15 Barn Wedding Ideas Every Bride Should Know

Hello, hello! Happy Friday! Today we’re talking about rustic, awe-inspiring, best-of-the-best barn wedding ideas. If you dream of getting married in a barn, on a farm, or in the woods surrounded by nature-inspired, homespun decor, this is the post for you! We’ve compiled fifteen of the top barn wedding ideas we think every bride should know. We’ve combined both handmade wedding finds with Real Wedding examples to inspire your perfect wedding day. So, grab a huge cup of coffee and get ready to take in all of the gorgeousness that awaits… enjoy!

Barn Wedding Ideas

1. A whimsical ‘you & me’ sign.

you and me barn wedding ideas

photo by glass jar photography, styled by fete nashville via style me pretty

2. The most beautiful barn entryway. Ever.

barn wedding ideas draping

photo: john schnack via inspired by this

3. A charming red barn wedding invitation.

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wide eyes design

4. White paper lanterns draped throughout your reception.

barn wedding ideas - white paper lanterns

photo: lisa kwan images via style me pretty

5. This one’s a tie: horseshoes as escort cards (+ favors)…

horseshoe escort cards favors

photo: paper antler via style me pretty spotted via pinterest

…and these gingham beer cozies.

barn wedding ideas - gingham beer cozies (photo: jeff loves jessica)

photo by jeff loves jessica via wedding chicks

6. Cowboy boots for the bride.

bride cowboy boots

photo: katelyn james

And, of course, for her bridesmaids, too.

bridesmaids in cowboy boots

photo: katelyn james

7. These ring boxes for your ceremony.

his and hers ring boxes

by pnz designs, photo: melania marta

8. This gorgeous outdoor display with a birdcage card box, desserts, and photos.

Don’t forget the hay bales!

rustic barn wedding dessert display

photo: john schnack via inspired by this

9. A moss wedding monogram.

moss wedding monogram

by vintage shore

10. This wedding bouquet.

I’m still swooning over this bouquet featured in this vintage country wedding earlier this week. Lovely.

rustic wedding bouquet

photo: rodger obley photography | see the full wedding here!

11. Rustic napkin rings for table settings.

grapevine napkin rings

by pnz designs, photo: melania marta

12. A charming barn wood sign for your reception.

rustic wedding sign

by christy griffen

13. Mason jar lanterns like these.

hanging mason jar lanterns

by christy griffen

14. White lights… and a barn dance area like this one.

barn wedding dance area

photo: braedon photography via inspired by this

15. ‘Just Married’ bunting for your getaway car.

just married car bunting barn wedding

photo by meet the burks via rustic wedding chic

More Barn Wedding Ideas + Inspiration

Looking for more rustic or barn wedding ideas? Here are a few posts to continue the inspiration:

o Check out this DIY Barn Wedding
o Get inspired with charming rustic fall wedding ideas
o Your groom will need this ring
o This barn wedding will make you smile
o 50 Must-Have Burlap Wedding Items
o Check out these log bowls, this amazing ceremony in the woods, grab a few rustic chalkboards, this rustic invite, and quite possibly the most amazing rustic wedding menu we’ve ever seen!
o How to Plan a Wedding in the Woods

Need even more rustic wedding ideas? Here you go!

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August 26, 2014 10:29 pm

Where can I find the gingham koozies? I am obsessed!

March 3, 2014 10:36 pm

Hi Denise!

Yes, it’s by https://www.etsy.com/shop/WideEyesPaperCo. Please let them know you saw it at Emmaline Bride! Thanks :)

December 11, 2013 9:17 pm

Hi Kellymarie!

You can buy them from Amazon, Ebay, or estate sales. We turned your question into a post: see a more detailed explanation here: http://emmalinebride.com/where-to-buy/horseshoes-for-weddings/ Thanks for submitting your question!


Just love all the rustic details! I especially liked the artistic details of both the red barn invite and the decorative rustic farm chair. The truly set the mood!

April 7, 2013 10:12 pm

The barn door entrance drapes are breathtaking! Similar to a gypsy themed wedding I saw in Real Simple magazine a couple years ago.. Glamourous!

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