If I could have my wedding day again – which I would absolutely love to do, because it’s so worth all the planning – I would, without a doubt, go for the rustic theme.
I’m a country girl these days and I just love settings that are all about the rustic feel: barn conversions, marquees, country houses, gardens and tipis. Bring the outside in with this fabulous theme or choose an outside setting and go the whole hog. With an actual hog for your sumptuous wedding hog roast feast!
You can create the DIY look and feel without spending all your time on it or busting your budget.
So, to start the ball rolling, I have to talk about your invitations. Not just because they’re my domain, but because they’ll be the first clue as to your theme. When your guests receive your invitation, you want them to think, “Wow, this is going to be a great day!”
Rustic themed weddings are all about the burlap, raffia, recycled card stock, and textures and layers. You don’t have to abandon vibrant colours entirely though – use your maids’ dresses as your accent colour, or your flowers as inspiration to add bright touches.
I’ve designed a whole section of rustic-themed invitations which you can choose to DIY and make yourself. Remember: assembly is incredibly simple. You’ll get a kit, so you don’t have to do the whole thing from scratch.
About the Author
Carol Vincent has been passionate about weddings ever since founding Pure Invitation in 2004. Having meticulously planned her own wedding and with more than 15 years of experience in the wedding industry, Carol knows the challenges of planning the wedding of your dreams!