Friday, February 15, 2013

How to Use Burlap in Your Wedding

Rustic weddings are all the rage. Think barns, mason jars and wild flowers. Burlap fits nicely into the rustic style wedding, but surprisingly can be added to more formal weddings, too. Best of all, burlap is an inexpensive and easy to work with fabric.

Here are some ways to incorporate burlap into your wedding.

Burlap Table Numbers – Wedding Window shows you how to create free standing burlap table numbers. The type style used in their example is simplistic, but for a more formal wedding you could find a more elegant font. 

The black painted numbers are a classic look; however for a beach wedding you could use a dark turquoise to match the sea with the burlap being to color of the sand. These Beach Sand and Tealight Holder favors, with their twine tie, would look fantastic next on a table with these numbers and a few shells sprinkled on the table.
Centerpieces – These centerpieces are a great combination of fancy roses and more casual burlap. Just gather some burlap around the vase and tie with some twine or a ribbon. 

These floral arrangements would fit right in to a spring garden wedding.

Cake – The large burlap flower on Jenny Cookie’s wedding cake gives importance to the cake without overpowering it. You could also place smaller burlap flowers on the cake table for added decoration.
Aisle Runner – For an outdoor wedding, why not make your own burlap aisle runner? The example shown here from an African wedding is styled with a tribal pattern and the couple’s name. 

You could also paint you monogram, simple hearts, or a special saying.

Burlap is a versatile fabric that can be worked in to your wedding in a number of different ways.

Which of these ideas would you use in your wedding?

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