That’s An Idea! 101 ways to use a Wedding Bucket

Written by    Last updated: January 31, 2011

What’s so fantastic about organising a wedding is that you can get your Blue Peter head on and indulge your artistic senses wherever and whenever you like. Each month we look at how one of our products might be used to inspire your big day. This time it’s buckets – silver buckets, mini buckets and pretty little white retro buckets. 

Wedding Buckets

Images clockwise from top left, all from the Confetti shop: Silver Mini Pail Favours| Silver Large Pail Centrepiece| White Broderie Anglaise Mini Pail| Ivory Heart Metal Bucket Candle Holder

The Broderie Anglaise trim detail makes this a pretty alternative to a box (£1.99). Simply fill with confectionery and accessorise with ribbons to match your theme. You could also attach a tag, and write a personal message to your guests, or use them as place card holders on your tables.

SHABBY CHIC: Try these bursting with retro sweets. Dress them up with pretty flowers, ribbons or trims and fill them with Love Hearts.

BE UNIQUE: Make hand-painted white buckets with people’s names on for favours or placecards!

OUTDOOR DECORATIONS: Tie ribbons around these cute holders and put LCD tea lights  holders in to have hanging from the trees.

Create a beautiful alternative centrepiece inside or outside with this silver bucket (£5.99). Simply fill with fresh flowers, favours, or your choice of alcoholic beverage for the perfect centrepiece for any table. 

BESIDE THE SEASIDE: Go all out for an English Seaside theme, complete with bucket centre pieces filled with sand and spades also shells to hold the name cards! You could have different resorts in Cornwall as your table names instead of having numbers. The possibilities are endless. How about flatish pebbles with people’s names written on them to use as name places? If the whole theme is the seaside then hire some deckchairs, have glass jars with rock as favours, hire an ice-cream van, and serve fish and chips for main course!!! And why not fill these mini buckets with ice cream to serve the kids.

LOVE IN BLOOM: For great centrepieces  what about artificial sunflowers in silver buckets?

SET THE MOOD with floating candles in silver buckets lining the path to your outdoor wedding. Or Tealights in lanterns hanging from trees by fat chiffon ribbons.

ECO FRIENDLY: Instead of fireworks go for sparklers or garden candles in around the entrance to your reception in our handy silver buckets.

THE BIG CHILL: No need to hire chiller buckets. You will save loads on these wine coolers for the wedding. And reuse them for some spring planting after the big day.

EXTRA FIZZ: Put some extra fizz in your day by filling petite silver buckets with sand and adding sparklers or garden candles. It will really set the mood as dusk approaches.

Create a beautiful alternative centrepiece inside or out with this bucket (£5.99). The delicate Broderie Anglaise detailing makes this bucket perfect for a pretty theme – simply fill with fresh flowers, favours or your tables alcohol creating the perfect centrepiece.

SO PRETTY: Fill these pretty white buckets with rose petals for your flower girls to scatter in front of you.

SHABBY CHIC: Having a garden wedding? Why not include these cute white buckets with your English Garden theme by filling them with roses as a centre piece.

EASTER BUNNIES: Something for the kids to fill with chocolate eggs while you enjoy your drinks.

For more DIY ideas or to buy a bucket click here.

Be inspired – Tell us how you have or would use these lovely buckets on your big day in our BRIDE AND GROOM FORUM.

Find more great ideas on our Inspiration pages!

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