Planning a rustic wedding on a budget can be overwhelming. This guide will walk you through wedding planning essentials like choosing your venue, coming up with decorations, creating invitations and choosing bridesmaid dresses without breaking the bank. If you are dreaming about a perfect rustic wedding, but you are on a tight budget, then be sure to use these tips to help you stay within budget.
Rustic weddings offer an opportunity to save a lot of money on your wedding venue. You will need to book a venue that offers enough space for your guests. Great budget-friendly rustic wedding location ideas include a barn, a garden, a field, a campground, or even your own backyard. Try to pick a venue that incorporates as many wood elements as possible. When touring venues, look for environments full of warm, earthy colors like brown and green. No matter what venue you choose, check to see if they offer a discount for Friday and Sunday weddings. Some venues charge less for weddings that are not on Saturdays. You may be able to get a cheaper price if you are willing to get married in the fall or winter. Having your wedding in the morning or around lunch can also save money at some venues.
It might require a bit of planning and a lot of DIY, but you can have stunning rustic wedding decor on a tight budget. If you find something that you cannot make, consider buying it second hand. Inexpensive items like candles, string lights and paper lanterns can really make a wedding reception feel luxurious. Mason jars can be used to hold flowers for center pieces or you can fill them up with caramel corn to make a cute wedding favor. Using brown craft paper instead of high cost table clothes is a fun choice for a rustic wedding. You can skip the seating chart and write each guest's name on the table they will be sitting at. If there are children on your guest list, get some crayons so they can color during the reception. Some venues can look dull if they aren't tastefully decorated, so do not forget to include some greenery and flowers. If a florist isn't in the budget, you can pick up fake flowers at any craft store. Rustic barrels topped with picture frames and flowers can bring a special touch to both indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces. You can use old wood to create a one of a kind wedding sign that can double as home decorations after the wedding.
Invitations are one of the most important details of wedding planning. Invitations tell guests the date, time, location, and wedding theme along with other important details like the dress code. You can buy invitations pre-made to save some time or you can get creative and make them. For a rustic wedding, it is nice to choose brown paper. This will make them look vintage.
Choosing the perfect bridesmaid dresses is another extremely important wedding planning decision. To keep a rustic feel, choose dresses in a color that exists in nature, such as shades of green, brown, and red. If you pick a darker color for the dresses, don't forget to lighten up the look with a lighter colored shawl or pastel flowers. If you want to make a bold statement, floral bridesmaids dresses are very trendy right now for rustic weddings. You can choose floor length dresses, knee length dresses, or something in between. When choosing bridesmaid dresses for a rustic wedding, the fabric is just as important as the color. Stay away from more glitzy materials like satin and charmeuse. Instead, pick a fabric that looks natural and effortless. Consider picking bridesmaid dresses made from a timeless material like chiffon or lace. Bridesmaids can accessorize with cowboy boots or flower crowns.
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Getting a wedding reception catered can be very expensive. With a rustic wedding, you can keep things simple. To keep things informal and budget friendly, consider having food served buffet or family-style. Pasta, chicken, or an even a food truck are all great food options.
Planning a rustic wedding on a small budget can be stressful, but with the right guidance, things can be a little easier. A rustic wedding can be easily planned to be full of personal touches without costing a fortune.