vintage wedding furniture

Looking to plan an on-trend wedding? For a stylish affair, consider incorporating antique furniture into your wedding decor and you’ll never look at an old drawer or rustic shutters the same! Turn up the originality at your wedding by using vintage pieces to give your day a shabby-chic flair.

3 ways to get the look:                                                                                                        -Bring in meaningful pieces from relatives or your own home.

-Get your DIY on and hunt for rustic options at antique stores or flea markets.  Personalize your finds by painting them to coordinate with your wedding colors.

-Rent vintage pieces from a company for your ceremony or reception.  Some places to consider are Found, Court, Deserted Attic, Archive , and Wish Vintage Rentals.  Search local companies within your area for more options.

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Photo Displayphoto           Using personal pictures as wedding decorations is an easy way to make your affair feel more intimate.  The DIY options are endless– paint an old window, rustic door, or shutters.  Mount the images with mod podge or secure them with clothes pins.

Treat Buffet treatEveryone loves some wedding day goodies!  Make your display table more exciting by using drawers as containers for your treats or forget the table all together and opt for a dresser instead!  Make a special arrangement for plates, bags, or more treats within some of the drawers and use glass containers of different heights for an elegant look.  Taking advantage of the drawers along with the different sizes of jars will give your display a visually pleasing play on heights!

Floral Arrangements floral          There is nothing more gorgeous than a simple table covered with fresh flowers.  Fill the drawers of an antique table with overflowing flowers or use old desk drawers to house flowers for orignal centerpieces.

Refreshmentsdrink           What could be better than a bar? Only a stunning one, of course! Romantic desks, dressers, and vanities make for the perfect drink stand.  Take advantage of the drawers to display more glasses or fill them with flowers for a decorative touch.

DIY option for an outdoor wedding- Find a breathtaking old door.  Drill a hook in each corner.  Hang the door from a tree and use it as a floating table for your cocktail glasses. Decorate the sides with bunting or lace for a finishing touch.

Favors        favors         Along with using a dresser or desk, a glass hutch is a beautiful way to place your favors.  If you go with a rustic vanity, leave a note on the mirror for an unexpected detail.

Cake Tablecakedisplay             You can’t go wrong when it comes to cake, but setting up dessert on an whimsical desk, vanity, dresser, or china cabinet can make it that much sweeter.

Programsprogram     Whether you use only drawers for your programs or an entire dresser, your ceremony will feel much warmer by including rustic pieces.  You can also paint window panes with chalkboard paint to leave your guests a message or write directly on the glass for a playful feel.

Seating Cardsseatingcards     Whether your seating cards are strung from rustic doors, hanging from painted shutters, written in different panels, or set in miniature desk drawers, taking advantage of the furniture trend is an adorable option for table assignments.

Alter          alter       Couples are making their ceremony sights more intimate by arranging alters reminiscent of their living rooms or by using antiques as props to display floral arrangements.  Just an arch of rustic doors creates a breathtaking space to say “I do!”

Backdropbackdrop     Bringing furniture outdoors is a lovely backdrop idea for your wedding portrait.  An elegant chaise in the woods or a DIY photo booth with an old frame and romantic chairs are both original ways to make your photos even more special.

Door Knobs doorknobs       Vintage door knobs are adorable accents! Using door knobs for your bouquet, wedding favors, or table numbers is an unexpected detail that is perfect for any rustic affair.

Menu/Signs menu_sign        Display your drinks, dinner menu, or timeline for all of your guests to see without an ounce of poster board! Using window panes or doors is a simple way to add some charm to your signs.

chalkboard details

The chalkboard wedding theme is a refreshing idea that can easily be incorporated into almost any element of your wedding.  Brides love this trend because it allows for creative control with many DIY options and affordable pricing.  This chic theme injects personality into the ceremony and seamlessly brings your style to the reception. Chalkboards accentuate the vintage, playful, eco friendly, or elegant wedding vibes. As couples are opting for this popular trend and making it their own, the inspiration for custom chalkboard weddings seems endless. I can’t get enough of these lovely touches!

Cakes

cake

Whether a cake topper or fondant style, chalk never looked so tempting.  Toppers can be made from cake pop sticks and chalkboard paint. EtsyWalmartShinDigzDavid’s Bridal, and Zazzle have endless options of size, shape, color, and personalization.  The washi trend  looks amazing with this theme and decorate the toppers stress-free since you can easily erase!

DIY Cake–  Painting fake cakes with chalkboard paint (which can be found at any           hardware store) and placing them at the kid’s table with colorful chalk to decorate is an adorable idea.

Favors

favors

Send guests home with a message on any treat or let the place cards serve as their personalized gifts. Chalkboard tags incorporate the theme with any favor choice. “Sip and Scribble” coasters are another adorable treat.

DIY Jars– Paint the tops of Mason jars with chalkboard paint or tape off the edges on a glass jar, paint, and then remove the tape after it dries for a clean shape.

Decor

decor

What better way to label your food and drink options than with your chalk theme?   These useful accents blend in with your wedding decor while helping your guests. Chalkboard placemats can double as place cards and are available online at Crate and Barrel or Etsy in a range of shapes/ sizes to fit in with any tablescape.

DIY Placemats– Buy any ugly placemats at the dollar store as long as they are the same size and paint them in two coats of chalkboard paint.  Voilà!

Glasses

glasses

Chalkboard glasses are a special touch that add to the atmosphere of the wedding.  This thoughtful detail can serve as escort cards, place cards, or favors and is a playful way to personalize your reception.  Glasses can be found at Pier 1 Imports, Etsy, Gifted Grape, or wine charms at Mark and Graham, Crate and Barrel, Etsy , and Art Fire.

DIY Glasses– Buy standard wine glasses (can be ordered online in bulk from a variety of sellers) and put masking tape around the stem however high you want the chalkboard paint to go.  Buy chalkboard paint, pour it in a bowl, and dip the wine glass bases until evenly coated.  Allow the extra paint to drip of, let dry, and peel off tape for a clean finish.

Photo Booth/Guestbook 

photobooth

Chalkboard decor makes for stunning photo booth backdrops that can easily personalize every picture.  Photo booths with chalkboards allow guests to write messages in a creative way and then capture the fun for a unique guestbook or keepsake.  Thought bubbles are smaller, customizable, and vary in shape/ size to go with any wedding feel.  Check out Photojojo, Etsy, and Tailored for fun speech bubble options.

Signage 

signs

Large signs are a popular way to communicate information to guests and opting for a chalkboard. Create a rustic feel by picking a wooden border or elegantly transform any chalkboard with a frame that compliments your colors.  Directional signs with chalkboard arrows can be ordered from Etsy or Blue Sky Papers for a fun way to guide your guests.

DIY Framed Sign–  Shop for a unique frame that accents your wedding vibe.  Get thrifty by using a vintage frame or give your chalk style a modern edge by going for a new frame with a clean style.  Remove the glass and cut a cardboard sheet that fits the frame dimension.  Coat it with chalkboard paint and set it within the frame as soon as it dries.

Table numbers/ Seating

tables

Glass bottles and Mason jars can be dressed up with chalk paint to give your table numbers a fresh feel.  The chalkboard trend can also be incorporated into your tablescape with a chalkboard table runner that not only is a chic decor option but can also serve as seating markers for guests.  Snatch this adorable burlap tag from Etsy to merge the chalk and hessian  looks.