(Closed) Did you/are you having a rustic wedding theme?

posted 4 years ago in Decor
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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lexi07:  What does rustic mean to you?

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Buzzing bee

It seems like everything is “rustic theme” in regards to wedding decor. Easy choice but IMO it’s very overrated. Do whatever you like and love! 

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Honey bee

Depends what you mean- mine could probably be described as rustic but there was no burlap and no mason jars in sight. People on WB also love to crap all over rustic weddings on here (case in point- two comments in and someone is already calling them overrated), so just go with what you like and take any opinions on here with a grain of salt. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I did, but I live in the rural West and it reflected our lifestyle and general aesthetic.  (Plus, to keep it unique, we avoided some of the things I considered to be overdone – like Mason jars centerpieces with baby’s breath, hay bales, etc.)

I think can come off as a little try-hard in an urban setting, but if you like the look, it’s popular right now and easy to find things that fit the theme.

Final thing about it: a lot of people think it’s a super cheap choice because of all the DIY possibilities, but it’s way more work (and money!) than you’d think if you want to avoid the “I did this myself while drinking wine” look.  There’s a fine line!  We made all this wood stuff (signs, centerpieces, plate chargers, coasters …) and it was a ton of work to get it to look like I wanted it to.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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lexi07:  I always say I’m not creative at all, but I can copy anything!  Find pictures you like and then make it happen.

Remember to search for wedding decor on http://www.searchtempest.com  Many brides sell all their decor after the wedding. You can save a fortune on linens, wood slices, and other decor.

Searchtempest lists all ads on all Craigslist and Kijiji sites and also includes Ebay.

Another site for used wedding decor is http://www.tradesy.com

 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Rustic means so many things. Our wedding was probably pretty rustic (it was a barn wedding), but that wasn’t our theme. We had a wine & wood theme. No mason jars, no burlap, which are two things a lot of people consider rustic. We loved our wedding, had an easy time DIYing things (we DIYd SO many things) and finding decorations for it, and thought it turned out beautifully!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My theme isn’t ‘rustic’ really, it’s more English cottage garden but will make use of some elements that are on the rustic side – including log slices as a base for centrepieces, wooden holders for table number, the flowers will be cottage garden and wildflowers in mixed size vessels (some vases, some jam jars – no mason jars though) wrapped in moss, ivory lace and baker’s twine (off white with a purple candy stripe). I’m having little recycled boxes of wildflower seeds for favours (also tied with baker’s twine)and the cake will be decorated with cottage garden and wildflowers too.

I don’t really care if some people think it’s overdone or whatever. It suits us – we’ve been working on transforming the garden of our house into a pretty cottage garden since we bought it and we want our wedding to feel relaxed and informal so people kick back and enjoy themselves so it ‘fits’. It’s also just things I find pretty and like the look of. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Blame Pinterest! We’re not doing ‘rustic’ at all. However, it seems like everybody else in our area is doing it, so it’s still going strong.

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