28 Ideas to Plan a Rustic Themed Wedding
And (cue the daunting music) planning your big day. We know for a lot of our brides, planning comes with a dash of stress and a pinch of pulling-your-hair-out-over-some-detail-or-other. Or maybe you’re lucky; you’re loving life and loving your planning. Either way, whether planning has you feeling frazzled or flying high, one of the first things you’ll do is choose the style, theme, tone or feel of your big day. So many of the stunning brides we’ve met through
beautiful vibes whilst balancing carefully planned details. Rustic outdoor weddings are incredibly popular among our brides, and brides in general, because it’s a theme that never goes out of style, something that’s universally stunning and manages to perfectly combine a casual feel with a breathtaking wedding which so many contemporary brides are after. (Of course, rustic weddings don’t necessarily have to be outdoors, though many of them are.) We’ve put together an ultimate guide of rustic wedding ideas, bringing you tips and tricks, elements from weddings we’ve seen that we’ve loved and all the best from our team on what details combine for the perfect rustic wedding.
So, what exactly makes a wedding ‘rustic’?
A rustic wedding theme stems from the word rustic itself, which means simple in nature or pertaining to the countryside. Think weddings from long ago that were held in a much simpler manner than the weddings of today, where the marriage was the emphasis (less-so the wedding itself). Picture a gorgeous mountainside or rolling green hills out in the country, anywhere out in nature, really. This is where the tone and feel of rustic weddings began. Rustic weddings always have an emphasis on nature, as well as other universal elements. Rustic outdoor weddings can be held in a barn, on a farm, homestead or ranch, on a mountainside or a gorgeous backyard or in a forest. That’s not to say you can’t bring your rustic wedding ideas to life elsewhere, though. We’ve seen plenty of our brides take a blank-slate indoor venue and fill it with rustic décor (all the fairy lights, exposed brick and greenery please), shabby-chic, eclectic touches and lots of farm-style influences, and have the most gorgeous rustic-themed big day. As we always say, don’t hold back from making your big day your big day. Your wedding should display exactly who you are as a couple and the design and style you both gravitate towards most for your personalities. If that means rustic but with a twist, we’re all for it. If you’re about to jump into planning a rustic wedding, we recommend spending a lot of your time on Pinterest or other inspo-sites to give you all those incredible ideas. You’ll start to see repeat patterns and themes coming up as you collect images you love and that will help to guide you to your perfect big day. Keep reading for our personal take on a rustic-bride-guide and helpful rustic wedding ideas to get you started.