The rustic wedding theme is always a popular choice for couples, for the reason that it is budget-friendly and because of the DIY factor. Other than that, it is the perfect theme for couples who want a more laid-back, cool, relaxed vibe on their big day.

Dreaming of planning your own rustic celebration? Here’s are some expert-approved recommendations.

What is a rustic wedding anyway?

Though the idea of a rustic wedding has been of particular interest over the past few years, the fact is: it’s a timeless wedding theme that has been around for quite some time now. Rustic weddings have a strong country, garden or farm-like influence, and they tend to feature lots of natural textures such as bark, and various organic materials such as fibre that can be used for burlaps, a popular material used for a lot of rustic wedding decor.

Choose a Barn Venue

Narrowing down a list of your top wedding venues is one of the most important and crucial parts of the wedding planning process – and picking one to complement your wedding day theme can make all the difference. Barns lend themselves well to the rustic theme with their neutral colour palettes, beautiful settings and natural feel.

Prop It Up

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Barrels, burlaps table runners, tree logs, candles, empty wine bottles and jam jars are just some of the most commonly used props you can find at a rustic wedding. Imagine a tiered “naked style” wedding cake stacked on apple crates in a beautifully designed table set-up.

The good thing about the props is that you can do-it-yourself, it’s cheap and it’s reusable! No need to spend on expensive decor, you can simply purchase from your local flea market or charity shops.

No Need For Formals

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There’s something about rustic-themed weddings that feel relaxed and cozy, right? Why not ditch the traditional three-course meal and opt for something more laid-back like a roast or even a barbeque. For dessert, why not offer up a selection of homemade cakes or even better, a doughnut wall! Classic comfort food will surely be a hit to your guests’ hearts no matter the season!

Leave a Little Sparkle

If you’re looking to add some subtle, romantic lighting to complement your rustic wedding, you can’t go wrong with fairy lights. Whether they’re hung as a backdrop or from the ceiling, they’re a great way to add a little sparkle and magic to your big day.

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