Have you considered bringing your couch to your wedding? It's not such a crazy idea if you have any unique or vintage furnishings in your home. Family pieces or lovingly selected antiques can bring a unique quality to your celebration, whether you use them to create seating, accent the decor, or as photo props.
When Sabrina Weinstein and Chris Van Wart wed this summer at Lake Lanier, she had several beautiful pieces there for her bridal portraits. They were then moved to the reception area, where guests posed in a photo booth style area during the evening's festivities.
Four Inch Fold is based in Atlanta and has a wide variety of GORGEOUS pieces to choose from. http://fourinchfold.com Whether you are interested in rustic pews or an sofa, big pieces like upholstery or smaller, detailed items, they have you covered. Check out this gorgeous styled shoot from Mike Colon using vintage furniture.
Here are few peaks from Four Inch Fold's blog. They came upon these goodies at a garage sale. Wouldn't you love for someone with an eye like this to help you style your wedding?
Awesome benches from an old church. Can you imagine how fantastic these would look on a green lawn during an outdoor ceremony? Yes, please!
You can mix and match pieces to create your own look. This sofa and chairs is grouped on a lawn as a seating are for guests during cocktail hour.
Photo by Amy & Stuart from Loverly.com
Here a vintage desk is accented with a mailbox, feather pens, and vintage stationary to create a place for guests to sign in and write notes of love and well wishes for the bride and groom to take with them.
Photo from Inspired by This on Loverly.com
This beautiful Louis chair is available from Snyder Rentals out of Charleston.
So there you go, some inspiration and information on using vintage furniture for your wedding. Many brides take a DIY approach, which is great if you have the skills and the time. For other brides, it makes sense to delegate and outsource some things and stay focused on the aspects of your wedding that are within your abilities or time constraints to handle. Remember to enjoy your wedding planning while maintaining your sanity and your joy at being......THE BRIDE!