Rustic Themed Wedding Ideas that Will Make Your Guests Go "Wow!"

Rustic Themed Wedding Ideas that Will Make Your Guests Go "Wow!"

Wedding decor is such an important part of the wedding day. The decorations set the tone for the type of event you are hosting, which is why many couples want to bring in their own personal style and theme throughout the events. One popular choice is rustic weddings, with a cozy, natural feel that invites your guests to feel right at home for the special occasion. If this sounds like something you would enjoy for your big day, we have 8 rustic wedding decor ideas that will help make it happen!

1. Harvest tables with long floral centerpieces and candles

Harvest tables are a beautiful and unique choice for your wedding reception decor. These rustic tables provide a warm and inviting atmosphere, and can be dressed up with stunning long floral centerpieces and candles. These decorations will add a romantic touch to your reception, and are sure to impress your guests. Be sure to choose flowers, greenery or even succulents that complement your overall wedding theme and color scheme, and position the candles strategically to create a cozy and inviting ambiance. With the right decor, your harvest tables will become a standout feature of your wedding reception.

Decor Tip: When you're using harvest tables or any other long table set up, you won't have much space for wide centerpieces.  Choose long and narrow designs.  Keep centerpieces low or high so that guests can see each other, talk and have fun!

Harvest tables with long floral centerpieces and candles rustic wedding decor
Harvest tables with long floral centerpieces and candles rustic wedding decor ideas

2. Wooden Arch with Floral Accents

Looking for the perfect touch to add to your wedding ceremony? Consider decorating a wooden arch with floral accents. Not only will this add a beautiful and natural element to your wedding, but it also creates a stunning focal point for your ceremony. Plus, the wooden arch can easily be repurposed for reception decor or even in your home garden as a special memento. With the right florals, your wooden arch will be the talk of the wedding and provide gorgeous photo opportunities.

wooden hexagon wedding ceremony backdrop with flowers

3. Wood Slices for centerpieces, charger plates and other decor accents

If you're looking for unique and rustic decor accents for your wedding, consider using wood slices for your centerpieces, charger plates, and other decor accents. These natural and organic pieces add a beautiful and cozy touch to your special day, and can be easily customized to match your wedding theme. Plus, they are a sustainable and eco-friendly option that will impress your guests and make your wedding stand out. With their versatility and charm, wood slices are sure to elevate your wedding decor and add a touch of warmth and beauty to your big day.

Wood slices with lantern for wedding centerpiece

4. Rustic Birch Bark Wedding Cake

If you're planning a rustic themed wedding, consider incorporating birch bark into your decor, including your wedding cake! A birch bark wedding cake not only adds a unique and natural touch to your special day, but it also fits perfectly with the rustic theme. Plus, the texture and warmth of the bark will add depth and interest to your cake design. Whether you choose a simple birch bark covering for the entire cake or incorporate birch bark accents, it's sure to be a show-stopping addition to your wedding decor.

rustic wedding decor ideas birch bark wedding cake

5.  Greenery Garlands

If you're looking to add a rustic touch to your wedding decor, look no further than greenery garlands! These versatile decorations can be hung on walls, draped over tables, or even used as a unique backdrop for your ceremony. Not only do they add a beautiful, natural element to your wedding, but they are also affordable and easy to work with. Plus, the greenery garlands will perfectly complement a rustic themed wedding. So why not incorporate them into your wedding decor and add a touch of rustic charm to your special day.  Eucalyptus is a favorite but you can use other greenery as well such as ivy, ruscus or salal to name a few.  Let me know if you'd like me to post about greenery garlands separately.

rustic wedding decor ideas greenery garland table decor

rustic wedding decor ideas greenery garlands with candles table decor

6.  Special Chair Decor for the Bride & Groom

If you're planning a rustic themed wedding, consider adding some special chair decor for the Bride & Groom. This will add a personalized touch to your special day and make the newlyweds feel extra special. Some ideas for rustic chair decor include burlap and lace ribbons, wildflowers, or even mini wreaths. Not only will these decorations add to the overall ambiance of your rustic wedding, but they will also make for beautiful photo opportunities. Plus, your guests will love seeing the unique and thoughtful touches added to the Bride & Groom's chairs.

rustic wedding decor ideas bride and groom chairs

7.  Have a Barn Wedding

Are you planning a rustic barn wedding and looking for the perfect decor to complement your theme? Look no further! A rustic barn wedding allows for endless possibilities when it comes to decorating. From cozy blankets and pillows for your guests to burlap and lace table runners, the options are endless. For added charm, incorporate natural elements such as wood slices for centerpieces and hanging Mason jars filled with fairy lights. Don't forget the finishing touch of a beautiful barn door ceremony backdrop. Your guests will love the cozy and inviting atmosphere of your rustic barn wedding.

rustic chic wedding decor barn wedding ideas

8. Light it up!

A rustic chic theme wedding is incomplete without string lights and sparklers! Not only do these decorations add a charming touch to your reception space, but they also provide a cozy and inviting ambiance for you and your guests. Plus, incorporating string lights and sparklers into your wedding decor is an affordable and easy way to add a touch of rustic charm to your special day. Whether you hang them from tree branches or use them to create a stunning canopy or backdrop, these decorations are sure to impress. Don't forget to grab a few extra sparklers for a memorable send-off at the end of the night!

rustic wedding decor barn wedding with string lights over dance floor

 rustic wedding decor ideas sparkler send off

 As you can see, rustic themed weddings can be both beautiful and unique. By incorporating these 8 decor ideas, your guests will be sure to go "wow" at the stunning and cozy atmosphere you have created. Don't be afraid to get creative and put your own spin on these ideas to make your rustic themed wedding truly one-of-a-kind. With a little planning and attention to detail, your rustic wedding will be an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Thanks for reading!  Let me know in the comments below if you're having a rustic theme wedding. Happy Planning! :)

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