There is something wonderfully inviting about a rustic wedding. It sets a relaxed atmosphere and creates a simple, yet cozy setting for your friends and family. Whether you decide to go full-rustic or simply add a few touches here and there, a rustic-inspired wedding might just tick all your dream wedding boxes. Below we explore 10 rustic wedding ideas for your 2021 nuptials.
10 Rustic Wedding Ideas:
- Have Your Ceremony Outside
For the ultimate rustic feel, start by hosting your wedding ceremony outside under trees, overlooking some rolling hills, or in a lush garden. For even more rustic charm, use benches or vintage wooden chairs as seating, and place a couple of beautiful Persian carpets down the aisle.
- Consider a Bouquet Train
If you're not into the idea of a regular veil or train, how about tying a long train or ribbon to your flower bouquet instead? This unique look will add an elegant and flowy rustic touch that’s a little different from traditional bridal looks.
- Play Old-School Lawn Games
Kick it old-school by having a selection of fun games your parents and grandparents will remember fondly. Think: Bowls, ring toss, croquet, and badminton. Not only will this add a fun, rustic twist, but these will also keep your guests entertained while the newlyweds have their photos taken.
- Create Chill-Out Zones
Nothing says rustic quite like pockets of tents, blankets, and cushions for your guests to get comfy. These areas will provide little nooks for your friends and family to take a break from all that dancing--or sit and have a quiet catch up.
- Set Up an Outdoor Bar
Create a focal point with a rustic outdoor bar that’s made out of wine barrels topped with a sturdy wooden board. Fill glass dispensers with fruit-infused waters or cocktails and display them on a table covered in rustic style flowers and décor.
- Opt for an Edible Tablescape
Create a memorable and rustic tablescape by swapping out your standard floral centerpieces for beautifully styled fruits, veggies, moss, branches, and bits of driftwood. This not only looks beautiful but adds an affordable rustic focal point to your table.
- Hire a Live Folk Band
Of course, live bands will fit into almost every wedding theme, however, if you really want to create a laid back, rustic feel, booking a folk or indie band should be on your to-do list. The gentle melodies and soothing sounds will set the tone for your whole celebration.
- Make Your Own Rustic Backdrop
Have a handy family member? Ask them to create a rustic backdrop for your big day instead of giving you a wedding gift. Perhaps you could use distressed pieces of wood paired with flowers and foliage.
- End the Night with a Bonfire
An end-of-night bonfire will bring all kinds of rustic appeal to your special day. Not only will it keep guests warm towards the end of the night, it will also create a nostalgic atmosphere that will encourage your wedding party to linger a little longer.
- Choose a Rustic Wedding Venue
If you’re looking to create a rustic-themed wedding, you’ll need a rustic venue. By choosing a venue that suits your wedding style, you’ll naturally spend less on décor items to get it looking exactly as you want.
Looking for rustic wedding venues in Texas? Hollow Hill is an award-winning outdoor wedding venue that’s bursting with rustic charm. Come and visit us today, to see it for yourself. We guarantee it will steal your heart.