Great Ways to Use Tins at Your Wedding

Posted on 29 May 2015

Let's Talk About Tins


Rustic chic weddings are really trending right now, with brides going through reels of lace and hessian ribbon and scouring Etsy for cute and unique table decorations and props to give their special day that vintage DIY feel. If that sounds like you then we have just the thing...


Plain Tin filled with Baby's Breath


These tins look simply stunning filled with delicate Baby's Breath or Hydrangeas in pastel colours, or for a real wow factor try some larger blooms such as Tree Peonies. Fresh flowers look fab, however if you're looking for a more permanent fixture for the house, some good quality faux flowers are also a great option and can look surprisingly realistic. Many people over the years have mistaken our faux arrangements at Beyond Expectations for fresh and had to give them a feel to believe it!



Painted tins look fab and are sure to get your guests talking. Combine a few colours together (we think ivory, gold and copper looks great!) to create a simple yet chic, rustic table centrepiece. Add some character with a little hessian or jute string tied in a simple bow and wallah



Using ribbon or string, tins can be hung from branches and beams or tied to pews/chairs along the aisle, and as the evening gets darker, how about filling a few of them with water and adding floating candles to light a path outdoors or simply add some warm candlelight to your venue.


Many brides are straying away from the traditional favours of sugared almonds or chocolates, so if you're looking for something a bit alternative using tins as planters is a brilliant idea. Succulent plants or herbs work really well. You could even attach a little luggage tag and use them as escort cards too!


Photo by Peach Plum Pear via Storyboard Wedding 


But wait, there's more! Using pretty tins as cutlery or straw holders is a great idea for outdoor weddings or even at home for dinner parties and birthdays. Embellish with buttons, mini-bunting, fabric flowers or whatever you fancy!


Tin Cutlery Holder


Tins are such a handy, versatile and affordable decoration that fits right in with the rustic chic look and if you're thinking "Well, what am I going to do with all those tins afterwards?", give them to guests, plant some seeds, use them as pen pots, makeup brush holders or simply recycle them! The possibilities are endless.


Click here to check out our brand new range of decorative tins

We currently offer Plain, Ivory, Baby Pink, Sky Blue, Copper and Gold but we will definitely be adding new colours very soon!

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