How to Incorporate Rustic Wedding Decor into Your Wedding Centerpiece
Are you getting married this year? Planning for your wedding is an extremely exciting time, but it can also feel a little stressful. Luckily, having a specific vision for the way you want your wedding to look can help you to feel directed in your wedding planning. For example, you might want your wedding to have a rustic style, which is one of this year’s biggest trends. A rustic style can be defined as a natural, weathered, organic style that includes lots of nature-inspired textures and colors. Some rustic styles might feel a little beachy while other styles might be classified as having a farmhouse vibe. Here are a few tips for incorporating rustic wedding decor into your centerpieces and wedding decor.
Rustic Wedding Centerpieces
When you’re planning your rustic wedding decor vision, your centerpieces will make a huge impact on the aesthetic of your wedding day. Having rustic wedding centerpieces can help you to establish the mood for your whole evening. Wood slices, a variety of candles, vintage metal, lanterns, vintage bud vases, are all great choices for pieces you could include in your centerpieces. You can even use rustic wood or metal frames to display your pictures. Polaroid-style pictures or photos shot on film will also provide a meaningful, personal touch to your centerpieces. Flowers, obviously, are also a must-have for a rustic centerpiece style. Wedding flowers will provide a feeling of romance and beauty that is hard to beat. See below for more tips on choosing the best rustic flowers! Rustic wedding centerpieces are fun to create because they can include many different elements. Here are a few more tips on how to make a rustic centerpiece that will look perfect for your wedding day. Read on for more ideas of what you can incorporate into your wedding centerpieces.
Rustic Wood Elements
Archway, wood doors, hanging windows, mixed seating, rustic slab tables, raw birch arch, (wood arches in a variety of shapes and styles)
First, you can incorporate many different rustic wood elements into your centerpieces. One of the easiest ways to do this is to frame your centerpiece presentation with a thick slice of wood. You can often find wood slab centerpieces at craft stores or online. This touch of wood with the raw bark edge will provide the perfect setting for any other rustic decor elements you choose to add to your centerpieces. They’re also flat and easy to layer on. (Plus, once your big day is over, you can keep the slabs as decor, coasters, or dinner plate chargers!) You can also include other rustic wood elements like weathered wood frames or lanterns. You can also string rustic wood beads and place them around pieces of your centerpiece. Even weathered wooden bird cages are a popular choice for a rustic part of a centerpiece. They’re especially useful for gathering cards on a gift table!
Next, don’t forget to include flowers in your wedding centerpieces! Even if you’re going for an affordable, minimalistic style, flowers are one of the most beautiful and rustic elements you can include on your wedding day. There are certain flowers that are more rustic than others. For example, baby’s breath is one of the most classically rustic flowers. They are easily paired with any arrangement and also look beautiful on their own. You can incorporate baby’s breath by including it in your bridal party arrangements and by scattering baby’s breath throughout your ceremony and reception venues. Wood flowers are also incredibly rustic and beautiful. These flowers are made from natural tapioca roots and can be dyed to match any color. They include little rustic bark touches while still looking realistic and stylish. They come in a large variety of styles, so you’ll be sure to find wood flowers that you love. Use this shop by theme feature to see different wood flower styles that are trendy and rustic. Wood flowers will look beautiful on your wedding day and for many years to come since they don’t need to be watered and will never wilt. If you have a rustic vision for your wedding, wood flowers will be perfect for you. Here are a few other suggestions for the best rustic wedding flowers that you can use in your wedding flower arrangements.
You can incorporate flowers into your wedding centerpieces in a variety of ways. You can use vintage glasses or bottles as bud vases to hold single flowers or groups of smaller flowers. You can scatter greenery sprigs or leaves around your wooden slices. If you want more of a traditional look blended with your rustic touches, a bouquet placed in a pretty glass vase or vintage bucket would be a beautiful choice.
Your venue will likely have area lighting installed already, but you can set the rustic mood for your wedding event by including small lighting on your tables. For example, you can easily light your tabletops with mason jars and battery-powered fairy lights. This is a simple and affordable way to add some magical lighting to your centerpieces. You can also use lanterns with battery-powered candles (or even real candles) for a low-light, romantic feel. For a more elegant look, try filling tall glass vases with water and floating candles on top. Shorter, wider candles will work best for this kind of decorative lighting.
Rustic Table Numbers
There are lots of rustic ways to label your table numbers. You can buy mini wood slices and burn the table numbers into them. You can also use small, framed chalkboards or wooden signs with hand-drawn numbers to specify your table numbers. Alternatively, you can also use some twine to tie a raw-edged piece of paper to a jar or vase with the corresponding label. A weathered, wooden frame with a picture and a number would also be a personal, cute way to label your tables.
Other Rustic Reception Decor
In addition to your rustic wedding centerpieces, there are other pieces of decor that will make or break the rustic vibe at your reception. For example, drapes of raw-edged fabric are elegant, romantic, and very rustic. You can place these fabric strips on your tabletops, hang them from the ceiling, or even use them as a backdrop as you’re greeting your guests. You can also scatter swags of greenery, such as eucalyptus, for a nature-inspired touch. Framed mirrors will increase the magical feel of your reception area, especially if your frames are intricate, gold, and vintage-looking. Even larger vintage wood elements, such as hanging rustic windows or old barn doors will fill empty space and personalize your wedding decor. Remember, your other pieces of decor will help to tie in the rustic feel of your centerpieces and provide you with the dreamiest wedding aesthetic.
As you’re planning your perfect rustic wedding, keep this article in mind! Remember, the flowers and decorations that you include will establish the romantic, rustic feeling that you want at your wedding. Do you feel like you need some more inspiration to help you create the perfect wedding centerpieces? Make sure to check out this article from Wedding Forward for more ideas on how to make your wedding trendy and perfectly rustic.