(Closed) Rustic, Vintage, Barn Wedding decor

posted 9 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I suggest making an inspiration board, that will help you see your vision more clearly.

Post # 4
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Here are some pics from one of my favorite weddings to get you started on a board 🙂


Post # 5
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I used mason jars and battery powered candles as centerpieces and decor.  I bought some vintage planters for display and metal cans for flowers at local antique shops.  You could do burlap table runners?  Burlap bows on the chairs (if that’s something you like).  Don’t be afraid of using any flower you want – we did roses, hydrangea, and delphinium and it looked great!  Lots of “filler” flower choices as well – with color!  Check out fiftyflowers.com to see the choices. 

I used raffia to tie around my jars and for decor (like around the bottom of a vase and used it to tie up my silverware in napkins).  You could do mismatched china from thrift stores.  I used more mason jars for my candy bar and exra silverware…

You could  buy wood, paint it, distress it, and use it for signs.  You could use things like apple baskets and wood berry baskets for favors or candy.  I have so many ideas!  I love vintage decor!

Post # 6
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Here are some pics for reference.  I think you could easily put this together!

Post # 7
1618 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@carleyjphoto: Inspiration boards are a great idea.  I think if you pick decor that all goes together, you won’t have a problem making your theme cohesive. For example, if you have burlap and wildflowers everywhere, I wouldn’t include orchids submerged water filled vases as that wouldn’t necessarily look too cohesive. 

As far as where to put everything, it really helped me to have a general layout of all the tables and side tables in my mind and just go through the whole reception hall from front to back, placing all my decor where I thought it should go.  I also had helpers with a good eye for detail.  I couldn’t explain everything to them, but they got my vision and when I entered my reception room for the first time, I was stunned.  Everything looked exactly as I had envisioned it, and better!  Here’s some photos of my wedding for examples.  I had a similar theme as you.


Post # 8
4 posts
  • Wedding: September 2000

Have you considered using vintage books in the colors of your wedding. 

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