Guest Post By: Carol Combs
While many couples hold their weddings in large churches, others who love nature choose to go a much different route and have a wedding with a rustic theme. Not only does this feel cozy and comfortable for the couple and their guests, but it also lends itself to opportunities for a number of DIY projects that can save hundreds or thousands of dollars. Not only are many of these projects easy to do, but they can also be done well in advance of the ceremony, allowing everyone to remain stress-free as the big day draws closer. Whether it's flowers, centerpieces for tables, or other ideas for your wedding, there are any number of ways to create a rustic DIY wedding that will be fondly remembered for many years to come.
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As anyone who has bought flowers for a wedding before knows, they can be some of if not the most expensive items on the list. Because of this, more and more couples are looking for ways to make this expense much lower. To help with this, many couples are turning to companies such as Bloominous, which specializes in DIY flowers for just such an occasion. Containing everything that's needed to create rustic wedding flowers, the do-it-yourself kits consist of farm-fresh flowers that are cut to order, then pre-portioned to ensure couples get everything they need in an easy-to-do kit that comes complete with instructions. With a variety of rustic flowers from which to choose, couples who dream of the perfect wedding can be assured of having the flowers they want at a price that's much more affordable than the local florist.
Along with having the perfect rustic wedding flowers, couples realize the centerpieces on their tables are almost as important to set the perfect mood for the perfect day. However, what makes the rustic wedding theme so unique is that flowers don't have to be used exclusively for the centerpieces. In fact, succulents, twigs, and driftwood can be used to create a dramatic presentation that reflects the natural theme of the wedding. And along with the variety of flowers and other items that can be used, these centerpieces can be easily created using a minimalist approach. In fact, simple is considered better for these centerpieces, since it will not detract from the serenity of the surroundings. So whether you use rustic flowers exclusively or a combination of flowers and other items, your centerpieces will certainly stand out for their style and elegance.
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Wedding Guest Book
Because rustic weddings don't lend themselves to conformity, this leaves numerous opportunities to put your own spin on various aspects of the ceremony. One of these can be the wedding guestbook, which can have homespun touches that will make it a true pleasure for your guests to sign. For many of today's rustic weddings, upcycling various items from the household is the latest trend. In fact, if you attend a rustic wedding today, chances are you'll find guestbooks that use quilts, river rocks, game board pieces, vintage plates, and other items in an effort to be creative. However, the beauty of this idea is that virtually anything can be used to decorate the guestbook, so let your imagination run wild with this endeavor.
One of the most enjoyable DIY projects for a rustic wedding, creating unique escort cards can incorporate many aspects of the rustic theme into something your guests will truly enjoy. For many weddings with this theme, using natural materials as your place card holder will charm your guests in many ways. Not only will they like its practicality, but they will also get to take home a bit of nature as a reminder of this special day. If the bride and bridesmaids want to spend an afternoon on a fun and easy DIY project, they can gather a few twigs or pieces of wood and create cards that will be unique and natural.
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While many traditional weddings spend plenty of money on the wedding cake, rustic weddings often do just the opposite. Rather than create a cake that looks almost too elegant to eat, rustic weddings have cakes that are pretty yet simplistic. Incorporating a natural theme like so many other aspects of the wedding, the rustic wedding cake uses simple frosting, various items from nature, and is then placed on a simple wooden stand. Considered fabulously simple, there's no doubt everyone will be eager to grab a piece of this simple, natural cake.
By incorporating these and other DIY tips into your rustic wedding plans, you're sure to have a wedding day that will be more special than ever. Whether it's rustic flowers, simplistic centerpieces, or a homemade guestbook, it's clear these simple touches will make any wedding day even more unique and romantic.
Author Bio: Carol Combs has been in the fashion industry for over 10 years. A mother of one, latest vogue and fashion trends keep her living hale and hearty. She aims to impart herself knowledge and experience to refine the look of womenfolk to look better than ever. She is also contributor on The General Post.