(Closed) anyone noticed obsession with rustic weddings?

posted 12 years ago in Themes
Post # 32
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ve definitely noticed that, but I think it has more to do with weddings becoming more personal than anything else. I think couples, now more than ever, are trying to stray away from tradition, and create an event that is truly unique and encompasses their personalities and style.

But I definitely don’t think it has anything to do with the economy. In fact, I think those types of weddings cost more than having it at a banquet hall or something. Mostly because they have to bring everything in, including tables, chairs, linens, china, all the decor, food, etc. That adds up. On top of that, it’s all very special decor to match the personality of the event.

I’m definitely loving the trend, though. If I had an unlimited budget, it’s definitely what I would have wanted.

Post # 33
3952 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I so totally agree w/the last poster!  It’s about PERSONALIZATION and making the day reflective of you and Fiance and your life together! 

I love a beautiful rustic wedding as much as a gorgeous destination beachy affair as well as a hotel reception or one simple at the church reception hall or even like my friends who had a romantic courthouse wedding!  It’s about HOW you have your day, not about the $$ or any of that.  It’s about you.

I’m just too highly allergic to do a rustic type wedding.  I would be the bride with eyes swollen shut and whelts everywhere!

Ya’ll should see me after yesterday afternoon when I went in the backyard (in the grass) trying to spray some post-emergent on the lawn.  I broke out everywhere!!!

Post # 34
3 posts

My Fiance and I both have very close families and a few close friends. For us it was not about a trend, but about keeping things very familiy oriented and personal.

We are having our wedding on land that has been in my family for over 100 years. There is even a family graveyard and it’s nice to know that even though we won’t be able to see him, my grandfather will be in attendance. 

It’s really important to us to keep things low key because that’s just who we are. We both have social anxieties and anything else would just make us nervous. Except for the photographer, there will be no one there that we have not known for years.

Variety is the spice of life so let’s see it all! I think every wedding is perfect and no wedding is better than the next because at the end of the day 2 people come together and that’s always a beautiful thing. 🙂

Post # 35
45 posts
  • Wedding: April 2010

While we’re on the topic of rustic weddings, I’m having trouble figuring out how to "bring the outdoors in" for my wedding.  If circumstances were a tad different, we’d be planning a wedding to be held outside in the yard at my childhood home/farm and have a rustic/outdoorsy theme.  BUT, long story short, we’re getting married in an outdoor ceremony and having an indoor reception at an historic mansion. 

Problem is, I’d really like to still incorporate some of that outdoorsy/rustic/woodsy charm to the traditional ballroom reception.  I’m thinking lots of greens, pinks, birch wood, moss, lots of candles, etc.  Trying to cut down on the live flowers because I know they will add up quickly. 

Does anyone think the two styles can go together without looking silly?


Post # 36
8 posts
  • Wedding: November 2009

The two styles can DEFINITELY fit together…but maybe I’m biased because I plan on bringing the outdoors in for my wedding.  Lots of flowers, potted branches with twinkle lights, moss, etc…there is so much you can do with this, it just depends on the direction you want to go.  

Post # 37
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I must say that I am DEFINITELY on that band-wagon!  I don’t know why I love the rustic thing, but I do!  Plus, I’m big on themes anyway…gosh I’m a cheeseball.

Post # 38
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

lol. The fiance and I are not “rustic” at all but I have noticed the trend. But there is always inspiration you can take from everything. Just have to remember not to get bogged down with too much inspiration. Instead, the fiancee and I are having a modern-vintage themed wedding. Not exactly sure how we are going to pull it off but here is to trying. It’s a vintagey wedding in a very modern art gallery downtown Dallas. Should be interesting!

Post # 39
712 posts
Busy bee

I decided I wanted an extremely rustic wedding as soon as I knew we were getting married. I mulled over some ideas in my head and got on the ‘net a couple weeks later.. and WOAH, was I blown away!

EVERYTHING was what I wanted my wedding to be. I honestly got a little bummed at first, thinking… I wanted our wedding to be so “unique”.. but now everyone else is doing it!!

I suppose in a way I am happy I read this post, because it lets me know that no, not everyone is doing that and my weddning will truly be a reflection of us, not a trend.

Although I do have to be thankful that I have been able to find so many beautiful ideas 😉

Post # 40
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love this style, and want to add some more touches to our wedding, in the remaining month we have!

Some limitations–wedding’s in a church, reception hall is in a hotel, but I still want to find ways to incorporate a natural look to the decor…not sure how, looking for suggestions!

Post # 41
1 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

@lavenderpug: Yes the rustic weddings are definitely a very popular style wedding amongst today’s modern bride. If you are looking for a more traditional wedding venue and ideas, there are many traditional bride blogs out there, you just have to search. I personally love the rustic weddings and all that they have to offer, I love the chabby chic look and feel of this vintage venue. I am getting married in June and have found actually the vintage, rustic wedding venues, because of the popularity are about double  the price for rustic venues than the traditional settings, so with that in mind, the more traditional bride will definitely be the one getting more bang for her buck in todays economy, not the vintage, rustic wedding seeking bride. Enjoy your journey and hold fast to what is important to you and it will be beautiful. Blessings! 

Post # 42
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve always loved the rustic look and have dreamed of owning a big farmhouse someday just so I can decorate it. I LOVE that look but am very disappointed that I’m not able to find an appropriate venue in my area to provide me with a rustic wedding.

The barn venues are just too far away and the one that is somewhat close isn’t big enough. I’ve looked at a golf club which offers a very nice earthtone decor with a lot of wood. I figured if I had it there  I could easily bring in the outdoors especially with three of the four walls being windows. HOWEVER I keep leaning back to the local hotel which offers an outdoor ceremony site and the convenience of the hotel as well as a night club should wa want to continue the party afterwards.

I’m so torn because I want a certain look but I feel the convenience factor is taking over and the ballroom look is just NOT me nor my fiance. I just don’t get how I’d ever make a ballroom have the natural rustic look I love not without David Tuterra’s help anyway 🙂

Post # 43
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I came across this recent posting on one of my favorite websites, and I love it! I think alot of people can use these ideas. I think they had a beautiful wedding, and an inexpensive one too!


Post # 44
107 posts
Blushing bee

I love them. I definitely wouldn’t call them cheaper, if any case they are just as expensive or more expensive depending on how much is put into the theme.

I’m doing a spin off of rustic. I’m doing city girl meets country boy (although he isn’t really a country boy, but he did grow up in the middle of a corn field). I’m calling it “shabby chic” because its easier. But I’m adding some city chicness to the beautiful rusticness. I love it.

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