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.
Calligraphy Escort Cards
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
Green Leaf Fairy Lights
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
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
A Set of Rustic Wall Sconces
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
Lake Manor Metal Lanterns
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.
SHOP NOW: Wayfair, $39.66 for 6
Personalized Wine Cork Place Card Holder
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
Wedding Chair Signs Hoop Style
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
Baby's Breath Flower Crown
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
Heart Cake Topper with Custom Initials
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
Wedding Arch Flowers
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