Rustic Wedding

Fall is not over and don't think we've forgotten about covering one of the top wedding trends of the season - rustic weddings!  Half the fun of having a rustic wedding is the planning, so get ready to take notes!

Barn Chic

If you're going to have a rustic wedding than the best venue to have your wedding is in a barn! Having your reception in a barn gives you endless options. They make for a cozy, intimate atmosphere. Illuminate your venue with candles and hang twinkle lights from the ceiling to add an element of warmth and romance. Some barns may not allow the use of candles due to fire hazards so double check with your coordinator before hand. Also, embrace the barn theme by having picnic tables instead of round tables.


Rustic weddings call for twine, burlap, pumpkins and hay. Play up this theme by wrapping your bouquet stems in burlap and incorporating brown twine tied around your silverware. Use mason jars to display your centerpieces, while sunflowers and babies breath extend this sweet theme. Don't forget pumpkins and gourds provide pops of color and are perfect for fall. If you really want to go all out then strategically place stacks of hay around your venue to give guests additional seating. 


What I love most about this theme is that it's totally customizable for you and your partner - so have fun with it! I love attending weddings where couples incorporate details about their relationship. You can do this by displaying your initials on the barn doors, making wooden signs with your wedding date, and using chalkboards to display any details you want your guests to know about you and your spouse - whether it was your first date or simply your wedding hashtag.

All in or Nothing

Rustic themes do require you to go all out. Rustic weddings are fun, and not your typical wedding, therefore give your guests that special experience and pullout all the stops. For entrees and beverages have a barbecue menu and if your really into it then have a roast pig! Want something a little more classic? Serve roast chicken or filet mignon, hearty soups, or have a mashed potato bar. Provide a signature bourbon cocktail and as for beer, mix it up with ciders. Don't forget to give them something sweet! Opt for naked cakes or even pies to go with this seasonal theme. Your guests certainly won't go home hungry or thirsty.


You may be wondering what does one wear to a rustic wedding? Since it's a bit more of a casual look the Groom and Groomsman might benefit by wearing well tailored suits as opposed to tuxedos. You can be a vision in white and wear a lace gown, skip the veil and opt for a beautiful flower crown. Not only will you look rustic chic but simply angelic!

Did we miss anything? If you have any rustic ideas share them in the comments section below!

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