It can be hard to know what to do with all your wedding decor after the big day is over. You can always try to sell things, but we like the idea of reusing your wedding supplies as fabulous and meaningful home decor! I think it is great to be able to not only budget-friendly to reuse your decor, but also it’s sweet to be able to keep pieces of your wedding out for everyday use for memory’s sake.
Here are some ideas for how to use popular wedding items in your home.
For the wedding: menu sign via Bride on a Budget
2. Apothecary Jars
For the wedding: candy buffet via Amy Atlas
3. Mason Jars
For the wedding: vases via Elizabeth Anne Designs
4. Vintage Keys
For the wedding: seating chart via Oh Lovely Day
5. Vintage China
For the wedding: place settings via Samantha Luck
6. Bright and cheerful fabric
For the wedding: hanging as a photobooth backdrop
7. Polaroid Picture Ideas
For the wedding: Have guests take polaroid photos of themselves and pin them onto twine that you’ve strung up, along with notes for the couple.
8. Vintage Book Ideas
For the wedding: Stack vintage books on each table as part of your centerpieces, via Green Wedding Shoes
In the home: Bolt stacks of books together to make a stool, via Dezeen (the lamp base is also made out of book pages!), or if that seems too difficult, simply stack the books to make an end table, via Design Esquire.
9. Tea Tin Ideas
For the wedding: Tea tins make adorable vases, via Martha Stewart
10. Empty Frame Ideas
For the wedding: Frames for photo booth via Kiss the Groom
11. Birdcage Ideas
For the wedding: Hang birdcages above the head table for drama via Ruffled.
For the wedding: Shutters make creative table runners, via Colleen Sherman
In the home: Use the shutters to make an entryway organizer via Martha Stewart or a fabulous shabby-chic headboard via Curbly.
13. Wine corks
For the wedding: Cut slits in wine corks and use them as place card holders, via Libellule Gifts
For the wedding: Use pretty silverware in your place settings, via Love and Lavender.
In the home: You can still use silverware in place settings of course, but if you have some extra, try making a kitchen clock like this one from Seventh Avenue, or key racks like this one via Design*Sponge!
15. Cake Stands
For the wedding: Use footed cake stands to elevate cakes via Love and Lavender
In the home: Use the cake stands as condiment holders via New England Lifestyle, flower arrangements via Martha Stewart, or candle holders via Real Simple.
16. Wire Baskets
For the wedding: Use a wire basket to hold cards or programs, via Perched on a Whim.
17. Mini clothespins
For the wedding: Mini clothespins make cute and super easy place card holders, via Real Simple
In the home: String some yarn across an empty frame and use the clothespins to clip on pictures, ticket stubs, and cards via Unadventurous Adventures or glue little magnets to the back and use them to organize your fridge, via brionesandco.
18. Wood Slices
For the wedding: We’ve seen so many creative uses for wood slices in weddings. One of our favorite ideas is to use a custom stamp on them to make these adorable rustic save the dates, via Nonpareil!
19. Wood Crates
For the wedding: Use wooden crates to give some height to your dessert table, via Love & Lavender.
For the wedding: Use a box filled with yarn to display escort cards, via Forget.Me.Knot Weddings
21. Drawer Knobs
Hope this inspires you to put your wedding decor to good use after the wedding is over!
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Despite her dreamy wedding blogger lifestyle, Meredith's day job is running ClassicVeils.com and a full-time mom to an active toddler. If she could, Meredith would spend her days taking cruises, helping animals in need, and watching Big Brother!