rust wed

Being someone who grew up in the countryside, the idea of a rustic wedding has always appealed to me. There’s something uniquely beautiful about them. Maybe it’s how wonderfully charming and chic they are? Whatever the reason, I have always loved the look and feel of rustic weddings. They are just so insanely beautiful while being so wonderfully minimalist.

As someone who’s just starting to plan their wedding, I’ve found lots of cute ideas for organising the most beautiful day. As well as plenty of tips and tricks that will make the process easier and more enjoyable. So, if you want to put together the most amazing rustic wedding, you’ve come to the right place.

Let’s talk venues


Okay, so when it comes to venues for a rustic wedding, the first thing that pops to mind is a barn. However, if you don’t own a barn or know anyone who does, hiring a wedding barn can be seriously expensive. It can cost you thousands for the barn alone – that’s without the decor, tables and chairs, or anything else included. Another great option is to hire marquees and transform them into the perfect venue. The great thing about marquees is that they’re a blank canvas, and you can do almost anything with them. All it takes is a few well thought out pieces of decor.

What about the flowers?

wild flowers

When it comes to the flowers for a rustic wedding, there are so many options. Personally, my favourite of which is the use of wildflowers, to create a beautiful rustic bouquet. The great thing about rustic-themed bouquets is that they’re not as structured as regular ones. And so, are much easier to make yourself, should you want to. The best flowers to use depends on your chosen colour scheme, but sunflowers, lavender, and cottage flowers are all ideal to use. As they’re bright, beautiful, and smell wonderful.

The decor is so simple to do


The decor is the most important part of putting together a successful rustic wedding, and the great thing is that it’s seriously simple to do. Rustic weddings are all about the shabby chic look that combines elegance with a country edge. Think vintage but with cute little twists, like flowers in jam jars and ribbons around tables. Cute signs that look aged, vintage-inspired chandeliers, and an abundance of lace pieces. As Pinterest shows, most rustic wedding decor can be easily made yourself. So, if you’re on a tight budget, this type of wedding is ideal.

Get the transport right


Having a rustic wedding doesn’t mean you can’t arrive in style, but it does mean that you need to think carefully about your transport choice. If you’re a farm girl at heart, arriving in the wagon of a tractor could be a perfect way to turn up at the church. Or, it could be a good option for ferrying your guests to and from your wedding and reception. If you fancy arriving in a slightly more sleek mode of transport, an old fashioned car could be the ideal option. It’s just a case of working out what mode of transport works best for you and, most importantly, is within your price range.

Capture the special day 

After all your hard work to create the most beautiful rustic wedding, make sure you have made plans to capture your special day. Hire a wedding photographer who can spend the day at your venue and capture the beauty of the small and big details of the day. They will be able to take pictures of all the decor and the fun that everyone is having. This way, you can cherish all your hard work and great memories long after the big day is over. 

These tips, tricks, and ideas have been incredibly helpful with my own wedding planning, and so I wanted to share them with you. If you’re stuck for ideas for your rustic wedding, these should give you the inspiration that you need to get started.