We love the slick snazzy urban spaces that wedding planners usually provide - what’s not love about this sophisticated space. But these days, most of us are moving towards a newer trend - rustic elegance. Almost every wedding we see nowadays is filled with bicycles, wooden boards, step ladders and cute-as-a-button side showpieces. And why not, really! Wood adds a rather fun touch to the whole set design and allows it to melt beautifully into the other decor around it. So we picked out the best 10 ways wood can be used to give your wedding the ideal push!
As Wooden Floral Arrangements
Left: Decor By The Wedding Designers; Right: Decor By The Event Yarn
Of course, flowers are the best thing about weddings but displaying them in vases and in other random ways is boring. So enter- floral decor beautifully done up with large wooden vases, rushed into interesting rustic trunks and stuffed into nicely-shaped wardrobes. The brighter the flowers, the better. These little additions actually give your wedding a classic feel.
As Cute Window/Door Decor Frames
Left: Decor By SM Weddings; Right: Decor By Event Yarn
Little window ledges and sweet window signages make for great additions to a simple wedding. The decor is not complicated - it just adds more to the eye. One can decorate the window frames with fairy lights, flowers and pinwheels according to your taste. Makes for a great photo-op.
As Wooden Signages
Left: Decor By Abhinav Bhagat; Right: Decor By Events By Tony & Kavya
“Follow The Bride Here” and “Cocktails For All” - you can write up something fun and use wooden signages to spread the message. Some even use wooden slates to write down their announcement and that means only one thing - rustic! Just write a heart-felt message to your loved ones or go a little witty with directions - it only adds character to the wedding.
As Step Ladders To Decor Heaven
Left: Decor By Foreign Wedding Planners; Right: Decor By With Love Nilma
Ladders are the new birdcages when it comes to decor. It is somehow the simplest stuff to add to your decor - minimal effort, maximum photo-ops. Add floral vases to it and interesting photo frames and lo, your wedding just got gorgeous in under a minute!
As Vintage Dressers and Other Display Furniture
Left: Decor By Sajda Weddings; Right: Decor By Elusive Dreams By Pooja Gupta
Who said you cannot use furniture at your wedding. Use it but make sure it’s innovative, not ordinary. Hence chest of drawers that hoard all your wedding memories. A neat vintage dresser that showcases your floral decor. The only requirement: paint these furniture pieces in vintage-y hues and enjoy the beauty!
As Rustic Outdoor Seating
Left: From The Album Jaya Goswami's Real Wedding; Right: With Love Nilma
Okay, this one is as common as having a priest at the wedding. But wooden chairs add a more subtle look to your wedding - because they remove the urban trappings that we all usually go for. Also, wooden chairs go with every kind of decor idea - in that sense they are ubiquitous. So use them wisely, paint them to match your decor theme and go wild!
As Wedding Invites and Wedding Favours
Left: Wedding Stationery By Itchha Talreja Designs; Right: Wooden Boxes By Krimson Designs
What’s not to love about a sweet little wedding card that comes in a sweet little box? Nothing, we tell you. It is a simple gesture that comes with a big heart. Add a small gift inside or keep a talisman or even a “Save The Date” badge and you’re set! But not just that, you can also use cute wooden boxes as wedding favours. They can include mini chocolates, honey and even your favourite tea. Plus, the wooden boxes will stay in the dressers of your guests forever - just remember to brand them well.
As a Bridal Jhoola
Left: Going Bananas Photography From The Album Anandna & Samarth Right: Decor By Wedding Commitments
Ah, we love brides who sit on a jhoola
getting their mehendi
done - that’s the vision Bollywood gave us. So you can use this idea but take it a bit further - add ghajras
to the swing, put up some good lighting or have a bench to take pictures with your BFFs. The possibilities are endless!
As Photo Frames And As Photo Props at Picture Booths To Add Memories
Left: Decor By The Wedding Designers; Right: Decor By Shubharambh Productions
This goes two ways. First, you can actually create a memory wall with all the pictures of friends and family to showcase on your special day. You can also, use picture frames to showcase your wedding journey - so cute! Two, you can hang empty frames as decor or use multi-coloured frames as good photo props for your friends to use. Memories, memories!
As a Backdrop For Your Jewellery + Outfits
Left: Pictures By Sonder Frames Photography
; Right: Flowers By Ferns & Petals Floral Jewellery
This one is a bit off-beat but it sure has it’s advantages. When coming together to get your wedding outfits and jewellery clicked, just make sure you add a wooden backdrop so your beautiful outfits and accessories can shine. The soft side of wood complements the lustre of your style - and pictures come out beautifully and creatively.
Have more ideas of wood that we might have missed? Show us a picture or comment below with your idea!