Rustic weddings are perfect for couples who love nature and the outdoors. If you are planning a country style wedding, it is important to make sure that you send out rustic wedding invitations that are in keeping with the event. Getting the style of the invitation right will set the scene for your guests from the start, and ensure their minds are in tune with the theme.
Before you send out your rustic wedding invitations, you need to decide whether you are going to choose a specific theme for your wedding. Themes could be around creatures such as butterflies or bees, or particular flowers like daisies or sunflowers. It is not necessary to have a specific theme, but if you do, you will want to use it for every aspect of your wedding, including the décor and centerpieces and, of course, the invitation cards.
Whether you have a specific theme or not, a rustic wedding will have a very particular character, defined by the colors and images of nature, and you will want your rustic wedding invitations to reflect these images. If you are very busy, you can actually source invitation cards that will fit your theme on the Internet, or in some stationery stores. However, if you can spare the time, you can give your invitation cards much more character and authenticity by creating them yourself.
First and foremost, to ensure that your rustic wedding invitations fit in with the character of the occasion, avoid making them very elaborate and sophisticated. The colors should be bold and simple, and reminiscent of the countryside – gold, sage, russet, ochre. Instead of plain white paper or card, you could use vellum, parchment, or recycled paper, or even handmade paper containing pressed flowers. One idea that will give your cards a very special look is seed paper – that is, a specialty paper which has seeds actually implanted in it. You can choose what type of seeds it contains – you can specify a particular plant, or you can have a collection of wild flowers. After your guests receive your cards they can plant them in a pot or in the ground, and they will grow – a very special reminder of your wedding.
Another very attractive idea for rustic wedding invitations is twig scrolls. After writing the invitation in rustic style font on parchment, you can glue small twigs to the top and bottom to make a scroll, and mail them rolled up in small boxes. Alternatively you can attach elements like moss or hay to your invitation, or wind raffia round the card and tie it in a bow. Keep your wording simple and basic.
Once you have made your rustic wedding invitations, you can send them out in old looking envelopes, for instance envelopes made of brown crushed paper. Another idea is to fold them inside muslin bags and fill them with potpourri. Remember that any additions such as twigs, moss or raffia will make the envelope more bulky and incur additional postage, so you will need to budget for this.
There are plenty of other rustic wedding ideas to make sure your marriage follows through on the countryside theme and plenty of ideas for rustic wedding decorations. The wedding venue might be a farm or barn, or in a field if the weather allows. Keep the rustic wedding decor natural, using flowers and leaves, perhaps in big stone jars, and place hay bales around beside the tables. The rustic wedding centerpieces should also be natural and simple. You can choose bouquets of wild flowers in stone jars or white vases, or lanterns containing candles and surrounded by arrangements of flowers and branches.
Rustic weddings are becoming a very popular trend. They not only have great charm, but actually save money too. You just need to make sure that your rustic wedding invitations are in harmony with your theme, and provide your guests with a true foretaste of a great occasion to come.