21 upcycled ideas to make your rustic wedding truly magical

You are planning your wedding and have decided on a rustic wedding theme… good choice. Not only are there mountains of ideas out there, but you also get to upcycle some everyday options into gorgeous decorations, with the added benefit of saving a lot of money.

Here are just 21 (plus a venue option) of these gorgeous decorations to make your rustic wedding the envy of your friends’ eyes. For more rustic wedding ideas, and for further details about the ideas mentioned below, head over to Cute DIY Projects.  


Perfect reception venue (main image)

If you have decided that your wedding will have some rustic charm, then what better place for a reception then with an old, gorgeous barn in the background. Decorated to your liking, the barn would make a truly magical setting, inside or out.


Rustic cake displays



Not only will your guests enjoy these sweet treats, but the great rustic decorations will truly add to your wedding day. From old tin containers to wooden logs and crates, these simple decorations make for a great centerpiece.


Mr & Mrs signs



All you need is a spot of paint, some ribbon and two refurbished planks of wood. The finished product is two stunning chair signs that will add a great finishing touch to your reception.


A flair of rustic for your tables



This great reception setting inside a barn truly epitomises a rustic wedding. Not only is the setting absolutely gorgeous, but I love the simple and rustic, yet elegant decorations. Love the burlap cloth as the runner as well as the tins and jars as flower and plant vessels.

Some simply lace and burlap gets transformed into the perfect holding device for your guests’ cutlery at your rustic wedding.

These vintage, rustic table numbers will add that finishing touch on your wedding tables. All you need are some vintage frames, some burlap, clear stickers, table numbers and some minor DIY skills and you will be left will a great finished product.



The great thing about having a gorgeous venue is that decorations can be so simple, like these chair decorations with a simple piece of burlap tied around, or a simple mason jar of flowers. For the more advanced DIYers out there, these chair decorations made from wooden sticks and flowers are gorgeous.


Some wine at your wedding


Everyone loves wine at a wedding, but why not go a step further and make the wine barrel a part of your decoration. These three ideas are a great way to bring that rustic charm into your wedding without breaking the bank.


Say cheese




Everyone loves having their photo taken, especially after a few drinks so why not have a photo booth at your wedding… in a rustic theme of cause.

From the silly to the beautiful, these three ideas will provide you with great ideas when creating your own rustic-themed photo booth.


Rustic ladders add some charm



These seemingly useless wooden ladders are transformed into gorgeous decoration pieces and should be a must for any rustic wedding.


Anyone for a drink?



Absolutely love the look of these rustic drink holders, which will keep the thirst at bay for your guests if your wedding is during a hot month. Alternatively why not transform an old, rustic-looking flower container into a drinks’ container for your wedding guests.

Images via: Cute DIY Projects
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