Guest Blog written by the lovely PartyBales
Year on year outdoor weddings are increasing in popularity as they are giving brides and grooms the opportunity to create the wedding of their dreams with plenty of freedom and choice. We are also seeing more and more outdoor spaces becoming accessible across the country whether this be woodlands, treehouses, fields, farms or lakes. Often these spaces are blank canvases thus allowing the happy couple to really embrace their imagination to create the big day they have dreamt of.
We are seeing several themes which seem to be here to stay at outdoor weddings and one of them is the use of Hay and Straw Bales. Hay and Straw Bales can be extremely versatile which is why perhaps they are becoming increasingly popular as well as fitting in with the relaxed, natural look and feel to go with an outdoor setting. Bale Hire Specialists PartyBales give us an insight into how you could use bales as part of your big day.Bales can be stacked to make display stands which make an amazing entrance to your wedding. You can decorate the bales however you want with personal touches. They can also make a rustic stand for your seating plan.
Bales are often used as seating for weddings. They can be used just as they are but often covers are put on them to help add a little bit of extra comfort or to tie to the bales into the colour theme of the day. The bales can be arranged in different layouts and are extremely flexible. Bales could also be used as informal seating at the reception – the bale sofa proves a hit for this.
Bale lawn games such as a tin can alley, coconut shy or skittle alley make another great use for bales at a wedding and can keep the guest entertained for hours.
Bales can also be used as stands for signage to direct guests at the venue and another great use for the bales is to use the bales as a photobooth for your guest’s entertainment.
Hay and Straw Bales are certainly a great addition to an outdoor wedding alongside tipi’s, bell tents, street food caters, ice cream carts and live music.
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