Bunting Ideas For A Country Wedding

Bride and groom leaving the wedding venue Upwaltham Barns

When you’re planning your big day, the wedding decorations that you choose really make all the difference. Bunting is the perfect option. We adore seeing our barns decorated with gorgeous lengths of wedding bunting but that’s not all it’s perfect for. You can use bunting in a myriad of ways and there are more style options that you might think. Here are some of our favourite wedding ideas that are ideal for your barn wedding at Upwaltham Barns in the heart of the Sussex countryside.

Wedding Bunting Ideas

Bunting is so popular at Upwaltham Barns and with good reason. The country, rustic, vintage feel of bunting works so well in this natural setting and we love seeing our barns dressed to perfection.

Vibrant spring flowers create a beautiful entrance to the East Barn at Upwaltham Barns
Simple white bunting hangs in the South Barn ready for an elegant wedding reception at Upwaltham Barns

Whether you make or hire your wedding decorations, when it comes to bunting, you can use any colour or pattern that you like to create the atmosphere that you want. Pastel coloured or patterned vintage fabric gives a gloriously country vibe while neutral coloured bunting can be super elegant. Bright colours also look amazing and of course, the joy of bunting is that you can choose any combination you like!

Beautiful floral bunting adds a pop of colour to a country wedding in the South Barn at Upwaltham Barns
The groom and groomsmen wear navy blue suits as they gather outside Upwaltham Barns wedding venue

Bunting is perfect hung in our barns but why not use it right throughout the venue too? Hang a length of bunting above the entrance to the courtyard to welcome your guests or use more to dress your ceremony too. Bunting hung over the doors to the East Barn will create a perfect backdrop for photos as you exit after your ceremony. Don’t forget the Stable Bar either because bunting here looks truly delightful.

At Upwaltham Barns two brides enjoy a confetti moment outside the East Barn which is adorned with vintage bunting
Pretty floral bunting is used to add decoration to a vintage wedding at Upwaltham Barns – wedding ideas
The bride stands alongside her bridesmaids who wear shades of blue and grey
Packets of crisps hang from the beams in the Stable Bar at Upwaltham Barns for a quirky alternative to wedding bunting

We are incredibly happy to have a selection of talented and creative wedding décor companies on our recommended supplier list who can help make your wedding ideas come to life. These lovely people have so many ideas, props and details for you so please ask us for their details if you’d like their advice or assistance.

Alternative ideas for wedding bunting

Of course, you can do much more with bunting and using more details throughout your day gives a wonderful country look. These are some of the wedding ideas that we love:

Create a table plan with a bunting motif on your plan and other wedding day stationery.For added detail at a rustic wedding add miniature bunting to your seating plan– wedding ideas

Personalised lengths of bunting that spell out your new married names make brilliant chair back decorations for your wedding breakfast. Use mini bunting as a cake topper or to create your table names and numbers – attach the bunting to lengths of dowelling or even striped paper straws and insert them in your cake or tablecentres for DIY wedding decorations.A simple bunting cake topper adds simple detail to a four tiered naked wedding cake at Upwaltham Barns A vintage wedding cake is decorated with bunting to reflect the pastel bunting that decorates the South Barn at Upwaltham Barns

Add bunting to your wedding props to make them even prettier. It’s easy to attach bunting to cake tables, vintage bikes and much more.

A vintage bicycle is used as a welcome sign and decorated with bunting for a wedding at Upwaltham Barns – wedding ideas

Hang family photos of prints of you both from string or ribbon to create photo bunting. This is a fabulously alternative way to display your favourite pics at your ceremony.

Polaroid photographs are attached to string with heart shaped pegs to create beautiful personalised bunting at Upwaltham Barns

Lengths of ribbon in various sizes and colours make a really vibrant form of bunting.

Colourful strips of ribbon are attached to string to create vibrant vintage bunting for a wedding at Upwaltham Barn – wedding decorations

Tissue paper tassel garlands are another style of bunting that we love to see. You can make these yourself in any combination of colours.

A mixture of natural and metallic tissue paper tassels create a fun alternative to traditional bunting

Remember that you can make bunting from ANYTHING – how about pegging bags of sweets or crisps to some twine for deliciously edible bunting that turns your favours into fantastic decorations! This works particularly well in The Stable Bar.

For an alternative to traditional bunting hang a selection of crisps and sweets for your guests to enjoy

A simple eat me sign encourages guests to tuck in to crisps that have been used as an alternative bunting ideaIf you’d like more ideas for wedding decorations or if you’d like some inspiration for decorating our wedding barns, why not take a look at our Instagram feed or our Pinterest boards.


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