17 Chic Ways to Decorate With Rustic Wooden Crates

When it comes to the vintage rustic wooden crate, it's all about thinking outside the box.
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Catherine Jessee
catherine jessee the knot contributor
Catherine Jessee
The Knot Contributor
  • Catherine Jessee is a Nathalie Dupree Graduate Fellow at Southern Foodways Alliance and is completing her Master of Arts in Southern Studies.
  • Catherine previously worked on editorial teams, but is currently studying Appalachian History.
  • Catherine worked for The Knot as a Digital Editorial Intern from 2016 to 2017.

If you're opting for a rustic wedding, it's all about fresh details and natural textures. When it comes to rustic décor, there's one versatile staple you don't want to overlook: the all-purpose wooden crate. From flower-filled crates lining the ceremony aisle to artfully stacked escort card displays and DIY cakestands, there are so many unique ways to think outside of the box (or crate, if you will).

To help you discover new ways to use rustic wooden crates, we've rounded up 17 of our favorite creative—and functional—ideas to inspire your planning.

Rustic Escort Card Table With Lavender

Rustic glam escort table with lavender and wooden crates
Marie Labbancz Photography

From: Wine Country Themed Wedding in the Woods at Pomme in Radnor, Pennsylvania

Ceremony Décor With Fresh Flowers

Wooden crate decor with fresh flowers for an outdoor wedding ceremony
Ashley Sawtelle

From: A Modern Mountain Wedding at Ten Peaks in Crested Butte, Colorado

Vintage Ceremony Setup With Programs and a Petal Toss

Vintage table and wooden crates for wedding programs and petals to toss
Katie Lindgren Photography

From: A Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding on a Family Farm in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

Stacked Photo and Décor Display

Welcome table idea with wooden crates and family photos
Lina Ryann Photography

From: A Rustic Garden Wedding at the Grove in Sanger, California

Antique Aisle Decorations With Flowers

Floral decor with wooden crates and tables for an outdoor wedding ceremony
Angela King Photography

From: A Rustic, Country Wedding at Cedar Bend Events in Cedar Creek, Texas

Centerpiece With Dahlias, Garden Roses and Succulents

Rustic flower and succulent arrangement in a wooden planter for a wedding reception centerpiece
Kira Friedman and Caleb Young/Harper Point Photography

From: A French Country Wedding in Laporte, CO

Romantic Decor With Jewel-Toned Blooms and Candles

Romantic reception decor with wooden crates and tea lights
emilie inc. photography

From: A Vintage Wedding in Wells, ME

Antique Drink Station

Natural rustic drink station idea for a wedding reception

From: A Backyard Wedding in Lincoln, NE

Lush White and Green Centerpiece

Natural romantic table centerpiece with flowers and greenery for a wedding reception
Carina Romano Photography

From: A Country City Wedding in Philadelphia, PA

Vintage Dessert Station

Antique wooden crate dessert table idea for a wedding reception
Jonathan David Studios

From: A Rustic Barn Wedding With Bohemian Flair at a Private Residence in Huasna, California

Anniversary Wine Message Table

Glam guest advice with anniversary wine idea with wooden crates
onelove photography

From: A Romantic, Natural Wedding at the Loft on Pine in Long Beach, California

Rustic Moss Escort Card Display

Table card display idea for a wedding reception
Stephen Govel Photography

From: A Chic Garden Wedding at the Inn at Fernbrook Farms in Chesterfield, New Jersey

Naked Cake Stand

Whimsical wooden crate cake stand for a wedding reception
Amara Photo

From: A Refined, Rustic Wedding at Sinkland Farms in Christiansburg, Virginia

Bright Mix-and-Match Tabletop Colors

Bright wooden crate centerpeice idea for a wedding reception
Amalie Orrange Photography

From: An Americana-Inspired Wedding at Isola Farms in Groveland, Florida

Repurposed Vintage Crates With Roses and Hydrangea

Repurposed vintage wooden crate centerpiece idea for a wedding reception centerpiece
Aperture Photography

From: A Rustic Chic Wedding at White Star Farm in London, Ohio

Dessert Display With Multiple Cakes

Cake stands and rustic wooden crate decor for a wedding reception
Amanda Donaho Photography

From: A Walhill Farm Wedding in Batesville, Indiana

Clothing Pin Escort Table With Chalkboard Signs

Wooden crate escort display idea for a wedding reception
Katelyn James Photography

From: A Rustic, Boho-Chic Wedding at the Barn & Gazebo in Salem, Ohio

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