Try out this decorating trend for a warm and cozy way to celebrate!
Still undecided on your bridal shower theme? Then look no further! Parties come in all shapes and sizes (and looks), but a rustic-themed bridal shower is always dear to my heart. Not least because the looks are easy to recreate, but they’re almost always cost effective to boot! Natural wood finishes, bright colors, organic shapes, and flowy fabrics like lace and unbleached linens come together for a party that’s chic yet relaxed—perfect for a laid-back bride who wants a chill get-together before her big day!
You can’t have a list of rustic bridal shower decorations without mason jars! I love how versatile these are—keep them clear to add texture to your table, or use colored jars for a fun vintage vibe. I especially love them for spring showers! Experiment with your arrangement and use them in various ways: from glasses, to candle holders, to vases (like in this example). When using colored jars make sure to keep the rest of the tablescape simple to keep all eyes on your gorgeous centerpieces.
But remember that there’s more to rustic bridal shower centerpieces than mason jars! Keep your table dainty with clear bottles of all shapes and sizes. Milk bottles, water bottles, liquor bottles—there are just so many options that are cheap and easy to source! Don’t forget to add touches of wildflowers and an abundance of greenery to keep the look rustic and fresh!
If you don’t have enough matching pieces for a full look, don’t fret! A rustic affair is the perfect time to break out all of your mismatched plateware! Florals and interesting patterns and prints make for a very laid-back and informal dining situation. Just make sure to keep the rest of your tablescape relatively plain with monochromatic colors and simple place settings to avoid looking too kitschy and overdone.
If you want to incorporate traditional wedding décor—like large floral centerpieces and taper candles—to your tablescape, then look no further than this perfect rustic centerpiece for a bridal shower! Arrange the bouquet randomly for an asymmetric and organic look, and make sure to blend the centerpiece with lots of greens to give it a more easygoing vibe. I love this wild look that’s absolutely perfect for a spring bridal shower!
Nothing says earthy and farmhouse-chic more than small seasonal fruits! Add them in bunches around your centerpiece to add pops of color and texture, and place them atop each individual setting to tie the entire look together. I adore this example with its simple cream and copper palette and contrasting figs for effect.
You can’t get any more rustic chic than with natural wooden finishes! The grains on the wood can work in two ways: they’re basic enough to provide a plain backdrop for whatever palette you set your table with, and they’re beautiful enough for a standalone look. To keep your tablescape airy and to really let your table’s texture shine, I suggest using minimal decorations in light colors, like in this example.
A minimal affair
I especially love this super easy yet ultra chic take on a rustic centerpiece for a bridal shower! Go for this minimal idea with potted herbs, wild berries, and votive candles placed down the center of your table. My tips for the rest of your table? Keep your linens unbleached for a relaxed vibe, and use plates in metallic finishes to provide an amazing contrast and to make the whole look just a little more special.
Colorful and fun
If natural finishes just aren’t for you, keep the rustic theme alive with this bright and cheery look that’s absolutely perfect for spring and summer! Yellows, blues, and corals blend together for a fun warm weather tablescape that gets its rustic vibes from the weathered finishing on the wood. Finish the look with a small doily runner that provides a girly and romantic backdrop for the gorgeous bouquet centerpieces that dominate the arrangement.
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