We know what you're thinking - ladders are for painting your house or reaching a high shelf, right? While you're not wrong, there are many more creative ways of using ladders to make your wedding decor stand out. Incorporating ladders into your wedding decor isn't just for those of you with rustic themed weddings, either. From ceremony arches to dessert tables, we have the five best ways of bringing this unusual item to life at your celebration. Even better, this can also double up as a cute DIY project for you and your partner to work on!


1. Ceremony Backdrops

Whether your celebration will be indoors or out, we're loving the idea of ladders as part of your ceremony backdrop. Adding draping, candles or flowers (or even all three) to compliment the theme you're going for makes for an easy yet personalised backdrop.



2. Flower Installations

We're sure you may have noticed the growing popularity of flower installations. Most florists will be more than happy to help you design the perfect installation using your ladder of choice. We love the idea of hanging installations above your guests heads as they wine and dine!



3. Alternative Table Space

If you're looking for a unique space to display your signature cocktails or desserts, using ladders can make for an unforgettable food-based centre piece. Forget about dessert tables - we're all about dessert ladders now! If you do decide to use a ladder as a prop for your desserts, this will make for a stunning photo-op!



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4. Displaying Place Cards

Rather than display your place cards and table numbers on a plain coloured board, hang your cards from the rungs of a ladder. This delicate and simple table number display is a great visual to have at the entrance to your celebration space. Just like with a ceremony backdrop, get creative and incorporate flowers or unusual items amongst your place cards.




5. Favour Station

Gone are the days of mints at your place setting! Favours can be anything and everything under the sun now. If you've chosen unique favours and would prefer to have a dedicated space for them you can set aside a corner and utilise a ladder to get what you want! How cute is the ladder full of mini take-home succulents!


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