February 21, 2012 | 11 Comments
If you are a bride who loves rustic wedding ideas and delights in barns, hay bales, and mason jars, today’s post is right up your alley! Today, we’re sharing rustic wedding ideas with inspiration by the lovely Jo Blake, featured artisan in The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride. After trading in city life, Jo now resides with her husband in a small town surrounded by thriving local farms, rolling hills, old red barns, and historic homes. The natural beauty around her is the inspiration for her craft, which she has perfected to include plenty of homespun country charm. We’re beginning the list of ten rustic wedding must-haves with one of the cutest rustic banners we’ve ever seen. Enjoy!
10 Rustic Wedding Ideas
1. Hang a festive rustic wedding banner at your reception.
A banner is a must-have for every rustic wedding! This banner is nicely priced under $25 and is personalized with your wedding date. The wedding date and hearts hang sweetly and are crafted from heavy recycled kraft paperboard (so it stays put), ivory cotton canvas fabric for a rustic look, and is attached with twine strung through silver metal eyelets. Display this adorable banner at your ceremony site, reception, cake table, dessert buffet, or at your escort card table for guests to see upon entering the reception. And, you can re-use it on your anniversary!
2. Dress up your wedding cake (or cupcakes) with rustic wedding toppers.
Your cake, one of the most popular must-see wedding items by guests (after your dress, of course), should be decorated with rustic wedding charm. If you’re opting for cupcakes instead of a traditional cake, consider adding these charming rustic wedding cupcake toppers with heart-felt detail:
3. Two words: mason jars.
Mason jars are a signature rustic wedding decor piece. We love the versatility of mason jars. Mason jar centerpieces can be easily created by adding a small bouquet of wildflowers to a jar filled with water. You can create a mason jar drink station where guests can fill them up with freshly squeezed lemonade, or add candlelight to mason jars as lanterns at night.
4. Greet guests with rustic wedding place cards.
When guests reach their seat, be sure they are greeted with adorable rustic place cards. We love the kraft paper, canvas, and stamped ink which tie into the rustic theme perfectly.
5. Gift your guests with rustic wedding favors.
A favor doesn’t have to be overly complicated; simple is always sweet! Check out these apothecary favor bottles featuring handmade tags. Just add flowers! Who wouldn’t love to take home flowers in a tiny vase?
6. Tie favors with rustic tags.
Wrap favor boxes with rustic tags, like these, which can be custom stamped to suit your needs. “Thank you”, the wedding date, and your names are just a few of the options available.
7. Show guests where to sit with personalized escort cards.
Guests typically make a beeline to the escort card table or chart to see where to be seated at the reception. We love the simplicity of escort seating charts, like these, which can be posted at the entrance way of your reception:
8. Use rustic table numbers for guests to find their seats.
Once guests know where to be seated, be sure the tables are easy to find with these charming table numbers! Plus, they come with tiny easels so they’ll stand up straight on any table.
9. Share what’s for dinner with rustic wedding menus.
Tell guest what he or she can expect for the meal with rustic wedding menus! Place one at each table on a small easel.
10. Celebrate the first kiss with rustic confetti.
When the bride and groom process from the ceremony, toss rustic confetti paper hearts instead of rice! Or, scatter these hearts with “love” stamped on it at each table.
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