Planning Your Dream Rustic Wedding

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life! What more could you want than for your big day to be absolutely perfect?  One of the biggest trends this wedding season is having a rustic wedding. While sites like Pinterest make it easy for you to find inspiration for your dream wedding, it’s up to you to follow through. Even with tools like Pinterest, it can be difficult to remember the little details to help pull your wedding together.

Here are some tips for planning your perfect rustic wedding:
Pick The Perfect Venue:

One of the most important parts of your wedding is finding the perfect venue. It not only has to embrace the qualities of your dream location, but it must fit within your budget as well. The perfect venue for a rustic wedding does not always have to be in a barn. You can easily transform your dream venue to embrace a rustic feel by incorporating small details to highlight your rustic look. Depending on your personal style, there are a ton of different venues for you to choose from. Our Find Local Wedding Venues tab  is a great tool for helping you find your perfect venue.














Find The Perfect Dress:

The most magical moment for any bride is finding the perfect dress. Whether you’re looking for something sweet and romantic, or you’re looking for something simple, find the dress that takes your breath away. Don’t give up the dress of your dreams because you don’t think it completely fits the theme of your wedding. Go with the look that makes you feel the most beautiful. It is your big day after all!

















Pick Outfits for the Men:

Pick something casual and comfortable for the men to wear. Pick from neutral soft tones that reflect your rustic feel. Grays, blues and browns are perfect colors for the men in your wedding to wear. If you want your groom to stand out from your groomsmen, have your groom wear a vest while the groomsmen wear suspenders or have your groom wear a tie while everyone else wears a bowtie. This is an easy place to get creative!




























The Perfect Pair of Boots:

One of the most iconic pieces for a rustic wedding is a fashionable pair of boots for the bride, groom, and the entire wedding party. Finding the perfect pair of boots does not have to be a stressful process. King Ranch Saddle Shop has a large selection of fashionable boots for women and sleek boots for men.



















Pick Your Centerpieces and Get Creative With Your Seating:

Picking out your centerpieces, flowers and decor for your wedding can be one of the most stressful parts of wedding planning. However, it can also be the place where you can be the most creative in the planning process! Mason jars are a popular piece to pick for your centerpieces, they are also extremely versatile – you can use them as candle holders for a more romantic feel or as vases to hold wild flowers.

Fresh Preserving has an awesome selection of mason jars to pick from so you can find the perfect fit for your wedding. You can also get creative with the seating that you select for your big day. If you’ve picked a venue where you do not have to use traditional chairs, give hay barrels a try, they will really tie that rustic feel into your wedding.



























Create your Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations:

Picking and designing your save the dates and wedding invitations is another place in your planning process where you can reflect your theme. Through sites like Etsy, you are able to search for save the dates and wedding invitations that fit your personal style. You can also work with designers to make your invites as personal or generic as you would like. Many designers on Etsy are more than happy to help you create pieces that fit exactly what you are looking for.


























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Johanna Nichola
Johanna Nichola
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Johanna worked as a professional wedding photographer for over 10 years. Now, Founder and CEO of The Wedding Opera & The Business of Weddings, Johanna helps wedding & event professionals invigorate their creativity, master mindset, set measurable goals, learn new business tools and strategies so they can grow their businesses and create a life they love.The Wedding Opera is dedicated to helping brides and grooms plan amazing events and connect with inspiring wedding vendors across the world.


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