There’s arguably nothing more beautiful than a rustic wedding. Blending together vintage-inspired elements with the bounty of nature, it’s no wonder that this timeless trend is embraced by so many brides — it evokes all the coziness and warmth of being at home, which is perfect for intimate gatherings.
Dreaming of planning your own rustic wedding celebration? Here are some creative ideas that can get you started.
A delicious grazing table
For hungry guests, a family-style grazing table can provide a tempting spread to feast on before the reception. It can be a fun alternative or addition to canapes, incorporating meats, cheeses, breads, and dips.
Check out our wedding menus at Ladera Catering to customize your very own charcuterie board today.
A romantic string of hanging lanterns
Add a touch of romance to your dining setup with a set of hanging lanterns. Pair it with delicate greenery to conceal the strings, and add a few flowers inside some of the lanterns for a pop of color.
A peaceful fountain backdrop
Create a rustic outdoor bar or refreshments table with a barrel base and a wooden slab top so you can serve refreshments in style.
To welcome your guests, consider booking the fountain area at Splendido for a serene outdoor ambiance.
A rustic wooden arch
A plain wooden arch draped in soft, gauzy linen and adorned with bright wildflowers is the perfect place to exchange your vows. If you’re having a sunset ceremony, position the arch so that the sunlight illuminates it at the right spot.
A centerpiece of mixed glass jars
Centerpieces don’t have to be expensive or complicated. Create a centerpiece made of mismatched mason jars and glass bottles filled with assorted blooms. Play with different heights and shapes for a fun vibe.
A late-night snack table
After a wild night of dancing, your guests will love a quick outdoor snack table filled with a selection of snacks. Depending on your tastes, you can provide the classic ingredients for smores (chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers), or some salty treats.
A wooden shelf of craft beers
Elevate your basic bar setup with a premium selection of craft beers and wines stacked on wooden crates. Show them off at different heights with chalkboard labels for added finesse.
A string of lights above the dance floor
Nothing says romance like a beautiful canopy of fairy lights. Once the sun goes down and the dancing starts, they’ll add some extra illumination and a warm glow.
A tea and coffee station with mixed china
In addition to an outdoor bar, you can set up a cheerful tea and coffee station. On a chilly day, it’s a great option for those in need of some extra warmth and coziness. Add a whimsical touch with mixed porcelain to prevent any drink mix-ups.
A tree-trunk photo display area
Make the most of the outdoors with this budget-friendly DIY tip. Print out some photos of you and your bride or husband-to-be and attach them to a string of twine or fairy lights with mini wooden pegs. Wrap it around a tree trunk for a nostalgic display.
A picnic table dining setup
If the weather permits, why not plan an al fresco meal under the stars? A casual setup of long wooden picnic benches will encourage your wedding guests to mix and mingle.
A chalkboard dining menu
As an eco-friendly alternative to paper menus on every table, a large chalkboard dining menu can let guests know what courses they have to look forward to.
A sustainable alternative to confetti
Carry on the organic theme by providing handfuls of petals, dried lavender, leaves, and more instead of paper confetti for guests to toss down the aisle.
A tablescape of wood slices
Use wood slices of varying dimensions to add a dose of natural beauty to your wedding decor. They can be used as a cake stand, a centerpiece base, or even as a drinks coaster.
A selection of flower crowns
For kids and kids at heart, having a table of flower crowns by the photo booth makes for a fun photo op. Consider using wildflowers, baby’s breath, or even leaves in line with the rustic theme.
A warm hint of copper
Add some sparkle and shine to your rustic table decor with copper accessories. Think statement flatware pieces and copper mugs that’ll enhance the neutral aesthetic of your tablescape.
A versatile olive branch
There are infinite possibilities when it comes to using olive branches. Scatter them down your table runners for a Meditteranean theme, add some texture to floral centerpieces, or tie them to the backs of chairs with a length of burlap.
Locally made wedding favors
If you’re planning a Tagaytay wedding, support local artisans and consider giving away handmade wedding souvenirs that bring back fond memories of your big day.
A tent and blanket setup
Looking for someplace to rest your aching feet? Set up some mini tents outside, complete with blankets and floor cushions to give yourself some breathing room.
A wooden welcome sign
One of the first things that your guests will see when they arrive at your wedding is your welcome sign. A rustic wooden sign sets the theme for the day, complete with elegant white calligraphy and some foliage.
Start planning your rustic wedding today! At Splendido, we offer a range of wedding packages and indoor and outdoor venues that would be the perfect backdrop for your rustic wedding celebration. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you prepare for your big day.
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