How to Create the Perfect Rustic Wedding
Rustic-style weddings are a trend that has been steadily growing all around the world thanks to their effortless country style and the fact that a beautiful wedding can be created on a limited budget. While many couples still choose to drop mid-five figures on their weddings a rustic-style wedding can be achieved for a fraction of the cost, and look just as good.
Rustic weddings are all about using natural textures and colors in your aesthetic; choose your favorite shades of wood, neutral colors like whites and browns, hints of green from natural sources, and soft accent colors like light rose pink and soft gold. Pinterest is a great place to get inspiration.
Here are 3 ideas to help you create the perfect rustic wedding.
Create Your Rustic Wedding: Use Wooden Benches
Wooden benches are incredibly versatile and perfect for rustic weddings, whether you’re renting a barn or borrowing space from a family member, hiring an event tent, or keeping everything outside on a hot summer’s day. You can use the same benches as pews as you walk up the aisle later to place around your tables, as seating for a relaxed buffet or barbeque, and as seating for those who aren’t ready to hit (or are taking a break from) the dance floor.
You can keep your benches clean and simple, paint them white, or wrap some fake flowers around the legs and edges of the bench – they’re extremely versatile both in their use and in their look. After your wedding, offer the benches to your family members to put in their yards or sell them on to another couple for their wedding.
You can see our handmade benches by clicking here.
Create Your Rustic Wedding: Use Wooden Signage
It’s not a rustic wedding without the use of pretty wooden signage – use it to show guests where to park, where to be and when, funny signage at the bar, and any other message you need to share with them. This welcome picket fence is perfect and we’ve got plenty of other great options, too.
Another option is to use a simple pallet or wooden background and use pushpins to attach photos and information to it. If you want to do something more fun and creative than a guestbook, provide flashcards, pens, and pins and ask your guests to leave their best wishes for you on a card pinned to a sign you can keep forever.
Create Your Rustic Wedding: Be Creative with Your Use of Light
No rustic wedding is complete without a creative use of light. The best rustic weddings use string lights, industrial-style lighting, and candles to create romantic soft lighting that lean into the rustic feel.
Be creative – use lanterns, string lights across the barn ceiling or put lights in jars. If you want to step things up a level we have some great options, like this Lighted Wood Star Lamp, these Star Pendant Wood Lights , and these incredible Barrel Lights.
When you combine these three great rustic wedding ideas together, you’ll have the recipe for a beautifully themed wedding, no matter your budget. Looking for more great ways to include natural textures into your home? Read our article Wood Décor Pieces for Every Part of Your Home or find out how to kit out your Man Cave (or She-Shed in the backyard!) step-by-step.