10 Ways to Utilize Vintage Frames at Your Wedding

Try using vintage frames at your wedding in one of these 10 ways.


So you want your wedding to have a beautiful vintage vibe, but you’re on a budget and can’t afford expensive antiques? No problem! Vintage frames can help you give your wedding a classically cool feel and they are incredibly inexpensive. Regardless of your wedding colors, location, flower choices, or any other décor factors, vintage frames can add an element of style to various aspects of your wedding. If you’re interested in incorporating vintage frames into your wedding décor, here are 10 ways to do just that.

1. Picture frames. First things first, you can use your vintage frames for their original purpose at your wedding. You can frame photos of yourself and your partner, your family members, your friends, your pets, or pictures of you as a baby. Set up a table devoted to displaying framed photos or spread the framed photos throughout the wedding.

2. Parking. Get your hands on a big vintage frame and paint the interior backing of it with chalkboard paint. Once the paint is dry, write “Parking” on it and place is appropriately outside so guests know where they can park.

3. Label foods and drinks. Help your guests to identify the foods and drinks served at your reception with some vintage framed labels. Coat the backing of your frame with chalkboard paint or print out labels to put into the frames. Either way, these frames are a stylish way to let your guests know what you’re serving, whether it’s raspberry lemonade or a vodka-spiked version of it.

4. Welcome your guests. Use your frames to create a sign welcoming guests to the wedding. A welcome sign like this can also include arrows so guests know which way the ceremony is… or the bathrooms.

5. Card table. Most guests want to know where they can put wedding cards, but many couples getting married don’t want to overdo their card/gift table in fear of seeming suggestive. A simple sign within a vintage frame stating “Cards” can be set on a table near the entrance of the wedding as a subtle and easy way to solve this problem.

6. Mirrors. If you can find vintage frames that will fit slabs of mirror (which also can be found in vintage stores), you can create a wall of vintage framed mirrors, which adds a nice touch to any wedding décor (and helps the guests to keep their swanky get-ups in check).

7. Flowers. A nice way to accentuate the flowers you’ve chosen to bring into your wedding is to frame some of the flowers and scatter the framed flowers throughout the wedding area as a part of the décor.

8. As table numbers. You can easily turn a vintage frame into a table number for your wedding reception. Print out your table numbers or design them by hand – no matter what you do, putting a vintage frame around your table numbers will enhance the overall presentation.

9. Wedding favors. Let guests know that wedding favors are there to take by putting them all in one spot with a framed sign that reads “Take One,” or something similar.

10. Photo booth instructions. More and more couples these days are letting guests take their own (albeit, often wacky) photos at a DIY photo booth setup at the wedding. Sometimes these setups require that guests utilize props or have someone snap the photo. Place instructions for your photo booth inside of a vintage frame near the photo booth equipment.

Find Amazing Vendors