DIY Wedding Ideas That Flaunt Country Chic Style
Hosting your big day at the ranch or in a barn? Add some rustic charm to your festivities without blowing your budget with these DIY wedding ideas.
To the Newlyweds, With Love
Long gone are the days where letters were the only form of communication. Bring back the tradition by decorating an old mailbox with lace, burlap or farmer’s market florals as a guestbook idea. Your wedding guests can “send” their love to you with sweet handwritten notes.
Sewn With Love
If you’re pretty crafty with needlework then don’t be afraid to take on this farm wedding project. Stitch out a sign to instruct your guests to write a note on a patch of fabric. After the wedding, sew the pieces of fabric together for a cozy quilt you’ll forever cherish.
A Bountiful Harvest
Flowers make a stunning statement but they can cost a pretty penny. Stretch your dollar by picking up the ingredients for this bouquet at your local farmer’s market or even growing them in your garden. Foodies beware: do not attempt to eat this DIY wedding bouquet while making it.
As a child, you might have made a trip or two to the pumpkin patch during the fall. Why not add some of that nostalgia to your farm wedding table? This DIY centerpiece combines two fall faves, pumpkins and cranberry colors. Get the full tutorial here.
Boots & Blooms
The charm that comes along with farm weddings relies on simple details, so save your time and money on elaborate decorations with this DIY wedding idea. How neat would this sunflower arrangement in cowboy boots look on your welcome table?
Maybe you won one of these at the fair. Now that you’ve won each others’ hearts (so cheesy, we know) get those ribbons ready again. These DIY ribbons are quirky and so stinking cute all at once.
Frame It Right
Stack some hay bales, hang up some vintage frames and put those DIY ribbon medallions to use for a photo booth backdrop that flaunts country chic style. Major bonus points for including ribbons you’ve won at a state fair.
No Fancy Chandelier Required
Nothing is more appropriate for a farm wedding than some wagon wheel decorations. Hang some mason jars with candles from a wagon wheel to illuminate your dance floor.
Heightened Hanging Installations
Like the wagon wheel chandelier, this is another one of those DIY wedding ideas that’s pretty self-explanatory. Hang some mason jars and floral arrangements from a rustic ladder to create unique hanging installations for a barn reception.
Bring the Barnyard
From dogs to farm friends, we’ve seen all kinds of animals in weddings (and we wouldn’t mind seeing more). If you’re not looking to add hooves or paws to your wedding party, there are other ways to include them. Tie some paper tags with twine to small animal figurines to include on your escort card table or at each place setting.
Wheelbarrow O’ Drinks
Turn your farming and garden tools into decorations. For easy set up and clean up, a wheelbarrow full of ice is a great way to display cool drinks during cocktail hour. This would be a great way to display some DIY wedding favors too.
Wedding bells aren’t necessarily the only things ringing. For a memorable reception idea or even a wedding send-off, paint a rustic cowbell with this cute saying.
These horseshoes go beyond doubling as wedding favors and escort cards. You could even use them for a fun ring toss lawn game at the reception.
Lasso of Love
If you’re really feeling crafty, this DIY rope sign is a great idea for a chair sign.
Back at it with the farmer’s market fruits, these wedding favors are easy to assemble and a tasty treat for the ride home.
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If you need more inspiration for your country event, be sure to check out these farm wedding ideas, no DIY required.