Inspiration Spotlight: Burlap

When looking to plan a rustic wedding, there are certain details that cannot be passed up. As the “rustic wedding” theme is becoming more and more popular, more and more are we seeing certain elements that are becoming essential in creating that certain country-chic feel. At one time, you may have never associated burlap with a wedding, but today things are changing and this inexpensive and versatile material is showing up all over the rustic wedding scene.

When thinking rustic, there is no other material that evokes such a raw, organic, or outdoor feel then burlap. The key to using this material is to use it in accents. Placed strategically throughout your ceremony and reception, this barnyard material can create an elegant and chic event that will be remembered by all your guests. For an outdoor ceremony, how easy would it be to roll out a burlap aisle runner? Make it your own with a personalized saying or print of any kind. And what about the ring bearer? A unique rustic accent, would be a pillow made of burlap, or you could incorporate this material into your bouquet. Burlap flowers can be inserted into your bouquet for a surprising pop. Or, if you have a hand-tied bouquet, you can wrap the flower stems in burlap.

Burlap is easy to paint, stamp or print on. So you can use this material throughout your event. If there are sayings or proverbs that are important to your marriage, use burlap to say them. Burlap tags can be great place cards, and burlap also makes a great materials for banners and signs. Can you imagine a “Mr. & Mrs.” banner of burlap flags at your rustic wedding? Small details to accent with can also be the guest book, gift bags or even on the cake. Burlap ribbons can be placed throughout your wedding, and create a big impact.

With a little bit of creativity, this simple, inexpensive and versatile material can be used in any way that you dream your rustic wedding to be.

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