Top 10 Rustic Wedding Ideas

Obsessed with the whole shabby chic country vibe trending on Pinterest? Then a rustic wedding is for you, here we list our top 10 rustic wedding ideas to help you style your big day perfectly to suit your theme!

Rustic Wedding Ideas for Decorating your big day

1. Mason Jars

Mason jars are the ultimate rustic wedding décor element and continue to be loved by many brides. Mason jars are ideal vases or candle holders and scream a shabby chic ambiance. Other than the obvious, mason jars can also be used to hold treats and favours for your guests, or even crayons at the kids table. They can be scattered along tables or strung from trees.

Mason jars rustic wedding table decoration

2. Lace and Burlap

Two super sweet materials perfect for creating a rustic flair at your wedding. Both fabrics can be used interchangeably or together. They can be wrapped around mason jars or stationery including table number cards or menus to add guaranteed wow factor and to carry out your theme throughout all table decorations. Alternatively you can opt to use larger sections of either fabric as table runners to display your centrepieces and add to your table scape. Burlap in particular is frequently associated with rustic weddings.

rustic wedding decoration burlap table runner

3. Twine

Twine is the perfect accent for all of your rustic wedding decorations. In place of the traditional silk ribbon option, twine adds a unique and charming touch to any styling element. In particular twine works best when applied to your wedding invitations, stationery and centrepieces. It can also be used in creative ways for crafting a personalised seating chart that stands out.

rustic wedding style twine embellishments

4.       Wooden Furniture

A truly stylish rustic wedding ceremony and reception considers all decorative and functional elements to your big day including your furniture. For a rustic wedding theme wooden furniture is a must particularly for your tables and chairs. Wooden furniture has character and adds a laidback homely feel to your set up.

wooden furniture at rustic wedding reception

5. Tree Stumps

For those committed to wholly embracing the rustic wedding style you need to get yourself some tree stumps! These rustic gems are ideal for both outdoor weddings and those held within barns.  They can be used as stands where candles or flowers are presented or even as decorative coffee tables. Tree stumps can also be used to line your aisle or when cut thinly as table number cards at your reception.

tree stump rustic wedding tablescape

6. Wine Barrels

Similar to tree stumps, wine barrels are however a more sophisticated and sleek alternative. The barrels are perfect as stand in tables for guests to mingle around at your reception. You can use the wine barrels to present your guest book or cake for a touch of drama or simply to hold flowers and candles. They can be used as the table or as the base for a larger table with a plank of wood lying across a row of barrels. At your wedding ceremony the barrels can be used to frame you and your fiancé as you exchange vows or provide style to the entrance of your aisle.

rustic ceremony decor wine barrels

7. Mismatched Glass Jars with Tea Light Candles and Flowers

Line your tables scapes with an array of mismatched glass jars filled with tea light candles. Create depth and interest with the varying shapes and sizes to create a style that is both unique and utterly romantic. The jars which can easily be sourced online and in thrift stores should act as your centrepieces and may compliment flowers or be used on their own. The style can then be carried throughout your reception with jars displayed at your cake table or guest table as well.

glass vases for rustic style

8. Different Sized White Candles

It’s no secret that romance and candles are closely intertwined. Scatter an abundance of simple white candles of different sizes along your tables. Display the candles on their own, minus the glass holder so that they appear classic, elegant and yet still modest, making them perfect for a rustic styled affair. The candlelight will set a relaxed and enchanting atmosphere for your wedding.

rustic wedding inspired candle decorations

9. Flowers

Rustic flowers are typically characterised by a natural, fresh and flowing style that appears effortless. For example baby breath and rustic wedding flowers are one in the same. This simple flower is an understated beauty used as both beautiful bridal bouquets and flower arrangements. Baby breath looks especially divine when used as aisle liners and displayed either in tin buckets or jars tied to the end of the rows. If baby breath isn’t for you wild flower arrangements and bouquets with an array of flowers combined are ideal. Colour wise deep hues work particularly well for rustic inspired bouquets.

baby breath rustic wedding flowers bridesmaid bouquets

10. Bales of Hay

If you want to go really country chic with your styling – bales of hay used as lounges for guests to relax couldn’t be any more perfect. Imagine this, lounge areas where guests sit on bales of hay and rest their drinks on tree stump coffee tables…. rustic heaven! Or instead of chairs have bales of hay for guests to sit on during your wedding ceremony. The hay can be covered with blankets and cushions to make it more comfortable and inviting.

rustic wedding theme bale of hay ceremony styling

To end we have just one further tip and that relates to your rustic wedding venues and to which all of the above décor suggestions should match. When sourcing a venue search for one that features exposed brick or wood. Vineyard or outdoor country settings including barns/sheds are always a great choice too.

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