Rustic weddings are becoming increasingly popular as more and more couples choose rural locations for their big day, opting for barn, woodland or country settings opposed to plush city hotels with a more formal environment. When planning rustic wedding stationery you need to think about all the distinctive details that define your day. Save the date cards and wedding invitations are often the first snippet your guests will get of your wedding, so use them to set the theme or mood of your special day.

DIY Rustic Wedding Stationery

Rustic wedding stationery oozes charm – it’s also romantic, creative and so much more. You can easily create your own using brown kraft paper, burlap, twine, lace and even dried flowers.

You should select fonts carefully if you are printing the text for your save the date cards or invitations. Handwritten and typewriter fonts are amongst the most popular, or if you want to add a touch of glamour then team a typewriter font with a fancy script font.

Choosing a Design

If you are not at all crafty or simply do not have the time then there are plenty of online retailers offering ‘personalised’ or ‘ready to write’ rustic wedding stationery in a range of designs and styles.

I love the details on this particular invitation. It has lots of key elements of a rustic wedding including twine, brown paper, bunting, love birds and mason jars, along with the couple’s initials.

Vintage Bunting and Love Birds Wedding Invitations

This rustic invitation uses elegant white lace on a brown paper background, and comes complete with matching RSVP and band, which holds it altogether. The brown string on the RSVP adds that extra little detail. The main font used is more formal, which complements the traditional white lace pattern perfectly. This stationery is perfect for someone who wants something rustic but traditional at the same time.

Rustic Lace Pattern Wedding Stationery

If you fancy something a bit different then look for rustic wedding stationery with a vintage theme, like this peony design. You can use this theme throughout your day, teaming pink peonies with foliage for your bouquet and table centrepieces, and dusky pink bridesmaid dresses to complete the look.

Vintage Peony Wedding Stationery

Matching Stationery

When choosing your wedding invitations it is a good idea to think ahead and look to see if there is matching on the day stationery available. Order of service, table plans, table numbers, place cards, menus and favour tags are also things that you are probably going to need. This will help you further down the line and you’ll spend less time looking for items to match.

Guest post by Lisa Forde of Dotty About Paper

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