Rustic Wedding Ideas That Are DIY & Affordable

Rustic wedding ideas. These DIY wedding decorations are amazing and look incredibly cute when put together. From wedding decor, to signage to wedding cakes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

A few weeks ago I attended my cousin’s beautiful rustic wedding. I was in awe with how amazing the decorations were and I wanted to put together this post from DIY rustic wedding ideas to share with you.

All the decorations were made by either my cousin, her super talented friend Kelsey, or my uncle and the groom’s father. I find it inspiring how such simple, everyday pieces could be made into beautiful and rustic wedding decorations.

Rustic Wedding Head Table & Backdrop:

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My uncle put together some old cedar boards for the head table backdrop. It was then layered with some warm Christmas lights, sheer material and bunting flags made from burlap, lace and customized with the bride and groom’s names.

Rustic wedding ideas. These DIY wedding decorations are amazing and look incredibly cute when put together. From wedding decor, to signage to wedding cakes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

The head table was dressed with wood centerpieces, a burlap runner, floating candles in a mason jar (wrapped with simple twine) and these adorable mason jar wine glasses. I have seen these glasses before at Michaels, but you can also get them at Amazon (affiliate). Add the Mr and Mrs. with either a Cricut or Silhouette (or even some stickers), wrap with ribbon and it’s done. If you’re like me and are not the craftiest, I’m sure someone on Etsy will have a solution for you.

Rustic Wedding Centerpieces and Place Settings:

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The cutlery was wrapped in a linen napkin and a single piece of rosemary was tied with twine over it. So simply, but it looks fabulous!

Rustic wedding ideas. These DIY wedding decorations are amazing and look incredibly cute when put together. From wedding decor, to signage to wedding cakes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

In the favour boxes were mints (great for after-dinner breath).

Rustic wedding ideas. These DIY wedding decorations are amazing and look incredibly cute when put together. From wedding decor, to signage to wedding cakes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

The centerpieces were the same as on the head table: baby’s breath in wine bottles (with chalkboard labels displaying the bride and groom’s initials), painted mason jars and floating candles in mason jars wrapped with laced burlap (from Michaels) and twine.

Rustic Wedding Personal Touches:

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All the family tables had assigned seating, that way we got to be up close (and got to eat first). I liked the way the reserved tables were labeled.

Rustic wedding ideas. These DIY wedding decorations are amazing and look incredibly cute when put together. From wedding decor, to signage to wedding cakes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

Everyone in the wedding party got special mason jar tumblers, including my son. He loved it!

Rustic Wedding Decorations:

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Since the wedding was at my cousin’s family farm, they brought in port-a-potties and they were marked appropriately.

Rustic wedding ideas. These DIY wedding decorations are amazing and look incredibly cute when put together. From wedding decor, to signage to wedding cakes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

Along with signage guiding the guests to the reception tent, there was also signs for parking (they opened up a horse field which was great) and the ceremony site (which you can see in the background).

Rustic wedding ideas. These DIY wedding decorations are amazing and look incredibly cute when put together. From wedding decor, to signage to wedding cakes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

I’m not 100% sure, as I never asked, but I’m pretty sure my uncle built the arch and the seating. Look at that beautiful Northern British Columbia view!

Rustic wedding ideas. These DIY wedding decorations are amazing and look incredibly cute when put together. From wedding decor, to signage to wedding cakes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

Rustic wedding ideas. These DIY wedding decorations are amazing and look incredibly cute when put together. From wedding decor, to signage to wedding cakes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

On either side of the reception tent there was more rustic wedding decoration ideas that were simple and added some amazing finishing touches.

Rustic wedding ideas. These DIY wedding decorations are amazing and look incredibly cute when put together. From wedding decor, to signage to wedding cakes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

The card table was situated on a spool with their engagement photos and a light (which I think may have been a Scentsy).

Rustic wedding ideas. These DIY wedding decorations are amazing and look incredibly cute when put together. From wedding decor, to signage to wedding cakes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

You could probably pick up these items at thrift store and spruce them up with chalk paint (which is what I think she did).

Unique Guest Book Idea:

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Kelsey, my cousin’s super talented friend, drew this beautiful canvas print. The guests then had to choose one of the wedding colors, stamp their thumb print and surround it with their name or the individuals from the family. Can you see mine?

Wedding S’mores Bar

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I LOVED this! They had a propane powered fire pit and the s’mores bar beside it.
Rustic wedding ideas. These DIY wedding decorations are amazing and look incredibly cute when put together. From wedding decor, to signage to wedding cakes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

I forgot all about the Smores Bar the night of the wedding as it was in the back of the tent, and it’s my big regret of the night. I really wanted to check it out!

Rustic Wedding Cake Idea:

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Yours truly made this rustic wedding cake. It was my first ever wedding cake and although it wasn’t perfect, I think it turned out alright. You can get the how to on my post: DIY Wedding Cake For Beginners (it also includes all the products I used).

Phew, I know this was a heavy post with both words and photos but I wanted to share all of these ideas. I’m going to leave you with two of my favorite photos of the day. The first is my beautiful cousin with my son, and the second of the couple after they were pronounced husband and wife (check out her stunning lace dress).

Rustic wedding ideas. These DIY wedding decorations are amazing and look incredibly cute when put together. From wedding decor, to signage to wedding cakes. | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

31 comments on “Rustic Wedding Ideas That Are DIY & Affordable”

  1. Oh wow what a beautiful Wedding, I love it all!
    Well done on the cake, it looks very professional and delicious!

  2. Such a beautiful wedding – love all the personal touches that were DIY’d. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  3. So cute! I’m in love with that arch and those benches, pinning that one for future inspiration.

  4. the cake looks just wonderful

  5. I love the rustic wedding decor, especially the linen napkins with the sprig of rosemary. Love the scent of rosemary! I also think the beautiful canvas print for your guestbook is one of those little touches that you’ll just cherish for a lifetime. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing on The Living with Style Linky Party!

    • Hi Pam, thanks for stopping by. I agree, I loved the simplicity of the rosemary. So simple and thrifty but really adding a special touch to the decor.

  6. gorgeous ideas! I love that they’re all budget friendly

  7. Beautiful! I love how it was truly a family affair with everyone chipping in. Those center pieces are darling and the cake is beautiful

    • Yes, I made the cake and my uncle helped with building everything. The day before the wedding we were all up there wrapping silverware and hanging stuff. Well, I took photos and everyone else did the manual labour 😉

  8. What a gorgeous wedding. I love all the decorations. They are they perfect meld of DIY and beauty. They don’t LOOK DIY if you know what I mean. I know she was so happy with her special day.

  9. what a beautiful setting!

  10. Such beautiful ideas! My sister got married this summer and we did a lot of DIY for her wedding too. I saw some of your wedding pictures on Facebook and was waiting to see more pics. Love the smores bar idea. I think every wedding should have one!

  11. The wedding is gorgeous and the cake is too! What a great job everyone did bringing this together! I used to be a cake designer and event planner, rustic weddings are so popular now, and this one is awesome!

  12. I love all of the great idea! The mason jars are lovely.

  13. I loved all the homemade rustic touches. These are the beautiful things that set a wedding apart and really make it intimate and special.
    The cake is gorgeous, you did a fabulous job!

  14. Wow, it is so gorgeous! Who know that a rustic weeding could be looking so fabulous.

  15. Super cute ideas!! Definitely saving this to reference later!

  16. Love the rustic wedding!! So nice and relaxed 🙂

  17. I bet this wedding was amazing! I love these decorations. I just love the simplicity of it!!

  18. Such a beautiful wedding! I loved the Smores bar…so neat! Thank you for linking up at #HomeMattersParty

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  20. What wonderful ideas! I have a friend that is getting married & I know that she’ll love these.

  21. These are great ideas! I love the pretty mason jars.

  22. These are great ideas!

  23. What a beautiful rustic wedding! I especially love that wedding dress, it’s so classy and timeless. And those s’mores are a clever reception treat!! I’m sending this idea to my friend for her ultimate wedding Pinterest board.

  24. Gorgeous ideas! I’m actually working on a rustic banner for outside….for my girls birthday!

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