Wedding trends seem to come and go, but over the past decade, there has been one that has really captured the wedding scene by storm, for a multitude of reasons: The rustic, country wedding. Turning away from traditional country club landscapes, many brides and grooms are favoring the barn-style wedding, and when you’re able to break it down, there’s no question as to why! Let’s take a look at the appeal of the rustic wedding, and if you’re in the process of planning your own, you may want to consider some of these options.
Easy to DIY
We all know that weddings can be expensive. Sometimes, it can keep us from really having the wedding of our dreams, especially when it comes to renting out a venue and decor. With rustic barn weddings, the beauty comes in the simplicity. Thanks to organization sites like Pinterest, etc., these weddings are perfectly catered to doing a lot of DIY-work. From handmade decor, to ‘homestyle’ cooking, you can really cut costs by simplifying your decorations, and going for something comfortable, casual, and extremely fitting with the relaxed country vibe.
Try table settings of mason jars and wildflowers, or runners made of burlap. Many items you can use for decor cost next to nothing, and you can arrange them in a way that perfectly complements the simplistic beauty of your day!
A Relaxed Atmosphere
Though we don’t often like to admit it, sometimes weddings can seem a bit ‘stuffy,’ no matter how big or small they are. A rustic wedding has a certain sense of familiarity and comfort to it, allowing guests to focus more on having a good time, rather than worrying about every last detail. And if your guests are having a good time, you’ll be able to go through your big day with less stress – it’s a win for everyone!
Make It Your Own
Many barns or outdoor venues really give you the freedom to decorate how you want, hold the hours you want, etc. In traditional venues and clubs, you can sometimes be forced to use their rules, decor, and more. This is where DIY-ing comes in extremely handy. And, once again, you’ll find yourself able to really cut costs when you can use your imagination to turn a simple location into something truly beautiful.
Weddings are supposed to be a celebration from start to finish, but when you’re in such a casual atmosphere, as stated before, you’re naturally bound to have more fun! All rules seem to fall apart when it comes to a rustic wedding: You can have the food you’d like, whatever desserts you’d like (instead of traditional cake), and even a fun live band or DJ that doesn’t have to stick with traditional wedding anthems. When it comes to planning and putting together a charming, rustic wedding, it doesn’t get more customizable. As a result, it will truly be a day you remember for the rest of your life, for so many reasons.