Rustic. Glamping. Country Chic. You’ve seen these buzz words for wedding themes all over Pinterest—but how can you realistically bring your vision to life?
A lot of details go into creating a cohesive wedding theme; planning can get overwhelming in a hurry! Here are 10 easy ways to style your very own rustic wedding with minimal effort.
Wooden signs are easy to make and can be used to label food and drinks, direct wedding guests to different areas, preclude the bride’s walk down the aisle, or post a favorite Bible verse or romantic quote. You can hang signs to posts, use them in centerpieces, or just hold them for photos.
Cheap and available, mason jar centerpieces are great for holding flowers, candles, or favors. You can wrap them in burlap or lace and secure the decorations with glue or string. This is a relatively easy project that you can do in a few days.
Burlap & Lace
No rustic theme is complete without burlap. Inexpensive and easily obtainable, burlap and lace can be used for chair covers, table cloths, seat covers, aisle runners, bouquets, centerpieces, and even your invitations. Get creative!
Your invitations will set the stage for the rest of your wedding. Your website and save-the-dates should also reflect your theme: add details like burlap, lace, twine, fireflies, mason jars, leaves, or lanterns. Pick invites in neutral tones if you haven’t decided on your wedding colors yet.
Lighting is what creates an extra-special, romantic ambiance. For a rustic theme, lanterns or mason jars with candles beautifully light up walkways and table tops. You can also string lights inside your venue or from poles/trees to illuminate the reception area.
For a rustic theme, you should pretty much get married in a barn. Use the family farm or rent a wedding barn for the ceremony; you can also host a backyard wedding or choose a sprawling estate. Be sure that your venue has plenty of natural wood paneling or flooring to create that rustic look you’re going for.
If you’re a horse girl, snap a few photos with your equestrian pal to include them in your wedding day memories. You can take pictures near a pasture fence, or supervise pony rides for children in attendance. It’s a nice gesture to provide outdoor games or entertainment for your guests while you’re taking family portraits.
A rustic theme is great for summer weddings, as you’ll enjoy more daylight hours and can have camp fires when it gets dark. Furnish your reception space with bales of hay or benches so guests have somewhere to sit besides the grass. Provide blankets or space heaters if it might get cold. You can set up an outdoor stage for the music and dancing. Add s’mores and a bar for a fantastic reception!
Let’s talk about your bridal ensemble, shall we? This is totally the time to rock your favorite cowgirl boots—or, if you prefer, a pair of burlap sandals or woven flats. This simple touch adds a fun element to your wedding day look, and you won’t have to change your shoes for dancing.
The rustic-chic theme celebrates nature-inspired beauty. Complement your bridal gown with accessories to match! Choose a blush or gold flower comb or leafy metallic headpiece to go with your veil for the ceremony; then switch to a sparkly design for the reception. Check out our Fall 2016 Collection, Classic Veils, and Belts/Jewelry pages to see all of our latest designs.