There are a plethora of amazing and unique barn wedding ideas out there for how to plan and stylize your barn wedding. Most of them are rustic, but a few have an elegant spin on a country feel. You will find lots of ideas having to do with burlap, chalkboards, mason jars, leather, and lace. Wood elements also are popular, such as tree stump cake stands, branches draped with lights or decorated with escort cards, even birch trunk sections serving as sign holders.
We have collected some of our favorite ideas and products for decorating your barn wedding here:
This customized mason jar glass doubles for drinks at your reception and as a favor for guests to take when they leave. Be sure to keep a few for your household collection to enjoy at dinner parties for years to come. www.etsy.com/shop/ScissorMill
Hay bales can serve as multiple functions, from seating at the ceremony, to props in displays to set favors or a dessert display on. Used indoors or out they are an easy and affordable way of bringing a natural, rustic element to your reception.image from www.projectwedding.com
Wreaths can add drama and a pop of color and interest to the outside of the barn. Whether on the doors, hanging in the windows, or a large, oversized wreath on the side of the barn, it can be a statement making element that gives the barn that special added touch.
Galvanized pails are a versatile container that can be used in many different aspects of your wedding day. We love how these are flanking the aisles of chairs for a ceremony, with a simple array of wild flowers they look perfect in an open field by a barn. Smaller ones can be used for centerpiece displays at the reception, or large arrangements can decorate display tables for gifts, the guest book table, or even a buffet. You can also use small pails to house favors or little treats for your guests to sample.
Wooden signs are a perfect fit for a barn setting and weddings need lots and lots of signs! Easy to DIY, there are lots of options for making your own signs. Hand painted scraps of wood can simply be attached to stakes and put into the ground or anchored in a galvanized pail. Or purchase wooden letters from a craft store to spell out special words and paint whatever colors you want. Large pieces of pallets can be stenciled for big signs to direct guests for parking or to the venue from the road. Or for a more polished look, print a sign on nice linen cardstock and attach it to a piece of barn board with brash tacks or gold washi tape for a rustic frame.