Barn weddings have never been more popular, but you don't need to hold your wedding on a farm to achieve a rustic vibe. If you’re hoping to add just a few elegant, yet rustic touches to your wedding décor, try incorporating subtle wooden details into your ceremony and reception. Wood surfaces convey warmth and give your overall wedding look a relaxed, unfussy style, while the natural, slight imperfections in the wood add a touch of homespun charm.
Lately, we’ve been seeing more and more creative wedding ideas involving wooden serving boards and cutting boards—couples are incorporating them as creative table-number signs, escort-card displays, and even using them in lieu of traditional chargers at the dinner table. By being sparing with the wooden touches—resist the urge to go overboard!—you’ll achieve a stylish balance between rustic and sophisticated.
To help you get inspired for your own rustic-chic celebration, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite wooden board wedding ideas below.
Seating Chart Display
A seating-chart installation made of wooden cutting boards is perfect for any food-loving couple. Collect serving boards of different shapes and sizes, hire a calligrapher to hand-write guests’ names, and then suspend them with rope to create an eye-catching hanging display.
Signature Cocktails Sign
We love this clever take on a “his” and “hers” drink menu: List each signature cocktail, along with the ingredients in each beverage, on a large wooden serving board so guests know what to expect.
Wooden Serving Board Menu Display
For a more affordable take on this idea, print your menu details on cardstock and then tie them around the handle of a wooden serving board with twine. Display the board in the middle of each dinner table so guests can easily read it.
Table Number Sign
Add a homey and warm touch to your reception tables by turning small wooden cutting boards into clever table-number signs.