Six ways to use wooden pallets in your wedding
15 Jun 2017
Want to incorporate the wooden pallet trend into your wedding theme? Here’s a list of six functional and visually appealing ways to use them in your styling and decorations.
One of the big trends for 2017 and 2018 weddings is wooden pallets. From signage to decoration, there are endless amounts of ways to utilise repurposed pallets. Simply typing ‘pallet wedding’ into Pinterest or Instagram will bring up thousands of results from both real weddings and styled wedding shoots, and there are companies springing up nationwide that offer ready-made pallet pieces to save you from doing some DIY. The trend doesn’t seem to be abating any time soon, so we’ve compiled a list of the most popular ways to use wooden pallets in your wedding.
The handy thing about pallets is that they’re portable, lightweight, and can be adapted in any way that you like. One popular option is to attach photographs, whether in frames or just as prints, to a pallet and use it as a piece of decoration at the venue. Other ways to use a pallet as decoration could include painting it to match your colour scheme, placing candles on top and allowing the wax to melt down it, or adorning it with flowers.
This is the easiest way to use a wooden pallet in your wedding. You can either disassemble the pallet to use the individual pieces of wood, or keep it all in one piece, and the only other thing you’ll need is some paint or high-quality markers. Use it to signpost your wedding if you’re getting married in a remote location, or to signify important areas at the venue such as the bar, dance floor, or dessert table. Alternatively, write a lovely quote or phrase on it.
Attach strands of string to the pallet horizontally, and affix pieces of card to the string that show the table names and seating plan for those tables. This is a shabby chic way of displaying your table plan that would work amazingly for rustic style weddings, particularly those taking place in a barn or outdoors. Alternatively, you could pin the table names and seating plans to the wood, or write them straight onto the pallet using markers.
From low tables to simple seating around the dance floor, pallets are incredibly versatile. Stack them as you need, drape hessian or blankets over the top, and decorate with candles or flowers. For a truly rustic aesthetic, complement your pallet furniture with bales of hay. Whether they’re comfortable or not, they’ll definitely look amazing in photographs, and will tie your theme together.
Need a backdrop for your photobooth, ceremony, or just to uplift your venue? Nail together some wooden pallets and decorate as needed. You could add small bunches of flowers, hang dried lavender in a garland, or paint it to match your colour scheme. Draping fairy lights or festoon lights across it will create a stunning bokeh effect to any images taken against it, and you could also attach strips of fabric or ribbon to it to add a hint of rustic elegance.
Just imagine mason jars, vintage bottles, and hessian fabric sitting on a beautiful wooden pallet bar. This option will take some serious DIY skills, so you might want to purchase or hire a pre-made structure, but it will be very aesthetically pleasing. The advantage of a wooden pallet bar is that it will be lightweight and incredibly easy to transport, so you can choose and change the location quickly and easily.