Wedding Trend: Chalkboards

With their tranquil, pastoral backdrops and organic touches to the rose-colored way they softly call back the past, it’s utterly impossible for us not to get mushy over rustic and vintage weddings.

One popular trend—the chalkboard—keeps turning up at these celebrations because modern brides favor them for their nostalgic nod. Sweet and playful, chalkboards (the edible and printed ones included) harken us back to our childhood while adding a touch of charm to any soiree.

From towering cakes to save-the-dates, here are 10 ways to welcome chalkboards into your wedding:

Evermine Save the Date Card

Printed on thick white card stock, these save-the-date cards from Evermine emulate mini chalkboards ($24.90 for 10 cards).

Chalkboard invitations on Zazzle

Messrs. + mustaches = cute combination. These 5″ x 7″ invitations are available on Zazzle ($2.59 per card).

Chalk board backdrop by Chalk Shop Events

SNAP! Rent a photo booth and life-size chalkboard, like this Florida-themed one from Chalk Shop Events, so guests can take fun party pics of themselves.

Seating chalkboard

Photo: Alyssa Marie Photography

One bride used gold pen to create a chalkboard guest seating chart.

Chalkboard arrows

Photo: We Heart It

Perfect at a venue with lots of acreage, these chalkboard arrows are doubly adorable paired with a bicycle-shaped flower planter.

Chalkboard chair signs

Photo: Erika Nicole Photography

Hang chalkboards from the bride and groom’s chairs and other guests you wish to give special attention.

Chalkboard placemats

Skip the place cards and write guests’ names on chalkboard placemats instead.

Chalkboard cake by Artisan Cake Company

Dessert de résistance: Ask your bakery to create a chalkboard wedding cake—like this one by Artisan Cake Company—and personalize it with your names and a special message.

Planters by West Elm

Filled with with fresh herbs, flowers or succulents, these colorful chalkboard planters from West Elm make lovely gifts for departing guests ($12 per planter).

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