Celebrating your big day doesn’t mean you have to be a big spender. You can budget for many beautiful things for your wedding day. One unique way to stick to your budget while creating a gorgeous space is to use home furniture as wedding décor, either at the ceremony or reception. Using furniture you’ll put in your new home together or furniture you already have to decorate your venue is a great way to add a personal touch and save money. Check out our tips below!
Some ideas for using home furniture as wedding décor are fairly obvious, such as using chairs from your dining room table as ceremony or reception chairs. However, if you allow yourself time for creativity, you can use all types of furniture throughout your wedding day. For example, you could arrange a bedside table at the end of the aisle to showcase a unity candle, religious book, or similar item. You could place some of your favorite rugs along the aisle as well. At your reception, you could put your guest book or seating chart on a desk. The only limit to how you use your furniture is your own creativity.
Your wedding décor can extend beyond big pieces of furniture to include smaller items you already have in your home. Plants, candles, or decorative bottles make great centerpieces. In fact, if you were already wondering how to DIY wedding décor instead of buying it, you can use these to do so. You can DIY several easy wedding centerpieces with the things you already have. Other details that don’t require DIY, but will look great on your big day, are placing throw pillows and blankets on sofas and chairs as well as hanging string lights as a photo booth backdrop.
Define the Space
If you like the creativity we’ve mentioned on large and small scales but aren’t sure you can implement it, that’s okay. Some wedding venues already have specific areas set up with their own furniture, such as chairs for the ceremony and a table for the guest book at the reception. However, you can still use your home furniture to fill in blank spaces around your venue. Assign each blank space a specific role, such as a kids’ corner or adult lounge. Place relevant furniture in these spaces that you created. Kids can use ottomans as a chair or a table. Adults can relax and chat on a sofa. Choose wisely between a tight-back and loose-back sofa, as tight-back sofas are easier to clean, but loose-back sofas are often more comfortable for senior guests.
These tips for using home furniture as wedding décor will help you show off your unique personality as a couple and save money. Stretch your creative muscles and add some of your favorite home furniture pieces to your ceremony or reception.