Summer is finally here, and that means it’s peak wedding season again. Every year an average of 2.4 million weddings are performed in the United States, with a majority of them taking place during the warmer months of the year. In recent years, rustic weddings have become increasingly popular and trendy, but not everyone ends up with the look they want for their wedding. Use these tips to keep your rustic wedding decor classy.
While you might be attempting to achieve a rustic, worn-in feel for your decor, you don’t want to actually have your decorations look old or like they’re about to fall apart. One easy way to keep your wedding looking elegant even with a rustic theme is with your fabric and material choices. Look for faux burlap fabric instead of natural burlap; it won’t shed or smell, giving you the look of burlap table cloths and burlap napkins without the hassle.
Not all of your rustic theme has to be prevalent all the time. One of the easiest ways to keep your rustic look distinguished is by making use of small decorations. This will keep your rustic theme subtle, instead of it quickly becoming overwhelming for your guests. Switch out traditional table settings for more rustic options like burlap napkins and thrift store china, or use chalkboard signage for tables, seating, and so on. You’ll avoid being too heavy-handed with your theme while still giving your event that down-to-earth feel you’re looking for.
At the end of the day, your wedding is your own, and the way you decorate and prepare for it is up to you. Pick out your priorities for your special day and focus on applying the theme in the places that matter most to you. If you’re particularly concerned about catering, for example, work on your menu and table settings first. If you’re more focused on the venue, look up good local settings that can contribute to your romantic, rustic day. No two weddings are the same, and your personal priorities are what matter most.
Rustic weddings can be gorgeous, romantic events that are remembered for years to come. For more advice on decorating for your rustic wedding or to check out table linen options, contact an event planner today.