It’s no wonder you are thinking about having a rustic wedding. What’s not to love about a natural, earthy and back-to-basics wedding style? But just how do you make a wedding rustic? In this article, I will share my top tips and inspirational rustic wedding ideas to ensure your day hits your brief.
So what actually is a rustic wedding theme? Well a rustic wedding is imperfectly perfect, incorporating warm natural decor made from elements such as:
Flowers & Foliage
Rustic Wedding Ceremony Decor Inspiration
1. Let The Location Shine
Allow your outdoor ceremony location to do the talking and simply enhance it with coordinating rustic pampas grass aisle decor.
2. Wooden Furniture
This barn venue looks all the more rustic bursting with wooden seating that complements the wooden beams.
3. Don’t Be Afraid To Add Softness
4. Mix & Match Chairs
Mix and match rustic chairs for a stunningly unique style look. Keep to your budget by renting, borrowing, scavenging and picking up freebies online or at car boot sales.
5. Outside In
Use trees to bring the outdoors in, this is a great way to compensate for not having an outdoor ceremony as well as bringing rustic vibes.
6. Scatter Petals
Scattering flower petals or paper confetti down your aisle is a simple and rustic decor idea.
7. Budget-Friendly Rustic Aisle
Yes, this greenery aisle decor can be achieved on a small budget! Forage for greenery in your garden, tie them together and add to chairs. Rustic beautiful.
8. Bring Drama With Foliage
To create a really rustic look, layer flowers, greenery and fairy lights on your barn ceremony venue.
9. Hay Bale Seats
Hay bales make for great inexpensive, natural chairs. Cover bales with blankets for a more comfortable and rustic style.
10. Rustic Rings
Even your wedding rings or wedding ring box can be perfectly rustic!
Photo: Eloise & Mitch via Park Wedding Ideas Rings: Eco Wood Rings
Rustic Wedding Reception Decor Ideas
11. Use Wooden Props
Wooden props such as old ladders and wooden crates make for fantastic structures to add candles and flowers.
12. Confetti Bar
How stunning is this rustic confetti station? Grab an old wooden pallet and fasten your confetti envelopes to it for a cost-saving yet striking decor option.
13. Make A Focal Point
Create a show-stopping focal point with a rustic wedding backdrop!
14. Enhance Wooden Beams
Highlight rustic areas in your venue such as wooden beams with beautiful blooms. This is a spendier option, but it could be made cheaper by foraging or growing your own wedding flowers.
15. Have A Grazing Table
Ensure your wedding food looks as good as it looks with a feast fit for a rustic celebration.
16. Choose Earth Tones
Go for earth tones such as brown, rusty orange, sage green and neutrals to embrace the rustic look.
16. Wooden Guest Book
Guess what?! Even your guest book can be wooden!
17. Rattan Table Plan
Rattan placemats can not only be used on tables but hung on table plans.
18. Wooden Pallet Sign
A cult classic at rustic weddings, introducing the wooden pallet wedding sign!
19. Choose Twinkling Lights
Create a subtle glow and magic to a rustic barn wedding reception with lighting.
20. Wicker Hampers
Use wicker baskets as vessels for decor like confetti, sparklers, blankets or flip-flops.
Photo: James Green Photographer via Whimsical Countryside Yurt Wedding
21. Kraft Paper Stationery
Add rustic to your wedding invitations and stationery by switching to brown kraft paper.
22. Honey Favours
Creating a rustic wedding favour can be simple. Make an edible favour such as sauces, condiments, drinks and sweet treats. Alternatively, have something crafted from natural materials such as wood.
Rustic Wedding Centrepieces
23. Wooden Box Flowers
Pop your centrepiece flowers in a wooden box for a rustic wedding idea.
24. Logs & Bark
Add logs and bark to your centrepiece decor for a showstopping table piece.
25. Terracotta Pots & Herbs
How rustic are these gorgeous terracotta plant pots? Adding herbs adds to your wedding day scent as well as making for a perfect wedding gift for guests to take home.
26. Hoop Decor
For a modern yet rustic centrepiece, use a hoop with candles and flowers.
27. Mini Milk Churns
Find mini milk churns and fill them with flowers or foliage.
28. Floating Tea Light Table Decor
Floating tea lights have an airy feel, and adding pine cones create a rustic touch.
29. Feathers & Wheat
Feathers or wheat can work so well as centrepieces and can also be super cheap if you forage for them.
30. Hessian Table Runners
Drape tables with hessian table runners for a rustic yet sophisticated style.
Rustic Wedding Flower Arrangements
31. Twine Buttonhhole
Photo: Becky Bailey Photographer via Burley Manor Wedding Flowers: Concept Flowers
32. Natural Bouquet
Create a natural wedding bouquet filled with greenery and earth-tone blooms.
33. Hoop Bouquets
Create sweet bouquets for maids with a willow wreath!
34. Woodland Style Flower Arch
Does it get any more rustic than a woodland wedding?! Enhance the setting with a dramatic wedding arch.
Rustic Wedding Cakes
35. Log Stand
Add a naturally beautiful cake to a log slice cake stand to add rustic flair.
36. Dried Flower Cake Topper
Keep your rustic wedding cake simple and allow the topper to shine.
37. Log Cake
Does it get any more rustic than a wedding cake that resembles a tree?!
38. Dessert Table
Serve your wedding dessert in style with a ladder stand with shelving for rustic cool.
And there you have it! All the rustic wedding ideas you’ll ever need to create your dream wedding vision. Yay!
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