If you are like me, you may not initially decide that your wedding needs a theme but then over time as you plan and things come together you see that naturally a theme has emerged. This works for some, however it can also be better to choose a theme from the start and work everything around it. Here are my tips for creating a rustic wedding!
Having a beautiful, handmade arch for you and your partner to stand under is a great and easy way to bring in the rustic, homemade feel. Whether you build it from recycled timber, use plants and vines, drape fabric over it or hang streamers from it, an archway is a beautiful and easy touch.
Distressed and old looking wooden furniture is “in” at the moment so it would be the perfect time to get some or make some and use it in your wedding. Whether it be the chairs your guests sit in during the ceremony or just the tables and chairs that surround you at the reception, it will be a talking point for your guests and something that will make your wedding unique!
The reception is where you have the chance to bring in your theme as much or as little as you want. Even the venue itself can be enough to set the scene for the night. Places such a barn or a farm would be the best fit.
Ditch the elegant, long chiffon and satin dresses and opt for just above the knee dresses for your bridesmaids! Think mismatched, floral, lace, pastel colours and easy casual flat shoes.
5# Your dress(!)
If you want to fit the rustic theme all the way down the isle then matching your dress to the theme is the final step! Stay away from puffy, big and frilly dresses and go for more straight cuts, empire waists and don’t forget the lace.
Have a think about how best to style your rustic wedding and don’t be afraid to ditch the traditional for something that is new, different and fits what you want for your style and your wedding!