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16 Rustic Wedding Decor Ideas For Your Big Day

If you’re looking for the perfect rustic wedding decoration ideas, look no further! Newlyweds can buy a variety of decorations to create the perfect rustic wedding venue. From burlap table runners to Mason Jar centrepieces, there are endless possibilities when it comes to rustic wedding ideas for your barn wedding. Keep reading for a list of the best rustic wedding ideas newlyweds can buy!

Here's some of our favourite rustic wedding decor:

Wooden Cake Stand:

The first bit of decor to make your dream rustic wedding is a wooden cake stand. This will show off your beautiful wedding cake in all its glory! A wooden cake stand will also give your cake that extra bit of rustic charm and be a conversation starter for your guests.

Burlap Table Runners:

Next on our list is a Burlap table runner for all the wedding tables! These are perfect for rustic weddings as they add a touch of elegance to your tables. A table runner goes across your tablecloth and can be used to decorate the whole table.

Mason Jar Centrepieces:

Another rustic must-have is Mason Jar centrepieces! These are a popular choice for rustic weddings as they are very versatile. Mason Jars can be used as vases, candle holders or even drinking glasses for your guests!

Wedding Signs:

Rustic wedding signs are a great way to personalise your wedding and add some rustic charm. You can use them to direct guests around your venue, or as table names/numbers. They also make great photo props!

Rustic Lanterns:

Rustic lanterns are a beautiful way to add some light to your wedding. They can be used as centrepieces or hung up around your venue to create a magical atmosphere. The pros of using Rustic lanterns are that they are battery-operated so there’s no need to worry about having electrical sockets around your venue or won’t be a fire hazard, so you won’t upset the venue owners!

Rustic Wedding Favours:

Wedding favours are a great way to thank your guests for coming to your special day. There are lots of rustic favour ideas to choose from, such as personalised keyrings, miniature bottles of alcohol or even homemade jam! We don’t recommend homemade jam unless you’re very confident in your jam-making abilities, though!

Rustic Wooden Crates:

Next up are wooden crates, a great way to add some height to your rustic decorations. They can be used to display flowers, lanterns or even bottles of wine! You can also use them as seating plan boxes or card holders. Anything with wood is a good rule of thumb when it comes to rustic weddings!

Hay Bales:

Believe it or not, hay bales can be used as decoration or even seating for your guests… Seriously. If you’re worried your wedding guests might get a bit chilly, you can always drape some blankets over the hay bales for them to snuggle up in.

Potted Plants:

Potted plants are a great way to add some greenery to your rustic theme. They can be used as centrepieces or as aisle markers. If you’re having an outdoor wedding, potted plants are a must!

Wishing Well:

A wishing well is a great way to add some fun to your wedding! Guests can write their wishes for the happy couple and drop them into the well. In terms of rustic wedding ideas… finding a venue with a well might not be the easiest task but a prime rustic decoration nonetheless.

Wedding Arch:

A rustic wedding arch is a must for any rustic-themed wedding ceremony! They can be decorated with flowers, greenery or even fairy lights. The arches are also a great photo opportunity for your guests.

Wedding cake:

Of course, no rustic wedding would be complete without a rustic-themed wedding cake! These rustic-style cakes are usually naked cakes or semi-naked cakes. They are decorated with fresh flowers, greenery or fruit. They’re the perfect way to show off your rustic theme.

Rustic photo booth:

A rustic photo booth is a great way to keep guests entertained at your wedding. It’s also a great way to get some fun photos of your guests! Rustic photo booths usually have a wooden frame and are decorated with flowers or greenery. Throwing some rustic props in there for your guests to use is a great idea too!

String lights:

If you’re still with us, string lights are a great way to add some sparkle to your rustic wedding. They can be used to decorate the outside of your venue or even hung up inside to create a twinkly effect. Rustic Weddings are all about the little details and string lights are the perfect way to add some magic to your day.

Glass vase set

Next up, not long left, is the glass vase set. This is a great way to add some rustic charm to your wedding. Typically, a set includes three glass vases in different sizes. They can be used to display flowers or even candles. Rustic Weddings are all about the little details and a glass vase set is the perfect way to add some rustic charm to your day.

Lace fabric bride and groom chairs

Last but not least are the lace fabric bride and groom chairs. These are a great way to add some rustic charm to your wedding ceremony. The chairs can be decorated with flowers, greenery or even fairy lights. Rustic Weddings are all about the little details and the lace fabric bride and groom chairs are the perfect way to add some rustic charm to your day.

What colours are good for a rustic wedding?

Rustic Weddings are usually quite neutral with a focus on natural colours such as white, cream, brown and green. However, you can definitely add some pops of colour if you want to! Pinks and blues work well with Rustic Weddings. You could also go for a more autumnal feel with reds and oranges.

What’s the difference between rustic and vintage?

Rustic and Vintage are often used interchangeably but there is a difference! Rustic Weddings have more of a focus on nature, with decorations such as hay bales, potted plants and string lights. Vintage Weddings have more of a focus on old-fashioned items such as antique vases, teacups and clocks.

What is rustic modern?

Rustic Modern is a combination of Rustic and Modern elements. This could include using rustic materials such as wood and metal combined with modern colours and patterns. Rustic Modern Weddings are becoming increasingly popular as they offer the best of both worlds!

Rustic Decor FAQs

What is a rustic wedding theme?

A rustic wedding theme is a wedding that has a focus on nature and the outdoors. Rustic Weddings are usually quite relaxed with a focus on family and friends. Decorations such as hay bales, potted plants and string lights are often used to create a Rustic feel.

What’s the best way to decorate a rustic wedding?

The best way to decorate a rustic wedding is to focus on the little details. Rustic weddings are all about creating a relaxed and natural feel. Decorations such as hay bales, potted plants and string lights are often used to create a Rustic feel.
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How do I start planning a rustic wedding?

If you’re looking to start planning a rustic wedding, the first thing you need to do is choose your rustic wedding venue. Once you’ve done that, you can start thinking about rustic wedding decorations and rustic wedding themes. If you need some help getting started get in touch with us at Bredenbury Court Barns! We would be more than happy to help you plan your Rustic Wedding.

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