Even the Smallest Details Can Have Rustic Charm: Barn Wedding Reception Ideas

Natural, down-to-earth, and outdoorsy — these are the charms of today’s rustic weddings. It has led more couples to choose to say their “I Do’s.” Apart from its use of simple, natural elements, a rustic wedding also attracts couples because of its budget-friendly set-up and the freedom it affords the organizer to personalize.

Your rustic wedding reception, in fact, is an aspect of the wedding where you can apply a personal touch or two (or even more, if you like). If you’re one of the couples who find the appeal of a country wedding, Kansas City’s outdoor wedding venues have enough space for your creative vision. Here are some ideas for your upcoming nuptials’ décor:

Natural Wedding Decorations

Barn wedding decorations are beautiful and budget-friendly scene-stealers. You can try fun and rustic DIY decorative pieces with items from your backyard, such as tree trunk slices, dried leaves, and twigs. Other rustic decoration ideas use pine cones, burlap, twine, wheat, and cotton. Add extra country charm by using old vintage items like bird cages and mason jars.

Another advantage of a barn-themed wedding is that you don’t have to use flowers exclusively for your centerpieces. Emphasize the beauty of your venue with a simple centerpiece that uses succulents, driftwood, or twigs. The complementary use of flowers also creates a sense of continuity from your natural setting.

A Rustic Dessert Buffet

The dessert table is the pièce de résistance of every reception. It holds sweet treats to reflect the sweetness of day. You can bring a touch of country to your dessert buffet by displaying homemade delicacies with seasonal fruits. Choose fruits according to the season.

If you’re getting married in the summer, citrus fruits and watermelons are fitting main ingredients. Moreover, you can emphasize the farmer’s market vibe and put your calligraphy skills to the test with handwritten food labels.

Other Vintage/Country Details

Wedding signs are standard additions for today’s ceremonies and receptions. With a rustic wedding, you’ll need a Boho wooden sign. The materials you’ll need to craft it are simple to find:

  • Hammer
  • Block of wood
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pen
  • Printed out paper with your images or words on it
  • Newspaper
  • Acrylic non-glossy paint

All you have to do is paint the wood with your choice of colors, trace your words and images, and paint it out again. Don’t forget to express your personalities in the signage.

Upcycling is a trend at rustic weddings, as well. So, create your guestbook out of your quilts, game board pieces, and river rocks, instead of buying from the store. Consider using natural materials only for your card placeholders, too. Lastly, decorate wedding reception escort cards with slices of wood, dried flowers, or twigs.

With a barn wedding, it’s easier to let your personality and style shine through. Complement your amazing reception venue with beautiful DIY rustic pieces.

Do you still need help with your big day? Don’t fret; The Bowery Kansas City is at your service. From the perfect venue to the audio-visual equipment, we have it all for you. Worry less on your wedding day with our services.

Get in touch with us today and start planning your Happily Ever After with us.


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