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75 Ideas for a Rustic Wedding

Barn weddings have never been more popular, but you don't need to hold your wedding on a farm to get a rustic vibe. Here are some of our favorite ideas for a country-inspired celebration.

By: Kristen Klein

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  • Attire

    Attire

    Dress down your bridal party with cowboy boots and jeans; make your groom stand out by adding a blazer.

  • Attire

    Attire

    A country man is never fully dressed without a cowboy hat.

    Photo Credit: Christian Oth Studio

  • Attire

    Attire

    Printed dresses — with pockets! — are the perfect level of formality for the occasion.

  • Attire

    Attire

    Cowboy boots don't have to be brown; stand out by wearing a jewel tone.

  • Attire

    Attire

    This color palette fits in perfectly at a country wedding.

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    The rustic bouquet is purposely imperfect. Choose an arrangement that looks like you could've plucked it right out of the garden.

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    A bold arrangement of wildflowers lends rustic appeal.

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    Keep the stems of your wildflowers loose for a more relaxed vibe.

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    Shades of white combined with loose greenery reflect the more laid-back vibe of a rustic wedding.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    Sunflowers are a cheerful choice; add some lavender for contrast.

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    Instead of bouquets, give each bridesmaid a mini vase of baby's breath in a twine-wrapped Mason jar to carry down the aisle.

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    Fun photo op — place your bouquets in your cowboy boots! 

  • Boutonnière

    Boutonnière

    Complete your groom's look with a succulent boutonnière combined with twigs and fresh leaves.

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Greet your guests with a chalkboard wedding menu propped up by bales of hay.

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Decorate your aisle with burlap, lace, and baby's breath.

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Bring the outdoors in with an ivy-covered wooden ceremony arch.

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Host your ceremony in front of an outdoor wedding chapel.

    Photo Credit: POPography

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Let your flower girl reflect your rustic vibe with a crown of ivy in her hair and a moss-covered basket to hold her petals.

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Give your flower girls a burlap-trimmed banner to introduce the bride.

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Tie your rings on a simple burlap pillow.

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    A single silk flower surrounded by moss makes the perfect ring pillow.

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Nestle your rings in a bird's nest.

  • Transportation

    Transportation

    Paint a vintage pickup truck to match your wedding color palette.

  • Transportation

    Transportation

    What could be more fun than going for a ride in a horse-drawn wagon?

    Photo Credit: Orange Photographie

  • Transportation

    Transportation

    Make a memorable exit with a wheelbarrow!

    Photo Credit: Jessica Holley Photography

  • Escort Cards

    Escort Cards

    Attach your escort cards to cheerful billy balls, arranged in recycled wooden boxes topped with moss.

    Photo Credit: Choco Studio

  • Escort Cards

    Escort Cards

    Write each guest's name on a leaf.

    Photo Credit: CLB Photography

  • Escort Cards

    Escort Cards

    Use pine cones to hold your guests' table assignments.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Guest Book

    Guest Book

    Recreate a tranquil farm scene with your guest book.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Point the way to your reception with a wooden sign.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Add your monogram to the barn's doors.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Hang your boots by the door before entering your reception.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Print some of your favorite engagement photos on canvases, and display them on antler photo stands.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Instead of a traditional vase, use a stack of terra-cotta pots adorned with moss.

    Photo Credit: Evin Photography

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Pendant banners and icicle lights illuminate this barn wedding.

    Photo Credit: Eric Vest Photography

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Transform Mason jars into cool lighting displays.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Twinkling lights, candles, and branch centerpieces are all you need to create a rustic yet glamorous vibe.

    Photo courtesy of Rustic Wedding Chic

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Long tables work perfectly in a barn setting. Instead of overpowering florals, line the tables with tree trunks, burlap, and mini arrangements of fresh flowers.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Draw the eyes up by decorating your ceiling with upside-down roses and fabric draping.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Dress up a barn wedding with oversized chandeliers and dozens of strands of lights.

    Photo Credit: Jason Qualls

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Utilize a vintage milk jug to hold your flowers.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Instead of glass or metal chargers, use a tree slice at each place setting.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Transform Mason jars into homey wine glasses.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Personalize your Mason jars to turn them into fun wedding keepsakes as well.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Display your wedding desserts in a vintage farm wagon.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Hang hand-painted tree slices on the chairs at your sweetheart table.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Instead of lighting a fire in the fireplace, place dozens of tree stumps and candles inside.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Wrap your cake cutting set in twine.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Display quotes from your favorite country songs. This "Honey Bee" line is perfect for your bar!

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Let your guests know your wedding hashtag with a cute chalkboard sign decorated with burlap pendants.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    End the night with a bonfire surrounded by your loved ones.

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Place your centerpieces in cowboy boots instead of vases.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Stack burlap-wrapped Mason jars atop tree trunk slices.

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Encircle your arrangement of wildflowers and greenery with curved branches.

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Top a wooden box with an eclectic mix of bottles wrapped in twine and burlap.

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Top your farm tables with flowers inside milk buckets.

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Wine bottles repurposed as table numbers pop against the neutral hues of the burlap table cloth and tree stump centerpiece.

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Keep it simple with blue Mason jars and contrasting flowers.

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Create a "cage" out of twigs, and decorate it with flowers, berries, and candles.

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Raise your centerpieces above the table with towering branches, ferns, and moss.

    Photo Credit: Mel Barlow

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Add a pop of color to a burlap-wrapped vessel with a personalized ribbon.

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    Write out a message on a tree slice.

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    A picture-perfect photo on top of a roll of hay.

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    Frame yourselves with a heart made of branches.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    Getting married on a farm? Take a stroll through the pastures.

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    Enjoy a quiet moment with your favorite animal.

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    Recreate the infamous American Gothic painting.

    Photo Credit: POPography

  • Favors

    Favors

    Send each guest home with a handmade soap.

  • Dessert

    Dessert

    Display your dessert options on tree trunks.

    Photo Credit: Abby Rose Photo

  • Cake

    Cake

    Top your cake with a twine ball.

  • Cake

    Cake

    From the etched-in initials to the lovebird cake topper, this tree-inspired cake is a rustic dream.

  • Cake

    Cake

    This pumpkin patch-inspired cake is especially fun for a fall wedding.

    Photo Credit: Ace Photography

  • Cake

    Cake

    A tiered cookie cake is a wonderfully homespun take on the classic wedding dessert.

  • Cake

    Cake

    Deconstruct your cake and display individual tiers on multi-leveled tree trunk cake stands.

  • Cake

    Cake

    Wrap your cake with burlap, and top it with a vintage-inspired silhouette.

75 Ideas for a Rustic Wedding

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