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Chalkboard wedding decor & ideas for a rustic wedding

Inspired by the rustic style wedding, we've fallen for this latest wedding trend


chalkboard picture board - beforethebigday.co.uk

Inspired by the rustic style wedding, we’ve fallen for the latest wedding trend – chalkboard decor. From stationery to cake, it’s time to get creative with chalk!

This simple craft technique can turn everything from your wedding signage, to your wedding cake, into a creative talking point on the day.

Once just the preserve of the classroom, the humble blackboard has evolved in a wedding centrepiece.

Chalkboards and chalkboard-inspired artwork add a whimsical and rustic vibe to any wedding are are perfect if you are having a barn wedding or a Boho outdoor wedding.

There’s something about the hand scripted writing and the hand crafted nature of the chalkboard that makes it a DIY bride’s best friend.

You’ll be amazed how many ways you can feature the chalkboard on your wedding day.

Signage

This is where it all began – simple hand-written signs used to direct people to a wedding venue.

Find an old chalkboard, grab some chalk and hey presto – you’ve got yourself a sign.

Alternatively you can use chalk on old pieces of wood, or you can turn pretty much any surface into a chalkboard using chalkboard paint.

chalkboard signage - weddingideasmag.com
chalkboard signage – weddingideasmag.com
Charcoal welcome sign 2 - celebritystyleweddings.com
Charcoal welcome sign – celebritystyleweddings.com

Table plan

Table plan arrangements can change right up to the last minute – so making a chalkboard table plan is perfect if you need to rub out a name and write in a new one!

Plus there’s no denying that the hand written arrangements look very rustic-chic.

Chalkboard table plan - beforethebigday.co.uk (2)
Chalkboard table plan – beforethebigday.co.uk (2)
Chalkboard table plan - Lorraine Daley Wedding Photography
Chalkboard table plan – Lorraine Daley Wedding Photography
Chalkboard Tabletop Wedding Sign - elizabethannedesigns.com
Chalkboard Tabletop Wedding Sign – elizabethannedesigns.com

Picture board 

Possibly our favourite way to incorporate this trend into your wedding. The chalkboard picture board is fun and creates a real feature on the day.

halkboard_wedding_signs - weddingchicks.com
halkboard_wedding_signs – weddingchicks.com
Chalkboard picture board - pinterest.com
Chalkboard picture board – pinterest.com
chalkboard picture board - beforethebigday.co.uk
chalkboard picture board – beforethebigday.co.uk

Wedding Stationery

Give your guests a hint of the boho wedding theme that lies in store by sending out chalkboard-inspired wedding invitations – they look chic and classy while setting the rustic tone.

chalkboard inspired wedding stationery - elli.com
chalkboard inspired wedding stationery – elli.com

chalkboard wedding stationery - wedding.allwomenstalk.com

Chalkboard wedding invitations - ohsobeautifulpaper.com
Chalkboard wedding invitations – ohsobeautifulpaper.com

Dinner, bar and dessert table signage 

Why stop at directional signage? Use charcoal boards to inform guests of your dinner menu.

Or put up a black board instructing them to help themselves to drinks at the bar or indulge in a tasty treat from the dessert table.

personalised chalkboard glasses - pinterest.com
personalised chalkboard glasses – pinterest.com
Chalkboard menu details - beforethebigday.co.uk
Chalkboard menu details – beforethebigday.co.uk
chalkboard dessert table signage - simplypeachy.com
chalkboard dessert table signage – simplypeachy.com
chalkboard bar signage - brides.com
chalkboard bar signage – brides.com

Wedding cake

The ultimate in rustic chic, the chalkboard wedding cake looks too good to eat. Keep it plain or decorate with freshly picked flowers.

chalkboard wedding cake - wedmagazine.co.uk
chalkboard wedding cake – wedmagazine.co.uk
chalkboard wedding cake by Cotton Lamp; Crumbs
chalkboard wedding cake by Cotton Lamp; Crumbs
chalkboard cake - bridalville.com
chalkboard cake – bridalville.com

Place mats 

Create customised place mats for your guests which can also double up as name cards – genius!

chalkboard style placemats - swoonedmagazine.co.uk
chalkboard style placemats – swoonedmagazine.co.uk
chalkboard style placemats - pinterest.com
chalkboard style placemats – pinterest.com
Chalkboard placemat - gallerygogopix.net
Chalkboard placemat – gallerygogopix.net

Wedding favours

Tie the theme up at the end of the day by giving your guests quirky, customised chalkboard-inspired wedding favours.

Chalkboard matches - ahandcraftedwedding.com
Chalkboard matches – ahandcraftedwedding.com
magnet chalkboard - Kharasweddingideas.com
magnet chalkboard – Kharasweddingideas.com

Chalkboard favour idea - intimateweddings.com

chalkboard style personalised mints - favoursandflowers.com
chalkboard style personalised mints – favoursandflowers.com