(Closed) Rustic Wedding Ideas!

posted 13 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
45 posts
  • Wedding: November 2021

I’d go with natural elements like you already started: branches covered with moss, that berry I can’t remember the name of, red berries, non edible, sold in branches.

Fall leaves (real or not). Maybe use beautiful outside photography here and there. 

Have invitations that match your theme if you can too… 

Post # 4
49 posts
  • Wedding: June 2008

How about giving little tree saplings as favors?  I know I’ve seen them online somewhere, but you could surely get them locally as well.

Post # 5
26 posts
  • Wedding: June 2008

We are using mason jars instead of vases for our centerpieces.  I’ve also got some old galvanized buckets and watering troughs filled with flowers for the reception area.  The card box is an old wooden crate that I’ve wrapped with ribbon and flowers.  I’ve got an identical one that I am using for the silverware wraps on the buffet.  I’m using twine mixed in with ribbons in the wedding colors.  We are in the southwest were luminarias are used only I am using white bags instead of the normal brown paper bags.  If I can find an hour to do it, I plan to stamp our monogram onto some of the luminaria bags.

Other ideas are I found were using hay bales (which didn’t work for my summer wedding, but might work at your time frame), glass jars or vases filled with pine cones and ornament like balls and straight tree branches.

I had too much fun watching my big redneck wedding on CMT and threating my Fiance with beer can arches and a camo wedding veil!!  🙂 

Post # 6
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Adding cranberries into a centerpiece would add a bit of red taht would also look great for fall.  Here’s a centerpiece that I love:


I love the branches with the hurricane jars and cranberries, editing these with the rest of the elements you described wouldl ook great!

Where in MN are you getting married?  I’m trying to remember what November 22 was like last year, but can’t think of it at the moment…I know it’s been quite a range over the years if there’s snow or not. 

(p.s. I’m in Rochester, MN) 

Post # 7
24 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

I don’t know if you have found Snippet and Ink’s inspiration board website yet, but if not, here is a board that made me think of you.  All your ideas sound great so far!

Post # 8
22 posts

I love the PP suggestions.  Here are a few of my own:

Use old wagon for guests to place gifts

Hang a string and attached photos of you and groom by clothespins

A handpainted signpost saying "Wedding"

Lots of wildflowers for decorations would look nice.

Haybales or a wagon wheel are great props 

Some baskets of apples, pears, pinecones etc 


Here are some ideas and some weddings I’ve done: 






Post # 10
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Emredhead76, gorgeous ideas – thank you!!

I’m planning to do saplings and was disappointed to read some not-so-hot reviews of the Arbor Day Foundation’s saplings (though their packaging looks really durable, which is great if you have a lot of guests traveling). A better bet might be to go with somewhere local where there might be better quality control and it would be easier to take them back if you weren’t happy – I was able to find a place close to me that’s actually less expensive than ADF. (We might use the difference to figure out nice packaging.)

However, if you’re in zone 6 or lower (MN is probably 3-4-5), it’s probably not a good idea to plant after October. 🙁  You don’t want to end up with a lot of trees you can’t plant!

Post # 13
27 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009


Our photog just posted a sneak peak of our pics from our outdoor rustic lakeside wedding in the North Georgia mountains. Maybe they’ll inspire you?

wscottchesterblog.com and we’re the Micki + Jason post. Enjoy!!!

Post # 14
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I love your theme!  Have you checked out Mrs. Cherry Pie’s posts?  She had an outdoor wedding in Montana in the fall.  They are amazing!  Very rustic, outdoorsy and natural.  I used them as inspiration for my wedding when I first joined weddingbee.  Best of luck to you!

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