You want to make your wedding stand out, but with all the ideas out there, you're not sure there are any original options left to spruce up your special day. Wedding furniture can transform your venue or reception area into a breathtaking and unexpected setting.
From rustic wooden pieces to comfy seating, you can make furniture fit your vision for your celebration. Plus, these items can double as practical additions for stations and props. Check out these 10 furniture ideas for your wedding that haven't been overdone.
1. Seating Card Display Dresser
That old dresser from an antique store or flea market can be converted into showstopping decor for your big day. Once you've added tabletop accents, like greenery or a few blooms, you won't recognize the rugged chest. Leave some drawers ajar and prop your guests' place cards on them. They can come by and marvel at your handiwork while finding their table.
2. Standalone Fireplace
If you'd rather avoid an altar, you can exchange it for a dramatic fireplace. Select a simple mantel to place at the end of your aisle or opt for a crumbling brick fireplace. Rather than warming up the place with the usual use of the hearth, you can set up candles on top and around it for a romantic glow. Don't forget to deck out the mantel with lush garlands or towering floral arrangements.
3. Reclaimed Wooden Windows
For DIYers, freestanding windows make a fun wedding decor project. You can salvage old windows with or without glass and craft cool decorations to hang or prop up around your wedding. Show off your artistic side by hand-lettering a welcome message with a paint marker onto the glass panes. You can also use these as signs for your reception snack bars, so write out the menu items in pretty painted script.
4. Picture Display Bookshelf
Re-purpose a worn bookshelf into an exhibit of the bride and groom by arranging framed pictures on the shelves. Bookshelves with divided sections make the perfect areas to mix and match frame styles. Throw in a sentimental twist when you put photos of the couple's family up to show the previous generations' wedding pictures.
5. Re-purposed Ladder Sign Holder
Ladders are a unique decorative element to give your wedding a chic but earthy ambiance. Position a ladder sideways and attach boards of solid wood across the rungs to create a makeshift shelf you can use to display a chalkboard sign. Put small planters holding petite succulents on the shelves below and above the sign, too.
6. Weathered Writing Desk Drink Station
Instead of setting up a flat table for your reception stations, you can use a structured piece of furniture to serve your guests their drinks and appetizers. A writing desk as a DIY bar is an inventive choice that can leave your guests in awe. You can place garnish options and accents in the desk's nooks and drawers while hanging pitchers and other accessories on the handles.
7. Vintage Screen Divider Photo Backdrop
Paneled screen dividers are a way to incorporate an old-world factor into your wedding decorations, and they make a darling backdrop for pictures, too. You can revive vintage dividers by adding a fresh wood stain or paint to them. Then add a finishing touch by lacing dreamy string lights through the panels.
8. Lounge Sofas
When your guests are tired out from dancing or walking around, they need some cozy seating to recline on. Set up vintage sofas and armchairs around your outdoor reception area for your guests. Eclectic lounge seating can serve as a backdrop for a photo booth, too. Consider adding a large wreath behind a cushioned bench for a chic photo op.
9. Up-cycled Solid Wood Doors
Standing refinished doors at the beginning of an outdoor ceremony can set the stage for the bride's entrance. Find wooden doors with intricate detailing to construct your focal point. Keep a framing around a double door set, so you can embellish the structure with blossoms and foliage.
10. Decorative Antique Piano
For music lovers, an old-fashioned piano can become the backdrop for your vows. Take the bench away and let the structure stand by itself but accent it with cascading flowers and old sheet music. You can show off your passion for music while recycling a weathered piano.
Incorporate Furniture into Your Wedding in a Fresh Way
Add rich decorations to your wedding with furniture but use it like few others have. You can up-cycle vintage goods or simply find original ways to use traditional pieces. Help your wedding rise above the rest with these decoration ideas.