Home Sweet Home! An Intimate Thanksgiving Wedding Celebration

Rustic table setting via HGTV.com

Home sweet home! That’s the theme of our Thanksgiving wedding! Imagine this: a feast cooked up by family and friends amidst the comfort and cozy setting of your home. To pull this off, consider using DIY rustic elements together with semi-prepared items, which make for a budget-friendly yet sensibly stylish celebration. See our tips below for planning an intimate, at-home wedding!

Tips for An Intimate Thanksgiving Wedding Celebration

Home Sweet Home! An Intimate Thanksgiving Wedding  Celebration

Tip #1:Assemble a rustic table setting with vintage elements

Create table centerpieces with wooden crates, old bottles, and brass candle holders. Add a burlap runner. Stick with budget-friendly blooms like ivory carnations! Use vintage china and opt for informal place settings, including crisp white table linens. For place cards, use mini cocktail flags! See HGTV for more inspiration!

Tip #2: Have a dessert table with store-bought options

Consider favorites like pecan, pumpkin, and apple! A simple white cake from the grocery can be decorated with a whimsical cake topper. Or, if you are lucky enough to have mom make it, then that would be even better! Remember, having individual cakes displayed on pretty cake stands can look just as pretty! Finally, bundt cakes are also a popular alternative! See Brooklyn Homemaker for her apple pie recipe.

Tip #3: Create a chalkboard menu on a wooden slab

Using chalkboard spray paint, a wooden slab that you can purchase nowadays at a craft store can be made into a lovely Thanksgiving menu. See Sweetly Chic Events for a DIY!

Tip #4: Send them home with pies!    

As a special treat for guests, give mini pies as your favors. Simple Kraft paper boxes can be decorated with a special tag that says, “gather together, give thanks, eat pie.” Visit Eighteen 25 for these chic tags!

Tip #5: Set up an apple cider and wine bar stand

For a self-serve option, present 5-7 of your favorite fall wines and a warm apple cider bar.  Provide mason jars, straws, and cinnamon stick as stirrers. Whip cream is optional! Check out KD Hamptons for how to set up a sensible Thanksgiving dinner drinks table.

Tip #6: Make your guest book an interactive one

Prepare a small guest book table with a camera and have your guests snap a pic and sign your guest book at the same time! Visit DIY Network for more ideas.

Tip #7: Consider semi-DIY invitations

The stamped invitation! What could be cleverer than stamping your invitations rather than toiling by the printer? Have your wedding details customized on a stamp and then select your own stationery. Visit Antiquaria Design Studio for details.


  1. Love the tree stump menu!

  2. So nice of you to stop by, Amy! Yes, the chalkboard style works perfectly with the wood slice, doesn’t it?

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