Rustic Vintage , DIY Wedding Ideas and Inspirations

Rustic Weddings are a very popular theme these days. Rustic weddings can be very affordable if you are planning to go DIY. You can plan a dream country shabby chic wedding within your budget yet with elegance and style, if you have friends and family to help you with it , then it’s a bonus. I thought why not put together a list of rustic wedding DIY projects for you which you can easily do and add elegance to your wedding. The most famous elements for any rustic wedding are twine, raffia,lace,burlap and mason jar you can either choose the theme individually or you can incorporate these together.

So let’ s start with the wedding invitations.

Invitations

Idea no 1 : Print your own

If you are comfortable with computers you can always opt for print at home wedding invites, or you can take the design to local printers and have them professionally printed, wither way you will save some $$$. These are becoming famous day by day, you can easily find templates at an affordable rates at Etsy or you can even find free ones like this

 

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Idea no 2: Assemble your own

If you cannot print at home or get it locally printed and want a fancy option then you can get them printed and have them shipped with embellishments so you can assemble these. They look really gorgeous and will become a keepsake for your guests

 

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Idea no 3: order them online and put together your own set

There are many POD sites online now which give you beautiful products at affordable rates, all you do is just personalize your invitations and order them , these come with matching rsvp’s
postage,address labels and even matching programs, table cards and menu cards. The pro is that you are done with your wedding stationery in just 1 go. Like this rustic mason jar Invitation sets.

 

rustic shabby chic mason jar wedding invitations

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Lace and Burlap wedding Invites

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Doily wrap rustic country maosn jar wedding invites

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Dress

A rustic wedding dress is usually made of lace or have some important elements like lace or burlap flowers

 

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Idea no 1 : If you can sew really well or you have someone very close who would love to this for youAnd he/she is a pro then yes, this is an option, because you would want your dress to fit really well and look elegant and classy.

 

Idea no 2: you can always make a rustic bridal sash with burlap flowers and rustic elements to a simple wedding dress and add a touch of charm and shabby chic elegance.

 

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DIY tutorial source

 

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Shoes

You can turn any simple plain heels, boots or flats into charming rustic wedding shoes by adding some rustic elements like lace or burlap flowers


Idea no 1: Add DIY burlap flowers to any shoes

 

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DIY tutorial source

 

Idea no 2: Add lace to any simple shoes

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DIY tutorial source


Wedding Bouquet

Idea no 1: The key is burlap flowers, you can add these to anything, even create a bridal bouquet out of it, and do you know how much this bouquet cost?  $10!  Yes!!

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DIY tutorial source


Idea no 2: dry up any flowers, these dried poppies I found at Etsy, tied with burlap strings is perfect for a shabby chic wedding! With a little creativity you can turn any dried flowers into a beautiful wedding bouquet and maybe wrapping it in lace trims to add a feminine touch!

 

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Idea no 3: wrap flowers in twine

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Idea no 4: wrap flowers in burlap

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For Groom

a boutonniere of burlap flower

 

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a burlap bowtie

 

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Ring bearer’s pillow

DIY burlap pillow

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DIY Tutorial source


Cake

Idea no 1: Make a rustic wedding cake stand

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Idea no 2: Add some rustic elements to your wedding cake like this one with raffia tied around.

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Wedding Table Décor

There are many rustic table number ideas you can follow

Idea no 1: write table numbers on tree slices

 

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Idea no 2: I absolutely love this one, sand filled mason jar table numbers

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Idea no 3: cut out burlap table numbers and place them on a card like this

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DIY Tutorial source

Rustic Wedding Favors

Oh there is so much you can do-it-yourself for rustic wedding favors!

Idea no 1: get tiny jars and fill them with home-made jam, or pie in a jar, even cupcakes in a jar, cover them with burlap and tie with a ribbon or cover them with fabric and tie with burlap string

 

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Idea no 2: Make DIY burlap bags and fill them with flower seeds, coffee beans, or fruits or any edible goodies

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DIY Tutorial source

Wedding Decor

Idea no 1: Tie burlap sash around chairs

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Idea no 2: make these cute twine elements

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Idea no 3: lace and burlap lace mason jar votives

 

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DIY Tutorial source

idea no 4: twine wrapped mason jars DIY

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DIY Tutorial source

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And there are so  many more ideas! I was just so excited about this DIY rustic wedding post that I just could not break it into two parts . You can use burlap banners for decoration, burlap curtains for back drops and so much more, with just a little effort and creativity you can turn your rustic wedding into an elegant unique affair that your guests will remember and talk about for years to come and all this within your budget!

 

So are you going to add a DIY project in your wedding? Let me know in your comments

The owner and brain behind Wed Me Pretty. Author Maria G is an award winning wedding stationery designer, her designs are unique and stylish and cater to almost every wedding theme and color, if not, she will gladly help you with a custom design and work with you till you are totally satisfied.

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Date: March 15, 2013

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  1. Erica April 1, 2013 at 10:32 AM Reply

    I love all the burlap and twine! It really adds elegance to a rustic wedding.

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