(Closed) Centerpiece Help- Rustic Chic?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

For ideas, go on pintrest. That’s where I got a lot of ideas from. If you need to get new decorations and such, check eBay. There is also a few websites where brides can sell used decorations and such from their weddings. 

Post # 4
1381 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I love the rustic chic look.  You can try my idea and incorporate lanterns in your centerpieces.  You only need to have small bunches of flowers to surround each lantern 🙂  I bought my lanterns off of Craig’s List from a former bride.. she sold me 18 large and 18 small lanterns all for $250.  I spraypainted them all to be gold to match my theme colors.  Below is an idea of what I’m going for..

Post # 5
9548 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree that rustic is a lot harder to pull off in a banquet hall.

Post # 6
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@nicole70072:  Hi there! Just wondering where you were originally planning to get married? I’ve lived in Indiana for the past 4.5 years, 3.5 of which I was engaged and wedding planning. I searched high and low for rustic/barn/farm venues throughout the state. If you need any help, let me know. I have a few resources. Best wishes!

Post # 7
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can definately pull it off in a banquet hall.   

Try to direct the guests attention away from the walls and towards the decor and centerpieces.

you can DIY burlap overlays for instance.   Maybe you can use hay bales as the head table and lay a slab of wood across the top….. For obvious reasons.    you can still make amazing centerpieces.    Play with lighting, during dinner/reception dim the lights and maybe have spotlights shining on key areas.   

Its definately do-able.


Post # 8
46647 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Many a bride has had many a themed wedding in a banquet hall. No one notices the venue as much as the bride. The focus will be on the couple, the wedding party, then the tables, not the walls.

Do what ever you want. Use the things that you have already collected.

Rustic chic is an interesting theme visually. Contrasting rustic items like burlap and mason jars, against silk tablecloths will never be boring. Using various textures like twine, burlap, and leather keeps it even more interesting. Add in some silver, crystal, mercury glass- for the contrats with the rustic items.

Keep it tasteful. Don’t go crazy with hay bales etc. It’s not a barn raising or a BBQ.

For the head table, you could get a long plank of weathered wood and use that as your runner. Have numerous small arrangements in your collected bowls, vases. String them down the length of the table with votive candles scattered throughout.

Wood table runner for rustic wedding

For the round tables, use burlap runners. To get a rustic chic look you could consider either adding lace to the runner or pleat the ends of the runner to get a more finished look. Use your mason jars on top of a wood slab. Use votives here too.

rustic wedding decorations

This is a cute idea-using mason jars with balckboard paint as both a centerpiece and table number


Keep the cocktail tables simple. they are small anyhow and don’t need a lot of clutter. A simple vase, whether a mason jar, or old teapot or other container with a few simple flowers will look great.

Mason jar, burlap, and daisies!




Post # 9
725 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We had a modern mountain wedding with rustic touches.  I think you can use your theme in any venue.  Here are ssome of a few things we did:


Post # 11
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wouldn’t let the venue completely determine you decor style. After all, if not rustic what style “fits” your venue? My venue is an estate that’s also a community art gallery, and I’m putting in rustic touches. 


The venue 


My centerpiece, the smaller jars will have floating candles and the larger ones will have Gerber daisies 


For other decor I’m going to rock some paper lanterns and tissue pom poms 🙂

Post # 14
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Just a few random ideas for cheap ways to fill your boxes. You could use something simple like wheat grass to add interest and color.

You could also make various size twine balls to fill boxes with. (link to tutorial)




Your idea about placing candy, wedding crossword puzzles and I Spy sheets are clever too! And fun!

You also could make up bride/groom quizzes for guest to see how well they know you, and fun random fact type sheets about both of you.

Good Luck!

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