12 Rustic Wedding Decorations That You Haven't Seen a Million Times

Keep your nuptials casual, cozy, and completely original

Updated 11/16/19

Photo by Roberta Facchini

It's no secret that rustic-themed weddings are at an all-time high, so a ceremony of casual woodland proportions naturally calls for corresponding wedding decorations to set the tone. Nothing screams rustic more than soft neutral hues, burlap accents, and all wood everything. But because so many other couples share the same wedding vision, it might seem nearly impossible to maintain some element of originality when it comes to implementing this wedding craze at your own nuptials. Besides, there are only so many creative ways you can decorate mason jars without verging on overkill.

To help make your country-inspired ceremony feel completely fresh, while also keeping in line with woodsy traditions, we scoured the wedding decor sphere for the perfect adornments. Whether you're pulling out all the stops with an actual barn venue, or are leaning more towards an intimate backyard affair for your nuptials, check out our picks of the best rustic wedding decorations that don't feel so been-there, done-that. From cozy lanterns that incorporate subtle modern elements to classic escort cards that take your theme of choice to new heights, prepare to walk down the aisle in true rustic style with these 12 romantic must-haves.

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Wooden Box Planters

Courtesy of BHLDN

Line both sides of the aisle of your ceremony venue with these wooden planters, and fill to the brim with plenty of your favorite soft-hued blooms.

Wooden Box Planters
SHOP NOW: BHLDN, starting at $8

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Calligraphy Escort Cards

Photo by Koman Photography

Maintain a bit of formality during your rustic-themed soiree with custom calligraphy escort cards. Display them with clothespins and twine to exude the chic casualness that goes hand in hand with this wedding style.

Calligraphy Escort Cards
SHOP NOW: Birch and Quill, $1 per card

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Globe String Lights

Courtesy of Amazon

Having an outdoor wedding? Cue the lights and set the mood with strings of delicate, globe-shaped bulbs to decorate the venue.

Globe String Lights
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $31.99

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Green Leaf Fairy Lights

Courtesy of Melanie Porter Design

Hanging from above shouldn't be the only option when creating rustic mood lighting. Channel natural elements and adorn any flat surface with hand-spun fairy lights, embellished with mini-leaves. These can even spruce up your reception tablescape.

Green Leaf Wedding Fairy Lights
SHOP NOW: Melanie Porter Co., $35

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Donuts Sign

Courtesy of Z Create Design

Even your reception desserts deserve a dash of rustic appeal. If you're serving everyone's favorite round confection, display them loud and proudly underneath a wooden cutout cursive sign, then top with a garland for the finishing touch. Aside from the bar, this is bound to be the major hot spot among guests.

Donut Wall Sign
SHOP NOW: Z Create Design, starting at $25

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A Set of Rustic Wall Sconces

Courtesy of Jarful House

Mason jars have earned themselves a spot as rustic wedding staples. To take these vessels up a notch, combine distressed mason jars with a wood backdrop and decorative black hangers. Ideal for easy hanging decor, this set of scones double as the perfect take on country flower vases.

Rustic Wall Decor Sconces
SHOP NOW: Jarful House, $50

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Lake Manor Metal Lanterns

Courtesy of Wayfair

If you're craving more natural light for your wedding venue, these votive holders will do the trick. The iron adds to the casual yet decidedly modern feel of these lanterns, and the smaller version makes for just the right table accent.

Metal Lantern
SHOP NOW: Wayfair, $39.66 for 6

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Personalized Wine Cork Place Card Holder

Courtesy of The Dutch Goldfinch

Good news, wine lovers, you can even incorporate your vino enthusiasm into your rustic nuptials. Cork pieces emblazoned with your names and wedding date create a striking display for your escort cards.

Wine Cork Place Card Holder
SHOP NOW: The Dutch Goldfinch, $23 for 10

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Wedding Chair Signs Hoop Style

Courtesy of ZCreateDesign

Play on the wood and floral decorations synonymous with rustic weddings through matching seat backs.

Wedding Chair Signs
SHOP NOW: Z Create Design, starting at $36

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Baby's Breath Flower Crown

Courtesy of Noms Boutiques

Baby's breath—another pastoral wedding decoration must-have—has never looked better than in flower crown form, adorning the heads of your bridesmaids or flower girl.

Baby Breath Greenery Crown
SHOP NOW: Noms Boutiques, $18.99

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Heart Cake Topper with Custom Initials

Courtesy of Fira Studio

Yes, your cake topper can also revel in the full rustic treatment. A simple plywood heart decked out with your initials makes for the final romantic touch on your dessert.

Custom Initials Heart Cake Topper
SHOP NOW: Fira Studio, $23

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Wedding Arch Flowers

Photo by Vivid Dream Photography

A worn backdrop and ethereal blooms make the perfect rustic combo, especially for an outdoor wedding. This flower decoration features peonies, hydrangeas, and vine leaves.

Wedding Arch Swag
SHOP NOW: Fashion Touch Weddings, $150

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