(Closed) Really tired of the vintage/rustic wedding decor

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
5958 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@cmoest:  I think if you stay away from some of the more inflammatory items it should still be a very personal and lovely affair…I saw a bunch of burlap wedding things the other day at the craft store and could only blink at the price of them…I mean…its burlap!

Post # 4
6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

FWIW, I’ve never actually been to a wedding that used rustic decor. I’ve only seen it on pinterest bc I’m planning my own wedding.

Post # 5
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@cmoest:  I totally get how you feel! I grew up milking cows, driving tractors, playing in the mud and using mason jars on a daily basis. My theme was supposed to be rustic as well, but I’ve made some minor changes to still have the country feel without the main stream rustic that is being over done. I like to call it romantic country πŸ™‚ I switched out the mason jars on the tables for a nice globe vase that will be fuller than full of baby’s breath and have opted to use small candle votives filled with soybeans with a tea light on top. Instead of wild flowers, we will have lots of baby’s breath, hydrangeas and some light pink roses. I’ve decided to not have any antique type decor, but will have milk cans with baby’s breath in them. My girls are wearing light brown hi low dresses with dark brown cowboy boots. The guys will be in black tuxes with their vests and ties the same light brown as the girls. I have a million ideas on how to update (and keep!) the rustic country theme – let me know if you want any of my other ideas πŸ™‚ Stick with it sweety and make it yours. Hugs!

Post # 6
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@futuremrsk18:  ditto this. I’ve seen it on Pinterest but never seen it in an actual wedding. I’m encorporating some into mine πŸ™‚ but not a ton. Just make your wedding “you!”

Post # 7
2250 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@cmoest:  Who cares if it’s trendy? If it’s “you”, your guests will know that and appreciate it.

Post # 8
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If you were already planning a rustic wedding, just have your rustic wedding. Most of your guests will not be aware of the trend because they aren’t spending copious amounts of time on pinterest or wedding planning. 


I think ditching your wedding theme just because it’s a trend is just as silly as choosing a theme because it’s trendy. Either way you shouldn’t let the trends affect your vision of your own ideal wedding.


Post # 9
7217 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@futuremrsk18:  same here

I’ve been to quite a few weddings this year and I haven’t seen any rustic decisions at all.

OP- have you actually been to weddings with a rustic theme? Or just seen it on here?

Post # 10
6359 posts
Bee Keeper

You could go for something elegant.

Post # 12
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think pinterest has made us all think rustic weddings are all over the place.  Realistically, i have been to one other wedding and seen one after that which used burlap and mason jars. All the other weddings were more “standard” in my opinion. 

Do whatever you like. Its your wedding and the “trends” dont really matter. 

Post # 14
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013


I feel you. I’m currently a farmer, and a farmer’s wife to be, grew up on a farm. I love mason jars- the big ones full of pickled beets and peaches and all that stuff we made in our homes. 

Since your wedding is so far away, maybe just take a step back from Pinterest and avert your eyes every time you see a roll of coloured burlap. Fun question: as a bumpkin (affectionatley), what is your stance on burlap table runners? And as a side note, I have some of my Grandma’s Taste of Home ‘Special Celebrations’ and the 2006 has a harvest-themed menu and party, so this kind of decor has been around for a while as ‘decor’.

Behold the picture from the book in question! Anyway, could you just sit on it for a while and plan other stuff?

Post # 15
114 posts
Blushing bee

I think the key is to stick with what you want, but to put a spin on it so it doesn’t come off as so trendy. Like with the jars and burlap, I would probably find a patterned fabric to do something similiar with and incorporate some of my wedding colours at the same time, instead of pearls, maybe use some buttons that I’ve had in jars for years. 

And you’re absolutely right, the season affects the decor. Are there any other deciding factors on when you would have the wedding to help you choose though? What is more convenient? What kind of venue do you want to have, anything outdoors? Is cost a factor? A pros and cons list can help set the date, and from there figuring out a theme will be easier πŸ™‚

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