(Closed) Why is everybody doing rustic???

posted 5 years ago in Themes
Post # 31
1400 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We’re having a “rustic” wedding because we want to.

Pinterest avoider here, so that had no impact on our choice.

I basically grew up on a farm and we’re getting married in my parents back yard, under a big willow tree right beside the creek basically in the smack middle of horse country in our town. 

It would be weird if there was no burlap… Not to mention: I love burlap! The colour, the texture, the possibilities!!

Just thought I would pop in my two cents. Not everyone is doing it because it’s a fad! Some of us are just country folk ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 32
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think rustic elements in weddings add a quaint charm while also being elegant.

Haters gonna hate.

Post # 33
2347 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

blankenshiptobe:  PREACH!!  That sounds absolutely lovely, btw.  Do you have a recap??  

Post # 34
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We all have to remember that our friends, family, coworkers and neighbors aren’t sitting down for hours like we are looking at pinterest wedding photos unless they too are planning a wedding. They haven’t even seen half this stuff, ever! 

Think about it, how many rustic styled weddings have you actually attended? If I had to guess, I’d say 90% of us have maybe been to 1, at most, 2. 

I have a huge family, so in the past couple years we have done the DIY photobooths and this and that from pinterest and people go nuts over it asking how we thought of such creative ideas. They all have no idea the world that is pinterest, we own up and say we saw it online, but it just goes to show, yea we see it online a lot because are searching for it, but they never have. 

I guess my point is, whats over done to some people, is unique to others and so forth, so you just have to do what you want to do. And to answer your Q, weddings have been repeating themselves for hundreds of years. They are a traditional celebration. Sure, some may look back and think why did I have a mason jar? But, our eldest cousins do that too looking back at their puffy shoulder 80s bridesmaid dresses and think oh gosh sorry bridesmaids! But that was the style then! 

haha, everyone enjoy wedding planning, it goes fast!

Post # 35
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I dind’t know my wedding theme was rustic because I wasn’t going for a theme… I just love natural fabrics and I wasn’t going to start hating burlap just because it became popular now haha. On the contrary, how awesome is it that we can have burlap everything now?!?

Although I will say this… I think the mason jar thing has been beat to death. Hahaha

Post # 36
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014


Bridey77:  Definitely will do – get married in just over 2 weeks, eek! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 37
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

adomke:  I feel the same way. I USED to like the look  Until I saw so much it makes me wanna lose my mind. If I see anymore burlap and lace I’m gonna Puke. Lol. 


I feel like anytime I see pictures it’s allllllllways rustic. Which would be fine if it’s not all I see. There are plenty of things that are so awesome about it. I’m just tired of seeing the same thing. 


Im trying to do a vintage theme without being rustic bc I don’t want to be like everyone else. 

the “trendy” things we are doing are chalkboard signage, the flowers/ floating candles as some Centerpieces. And if photobooths are “trendy” lol. 

Post # 38
5224 posts
Bee Keeper

Kellym84:  I’m going to watch for it for sure. I think rustic is here to stay. It might not always be a trend so to speak, but I think that this type of wedding is very authentic for a lot of people. They are my favorite kind tbh.


Post # 39
1678 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

here’s our cake topper. in all its burlap glory!!!

BurlapnLace:  i certainly do ๐Ÿ™‚ http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/may-3rd-2014-recap-at-the-lodge-at-table-rock-state-park-sc-married/

i am perfectly aware that a lot of things about my wedding are trendy…oh well. we love the way it looked and so did all our guests ๐Ÿ™‚ and by the way, i don’t understand why people have weddings with crazy disco uplighting in various colors, heavy satin dresses, tuxedos and bow ties, and rhinestones on everything…its just a matter of taste and what you like. a wedding is an outward expression of a couple…and hey…if you like sparkle and rhinestones, do it up! we just so happen to, as a couple, dig burlap and natural earthy tones and quite frankly, we are hippies! so we had a wedding that expressed who we are ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 40
47203 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Even in this thread you can see that there is not just one version of rustic. To some people it reflects the outdoors, others-vintage, still others-country.

You will find anything and everything at different rustic weddings: wood slices, mason jars, burlap, chalkboards,old signs, wooden tables, cotton, wheat, twine, dried flowers, pine cones, wheat, hay bales, fruits, vegetables, and old vintage items like bird cages.

The perfect thing about rustic weddings is the lack of predictability and the ability to make distinctive differences come together.

Couples can use what works for them.

Post # 42
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

adomke:   I don’t think you need a theme, just a colour scheme to kinda guide and coordinate everything. I didn’t have one for my wedding but my colour scheme guided everything from invitations, programmes, favours, decor. And daisies were my main flower running throughout. Your wedding is what you make it. You don’t “need” a theme.

Post # 43
2347 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014


blankenshiptobe:  Yes!!  I remember your recap, that’s gorgous and so unique!  Totally agree with your post, too.  I find the norm to be tacky…yet I wouldn’t ask anyone why they did it!  

Post # 44
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

blankenshiptobe:  I would like to commend you for being able to read that post, I just read over what I wrote and cringed multiple times. Ugh… the sad thing is I’m a TEACHER! Way to write, self!

Ps. Love your BEST DAY EVER! I’m doing some of that too! We have a huge stone fireplace in our reception area, I’m going to make this banner and put pictures along the mantle of people in our families on their wedding day. *Aaawwwwwww*- I know. Adorable.

julies1949:  Very true! The term ‘rustic’ is quite the umbrella term. It does mean something different to everyone I’ve found.

Post # 45
3829 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My wedding was very rustic and country.  Mason jars, burlap you name it.  But Darling Husband is a hunter and we as a couple love the outdoors.  We also both love country music.  So it made sense with our personalities. 

 DH and i are both farmers. Rustic was also good because i could DIY a huge ton of stuff (and i love DIY!).  Honestly i didn’t even go for a “rustic” theme i just chose stuff i liked. And its how i decorated my house too!! Some how it came together as a rustic chic kind of theme.

I have only been to one other wedding IRL that would be called “rustic”.  One other wedding was kind of “glam” themed. And all the others didnt have any theme. They just chose colours mostly. 

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