How to create the perfect rustic look for your wedding marquee

Published October 20th 2016 by

Although there are many different kinds of wedding themes you can go for, the rustic look is one of the most magical out there at the moment. It’s perfect for Autumn, and if you love things with an authentic/vintage feel to them, the rustic look would be a great choice for you. Let’s take a look at how to create the rustic look for your wedding marquee.

Choose The Right Marquee

There are different kinds of marquees available, all of which can make for a great rustic wedding setting. The traditional style wedding marquee tends to go particularly well with this theme, though!

What Are You Wearing?

If you’re going for the rustic look in your wedding, you’ve likely picked a wedding dress to match. What to wear is usually the most exciting and important part of a wedding, for many people. However, few people use this tip: match your decor to your dress. Once you’ve chosen what to wear, start to build up the decor around that. This can make deciding what to include much easier.

Wrap Rope Around Everything

Rope has a bit of western theme. It’s very reminiscent of the country and works in a rustic setting perfectly. Try wrapping vases, chairs, and other pieces in rope to get the look. Materials such as hessian also work really well for the rustic theme.

Getting The Lighting Right

The lighting is crucial for setting the tone for your wedding. For the rustic look, hanging fairy lights, lanterns, and similar lighting choices in your marquee are perfect. You want to create a fantasy style glow that’s warm and inviting. Using tea light candles inside jars can work well too. Hang them from trees to create an even more magical feel.

Mason Jar Centrepieces

The centrepieces you use can make a huge difference to the look of your marquee. Creating your own centrepieces using mason jars and hand picked flowers will look authentic and add to the rustic look. If you aren’t too fond of mason jars, you can also use things like cute little silver buckets.

Choosing Your Colour Scheme

There’s no set colour scheme for a rustic wedding. However, there are a few colours that can work better than others. If you’re into pastels, salmon pinks and mint greens work well. You can also choose rust and copper colours. However, don’t be afraid to inject a pop of colour if you like. Go for your rust and copper, but consider adding a splash of aqua to make an impact. Just remember that at least one neutral colour will ground everything and make it work better.

Making Use Of The Space Outside Of The Marquee

Making use of the space outside of the marquee is crucial too. Make sure you have seating, parking, and rustic signs pointing people in the right direction. You can even use firepits to get that authentic, cosy rustic feel. The finer details can make your rustic wedding stand out.

How will you create the rustic look in your marquee?