Happy Monday! As you are planning your farm wedding, keep in mind all of the great uses for blankets on your big day. Here are a few reasons to consider using them in your rustic wedding plans…
…offer them to your guests (and save one for you and your new partner in life!). Even on summer nights, the air could get chilly and there’s nothing like snuggling under a blanket next to a fire or out under the stars. Don’t let your guests think it’s too cold to stick around. By giving them a blanket, you are giving them more reasons to stay and enjoy the rest of your fabulous night!
…use them out on the grass as casual places for your guests to sit and relax. Have games out on some of them, or put your guest book stuff out on a blanket. Your guests will have to take a break while they write you their wishes.
…make a cozy place for you and your special someone to snuggle after your ceremony. The back of a pick-up truck (remember this old post? I still love it!). A tee-pee. A special spot under a tree. Just somewhere for you to go together and have a few moments alone!
…give them out as favors to your guests…
…if you have a special blanket or want a unique way to tie in your wedding colors, use a blanket to set the stage for your ceremony. As an aisle runner, or a canopy over you while you say your vows.
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…of course, a special quilt would make a fabulous photo backdrop for you and your guests.
…And this idea was a great one from a GORGEOUS wedding that I had to share with you. This couple asked their guests to mail back a piece of fabric with their RSVPs and nearly everyone did. They then had a quilt made from it that they used on their wedding day both as a photo backdrop and at their ceremony. What a meaningful keepsake. I just LOVE when couples get their guests involved! I am sure every guest that shared a piece of fabric wanted to get up close and really check out that quilt. So awesome.
So now the big question. Where to get so many blankets? Well, you can make them (find some coordinating fabrics that will work perfectly with your wedding colors!). You can ask your family and friends to set aside some of their blankets for you to use on your big day. Or better yet, ask each guest to bring a blanket along! Put a friend to work that’s a quiltmaker (if you’re lucky enough to have quilters in your circle of friends!). Or buy some. Ikea has blankets at super affordable prices (check these $2.49 throws). Or spend time heading to thrift stores, you never know what you might find.
Mostly, I just think blankets give another way to add that cozy farm feeling to your wedding. So why not give your guests something to snuggle with and enjoy!