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This amazing roundup of wooden ladder wedding decor ideas will get your creative juices flowing. Be it as hanging centerpieces, food displays, backdrops or wedding arches, these top wooden ladder decorating ideas are fast, affordable and ultra chic!

Wedding wreaths and a gorgeous vintage wooden ladder to decorate your reception space.

Wedding wreaths and a gorgeous vintage wooden ladder to decorate your reception space.

Start browsing through these amazingly creative wooden ladder wedding decor ideas and pick yours! I can assure you it won’t be as simple a choice as it will be turning them into a reality.

Ladders adapt to any wedding style. Indoors, outdoors, vintage, industrial, rustic and even glam! Yes, glam wedding decor with an old wooden ladder!

Related: How to Plan a Boho Wedding: Complete Guide To A Trend That’s Here to Stay!

Lucky for you, decorating doesn’t have to be expensive if you are willing to get crafty and repurpose a couple of ladders. Get inspired by these top wooden ladder decor ideas, DIY a few and impress your guests with your amazing taste!

Wedding Ladder Table Plan Inspiration

Garden and backyard weddings are oh so trending but you still need to show your guests where to sit. Why not repurpose an old 6 foot leaning step ladder to create a totes unique wedding table plan? Or maybe use the ladder to hang the Polaroid vintage guest book, amiright?

Show your guests to their tables with this rustic leaning ladder wedding table plan. Photography: Amie Schroeder Photography.

Show your guests to their tables with this rustic leaning ladder wedding table plan. Photography: Amie Schroeder Photography.

Ladder Wedding Decor Ideas for Killer Photo-Booth Backdrops

If you are still trying to figure out what to use as a photo-booth backdrop, go no further! Cover an old wooden stepladder with blooming flowers, greenery, fairy lights or use a rustic ladder shelf to place the props.

These ladder wedding decor ideas will make for a gorgeous and unique backdrop for your pre-ceremony photoshoot session as well.

Triangle backdrop at a Yosemite bohemian-inspired nuptials.

Triangle backdrop at a Yosemite bohemian-inspired nuptials.

Stunning photo booth backdrop with a white vintage ladder and a fairytale feel. Who said Alice in Wonderland?

Stunning photo booth backdrop with a white vintage ladder and a fairytale feel. Who said Alice in Wonderland?

Old wooden ladder decorating ideas for a backyard tented reception. Roses and a few lovey-dovey knick-knacks decorate this gray folding ladder.

Old wooden ladder decorating ideas for a backyard tented reception. Roses and a few lovey-dovey knick-knacks decorate this gray folding ladder.

Vintage Wooden Ladder Wedding Decor Ideas

Repurposing projects can make your vintage wedding rock. Get a hold of some paint, sponges for whitewashing (optional) and at least one step ladder. Use the ladder shelves to place family portraits, greenery wreaths, lavender and if the shelves are wide enough, a few antiques.

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Decorative vintage wedding ladders. Make it yours! Maybe use it as a welcome sign. ;)

Decorative vintage wedding ladders. Make it yours! Maybe use it as a welcome sign. 😉

Love this flower entwined leaning rustic wooden ladder wedding decor for an industrial venue. Photo: Shanna Melville Bridal.

Love this flower entwined leaning rustic wooden ladder wedding decor for an industrial venue. Photo: Shanna Melville Bridal.




How To Make A Wooden Ladder Wedding Arch

To build your own wedding arch you will need at least a couple of ladders and a two by four or a wooden pole. If the arch is not to wide, you can use a broomstick. Nifty way to save, right?

If you are using folding ladders, the first step is to nail the extensible shelf so the ladder won’t close. Now, nail the piece of wood to the top of both ladders. Finally, decorate the arch with light fabrics, eucalyptus and budding and exploding florals.

Give free reign to your imagination and turn these ladders into the most beautiful wedding arch ever!

Related: How To Make Giant Wedding Wreaths (The New Decor Trend) On A Budget

Exchange your vows under an original wedding arch made with ladders.

Exchange your vows under an original wedding arch made with ladders.

Jaw-Dropping Hanging Ladder Wedding Decor

This might require a little bit of help, but don’t worry, it’s still pretty easy to do. You could paint the ladder to match your wedding colors, hang them above your wedding tables and decorate them away! This idea takes romantic boho-chic ladder decor to a whole new level!

Florals in bottles and mason jars hanging from a ladder above the wedding tables.

Florals in bottles and mason jars hanging from a ladder above the wedding tables.

Twigs and Edison lightbulbs for a fall wedding. I'm in love!

Twigs and Edison lightbulbs for a fall wedding. I’m in love!

Amazing Ladder Food Bars, Favors & Candy Stations

Add some wooden shelves to your good old ladders and boom! You’ve got yourself the coolest food bars ever.

Related: Mini Foods for Weddings, A Mini Guide to Serving Miniature Food

Even better, you can turn them into an appetizer, candy station, or a wedding favor display. Really, there’s so much you can do with just a couple of ladders and some wood.

Green and gold vintage dessert ladder. Remember to nail the shelves to the ladder steps!

Green and gold vintage dessert ladder. Remember to nail the shelves to the ladder steps!

Fab and simple way of displaying drinks for your outdoor wedding reception.

Fab and simple way of displaying drinks for your outdoor wedding reception.

Turn an old wooden ladder into your candy bar.

Turn an old wooden ladder into your candy bar.

Top Wooden Ladder Wedding Decor Ideas

Yes, that’s right, you can turn your old ladders and repurposed them into cutting-edge wedding furniture and decor! Not only are they going to look unique but this is going to save you beaucoup des bucks to your wedding budget. Word!

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Paint a short ladder and turn it into a side table for your lounge furniture. Or decorate ladders with flowers and fairy lights for a magical feel.

Lounge areas will need tables and what better than to make them unique and super affordable?

Lounge areas will need tables and what better than to make them unique and super affordable?

We’ve already seen how to turn ladders into shelves. Now let’s add some cute wedding props: Candles, lights, or even some photos of you two!

Rustic or garden old wooden ladder wedding ideas with ivy and potted plants.

Rustic or garden old wooden ladder wedding ideas with ivy and potted plants.

If you need to decorate a corner of your venue, think ladders. This one definitely spells out beachy.

If you need to decorate a corner of your venue, think ladders. This one definitely spells out beachy.

The simple ladder makes for a great unique wedding decoration that you can easily adapt to fit your theme, attract your guests, and show your talent! And now, Wedding Dessert Table Ideas that will Blow your Mind: How to Create Yours!

If your wedding budget is a bit tight, consider decorating with ladders as they are both cost-effective and their look totally rocks!

If your wedding budget is a bit tight, consider decorating with ladders as they are both cost-effective and their look totally rocks!

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If you are hosting an outdoor reception, these to die wedding tent decor ideas will def come in handy at planning time. Get inspired or shamelessly copy these tented reception ideas away!

Clear tented wedding reception illuminated with globes and white curtains all around, highlight the modern lounge decor.

Clear tented wedding reception illuminated with globes and white curtains all around, highlight the modern lounge decor.

Backyard, beach and farm receptions are trending up, leaving brides in dire need of original wedding tent decor ideas. Because, even though tradition states that rain on a wedding day is lucky, most couples want nothing to do with it. So, unless the venue provides you with a large enough indoor area to fit your guests comfortably, a wedding tent is the way to go.

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That’s where these creative wedding tent decor ideas come into play. Check them out!

Swoon-Worthy Sailcloth or Draped Wedding Tent Decor Ideas

A marquee will not just to protect you in case of rain, Backyard summer weddings can be too hot, a winter reception at a farm can be too cold and beach weddings can be quite windy all of a sudden. Your guests will need a space to protect themselves from the elements to recover and keep on partying.

A long wedding tent decor could be the perfect match for decorating alongside your backyard pool. A few round sofas in the lounge area could not hurt either!

A long wedding tent could be the perfect match for decorating alongside your backyard pool. A few round sofas in the lounge area could not hurt either!

Check out these ideas to decorate reception spaces with tents or marquees. Dreams are made of this!
The things tent dreams are made of! Stunning wedding tent decor for the fall.

The things tent dreams are made of! Stunning wedding tent decor for the fall.

Original farm wedding tent decor filled with lights. both indoors and outdoors. in Connecticut.

Original farm wedding tent decor filled with lights. both indoors and outdoors. in Connecticut.

Forget the wedding venue and create your very own and freakiest of spaces! Wedding tent decor with two long tables, hanging greenery, floating glass and chandeliers. Love the crystal-like surface of the tables.

Forget the wedding venue and create your very own and freakiest of spaces! Wedding tent decor with two long tables, hanging greenery, floating glass and chandeliers. Love the crystal-like surface of the tables.

And not only are tented receptions trending but they are more affordable than many wedding venues and a pleasure to decorate. No matter which you choose, these amazing sailcloth or draped wedding tent decor ideas will help you show off your impeccable taste in decor.

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How To Incorporate Your Theme into Your Wedding Tent Decor

Outdoor wedding tents have the power to grant your reception with a very intimate feeling, one that’s grand and luxurious and everything in between.

Expand the reception area with a lit - literally - wedding tent. Elegant and inviting and we are pretty sure there is no need for the chandelier to leave your guests in awe. La Casa Feliz, Winter Park, Florida. Image: Kristen Weaver Photography.

Expand the reception area with a lit – literally – wedding tent. Elegant and inviting and we are pretty sure there is no need for the chandelier to leave your guests in awe. La Casa Feliz, Winter Park, Florida. Image: Kristen Weaver Photography.




Intimate and impressive beach wedding reception. Photo courtesy: California State Parks.

Intimate and impressive beach wedding reception. Photo courtesy: California State Parks.

For a simple, affordable and stylish wedding tent decor, tie up the sides as if they were curtains and let the sunshine in! You will end up with a unique and easily accessible lounge area for your guests.

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If you are after an open feel for your vintage wedding tent decor, go with very sheer fabrics and chandeliers. Colorful fabrics and balloons will help you achieve a more boho look.

A wedding in the mountains on a sunny day featured a tented decor with open fabric panels. Ojai, California.

A wedding in the mountains on a sunny day featured a tented decor with open fabric panels. Ojai, California.

Boho chic Cape Cod beach wedding with colorful flags to match.

Boho chic Cape Cod beach wedding with colorful flags to match.

Dreams are made of this. Black and pink wedding tent decor and a magnificent tablescape to match. This is what I call a TD backyard wedding!

Dreams are made of this. Black and pink wedding tent decor and a magnificent tablescape to match. This is what I call a TD backyard wedding!

Clear Wedding Tent Decor Ideas You Have Only Seen in Dreams

You may feel overwhelmed by so much draped fabric and prefer to be able to see the night sky. (Who doesn’t?) Then, these clear wedding tent decor ideas are for you. Besides, is there anything more magical than a reception with sunset views or an evening bash under a starry sky? We think not.

Where does the night end and your reception begin? String lights and oh so many candles for this impressive clear tent, so transparent that seems not to exist. The lamps add a swanky and elegant touch that complements the night sky to perfection.

Clear wedding tent with string lights at night.

Where does the night end and your reception begin? String lights and oh so many candles for this impressive clear tent, so transparent that seems not to exist. The lamps add a swanky and elegant touch that complements the night sky to perfection.

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Originally the marquee was an atrocity that spoiled the look of your wedding and, of course, was only to be used in case of bad weather. Nowadays there are wedding tent decor ideas that make them look like they truly belong and your reception would never be the same without them.

A rustic look with Edison lightbulbs hanging from the structure of a clear wedding tent in Southern California.

A rustic look with Edison lightbulbs hanging from the structure of a clear wedding tent in Southern California.

Breathtaking wedding tent decor for a beach wedding by Saint Morit's.

Breathtaking wedding tent decor for a beach wedding by Saint Morit’s.

Twinkle lights and gold streamers wedding tent decor. TD!

Twinkle lights and gold streamers wedding tent decor. TD!

Tips for a Tented Wedding Reception

Consider the following when choosing wedding tents.

  • First of all, be sure to select the appropriate tent size for the number of guests that also fits the garden or outdoor space available
  • Set up the tent a few days before the wedding to have ample time to properly decorate it before the big day
  • Make sure that the tent’s floor is even and free to stones so that your guests can walk comfortably and not trip. Better yet, add a floor or carpet and your squad will thank you for it
  • Choose a tent that matches your wedding style: pole tent, structured tent, sailcloth, draped or clear tents are just a few of your choices
Love how the tent was placed right by the house with a couple of curtains mimicking the opposite side of the wedding tent decor. Perfectly peach lounge by soevents. Special Occasions Event Planning.

Love how the tent was placed right by the house with a couple of curtains mimicking the opposite side of the wedding tent decor. Perfectly peach lounge by soevents. Special Occasions Event Planning.

Make sure the structure can withstand the weigh of people sitting on these swings before copying this idea.

Make sure the structure can withstand the weigh of people sitting on these swings before copying this idea.

Pure white sofas, coffee tables and tented areas on the beach with pops of color.

Pure white sofas, coffee tables and tented areas on the beach with pops of color.

Think of your marquee as a blank canvas where you can imprint your vision freely. We hope you have enjoyed this selection of wedding tent decor ideas!

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Steal these vineyard wedding ideas and add even more charm and romance to your winery reception!

Protea and greenery vineyard wedding decor ideas. Vineyard wedding ideas.

Protea and greenery vineyard wedding decor ideas.

If you are traveling to Wine Country or to a local winery for your wedding, check out these vineyard wedding ideas. Get inspired by this romantic wedding theme to wine and dine with your framily in style. To be surrounded by natural beauty and lush vines as you get hitched is nothing short of incredible.

Consider a vineyard wedding come summer or fall. That’s when the vines are filled with grapes. Green in the summer and burnt orange and reds in the fall. Which one is your favorite?

And as you and your partner plan to raise your glasses to a prosperous union, read on to get creative vineyard wedding ideas.

Vineyard Wedding Color Ideas

Unless your heart is set on it, forget the traditional reddish marsala hue. Fill your color palette with blue (deep or green blue), yellow and navy to bring in that fresh romantic and intimate feel.

Unexpected wedding color combos like chartreuse, powder blue and cornflower blue can be intertwined will bring out that fabulous vineyard wedding style. Add some old-world charm by introducing a mixture of burgundy, purple, and orange. Be creative but don’t overdo it. As anything in life, a little goes a long way.

Winery wedding! Just a signature away from this being a reality! Photo: Loic Nicolas Photography LLC

Winery wedding! Just a signature away from this being a reality! Photo: Loic Nicolas Photography LLC

Corks are always handy at wineries.

Corks are always handy at wineries.

Personalized labels with the bride and grooms name. Add them to your favors!

Personalized labels with the bride and grooms name. Add them to your favors! (Etsy)

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Winery Wedding Decoration Ideas

The lush green or autumnal beauty of a vineyard is natural decor itself and a magnificent background for photo sessions. Get inspired by these simple vineyard wedding decoration ideas and feel free to steal some of them!

Build an aisle with wine barrels decorated with blue hydrangeas on top. Even create a wine barrel altar for that vineyard “outdoorsy” ceremony setting.

Vintage vineyard wedding ideas.

Vintage vineyard wedding ideas.

A wine and cheese barrel makes for an original vineyard wedding idea.

A wine and cheese barrel makes for an original vineyard wedding idea.

Burgundy, purple, and orange vineyard wedding decor. Photography: Jen And Chris Creed.

Burgundy, purple, and orange vineyard wedding decor. Photography: Jen And Chris Creed.




When it comes down to centerpieces, we know you’ll fall in love with these vineyard wedding ideas. DIY candleholders out of wine bottles and add a long tapered candle. Amazing, amiright? Of course, a candlelit vineyard wedding with gold details is a recipe for perfection. Alternatively, go for a centerpiece bursting with figs, flowers, berries, and purple grapes for chic beauty. Beware, your guests might want to take a bite out of them!

Consider making a grapevine reception canopy—a natural tent for guests to swirl and sip beneath.

What is a winery wedding without a wine tasting? Show off your inner-oenologist and give your guests a special wine tasting treat. With every course during dinner, impress them even more by pairing each meal with a different wine.

Absolutely stunning fall vineyard wedding.

Absolutely stunning fall vineyard wedding.

Napa winery wedding with old world charm. Photography: Sally Pinera.

Napa winery wedding with old world charm. Photography: Sally Pinera.

Vineyard wedding color ideas: lavender and chartreuse.

Vineyard wedding color ideas: lavender and chartreuse.

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Vineyard Wedding Ideas: How to Dress up for a Winery Wedding

Vineyard weddings lend themselves to a world of possibilities. Boho chic, soft colored palettes and neutrals all the way to the formal and stunning black and white look. Remind your guests to bring a wrap or blazer as it does get chilly in the evenings.

Ladies, avoid high heels. You don’t want to get stuck on the grass as you dance or walk around. If you insist on having some height, pick a pair of shows with block heels or some cute wedges.

For a glamorous and sophisticated vibe, include berry-hued florals to your bridal bouquet.

A dusty blue wedding dress will contrast against the green of the vineyard. Photo: Blush Wedding Photography.

A dusty blue wedding dress will contrast against the green of the vineyard. Photo: Blush Wedding Photography.

Adorable pink blush crown for the bride's hairdo.

Adorable pink blush crown for the bride’s hairdo.

Gorgeous bridal gown against the summer vineyard background.

Gorgeous bridal gown against the summer vineyard background.

Vineyard Wedding Ideas Photo Gallery that will Sweep you off your Feet

Vineyard Wedding Locations

Vineyard weddings are often destination ones. Wine Country, Napa Valley and Sonoma County are some of the most famous vineyard wedding locations in the USA. But Virginia and North Carolina with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background are not any less breathtaking. We are certain that there is a winery or distillery nearby you haven’t discovered yet.

Show off your inner-oenologist and give your guests a special wine tasting treat.

Show off your inner-oenologist and give your guests a special wine tasting treat.

Hamilton Oaks Winery at San Juan Capistrano. Photo: Sposto Photography.

Hamilton Oaks Winery at San Juan Capistrano. Photo: Sposto Photography.

If you want to host a vineyard wedding abroad, France, Spain, and Italy are top European wine producers and their vineyards will most definitely impress you. While Argentina and Chile pull their weight on this side of the continent. These countries boast of massive, rustic, and romantic vineyard acreages that hold year-round wedding programs.

Go ahead! Steal these vineyard wedding ideas and fulfill your winery wedding dream! And now check out these 19 Irresistible and Original Wedding ideas (And How To Make Them Happen)

Greenery and roses aisle decor.

Greenery and roses aisle decor.

Wine cellar wedding reception.

Wine cellar wedding reception.

Vineyard wedding ring shot. Photography: Kristen Gardner Photo.

Vineyard wedding ring shot. Photography: Kristen Gardner Photo.

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Follow this simple tutorial to DIY Save the Date magnets. Or get inspired by these unique ideas to design or buy your own wedding announcements with originality & style!

Personalized wooden wedding magnets are the perfect keepsake for the bride and groom, and all of their wedding guests! Magnets also make great wedding décor, and can also be sent along with save the dates!

Personalized wooden wedding magnets are the perfect keepsake for the bride and groom, and all of their wedding guests! Magnets also make great wedding décor, and can also be sent along with save the dates!

The goal of a Save the Date is not just to announce your upcoming nuptials, but to keep your guests from booking alternative plans on the date of your wedding, n’est pas?

So, what better way to do this than sending them such adorable and unique Save The Date magnets they gotta stick them on their refrigerators?

DIY Save the Date magnets work very nicely as a wedding date reminder because people tend to place them at or above eye level instead of on top of a paper pile.

Added bonus: if they are cute enough, they may keep them even after the wedding!

We’ve rounded up a selection of our favorite Save the Date magnets and a step-by-step guide for you to make them at home. And as the first step is picking its design, check out this Save the Date magnets photo gallery ideas organized by wedding themes!

DIY Save The Date Magnets Ideas that Match your Wedding Theme

Send your guests Save The Date magnets aligned with your wedding theme to let your guests get a taste of what you have planned for the big day. Not only will they get a clue on what to expect but it will be a constant reminder of the fabulous event that’s soon approaching.

What a stylish way to announce your big city-day with this adorable little bottle.

What a stylish way to announce your big city-day with this adorable little bottle. ($10+ each on Etsy!)

Beautiful 1/8 inch solid alder wood that is stained, sealed and lasered with your personal Save The Date information!

Coolest Save the date magnets for the Gamer couple! Beautiful 1/8 inch solid alder wood that is stained, sealed and lasered with your personal Save The Date information!

DIY Save the Date magnets that match your wedding theme.

DIY Save the Date magnets that match your wedding theme.

Custom made to order mini message in a bottle save the date. Music themed save the date magnet. Perfect for any style wedding! This save the date magnet is sure to be a hit. Magnet measures 5.5×4.25 which fits perfectly into an A-2 envelope!

These save the date magnets are a unique and memorable way to remind your guests they need to keep your special day free on the calendar.

These save the date magnets are a unique and memorable way to remind your guests they need to keep your special day free on the calendar. (StylineDesigns)

Another Reason to Love Rustic Weddings: Cutest Save The Date Magnets!

I don’t thing there’s anything cuter than these rustic Save The Date invitation ideas. Well… maybe a basket of kittens… but you can’t send those to your guests… or can you? 😉 These invites announce a fun and original wedding in a lovely bucolic setting.

Take advantage of both sides of the save the date with a wooden heart tied to a string! By bateman designs.

Take advantage of both sides of the save the date with a wooden heart tied to a string! By bateman designs.

Rustic weddings allow you to get so creative!

Rustic weddings allow you to get so creative! (StylineDesigns)

These rustic save the date magnets are so cute and they come with instructions!

These rustic save the date magnets are so cute and they come with instructions!

Woohoo!! DIY Save The Date Magnets for Beach Weddings!

If you are planning a beach wedding (or a destination wedding at the beach), play with maps, shells, starfish or colors like turquoise, orange and sand tones. Your DIY Save The Date magnets will look stunning and who wouldn’t want to attend?

Natural beach theme Save the Date luggage tag magnet with map and a photo.

Natural beach theme Save the Date luggage tag magnet with map and a photo. (PartyGlamourShop)

These Punta Cana Save the Date magnets with your marriage location marked with a heart will make a great first impression.

These Punta Cana Save the Date magnets with your marriage location marked with a heart will make a great first impression (Designer Fee $35 – Luggage Tag magnets start at $5+)




Winter Weddings and their Original Save The Date Magnets

There are no lack ideas because it’s a winter wedding and not everything has to have snow either. If your wedding is close to the holiday season, the use of red or green tones with a touch of glittery gold, will give a warm and festive look to your Save the Dates. These Save the Date magnets are the sweetest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

Personalized Save the Date clay wedding magnets.

Personalized Save the Date clay wedding magnets. (Get the white heart save the date for only $3.99 each)

Bored of the paper save the date? Dazzle your guests with this unique way to say "save the date”

Bored of the paper save the date? Dazzle your guests with this unique way to say “save the date”

DIY Save the Date magnets with a vintage Christmas theme for winter weddings.

DIY Save the Date magnets with a vintage Christmas theme for winter weddings.

How About a Romantic Save the Date Magnet?

A romantic wedding deserves a delicate Save the Date. Blue, pink or blush are colors with endless possibilities for romantic weddings. Try to pick a slightly stronger shade for your romantic DIY Save the Date magnets. They will stand out more on the fridge.

Wow your guests with this personalized handmade design and include your own prints on this fingerprint calligraphy Save The Date magnet.

Wow your guests with this personalized handmade design and include your own prints on this fingerprint calligraphy Save The Date magnet.

These unique and original save the date magnets are handmade in the heart of Washington!

These unique and original save the date magnets are handmade in the heart of Washington!

Kissing Polar Bear wood slice magnets

Kissing Polar Bear wood slice magnets. (MonkeysOnTheRoof)

Wanderlust DIY Save the Date Magnets for Traveling Couples

These ideas are for those who are hosting a wanderlust wedding. Use maps, plane tickets, passports, trams, photos of famous monuments … there’s no limit to the imagination!

Make your guests feel like rock stars when you send them personalized wedding save the date ticket magnets.

Make your guests feel like rock stars when you send them personalized wedding save the date ticket magnets.

DIY Save the Date Magnets for Traveling Couples

DIY Save the Date Magnets for Traveling Couples.

Get the first wedding Save the Date magnets at our shop. This boarding pass is mounted onto a magnetic backing so your guests can display it as a reminder of your upcoming nuptials! Wedding Save the Date magnet cards

Personalized Save the Date Magnets: Imprint Your Personality

Remind everyone who is getting married by personalizing your DIY Save the Date magnets with photos of the happy couple! Choose photos in small squares or strips photobooth style. If you are both Instagram fans, you can use the photos directly from there, okay? Okay!

Modern Save The Date magnet postcard.

Modern Save The Date magnet postcard.

Fun and personalized DIY Save the Date magnets for you to tell a story. Add a little whimsy to your wedding.

Fun and personalized DIY Save the Date magnets for you to tell a story. Add a little whimsy to your wedding.

How to DIY Save the Date Magnets: Simple and Affordable

If you feel inspired and none of the save-the-date magnets you’ve seen reflects your personality, why not make your own? You can save a few bucks and that comes in handy.

So, the options are to buy them or make them yourself. Check out this step-by-step guide to make Save the Date magnets. Don’t let anyone forget about your special date!

The easiest way to make Save the Date magnets is to print the invitation on your computer, attach it to a thick card and add magnets that already come with one-sided glue. Simple and easy!

If you would like to work with clay or wood, print a design on it (or engrave it with a wood chisel), let it dry and adhere the magnet. You can buy the magnets online or at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s.

Delicate and romantic laurel wooden magnet Save The Date.

Delicate and romantic laurel wooden magnet Save The Date.

Here’s the list of materials you’ll need

  • Software for photo editing or to create your own design.
  • Magnets: There are three types, magnetic tape rolls, self-adhesive magnets, magnetic paper for inkjet or laser printers.
  • Glue, if your magnets are not self-adhesive.
  • Printer.
  • Scissors or a blade (like the Exacto blades).
Super original DIY save the date magnets.

Super original DIY save the date magnets. (StylineDesigns)

Let’s Get Crafty!

1First, determine what type of magnet you want to work with as this will define your design size. Magnetic sheets are the easiest to use but they are also the thinnest. Magnetic rolls without adhesive are the thickest and you can cut them to any size you want.

2Now that you have the appropriate dimensions, design your Save the Date invitation. Remember to include at least the basic information: that you are getting married, both your names and the date of the wedding. You may also indicate that the formal invitation will arrive soon, where or how to get more information about the wedding, or if you expect them to respond to a phone number or email to confirm their attendance.

3The next step you can do at home with your own printer or commission the printing of your design to a printing and copying center or to a printer. If you print them at home, make sure your printer settings are set to the quality level required for printing on photo paper.

4Time to glue the magnets! If your magnets are the same size as your save-the-date, make sure they are well aligned and glue them together. If you decided to work with magnet rolls or magnetic sheets, print the design on the sheet and then cut the magnets with the Exacto knife. Now, if the magnets are self-adhesive, just remove the protective film and stick them to the back of your Save the Dates. Otherwise, use glue.

5Let the magnets dry. Now mail them or hand them out!

Learn how To DIY Save the Date magnets in only 10 minutes. Mason jar invite. Save the Date announcements.

Learn how To DIY Save the Date magnets in only 10 minutes. Mason jar invite. Save the Date announcements

With care and attention to detail, you can create your own Save the Date magnets at a fraction of the cost that you would pay otherwise. They will be much more personalized and you can include details beyond the basics that are offered commercially. Have fun, be creative, and enjoy the process! And share photos of your DIY Save the Date magnets with us!

Your relationship is as unique as a fingerprint. Celebrate the uniqueness of your love story and DIY this modern save the date with paper ink and a magnet.

Your relationship is as unique as a fingerprint. Celebrate the uniqueness of your love story and DIY this modern save the date with paper ink and a magnet.

Classy shimmering sparkle save the date in black and white to match your stylish wedding theme.

Classy shimmering sparkle save the date in black and white to match your stylish wedding theme.

Design your own stamp and MonkeysOnTheRoof will etch it on wood for you!

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About to choose a wedding venue? Stop and read these wedding planning tips to help you land the venue that fits your budget, style and all of your guests!

Florida wedding venue. Ancient Spanish Monastery in North Miami Beach.

Florida wedding venue. Ancient Spanish Monastery in North Miami Beach.

The wedding venue may often set the tone for the rest of your wedding. No pressure, right? Allow us to help you by breaking down the process of choosing a wedding venue. Find out what to consider before touring the locations. What questions to ask get the information you need to land the reception space of your dreams. 🙂

How to Choose a Wedding Venue: It’s Definition Time!

If you are about to choose a wedding venue you will be overwhelmed by the number of banquet halls, spaces, outdoor locations and more that will pop up on Google. Let’s bring it down a notch. Stop the searching, grab a calendar, pen and paper and follow the yellow-brick road. 😉

Before starting to look for the ideal venue you must define four things: the date, your wedding style, the number of guests, and your budget.

First of all, pick a date. You will need to check if the place you picked is available on that date before even considering touring the venue. So, the date will definitely will be one of your filters. If budget is a concern, keep in mind that prices are more affordable from Sunday to Thursday and higher on Friday and Saturday as well as during peak wedding season. If you’re not getting married on-site, check in dates with your church or City Hall first before booking the reception venue. Date: Check!



Intimate weddings are very much on trend. Organic and intimate destination wedding in Italy.

Intimate weddings are very much on trend. Organic and intimate destination wedding in Italy.

Next, the wedding style. The wedding venue you pick will help you define and frame your wedding theme. If you are looking for a summery vibe to your reception, consider a country, garden, or beach wedding.

Modern couples can look into lofts, warehouses, art galleries. Check out these modern industrial raw spaces if you live in New York! Remember that when you engage a raw space, the rentals do not come included in the package. Consider all the extras in the price for a more fair comparison between wedding venues.

Non-traditional couples may look for unique and eclectic event spaces, such as zoos, public libraries, museums, and even old train stations. These spaces in Los Angeles will give you an idea to start with. (but do not make a decision yet!)

Intimate weddings are very much on trend. You can go as small as your own backyard (so cool!) or as fancy as renting a vacation home and make it a weekend celebration. Who knows? It may end up being more affordable that a traditional reception venue. Talk about an unforgettable experience! At the end of this article, we’ve added a wedding venue size calculator, just in case you want to host the shindig at home. 😉

Plan an unforgettable wedding! Find out how to choose a wedding venue step by step. Wedding photographer: Lauren Conrad Photography.

Plan an unforgettable wedding! Find out how to choose a wedding venue step by step. Wedding photographer: Lauren Conrad Photography.

Now, let’s estimate the guest count. It is highly recommended that you build a preliminary count which you can adjust later. Reception venues will ask you for this number in order to give you a quote. You will also use the guest count to perform your preliminary research. Be mindful of the fact that there are always last minute additions and that just because a venue tells you it can fit 150 people, it does not mean you have to cram them all up.

Finally, the budget! How much can you afford to spend on the wedding venue? We highly recommend sticking to this budget or you will have to do away with those coveted ice sculptures, your dream wedding gown, or the open bar you so badly wanted for your guests. 🙁

Make sure there will be space for your chain link Chuppah! Huron Substation, Los Angeles, CA. Wedding photographer: Jen Huang Photography.

Make sure there will be space for your chain link Chuppah! Huron Substation, Los Angeles, CA. Wedding photographer: Jen Huang Photography.

Imagine your reception at a place like the Patio del barrio de Santa Cruz, Sevilla.

Imagine your reception at a place like the Patio del barrio de Santa Cruz, Sevilla.

How to Choose a Wedding Venue: Perform a Preliminary Online Search

Yes! Let’s bring Google back! The first step is collecting all of the information available to you about the potential wedding venues. Try not to overwhelm yourself with too many event spaces. Start with a few reception places and go from there. Stay organized by building a spreadsheet, it will help you figure out who you’d like to visit in person. Remember, you still have a few more steps to go.

Try to find the following information from each venue’s website: Name of the venue, address, website, phone number & other contact information, capacity, pricing Information, and why you liked it.

It is likely that not all of this information will be available on the website; and you may need to call or email the venue to get everything you need. At least by collecting all of this information you can compare them side by side.

Marquee monogram for the dessert table at a backyard wedding venue.

Marquee monogram for the dessert table at a backyard wedding venue.

Burlap and tulle window covers with rosettes. Done with coral and ivory flowers. An easy and cheap idea to help cover windows if the reception space is too bright.

Burlap and tulle window covers with rosettes. Done with coral and ivory flowers. An easy and cheap idea to help cover windows if the reception space is too bright.




How to Choose a Wedding Venue: Prepare for Touring the Wedding Venues

Now, let’s boil down your list to a manageable size. Email or call the prospective spaces and find out if they are available on your date. If so, coordinate an in-person visit, preferably when it’s set up for a wedding. It will give you a better idea of the space available.

Ask them if you’ll have exclusive use of the venue on that day. Every banquet hall or wedding venue differs in the amount of privacy provided. Some offer separate bathrooms and dressing rooms, some share the parking space area. If you are getting married in a public space, you’d better make your piece with strangers stopping by and giving you their good wishes.

Ask as many questions as possible beforehand so you can concentrate on visualizing your wedding and checking those details you have to verify in person.

The Gavioli Chapel in Eureka Springs is a unique ceremony choice for couples looking for an impressive setting for their wedding. Chapel in the Woods, Arkansas. Wedding Venue.

The Gavioli Chapel in Eureka Springs is a unique ceremony choice for couples looking for an impressive setting for their wedding. Chapel in the Woods, Arkansas. Wedding Venue.

With this small checklist you are ready to go and choose a wedding venue that is perfect for you! Huron SubStation, Los Angeles, CA.

With this small checklist you are ready to go and choose a wedding venue that is perfect for you! Huron SubStation, Los Angeles, CA.

Questions to Ask a Wedding Venue When Visiting (or Before!)

So you have an appointment with a venue on-site coordinator. You want to make sure this time is well-spent, so what should you ask? Start by making sure you can fill in all the blanks of the spreadsheet you created. Here are a few more questions that will help you choose a wedding venue that fits your requirements.

Layout and Accommodations Questions

  • Is there a bridal-changing area?
  • How much parking is available? Is valet parking an option? If the parking is limited, is there nearby parking available? Ensure it is easy for the guests to arrive comfortably to your wedding. They will thank you for it.
  • Is the venue handicap accessible? Make sure everyone feels welcomed.
  • How many bathrooms are available and what is their capacity?
  • Make sure that there is space for all the activities and details that you have planned for your wedding: the guestbook signing, the dinner, the cocktails, the dessert table and the cake, the dance floor, the band, the photo booth and a few lounging areas!
  • If your guests will travel to your wedding you need to offer them lodging. Find out if the wedding venue has at least a couple of hotels nearby with available rooms. Your guests will really appreciate if you offer them a third and cheaper option.
Grace Loves Lace are renowned for creating effortlessly unique, luxurious designs for the modern bride. Designed & handmade in Australia.

Grace Loves Lace are renowned for creating effortlessly unique, luxurious designs for the modern bride. Designed & handmade in Australia.

Wedding Planning Questions

  • What time can vendors arrive to start setting up and then dismantling the wedding decor?
  • What are the wedding decor restrictions? Are there any guidelines, restrictions or policies on using real candles? Is it a raw space? If not, what table and chair styles do they provide? Do you need a special permit for your wedding arch?
  • What refrigeration is available? (This is important if you are using live flowers or cake with frosting that could melt)
  • Is the venue licensed for providing or servicing alcohol? Is there hirable bar staff? What is the rate for the staff, service, and drink?
  • Are there any noise ordinances you need to respect? If the venue does not allow for music after 10pm and you plan to continue the party until the wee hours of the morning, that’s not a good fit. Unless you plan on an after-party somewhere else.
  • Is there a contingency plan provided by the fabulous vineyard in case it rains? An indoor space or a tent?
  • If you would like to host a romantic wedding, a daytime wedding or a cocktail at sunset, check that the place can provide you with the lighting you want and need.
  • How far is it from the church? Or is there a space to celebrate the religious ceremony?
Wedding planning advice. Allow for space for the waiters to serve your guests. Love this tablescape shot! The pops of color are terrific. Wedding photographer: Jen Huang Photography

Allow for space for the waiters to serve your guests. Love this tablescape shot! The pops of color are terrific. Wedding photographer: Jen Huang Photography.

How to choose a wedding venue step by step. Chapel in the Woods, The Woodlands, TX wedding venue. Wedding photographer: Sara Answorth photography.

How to choose a wedding venue step by step. Chapel in the Woods, The Woodlands, TX wedding venue. Wedding photographer: Sara Answorth photography.

Pricing Questions

  • Are there discounts available for booking off-season or on Sunday through Friday?
  • What are the terms of the deposit? Is it refundable and when is it due?
  • What is the cancellation policy?
  • Are rentals (tables, chairs, linens, table clothes, or glassware) included in the price? If so, which ones?
  • Make sure when you are looking for potential venues that you clearly understand what’s included and what isn’t. Examples of this are catering and wedding menus, beverages, and centerpieces.
  • Are there any vendor restrictions? If the venue offers catering in-house, find out if you can do a tasting before the wedding.
  • Does the venue have liability insurance?

Don’t book the first venue you see, even if you fall in love with it. Choose at least three or four wedding venues that fit your budget and wedding style and ask for quotes. Be prepared to take notes and lots of photos!

Ask for the wedding venue quotes. Make sure you get as much information as possible to choose a wedding venue that you will be happy with. It’s your day, after all!

Succulents and white roses adorn this chic boho wedding in California. Their quaint, yet ultra stylish venue at Seven4One offered the perfect one-of-a-kind circular ceremony space for their intimate nuptials.

Succulents and white roses adorn this chic boho wedding in California. Their quaint, yet ultra stylish venue at Seven4One offered the perfect one-of-a-kind circular ceremony space for their intimate nuptials.

Remember to add the wedding venue address to your invitations. Elegant and luxurious white laser cut pocket wedding invitations.

Remember to add the wedding venue address to your invitations. Elegant and luxurious white laser cut pocket wedding invitations. (BYWWS026)

Wedding Venue Size Calculator

All venues will help you find out how many guests can fit in a banquet hall or reception venue for different seating plans. But, if you are holding your wedding affair at home, in a garden or at another outdoor venue, it is useful to know how to calculate how many guests can be accommodated in a given space. You do not want your guests feeling cramped at your wedding.

Measure the length and the width of the area in feet. Multiply the two numbers together to get the area in square feet. If the space is uneven, you need to break it up into squares, rectangles or triangles, calculate the area for each and then add them up.

Now divide this number by 2 as you may safely estimate that 50% of the area will be used for aisles, staging, waiters, dance floor, catering stations, and other. The remaining area will accommodate your guests.

Non-traditional couples may look for unique and eclectic event spaces such as this one. Wedding photography: Colin Cowie Weddings.

Non-traditional couples may look for unique and eclectic event spaces such as this one. Wedding photography: Colin Cowie Weddings.

Wedding ceremony decor for raw spaces. 40 tissue paper poms.

Wedding ceremony decor for raw spaces. 40 tissue paper poms.

Use the following guidelines to calculate capacity:

* For every round banquet table that seats 10 people, calculate 30 square feet.
* Calculate 3 square feet per person for a stand-up reception.

However, each room or space is different. You need to take into account the shape, locations of doors, fire exits, columns; buffet dinner or seated dinner set up, and so on. As a rule of thumb, 1,000 square feet is adequate for 80 wedding guests at a sit-down wedding. For each ten additional guests, add an additional 200 square feet of space.

With this small checklist you are ready to go and choose a wedding venue that is perfect for you. Just one last piece of advice, once you have set your reception hall budget don’t go see places that far exceed it. And now, let’s read about wedding reception seating!

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Wedding planning advice: How to choose your wedding venue.

Wedding planning advice: How to choose your wedding venue.

A chandelier makes all the difference at this intimate affair.

A chandelier makes all the difference at this intimate affair.

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