Are you planning a wedding, engagement party or bridal shower party? Would you like a theme that will wow your guests and make it an event to remember? A rustic theme may be the way to go. This is the increasingly popular theme that brides, brides-to-be and party hosts are choosing for their event. The growing popularity is evident on wedding blog posts, Pinterests and event planner websites.
What Is a Rustic Theme?
Having a rustic theme usually means that some element of wood is used and nearly anything that embraces aspects of nature. Locations with a farm, barn, national park, or some type of outdoor environment, with wood or nature settings, can set the rustic scene.
Having an outdoor location is clearly the easiest way to achieve this rustic look. If the event is held indoors, the theme can still be accomplished when elements of the outdoors are brought indoors.
How to Achieve the Rustic Theme
You can choose from a wide range of items to achieve this setting. Materials such as bark, flowers, foliage and evergreens, tree logs, burlap and tin cans may be used. These items, combined with mason jars filled with flowers, pine cones, and goods wrapped in twine can complete the nature look.
The rustic theme can be used throughout the event décor from the invitations right through to the thank-you cards. Wedding or party stationery such as invitations, menus and place holders can embrace the rustic feeling by adding some kind of wooden or nature element whether it be literal or simply an image of these things. You could use wooden tables for the reception, covered in a burlap table cloth. Perhaps you want to have mason jars filled with native flowers and greenery that is wrapped with natural twine as the table-center pieces or even several votive candles placed in a hollowed out tree log.
The rest of the event décor can play on this theme by sporadically placing props around the party, a log here and there, wooden signs, wooden troughs, and other earthy colored materials. Some weddings even have animals on site to really showcase the theme.
Your chosen menu may incorporate home-made cuisines for all or part of the meal course. For example, home-made pumpkin soup, local produced wines and cheeses and apple and rhubarb pie may be on the menu.
Even the cake can be used to take on the rustic theme, where the chosen design represents wood or be in natural colors.
Favors could be jars of home-made honey or jam, hot chocolate mix or bottles of local wines, and can be presented with tags or packaging that represents the rustic theme.
Modern day brides or event planners for different types of occasions are taking the rustic flair and making it elegant, chic and reflective of the individual’s personal style. It can be a simple and budget friendly affair by using homemade, DIY projects or products found straight from nature or it can be a large glamorous event with purchased or hired décor and employing the services of a theming expert.
The rustic theme is more popular than ever and can easily be accomplished by anyone by simply using items for their event, which represent nature and the great outdoors.