Is there anything quite as fun as a DIY farmhouse wedding? Widely loved for their unfussy, carefree spirit, DIY weddings are easy on the bank and fun to put together. But what if you dream of a DIY wedding but aren’t exactly the “crafty” type? Below are some of our favorite rustic wedding ideas that are beautiful, economical, and easy to pull off.
A fresh and creative table setting: place a decorative bird’s nest on each guest’s plate. Bird nests are often associated with new beginnings and is a perfect symbol for the start of a harmonious marriage. We love this idea because it’s simple with beautiful results.
Get the look: Forest Moss Bird Nest
It’s not a farmhouse wedding without a galvanized milk can! Pairing the casualness of the galvanized can with the elegance of the lighted branches makes for a lovely juxtaposition of rustic and modern.
A beautiful touch that most couples don’t think of: marking the wedding chairs with wreaths. We love these lavender twig wreaths for fresh spring weddings and their relaxed, wildflower feel.
Get the look: Lavender Twig Heart Wreath
The perfect bouquet for an unfussy farmhouse wedding is … of course … wildflowers! They grow in the garden and they grow in the fields, and they look mighty beautiful. [Bouquet imagery by Lynne Reznick Photography]
Some of the best memories you will have after your wedding is reading through all the wedding cards and feeling the love from your friends and family. A vintage post box hung from a tree creates a lovely mix of rustic and vintage, and your guests will have fun plopping their cards in this post box that’s full of character.
Get the look: Rustic White Post Box
Is there anything as sultry as mason jar lights hung from a tree? We used rechargeable Luminara tea light candles, because they glow for hours without going out. They’re so realistic that nobody noticed that the candles weren’t real!
Some final tips to make your farmhouse wedding the best ever:
- Don’t overthink the wedding decor. Trust us — if your wedding is out in the country by a barn or a farmhouse or even a park, it’ll be stunning. Keep it simple and elegant.
- Chalkboard pennant flags are a fun way to tell guests where they need to go and what to do. “Wedding this way!”
- To add casualness and fun to your serving area, take a galvanized tub, fill it with ice cubes, and stick in some cold beers. Both fun and festive!
- Take a wooden sign with a love or family quote on it, and use it in place as a guest book! Bring a bundle of sharpies and invite guests to autograph the back of the sign. You’ll think of your wedding day every time you see it.
What are your favorite wedding DIY ideas?