Below are our 10 favourite ideas when it comes to decorating your barn wedding venue with a rustic twist…
1: Wooden Slab Centrepieces
Barn wedding venues generally feature a lot of wood on the walls and on a vaulted ceiling. To continue with a wooden theme, we love circular wooden slabs placed in the centre of each table so that you can place candles, jars or books on top to complete your rustic style.
You could also display wooden slabs, varying in thickness, at your evening buffet; bacon butties, mini-burgers or evening nibbles would look great in rustic baskets sat on top.
Hessian is an awesome accessory to use at your barn wedding reception. Tie hessian around jam jars before adding flowers, wrap hessian around cutlery or use long cuts of hessian as your table runners to create a truly stunning look for your rustic barn wedding reception.
3: Wooden Crates
Rustic wooden crates can come in super handy when it comes to decorating your barn wedding venue. Use them as a card/gift drop; buy a variety of different sized flip flops and offer them out as dancing shoes later in the evening or consider having your wedding favours offered out from a rustic wooden crate.
Ladders are an awesome accessory when it comes to decorating a rustic barn wedding venue. Use them to hold LOVE letters, photo frames filled with black and white pictures of family members, jars of flowers or consider turning a ladder in to a table plan if you’re feeling extra creative. You could even spray jam jars or mason jars with metallic paint to add a touch of glamour to your barn wedding decor.
5: Wooden Signs
Wooden signs are popular wedding decorations regardless of whether you choose a barn wedding venue or not. Have fun creating your own wooden signs to feature at your wedding venue ahead of your big day.
6: Fairy Lights
Regardless of what season you choose to tie the knot, fairy lights look stunning in a barn wedding venue. We work with a local supplier called Party Lights who make all of our venues twinkle throughout the night – especially Cain Manor!
7: Naked Wedding Cakes
A naked wedding cake, otherwise known as a sponge wedding cake without the icing, complements a rustic barn wedding venue beautifully. You’ll find thousands of naked wedding cake ideas on Pinterest if you look hard enough you might even find a special, personalised wooden cake topper to complete your rustic wedding cake look.
8: A Cart
Carts of goodies are becoming extremely popular at UK weddings. Consider hiring a cart and serving popcorn, hot chocolate, sweeties or cocktails from it.
9: A Basket of Blankets
Even during the summer months, the UK can get quite chilly when the sun goes down. Consider having a rustic basket of stoles/blankets for your guests to wrap around themselves if they’re feeling cold. Some barn wedding venues have exposed stone walls which can get very chilly later on into the evening.
10. Rustic Wedding Guest Book
Long gone are the days of a traditional wedding guest book. If you’re planning a rustic wedding theme then a Jenga style guest book or a wooden heart drop style guest book could be ideal. Have your guests sign a wooden heart and then drop it in to a frame from the top, so that all of your wedding well-wishes pile on top of each other, creating an ever-lasting memory to treasure forever.