If you’re planning a boho wedding then you absolutely have to include macramé details in your day. Not only is macramé totally on trend, it’s also great for wedding DIY and with a little practice, you’ll be crafting in no time. As macramé is essentially ‘the art of the knot’, it really couldn’t be more perfect for weddings! Here are our favourite macramé ideas that are absolutely ideal for boho weddings.
A macramé wedding
There are so many ways to include macramé in your wedding from huge hanging decorations to tiny details and even wedding favours. You can pick out the knotty detail and replicate this on your wedding cake for example or even choose a wedding dress with similar design or pattern incorporated within it. There’s also nothing stopping you from using coloured macramé in your plans if you’d like to bring your boho colour scheme to life.
A macramé backdrop really sets the scene for your boho wedding. These are great pieces because they can be used for your ceremony, during your photos and then moved to sit behind your top table. Bring your backdrop to life with seasonal flowers and other boho accessories.
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Macramé details don’t have to be huge to be noticeable. If you just think whereabouts you’re going to use them, they will definitely be noticed. A macramé wrap is the perfect boho alternative to bouquet ribbons.
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You can incorporate macramé into lots of other boho wedding trends too. Floral hoops are big news too and with a touch of macramé, they look even more beautiful.
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The boho bride loves to do things differently so don’t be afraid to use macramé instead of traditional wedding items. A delicate headpiece makes a really memorable alternative to a veil.
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Macramé details to DIY
Firstly, have a good look online to find out what macramé projects are possible for your wedding. If you’re a novice crafter then start with something small and practice your skills here before moving on to larger items such as backdrops or hanging details. You’ll find lots of tutorials online too and working along with video instructions, it’s pretty easy to pick up the basics.
The boho alternative to chair bows and covers, a macramé swag is a great addition to your day. Don’t feel that you have to make hundreds either – you could just craft two, one each for you and your partner, if you’re short on time.
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Rather than worrying about shaping a complicated piece, a straight length of macramé is much easier to DIY. A table runner for your top table could also decorate your ceremony table earlier in the day too.
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A gorgeous macramé ‘net’ makes a really fabulous table plan! Simply peg the seating details onto the macramé, decorate and hang. The open nature of this design means it’s quicker to craft than denser pieces.
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Another super cute DIY is a macramé cake topper. Add some feathers, beads or other boho details to create something unique and totally individual for your own big day.
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Macramé must-haves for your boho wedding
Some macramé pieces are essential for boho weddings so if you’ve not got huge amounts of time for lots of DIY or if you’d prefer to just include a couple of macramé details, then these are the items that really have to be on your list.
Macramé holders for suspended florals are just about the most on trend thing we’ve seen recently. If you’re going to make your own, make sure you know the size of the pot or holder so that your flowers are securely held in place.
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A macramé hanging behind your cake table will bring an empty wall to life and really highlight the cake below. A macramé piece this size will also slot neatly into your home after your wedding day too.
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Let your guests take a touch of macramé home with them as the ideal reminder of your wedding day. A little macramé hanging make an excellent wedding favour.
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Remember that you can include macramé in your wedding in more ways than one! Use it as a decorative motif on stationery and wedding day signage.
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Of course, your brilliant boho wedding day starts with a brilliant venue. Here’s our guide to choosing your perfect boho wedding venue.