If there is one wedding theme that has become popular over the past few years, it is rustic weddings. It works with any season and any budget too. It is also perfect for those who do not want anything overly elaborate and glamorous, and are more at home with something understated yet undeniably charming.
Exactly why we have decided to go for a greenery / rustic theme for our wedding in just a couple of months. Granted we are keeping it a little polished, but rustic all the same.
So, if you like the sound of this, sit tight because I have some valuable tips on how to pull it off perfectly.
Choose your venue carefully
When it comes to your wedding planning process, choosing a venue is undoubtedly one of the most vital parts. For a rustic wedding, a barn is undoubtedly the best venue. They lend themselves well to rustic designs, as they boast a natural feel and neutral colour palettes. Before you decide on the ideal venue, though, you do need to have a good idea regarding the number of guests you are going to be inviting. It can be difficult to determine this in advance, but all you need is a rough estimate.
The last thing you want to do is choose a venue that is too small, creating a cramped and rather stuffy vibe.
Make sure your wedding invites set the tone
Your wedding invites are going to be the first thing that your guests experience with regards to your special day. It is important that they set the tone for the occasion. After all, if you are hosting a rustic wedding and you send out invites that have a classic style, it doesn’t tie in together properly.
Make sure your save the dates and invites fit in with the overall theme of the wedding so you can give guests a glimpse of what to expect on the day. Remember to include the colour palette too, including bridesmaid colours. This is a good indicator for female guests on the colouring they should avoid!!
Treat your guests to home-made favours
Rustic weddings are about all things home-made and natural, so why not bring this approach to your wedding favours? Not only is this a little bit different to the norm, but also it shows you have gone to a lot of effort for your guests, and this is something that will be very much appreciated.
You could make your own home-made jam or why not serve up some cheesecake in a cute little jar? If you don’t fancy offering treats, there are plenty of great suggestions online, and it doesn’t need to require a lot of effort. Of course, you don’t need to make your favours yourself – they can be home-made without being made by you! (It’s not technically cheating, right?!)
Bring your theme to all of your elements
For your wedding to have a true rustic vibe, you need to make sure you bring this feel to each and every element. This includes everything from what you and your partner are going to wear to your wedding cake and centrepieces. Spend some time researching online for inspiration. Instagram and Pinterest are both great in terms of finding cake suggestions and wedding decor inspiration.
You can even create your own mood board, which will be a great help when tying everything together.
Keep the furnishings natural
Neutral and natural are the two characteristics you should be looking for in regards to furnishings. Think about greens, creams, and browns. Don’t worry about tablecloths or chair covers to finish off your wedding décor; everything doesn’t need to tie together perfectly. This is one of the beauties of the rustic wedding trend. Not only does this sort of approach look incredible, but it also makes life a lot easier for you too. You don’t need to worry about things matching perfectly, just in keeping with each other.
Make the most of fairy lights
Last but not least, you can add a little twinkle with some fairy lights. This is a romantic and subtle style of lighting that will perfectly complement your rustic wedding. Plus, you can use these lights in so many different ways, from hanging them from the ceiling to hanging them as a backdrop. It’s a budget-friendly yet simply stunning way to light your venue.
So there you have it: some top tips on hosting the ultimate rustic theme wedding. Remember, if you like things a little more polished, rustic can be tamed with linen whites and floral arrangements. Don’t forget to add your own personal touch and remember, it’s your wedding!