There are classic chic brides and then there are those who want anything but a white bridal shower. If you’re decorating for a bride like the latter, a rustic bridal shower is where it’s at. Use natural brown shades through the use of wood, burlap and twine to bring a bit of nature into your indoor shindig. If you want to make the theme a bit more feminine, incorporate white lace throughout.
Check out our ideas for great decor for a rustic bridal shower. Some of these can even double as party favors.
1. Wood Place Card Holders
Assigned seating is a great way to get guests together who already know each other and won’t be lacking in conversation. You could use it as a way for groups to intermingle. Either way, you’re going to need place card holders. These ones have that rustic feel and are made out of real wood.
2. Burlap and Lace Mason Jar Vases
You’ll need real fresh flowers dotting the tables of your rustic bridal shower. Place each bouquet in a mason jar wrapped in burlap and white lace. Making these can even be a fun DIY project for the bride and her bridesmaids leading up to the event.
3. Rustic Wood Planters
Another perfect way to show off flowers? Get a rustic wooden box. Raw wood works best and goes along with the rustic theme. Fill it with seasonal flowers. A mix of wildflowers often work best, especially when paired with baby’s breath.
4. Wood Cut Centerpieces
A nice, quick accent for a bridal shower centerpiece is a rough cross-section of raw wood. You can pick these up at most home improvement stores. The rougher the better! Then just place the rest of your centerpiece items on top and you’re good to go.
5. Mason Jar Beverage Glasses
When it comes to glassware, mason jars are so in right now. These little jars are perfect for some homemade iced tea or fun bridal shower cocktails. The personalized labels help them fit in with the rustic decor.
6. Rustic Bottle Stoppers
Want to hand out something your guests can take home with them when they leave? These bottle stoppers are both useful and totally rustically charming.
7. Wood Pallet Accent Walls
When it comes to bridal shower decorations, one big accent wall is enough to set the entire tone for the party. You can do this on a budget with wood pallets. Weave twinkle lights through the slats for some unique lighting. You could even use it as a photo booth backdrop.
8. Burlap Favor Bags
Have party favors you want to hand out? Put them in these cute burlap sacks. They’re perfect for small candies or little trinkets!