of seating plans, did you know that you can use wooden pallets as low tables? This is wonderful if you adore the thought of an informal and relaxed wedding day. Surround the table with rugs and blankets for a bohemian vibe.

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You can even use wooden pallets as alternative chairs for your wedding breakfast. Offer your guests some mismatched cushions to make sure that they’re comfortable. This would look incredible in a barn or warehouse wedding venue.

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There are hundreds of fabulous wooden pallet wedding ideas but these are just a few of our favourites! If you’re planning a rustic or country barn affair, will you be using wooden pallet wedding decorations at your big day?

 

How To Style An Industrial Whimsical Wedding

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Industrial venues are still a hot trend for the year ahead. Put together by Bethany of Mode20 Style, this industrial whimsical wedding shoot embraces modern, edgy wedding decorations and a soft blush and grey colour scheme. The result is an on-trend wedding theme that has a dash of romance. Find out how you can pull off this seriously stylish theme on your special day…

How To Style An Industrial Whimsical Wedding

Set the scene with an industrial wedding venue. We’re talking a warehouse with exposed brick walls or a chic urban wedding venue. We recommend using a grey and soft pink colour scheme with metallic accents.

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Our antique grey table runner looks stunning along round tables or long wooden trestle tables with benches. The uneven edges and soft texture add to the industrial whimsical wedding theme. Opt for wild greenery and foliage centrepieces or fill our metallic terrariums with tea-lights.

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If you’re looking for ways to style an industrial whimsical wedding ceremony, line the aisle with blush petals, pillar candles and our copper candle sticks. Cool copper details are a fab addition to an industrial celebration, and they’ll help to give your venue a warm glow.

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Our terrariums can also be filled with wild greenery, such as trailing Ivy and Eucalyptus. You can use them to decorate the ceremony area, the venue entrance or your gift table.

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Add a whimsical touch to your wedding chairs by swapping traditional covers with foliage. Greenery is one of the biggest trends for the upcoming year and it’ll help to add a wild, rustic feel to your wedding day. You could also add a sprig of greenery to your place settings to tie your theme in together. Industrial whimsical wedding styling from the wedding of my dreams terrariums grey table cloths copper candle sticks (6)

This styled shoot just shows how romantic an industrial whimsical wedding theme can be, while still remaining modern and on-trend. The use of copper details, greenery and a subtle colour palette creates an envy-inducing wedding theme. It’s the perfect choice for a warehouse wedding venue and it will suit any season.

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Styling — Mode20 Style
Venue — New Craven Hall
Flowers — Rebecca May Mundell
Cake —Yolk
Crockery — Whitehouse Event Crockery
Decor — The Wedding of my Dreams
Stationery — LoveLi – Design for Love & Life
Dresses — Dana Dallal Bridal
Lingerie — Pompadour Couture Lingerie
Accessories — Mimosa Couture Bridal Accessories
Hair — Craig Parkinson
Makeup — Teri Rochelle Beauty & Make-up
Models — Melissa Jenkinson, Zara Bridle, Honorata Bzowska
Assistant Stylist – Louisa Robinson

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Lavender Wedding Ideas: Ways To Use Dried Lavender At My Wedding

With Summer just around the corner, we thought we’d spoil you with some lovely lavender wedding ideas. Dried lavender is a lovely addition to any wedding day but it’s the perfect fit for a country garden wedding day. There are lots of wonderful ways to use it throughout your bridal look, venue decoration and even your confetti. Take a look at favourite ways to use lavender

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Lavender Wedding Ideas: Ways To Use Dried Lavender At My Wedding

We’ll start with your aisle style. If you’re planning a lilac or country garden wedding theme, why not incorporate lavender into your bridal look? A flower crown with pretty purple posies and lavender will add a romantic finishing touch to your hairstyle. Your bridesmaids and flower girls could wear matching versions too.

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Lavender is also a lovely choice for your wedding bouquet and it looks simply divine mixed with succulents, foliage and lots of other flowers. However, a bouquet made out of just lavender also looks and smells just incredible!

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Don’t forget about the groom and his groomsmen! Buttonholes made out of lavender and foliage will look fab at a country garden wedding. Team with a tweed suit for a rustic touch. Lavender Wedding Ideas: Ways To Use Dried Lavender At My Wedding rockmywedding.co.uk - sebastienboudot.co

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Lavender is also a really pretty way of decorating your ceremony chairs or pews. Simply tie a bunch of dried lavender with hessian or twine and tie them to the end of the chairs. They also make unique chair covers for your wedding breakfast.

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You could also line your ceremony aisle with wooden crates full of dried or fresh lavender. This will look particularly fab if you’re having wooden benches or an outdoor wedding ceremony.

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If you want something a little different for your wedding confetti, consider using dried lavender. Not only will it look divine as your guests throw it over you, it will give off a scrumptious fragrance too! Offer them to your guests in our elegant white confetti cones or these cute linen bags.

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When it comes to decorating your wedding venue, the options really do go on forever. Little mason jars full of lavender and gypsophila can be dotted around the entrance of your venue, along windowsills or they can even be used as your table centrepieces.

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Stuck for ideas on how to decorate guest book table? A bunch of dried lavender will look simple yet stunning placed next to your wedding guest book. You can also use dried lavender to add a floral touch to your card and gift table.

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Love the thought of using lavender at your wedding day? Then incorporate it into your seating plan! Whether you tie small bunches of dried lavender to your table plan, or use lavender pots as part of your table arrangements, your guests will love finding their seats.

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Give your place settings a country garden feel by tying a sprig of dried lavender to each napkin. You could even offer your guests little hessian bags full of dried lavender as your wedding favours.

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There are lots of lovely lavender wedding ideas out there and they will all look equally wonderful. Whether you want subtle lavender touches or lots of lavender decor, you can easily tailor it to suit your special day. shop-now