10 Fab Ways to Use Vintage or Re-purposed Doors at Your Wedding!
Vintage style doors at weddings are a huge obsession of mine. I think they are just the sweetest and most perfect wedding decor idea you could ever possibly have and a great wedding project for any DIY loving bride and groom.
These wedding decor doors ideally suit rustic, outdoor, garden weddings but also look great for stylish indoor weddings too! Perhaps you’ve booked an empty gallery, warehouse, barn or even a spacious loft space as your wedding venue?
If so, here are 10 wonderful ideas for how to add a bit of re-purposed wedding door chic to your wedding space.
The Photo Prop Op
Grab your gorgeous groom and snuggle up! Get behind that cute shabby chic wedding door and create your own gorgeous photo prop op!
Planning a grand, dramatic entrance? The rustic, vintage, re-purposed wedding door was made for just that!
Imagine this big reveal…
Perhaps you’re planning an indoor celebration in an un-decorated or understated space – a warehouse, gallery or barn?
A vintage door backdrop would be the prettiest decor to say your vows and declare your love in front of.
Dessert Buffet Backdrop
If you’re setting up a dessert buffet or sweetie station for your guests, the ideal way to make the table look spectacular is to place some gorgeously decorated shabby chic doors behind.
Just add gorgeous floral garlands and pretty antique mirrors for some extra added super.
Seating Plan Perfection
A super gorgeous way of letting your guests know where to park their pretty bums!
Pretty and practical.
Rest Room Chic
With this next idea you’ll be dying to show your guests the way to the loo. Really!!
Yes. Use re-purposed doors to hide the ugly spots at your wedding by actually turning them into a feature!
Use your vintage doors to make pretty prop displays.
These can fit in with the scheme of your wedding and are just generally there to beautify your venue.
Use your wedding door to create a story board. Literally!
This door was painted with chalkboard paint. Definitely a wedding idea with the ‘nawww’ factor.
Want to honour absent guests? Or perhaps you’d like to document your relationship using images of the two of you.
Your vintage wedding door could be turned into a memory board with sweet pictures in stylish frames.
Got your Number
One of my favourite ideas for using doors to decorate your wedding are these wedding door table numbers.
They are just so darn pretty!
So there you have it. 10 fab ways to use vintage or re-purposed doors at your wedding.
Now to start collecting and decorating those doors…
Where to Find Vintage Doors
Ok. So depending on where you are located. There seem to be lots of sellers in the US as I think this is a very US lead wedding trend. So definitely check out etsy. It’s a bit harder to find old doors in the UK but when I did a basic search on gumtree, preloved and etsy I did find some old doors that could be re-purposed.
My main advice though – would be to put the word out to your friends and neighbours, contact renovation companies and start nosing round old skips. Ha!
If you have any ideas for where to get your mitts on old wooden doors, please do leave a comment in the section below for brides and grooms to refer to.
How to Decorate Wedding Doors
Yay. You got your door. Good work! If I was going to decorate my door, I would first of all take a good look at it’s original condition and have a think about the overall look I was wishing to achieve.
It may just need a friendly bit of scruffing up with a fine piece of sandpaper. Or perhaps it needs a complete overhaul? There are many DIY tutorials on how to shabby chic your furniture and I would follow one of those tutorials.
Good luck and let me know how it goes.
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