7 Rustic Country Wedding Decor Ideas

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Now that the holidays are over and there are newly engaged couples just about everywhere I think it’s safe to say that wedding planning season has begun! This month marks one year since I got engaged so I was feeling a bit nostalgic and thought what a perfect time to share some decor ideas from my big day.

I got married at an awesome barn in a small town in South Carolina. The venue already had so much charm in all the little details so it really did not take much to add my own touch to really bring my entire vision all together. Keep reading to see how I put my own spin on a rustic country barn venue.

  1. Welcome Sign

What better way to welcome your guests than an adorable personalized sign. I found this easel thrown out on the side of the road and I knew it would be perfect so I snatched it up. I gave it a fresh coat of paint on the stand and a new coat of chalk paint and it was good as new!

2. Centerpieces

I decided to save some money by skipping the florist and I made my own centerpieces. Luckily I did not have to invest much in these at all. A friend of mine had given me the jars and my dad cut up a log for the wood slices. The candles and wreaths were purchased from the craft store. Michael’s craft store offers daily coupons and sales so you can save a ton of money by checking out their weekly ads!

3. Wedding Favors

Okay I know Koozies may seem a bit cliche but seriously who doesn’t love a free koozie?! They are a super cheap option and it is so easy to customize and make personable. Our guests loved these. Now I also had a fall wedding so I loved the idea of blanket favors and they turned out to be such a hit! I found a great deal on fleece throws so I ended up paying $2 a piece per blanket. I built the stand in less than 2 hours using 1″x2″ boards and pallet wood.

4. Guestbook

I loved the idea of a wooden guest book that I could hang on my wall and look at for years to come. I bought the wooden board at a craft store and made my own stencil out of vinyl. Not feeling very crafty? No problem! Check out Etsy to create your own custom guestbook. The guests were able to sign with a white chalk marker and it came out so cute. I currently have this hanging in my dining room and I love reading all the messages as I walk by it.

5. Cardbox

I found this cute rustic chest at Michael’s and customized it to make it my own. I went with a dark stain and added rope handles to dress it up a bit. I made vinyl stencils to create my own design. My husband added a lock on the back to keep all the cards secure. I love how this turned out and the best part is once the wedding is over you can still display it in your house for decoration.

6. Flowers

When it came to the flowers I admit I cut corners a bit. I just couldn’t see why anyone would spend a fortune on extravagant flower fixtures from the florist for just one day. Instead I purchases several mum plants from home depot and placed them around the venue. They only cost about $8 each and they were just the simplistic country look I was aiming for. The venue set up the hay bails and it really pulled the look all together.

7. Lighting

Lighting is key to setting the mood. I absolutely love how my venue set up these string lights around the barn. It really gave such a magical effect and looked so pretty at night. The chandeliers were rustic yet so charming and really tied into the country vibe.

Photo credit: Hosanna Wilmot Photography

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