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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

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

    Photo Credit: Brandy Angel Photography

  • Attire

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

    Photo Credit: Jennifer Weems Photography

  • Bouquet

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

    Photo Credit: Casey Durgin Photography

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

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

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

    Photo Credit: Andie Freeman Photography

  • Ceremony Ideas

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

    Photo Credit: Amber Green Photography

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Host your ceremony in front of an outdoor wedding chapel.

    Photo Credit: POPography

  • 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.

    Photo Credit: Elmer Escobar Photography

  • Ceremony Ideas

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

    Photo Credit: Town and Country Studios

  • Transportation

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

    Photo Credit: Orange Photographie

  • Transportation

    Make a memorable exit with a wheelbarrow!

    Photo Credit: Jessica Holley Photography

  • Escort Cards

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

    Photo Credit: Choco Studio

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    Write each guest’s name on a leaf.

    Photo Credit: CLB Photography

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    Use pine cones to hold your guests’ table assignments.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Reception Ideas

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

    Photo Credit: Jennifer Weems Photography

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

    Photo Credit: Evin Photography

  • Reception Ideas

    Pendant banners and icicle lights illuminate this barn wedding.

    Photo Credit: Eric Vest Photography

  • 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

    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.

    Photo Credit: Town and Country Studios

  • Reception Ideas

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

    Photo Credit: Studio Eleven Photography

  • Reception Ideas

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

    Photo Credit: Jason Qualls

  • Reception Ideas

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

    Photo Credit: Cassie Jones Photography

  • Reception Ideas

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

    Photo Credit: A Guy + A Girl Photography

  • Reception Ideas

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

    Photo Credit: Claire Pacelli Photography

  • Reception Ideas

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

    Photo Credit: Shoreshotz Photography

  • Reception Ideas

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

    Photo Credit: Crystal Satriano Photography

  • Centerpieces

    Place your centerpieces in cowboy boots instead of vases.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Centerpieces

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

    Photo Credit: Town and Country Studios

  • Centerpieces

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

    Photo Credit: Andie Freeman Photography

  • Centerpieces

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

    Photo Credit: Mel Barlow

  • Photo Inspiration

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

  • Photo Inspiration

    Frame yourselves with a heart made of branches.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Photo Inspiration

    Recreate the infamous American Gothic painting.

    Photo Credit: POPography

  • Dessert

    Display your dessert options on tree trunks.

    Photo Credit: Abby Rose Photo

  • Cake

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

    Photo Credit: Blue Dahlia Photography

  • Cake

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

    Photo Credit: Ace Photography

  • Cake

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

    Photo Credit: Brandy Angel Photography

  • Cake

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

    Photo Credit: Joshua McCoy Photography

  • Cake

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

    Photo Credit: Amy Aiello Photography

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