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!



Vintage Wedding Ideas & Decorations For Sale

Are you looking for vintage wedding ideas? There are loads of vintage style wedding ideas around, you only have to type vintage wedding ideas into Pinterest to see hundreds of vintage details. It can be a bit overwhelming and if you’re like most of our couples you’ll love everything you see, but which do you choose for your wedding?

When thinking about styling your wedding it is important to make sure all you ideas complement each other, rather than trying to include everything you have seen and liked. We sometimes find our couples have enough ideas for 3 or 4 weddings. Try to narrow down your ideas and have constant look running throughout the day, whether everything is linked by a colour scheme or a specific style. For example if you are thinking of having a vintage wedding are you thinking it will be rustic vintage, summer vintage or a vintage tea party?

Rustic Vintage Wedding Ideas

For a rustic vintage wedding you could include natural wooden and bark items with pretty pastel flowers. Wooden crates are a must, but you may choose to paint them blush pink or mint green for a lighter look. Pretty blooms with large flower heads such as peonies, roses and texture from astrantia and foliage works well for a vintage rustic wedding. We love the jam jar wedding favours below displayed in a wall of wooden crates and love notes collected in a vintage suitcase. If you are thinking of having a vintage rustic wedding you will probably love our rustic chic collection of wedding decorations.

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Image source: 1 scrabble wedding date 2 rustic vintage bride chair sign 3 dessert table made from wooden crates 4 wooden crates stacked up for wedding cakes 5 rustic vintage bridal bouquet 6 envelopes filled with lavender 7 Flowers in vintage bottles on a tray 8 jam jar wedding favours on wooden crate shelving 9 love notes collected in vintage suitcase

Summer Vintage Wedding Ideas

If you are planning a summer vintage wedding you could include floral details, floral bunting, pretty pastel colours, cut glass vases or jam jars decorated with lace for your flowers. Delicate lace table cloths look stunning draped over tables or made into wedding chair sashes extra details such as your favourite childhood books or favourite novels can be used stacked up to give height to decorations. If you are thinking of having a summer vintage wedding you will probably love our vintage collection of wedding decorations.

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Image source: 1 Pretty bunting hanging from trees 2 flowers in blue mason jars vintage wedding 3 blush pink flowers in mason jars 4 vintage blooms on lace table cloth 5 vintage books for wedding program with stamps 6 flowers in a vintage tin on a stack of books 7 blue and pink wedding flowers 8 vintage dessert table 9 keys wedding escort cards 10 typewriter wedding guest book

Vintage Tea Party Wedding Ideas

Perhaps you are thinking more along the lines of a vintage tea party, serve your guests tea and cake straight after the wedding ceremony or use vintage tea cups and cake stands to hold your flowers for centrepieces. Pearls, crystal cut glass and soft pastel tones look perfect with this look. If you are thinking of having a summer vintage wedding you will probably love our tea party collection of wedding decorations.

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Image source: 1 Blush pink roses in a tea cup 2 pastel pink and green wedding flowers with a pink tea pot 3 vintage tea cup for a bride 4 time for tea sign 5 vintage china and crystal glass filled with roses 6 pearls, books and lace

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Wooden Crates At Weddings {Wedding Decoration Inspiration}

For those of you getting married in a barn, farm or other rustic wedding venue this post is for you. You can’t beat a stack of wooden crates styled with bottles, jugs and lanterns to add interest to areas of your venue. There are so many interesting ways you can use wooden crates at weddings, this week we have been pinning our favourites.

Wooden Crates At Weddings

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Have a look at our wooden crates styling ideas pinterest board for more inspiration and photo credits.

Ideas for using wooden crates at weddings

  • Pile up wooden crates either side of your ceremony table and style with bottles and jam jars full of flowers
  • Stack up wooden crates outside the entrance to your church and fill the top crate with hydrangea plants, lavender or herbs
  • Use smaller wooden crates and boxes as your table centre pieces
  • Pile up wooden crates to create a setting for your wedding cake, desserts or candy buffet.
  • Use a wooden crate as the base for your wedding table plan
  • Use the wooden crates in stacks around your venue to create points of interest, make them into tables and add family photos, your guest book or other activities for guests.

Pop to our shop to see the rustic wooden crates we have available.

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Vintage Wooden Crates Apple Boxes {Wedding Decorations We LOVE}

Here at The Wedding of my Dreams we love everything vintage and rustic, since the first time we saw old fruit crates being used in wedding styling we fell in love with them. These vintage wooden crates, bushel crates as they are officially called were originally used for collecting apples and pears. The Wedding of my Dreams have a limited collection of these rustic wooden fruit crates available to buy online sourced from farms around the country.

We love how many ways there are to use vintage wooden crates when styling your wedding.

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Use rustic wooden crates filled with colourful fruit, lemons are perfect if you are adding a hint of yellow to your wedding, yellow is looking to be right on trend this year. Or use the crates on their side to act as shelving.

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Why not fill the wooden crates with moss and use as a display for for your escort cards.

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My all time favourite is using wooden crates for your dessert tables, whether they can be incorporated in to your wedding cake display, or wedding sweetie buffets.
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If you would like to read more about the rustic wooden fruit crates we have available make sure you pop along to the shop by clicking the images below.

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