15 Ways to Use Chalk in Weddings

Nothing brings back the joy of elementary school like a good, old-fashioned chalkboard, but chalk does not have to be reserved for childhood! Instead of spelling tests and primary colors, imagine French bistro menus and modern calligraphy.

We’ve rounded up 15 unique and very grown-up ways to use chalk in your wedding—click through for all of the ideas!

Chalkboard Tabletop Wedding Sign

Brett and Brandon’s California mountain wedding has so many fun, wintry details, but we are really madly in love with the oh-so-chic chalkboard escort card table.

Photo: Jennifer Eileen Photography

Chalkboard Wedding Backdrop

There may be no single more drop-dead fabulous detail than Andrio and Caroline’s amazing chalkboard ceremony backdrop! Bonus: doubles as a photo booth!

Photo: Jenny Jimenez

Chalkboard Heart Cake

A too-cute chalkboard heart is just the right amount of adorable for a simple white cake.

Photo: Hello Naomi

Chalk Ceremony Altar Backdrop

On a floral budget? Draw your altar instead! This entire wedding is full of chalk details, and we are in love!

Photo: Stone Crandall Photography

Chalkboard Horse Place Card

Get crafty with chalkboard paint. Spray paint ideas are endless, but these chalkboard horse place cards are especially unique—and are a perfect party idea too!

Photo: James Moes

Chalkboard Serving Tray

A chalkboard serving tray would be absolutely at home during your elegant, outdoor cocktail hour, as seen in this beautiful South African wedding.

Photo: Christine Meintjes

Chalk Wedding Sign

Does your venue have a chalkboard wall? Take advantage of it and create beautiful signage!

Photo: Two Arms Inc.

Chalkboard Seating Chart

Meghan and David’s Montana wedding mixed classic tabletops with chivari chairs with rustic-chic details such as this chalkboard seating chart.

Photo: Leah Verwey Photography

Chalkboard Flower Pot Centerpiece

Centerpieces and table numbers merge in the most beautiful way with these gorgeous chalkboard floral box planters (buy similar ones at Pressed Cotton).

Photo: Harrison Studio

Chalkboard Wine Tasting Tray

The Chalk Shop creates everything from photo booths to signage, and one of my favorite ideas is this lovely wine tasting menu in chalk.

Photo: Andi Mans Photography & Design

Chalkboard Wedding Program

A vintage frame and some chalkboard paint was all Chris and Britney needed to create a fun, easy, and inexpensive wedding program!

Photo: The Nichols

Dessert Table Chalkboard

Perfect for a playful wedding, this dessert table from Elsie Larson substitutes a chalkboard backdrop for paper signs. The doodles are utterly adorable.

Photo: Elsie Larson

Chalkboard Floral Wedding Paper Divas

Wedding Paper Divas has the perfect invitation for a chalkboard-theme wedding.

Chalkboard Wedding Menu

Laura Hooper is one of our favorite calligraphers, and this wooden wedding menu is the perfect combination of sweet, classic calligraphy with chalk detail.

Chalkboard Paint Flower Pot

Perfect for a shower, party, or informal wedding, spray paint small bowls, fill with flowers, and use as escort or place cards!

Photo: Project Wedding