Photo by Elizabeth Messina via Kiss The Groom from Sasha Souza Events

Empty picture frames are a fun and simple idea for adding pizzazz to your wedding décor.

Find them at outdoor markets, garage sales, vintage shops – it doesn’t matter if they are a little the worse for wear. Collect them in all sorts of finishes and paint them in your chosen colour – all white would look stunning, or all distressed metallic. You might feel that a mix of colours would look good and fit in with your overall design. Leaving them as they are could add to a vintage, casual feel.

Hang them on a wall showcasing the various sizes and patterns of the frames. Use as they are, or tie hand stamped messages with twine onto the frame. Lie them on the tables and use as a frame for miniature pots of flowers or other natural elements for centrepieces.

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Tiny frames could be placed at each setting with the guest’s name,  or a larger one in the middle of the tables could also look elegant. Use to put your menu in, a list of guests sitting at that table or a verse that is special to you.

A larger frame placed on the entrance table with small bags of sweet treats with the names of your guests and their table number attached could double as a favour for your guests.

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Prop up a particularly pretty frame and arrange a cascading bunch of flowers, or twigs and seed pods behind it. Other elements could be included – such as vintage containers and fruit – think of the Dutch Masters paintings for inspiration.