Believe it or not, creating a wedding dessert table and gorgeous cocktail lounge area can be way easier than baking your own gilded watercolor cake. All you have to do is pick up on the latest trend and use antique furniture as decor! This wedding hack will add a bit more character and make for some seriously gorgeous vignettes for photos. Feel free to enlist an expert to whip up that dream wedding cake, then scroll on to see 13 ways you can customize your wedding decor using furniture you own or rent for the day.

Wedding Bar

1. Rustic Dresser: If you and your true love’s style is a mix of sweet vintage pieces with bold, rustic touches, think of transforming an antique dresser into your very own wedding bar. Just don’t forget the hints of greenery to make it photo-ready. (via Onelove Photography / Hey Wedding Lady)

Wedding Bench

2. Spanish-Inspired Bench: Grab the bench and turn it into a prop for you and your beau. A giant wreath behind it and vintage candleholders on each side will make for insanely gorgeous winter wedding pictures. (via M2visualstudio / Green Wedding Shoes)

Wedding Ceremony Program Nightstand

3. Vintage Nightstand: Sometimes you have to let the scenery speak for itself with less-is-more decor. To create this easy look, simply choose a vintage nightstand with whimsical florals and your ceremony programs. (via Elyse Jennings Weddings)

Wedding Ceremony Seating

4. Eclectic Seating: If you’re planning on going with this style, don’t be afraid to use everything from dining chairs to couches and benches. (via KT Merry / Intimate Weddings)

Wedding Reception Table Trunk

5. Heirloom Trunk: Throwing a secret garden fête? Get inspired by this lovely vignette. The heirloom trunk makes for the perfect accent piece with rustic-elegant vibes. (via Allyson Jessup Photography / Paisley & Jade)

Wedding Desserts Desk

6. Antique Desk: You will fall truly, madly, deeply in love with this greenery cake and timeless desk combo. The gilded candlesticks, warm tones, and sheer tablecloth really set the scene for a black-tie affair. (via  Kate Drennan Photography / The Wedding Playbook)

Wedding Coffee Table

7. Outdoor Living Room Setup: Boho brides, this one’s for you. The intimate setting is drenched in whimsical details. Think of it as your entire living room decor transported right to your wedding venue. (via Aaron Delesie Photography / Style Me Pretty)

Wedding Outdoor Table Favors

8. All-Weather Table: A simple outdoor table filled with botanical favors is a fresh alternative to the usual scene. Add a chalkboard sign to give it an extra pop and make the space feel charming without overdoing it. (via Katie Pritchard Photography / Green Wedding Shoes)

Wedding Lounge Pouf

9. Lounge Area: From the desert-inspired style to the homey furniture, we can’t help but be drawn to this cool-girl ranch setting. It’s perfect for the couple who loves a relaxed feel but still wants to add a personal touch to their wedding decor. (via Katie Pritchard Photography / Green Wedding Shoes)

Wedding Bourbon Bar

10. Side Table: Bring that mid-century modern side table outdoors and create the classic bourbon bar you two lovebirds deserve. Add a greenery garland to truly set this furniture piece apart. (via Jen Huang / Southern Weddings)

Wedding Lounge

11. Plush Rugs: Indoor furniture outdoors is already a winning combination, but add pretty rugs to your garden lounge and you’ve got an ultra-romantic setting. Just make sure you leave lots of open space for the dance floor. (via Carmen Santorelli / MODwedding)

Wedding Side Tables Decor

12. Nesting Tables: If you’re as enamored with this pair of nesting tables as we are, you *need* to make them part of your nuptials. Channel your inner garden goddess and add different florals to each table for a unique and trendy decoration. (via Loot Vintage Rentals)

Wedding Chandeliers

13. Chandeliers: Make a statement on your big day by hanging hexagon chandeliers inside your tent. Set them up over the dance floor, or have them featured as the main focal point of your venue. (via Braedon Photography / The Knot)

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Melissa Paniagua is a freelance writer with a background in weddings and styling and an appreciation for all things innovative, artful and well-designed. She believes that everyday moments are a cause for celebration and loves green juice and coffee in equal measure. Follow her daily adventures on Instagram.