Feature Friday: Vintage Bird Cages

20 Unique Uses for Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

Happy Friday! Welcome to 2015’s first Feature Friday- and I maaaay have gotten a little carried away. We love vintage birdcages (our inventory is evidence) and apparently, so does Pinterest. Even though I’m sure you’ve seen birdcages at weddings- I’m almost positive one of these uses for them will be new to you (and if you’ve seen them all… you win a prize: number one fan of vintage birdcages! Deal?). Alright, alright, enough with the small chat. Let’s get the countdown on!

Unique Uses for Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

1. This lace backdrop for a ceremony is dreamy without, but adding the birdcage as a chandelier gives it a touch of magic. It’s so simple- yet we can’t stop staring.

Unique Uses for Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

2. Fill a birdcage with sweets for guest to enjoy throughout your reception- or pack it full of favors for them to take home with them! Also… if you’re looking for a little Scottish inspiration for your wedding- that birdcage right there leads to a wedding in a Scottish Castle (dreamy!).

Unique uses of Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

3. Who doesn’t love a pretty centrepiece? We love this one that incorporates the table number. You could even simplify further and clip the table number to the birdcage with a mini clothespin (yep, there’s such a thing!).

Unique Uses for Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

4. Speaking of gorgeous centrepieces… we’ll be giving you a few! We love this birdcage stacked on vintage books. By leaving the cage door open, a single rose arrangement is showcased without looking sparse.

Unique Uses of Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

5.  Flowers in birdcages… there’s not much that’s better than this! This centrepiece keeps the door closed and uses it as a 360 degree display for beautiful hydrangeas and garden roses. We love that it’s spilling out the sides- so luxurious!

Unique Uses for Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

6. This centrepiece combines baby’s breath (our go-to floral) with vintage birdcages. And candles. Seriously, need I say more?

Using Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

7. Moving away from centrepieces… how fun is this photo display!? In lieu of a slideshow, display photos of your relationship and your parents wedding photos on a large vintage birdcage. Hang it on a stand to have a stand alone piece! Bonus points for florals inside the cage!

Unique Uses for Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

8. What a sweet alternative to a guest book! We love the play on ‘birds’ to have guests write you a sweet note to drop inside a vintage birdcage instead of signing a generic guestbook.

Unique Uses for Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

9. And since we brought up stands… we LOVE this Parisian inspired wedding that uses birdcages on stands as a focal point for the intimate reception.

Unique Uses for Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

10. If you’re having an outdoor wedding… put that nature to work! We can’t get enough of these vintage birdcages hung from trees. They provide soft lighting for an intimate wedding. Just make sure you are using artificial candles to avoid disastrous wax drips!

Unique Uses for Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

11. Now combine two the above… and you get hanging birdcages full of florals! How luxe is this, we’re in awe!

Unique Uses for Birdcages at Weddings

12. If they’re not IN the birdcage… why not on the outside? This arrangement is so simple, but the unique display of florals makes it absolutely stunning!

Unique Uses for Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

13. Okay, okay, last hanging florals! But this one isn’t florals…it’s greens, so really- we’re good. These vintage birdcages are used as chandeliers in a gorgeous tent wedding. The hanging ivy adds natural elements to a glamorous look.

Unique Uses for Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

14. Bring on the colour! We just had to use one of our own to show you how lovely a bit of colour can look for an outdoor wedding. Avoid the complicated floral arrangements by heaping fresh flowers in vintage birdcages. Or go even less fuss and heap flower petals!

Unique Uses for Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

15. A vintage birdcage is the perfect receptacle for wedding cards! There’s no need to have a big wrapped box… you have options. And this one is mighty fine if you ask us!

Unique uses for birdcages at weddings

16. Before bringing it to the reception hall- your vintage birdcage could be used at your ceremony to hold programs for guests!

Unique Uses for Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

17. Another ceremony use of a vintage birdcage is as an alternative to a ring pillow! Tie your rings inside and let your little man carry your rings down the aisle in style (yes, I rhymed, thank you for noticing!).

Unique Uses for Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

18. This elegant cake is displayed inside a vintage birdcage. We love how luxe this looks!

Unique Uses for Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

19.So you don’t want your cake IN a birdcage… you know you could put a birdcage on top! We’re in love with this quirky cake topper (and it’s colourful to boot!).

Unique Uses for Vintage Birdcages at Weddings

20. Last but certainly not least- why not use a vintage birdcage to hold your seating arrangement? We love the statement this makes!

So there you have it! 20 Ways you might not have thought of to use a vintage birdcage at your wedding. What one is your favourite? Mine is probably the hanging birdcages with ivy… they’re just dreamy! But really, they’re all so creative, I’d love to decorate a wedding using any of these ideas! As always, if you are looking for birdcages or any vintage decor in the Lower Mainland… say hello! We’d love to help.

(Welcome Image is from Lemon Thistle’s visit to our warehouse… that beautiful blue birdcage is ours!)