8 Tips For Styling the Boho or Rustic Wedding Reception of Your Dreams!

Do you spend your days dreaming of hessian bunting and bespoke bonbonniere? Are you swooning over images of flower crowns and vintage decor? Lusting after long lace wedding dresses? Sounds like you’re planning a boho or rustic themed wedding! Keep reading for eight tips on how to style your perfect day, lavished with just the right amounts of whimsy and charm…

1. Use White Tablecloths and Chair Covers To Create Your Canvas

By dressing your tables and chairs in classic whites you’re effectively creating a ‘blank canvas’ upon which to work. A white fitted tablecloth paired with white lycra or satin chair covers will look clean, while allowing you to work your magic with a combination of hessian and lace decorations and colourful embellishments. Choose these items in ivory to give your settings a vintage twist.

2. Go Boho with Hessian Bunting and Chair Sashes

One easy way to give your special day a rustic or boho vibe is by adding some gorgeous hessian accents. String hessian bunting from the rafters of your barn style venue or use it to spruce up a photo booth or trim the head table. You can also give your chairs a fanciful make-over with these hessian chair sashes

3. Add Some Lovely Lace

Nothing completes a boho or rustic styled soiree quite like a plethora of lace. These beautiful hessian and lace table runners are any boho bride’s dream, along with this darling bunting embellished with lace love hearts. Or you can get creative by purchasing a roll of white lace fabric and using it to wrap your bouquets, embellish your cake, tie to the end of wedding pews or incorporate into an arch for the ceremony!

4. Pick A Wedding Colour Scheme

In terms of colours, the boho and rustic wedding themes both draw inspiration from the natural world around us. For example soft olive green, deep eggplant, sophisticated navy, sweet blush and rich burgundy will work perfectly as a colour pallete for a celebration that’s equal parts pretty and sophisticated. Think about incorporating these earthy tones by dressing up white lycra chair covers with satin or organza chair sashes in eggplant, olive green, blush or navy. You could also team your white rectangle tablecloths with satin table runners in navy blue or burgundy.

5. Light up Your Special Night With Paper Lanterns

Decorative lighting can play a huge part in creating that special bohemian or rustic look and feel for your reception, especially if it’s an outdoor wedding. Unique accoutrements like these bag lanterns will add just the right amount of glow. Imagine incorporating them into your table centrepieces or using them to light a path for the bride and groom’s reception entrance. Paper hanging lanterns are another lovely lighting solution. Choose your favourite hues and hang them from the rafters or ceiling in colourful clusters or individually for a more minimalistic aesthetic. Save money by purchasing these items in bulk from Luna Wedding and Event Supplies!

6. Make Your Reception Sparkle!

Sequins and sparkles fit right in with the rustic and boho wedding trends. Don’t be afraid to make your celebrations shine with twinkly additions like these chevron table runners in silver and white. Match these with lycra chair bands in metallic silver or silver satin chair sashes. If you prefer gold then choose table runners in champagne and partner them with metallic gold lycra chair bands and gold cloth napkins.

7. Get Personal With DIY Wedding Ideas

Giving your wedding a bespoke touch is key whether you’re planning rustic or boho themed nuptials. Get crafty by purchasing these fabric rolls in lace or hessian (or both) and then jumping online for some inspiration. Picture your reception tables adorned with glass jars, lovingly wrapped in hessian and lace, overflowing with a beautiful array of blooms. Grab your bridal party and family to help you make mini burlap sacks filled with delights as presents for your guests. Or make your own menus or place cards with carefully customised lace trimmings!

8. Add a Floral Flourish

Floral table decorations are a staple of any wedding, especially when it comes to the rustic and boho wedding trends. Arrangements can be unstructured and rambling, featuring wildflowers and natives in abundance entwined with feathers, leaves, branches and berries. Pair your bountiful blooms with table runners made from hessian and lace to create settings that your guests will find truly enchanting.