Creative Ideas For Your Rustic Barn Wedding

We love seeing all the personal details that our couples bring to their weddings here at Upwaltham Barns. Wedding DIY is one of the biggest wedding trends around and handcrafting decorations and details for your big day is always a great idea. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite creative wedding ideas that are perfect for a rustic barn wedding and you’ll be pleased to know that they’re all simple and super effective.

Plant pots are used as an alternative rustic wedding table plan for a wedding at Upwaltham Barns

DIY decorations for a rustic wedding

It can be easier than you think to create your own wedding decorations and the key is to plan carefully and give yourself plenty of time for your crafts. These are just some of the wedding ideas that work wonderfully well at Upwaltham Barns.

Add pinecones to your wedding table centrepiece at Upwaltham Barns to create a simple DIY wedding decoration

Save your old jars and wrap them with gardening twine to create fab holders for flowers. Use these to line the aisle in the East Barn or to create simple but effective table centrepieces.

Add flowers to jars wrapped with twine to create rustic table decorations for your wedding breakfast at Upwaltham Barns

DIY jars filled with wedding flowers line the aisle in the East Barn at Upwaltham Barns

Old pallets are perfect for rustic weddings. Add fairy lights and photos to create a photo display or use it to highlight the timings of your day.

Decorate a wooden pallet to display your order of the day at Upwaltham Barns for a DIY wedding decoration

Flowers in wellington boots, in bicycle baskets or even in watering cans are perfect for a countryside wedding.

Fill a crate with wedding flowers to create a rustic wedding table centrepiece at Upwaltham Barns

Apple crates are filled with wedding flowers for a rustic wedding decoration at Upwaltham Barns

A rustic wedding sign is propped up by a vintage bike at Upwaltham Barns

Simple sprigs of herbs, lavender and corn tied to chairs in the East Barn are wonderful ceremony decorations.

Posies of lavender are attached to aisle ends in the East Barn at Upwaltham Barns for a rustic wedding

Personal details for a barn wedding

The personal details that you include in your wedding day can really make a difference. They highlight your personalities and bring your wedding theme to life. Making your own details is a great idea and you can be sure that your guests will love them.

A personalised wedding sign welcomes guests to a rustic wedding at Upwaltham Barns

Your guests may like to get outside in the evening, perhaps into the Courtyard or Moroccan Snug, so to keep them cosy why not set up a basket of blankets for them to use? Add a handmade sign for extra impact.

The Moroccan Snug at Upwaltham Barns is the perfect outdoor space for wedding guests to relax

Wedding guests enjoy the Moroccan Snug at Upwaltham Barns wedding venue in Sussex

Worried that your guests might not find us? A handmade sign will definitely point them in the right direction!

A handmade rustic wedding sign directs guests around Upwaltham Barns

It’s surprisingly easy to make jam or chutney, and little jars of homemade goodness make brilliant wedding favours if you want to ‘spread the love’.

Homemade chutney is a perfect rustic wedding favour for a wedding at Upwaltham Barns

We love this table plan! A wooden backdrop with flowers and photos with table assignments pegged to strings is a really eye-catching detail.

A table plan is personalised using pictures of wedding guests for a creative wedding at Upwaltham Barns

Use an old suitcase, picnic hamper, garden trug or basket to give guests somewhere to leave your wedding cards or as your DIY photobooth props case.

Create your own DIY photobooth at Upwaltham Barns using simple props and a suitcase

For more DIY wedding ideas, don’t miss these wedding table plan ideas and wedding signage ideas. To see how homemade details come together on the day, take a look at Chloe and Tom’s handmade sustainable summer wedding.


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