Vintage BirdcageThis is seriously pretty way of creating an area for your wedding cards and gifts, particularly if you’re planning a vintage themed wedding. Adorn with delicate flowers and subtle bird motifs to complete the look. For a completely coordinated look, opt for the same blooms as you’ll have in your wedding bouquet. Image Source
American MailboxWe adore the idea of collecting your wedding cards and letters in our American mailbox. Vintage mailboxes surrounded by jars of flowers or worn-out books look wonderful displayed on a gift table. Why not ask your guests to write their best wedding advice on postcards and leave them in the post box – this would be a lovely idea to read back after your wedding day. Image Source - Photographer
Colourful MailboxIf you love the thought of a mailbox but want it to fit in with your theme, you could always paint it to suit your colour scheme. A fun flag garland with ‘cards’ written on it is a fab addition. This look will definitely make a statement at your wedding reception. Image Source - Photographer
Card BuntingWhatever you choose to collect your wedding cards in, ‘cards’ bunting is a must-have! Drape across a suitcase or wooden crate to add a feminine touch. It’ll also be super clear for your guests to see where the card collection area is. If you’ve got another designated area for gifts, search around to see if you can find matching ‘gift’ bunting too! Image Source
Antique SuitcaseIf you want something a little different for your wedding décor, consider a suitcase! This alternative option is perfect for a vintage wedding and there are tons of different ways to style it. A pretty floral suitcase will look fab if you’re planning a country garden wedding theme. On the other hand, if you’ve decided on a glamorous 50s theme, distressed leather suitcases are a great addition. Display on a table decorated with vintage photograms and cute props. Image Source - Photographer
Props for your wedding gift tableDo you really want to create an impact with your wedding gift table? Decorate your table with large letters such as ‘Mr and Mrs’ or your initials for a personal touch. Using your favourite photographs of you as a couple is also a lovely idea, and will be a talking point for your wedding guests. Table runners will add a pop of colour to your wedding table and they come in a variety of styles. Image Source - Photographer It’s the little details that help your wedding reception reflect you as a couple. Creating the perfect wedding gift and card table will help your reception area really come together. It’s also a fun way of getting creative with your wedding planning!
Heart Candle HoldersWe love the idea of using candle holders with a cute heart cut out – this is particularly apt if you’re tying the knot on Valentine’s Day! Planning a country wedding? Our wooden-inspired tea light holders are perfect for a rustic edge. Colourful candle holders will also look beautiful at a Spring or Summer wedding. The cut out gives a subtle glow from the warmth of the tea light. Why not mix and match your candle holders by filling two with tea lights and the other with some pretty blooms? Cluster a small group together and you’ve got yourself a beautiful wedding table centrepiece! Image Source
Copper and GeometricsMetallic accents are becoming increasingly popular at weddings and we can definitely see why. Copper and rose gold are must-have metals for any wedding, and give off an industrial warehouse vibe. Tea lights in copper geometric holders are an ultra stylish addition to any wedding reception. Use a single geometric holder as a table centrepiece for a minimalistic look, or line along the ceremony aisle to add the ‘wow’ factor. Alternatively, group together on your wedding gift table around the edges of the table. Not only will they look chic, they’ll create a warm atmosphere. Image Source
Tea Lights as Wedding FavoursWedding favours are usually the finishing touch of any wedding day and you want to give your guests something they’ll really appreciate. Why not offer tea lights in pretty lace or hessian candle holders? It means your guests can actually use them, and when they do they’ll remember your wedding day. Image Source - Photographer
Hanging LanternsLight up the outside of your wedding venue by hanging tea lights in glass lanterns in trees. This will create a wonderful glowing atmosphere when your guests step outside. They will also look incredible in your wedding photographs. Hang the vases or lanterns from different heights to create maximum impact. Image Source
Mason JarsMason jars and jam jars will never go out of fashion in the wedding world and we absolutely love them. They’re incredibly versatile and the possibilities are endless when it comes to wedding décor. Add a single tea light to each jar and decorate with something that ties in with your wedding theme. Hessian, lace or colourful ribbon will work perfectly. You could even decorate with a sprig of lavender for a pretty, floral style. They’ll look gorgeous placed on a wooden tree slice along with some jars of flowers as your table centrepieces. One mason jar will be enough if you’ve opted for a round table, but if you’ve got a trestle table line a number of jars along the table. You could even add a little glow to your wedding bar by dotting jars of candles along the front – just be careful they don’t get knocked over! Image Source - Photographer
Antique BirdcagesLooking for a vintage table centrepiece with a difference? We love the thought of placing a couple of tea lights in an antique birdcage. This look can be kept simple, or dressed up with a sparkly table runner or some pretty floral decorations. Image Source - Photographer There are tons of different ways to include tea lights at your wedding and it’s no wonder they’re as popular as ever! We hope you’re feeling inspired after reading our ideas… Browse our complete collection of tea light holders here or click on our featured tea light holders below.
What you will need:World map print Frame Glue stick Luggage tags Bakers twine Kraft address labels Mapping pins
Step By Step Guide
- Open up the wooden frame.
- Stick the map print to the inner card and place back in the frame.
- Decide on the names of your tables, these could be cities or countries that are significant to you as a couple.
- Print the table name and guests names on to address labels, these could be plain white address labels (24 per A4 page). Here I have used our brown rustic labels for more of a travelling look. I have also used a typewriter style font, you can download fonts for free from various different websites, I like dafont.com.
- Stick the printed labels onto your luggage tags.
- Add length of bakers twine to your first luggage tag and stick on the map near the country / city it corresponds to.
- Place a mapping pin into the city country on the map.
- Tie the bakers twine around the mapping pin and cut at the right length, stick the luggage tag to the print so it doesn't move about.
- Repeat this for all your tables
- Place the frame on an easel
Photography by Daffodil Waves Photography