The wedding season is upon us and this spring, lots of couples are opting for the French rustic theme. This theme is perfect for anyone who loves ragged, chic and countryside inspired décor, food and outfits. Get ready to play around with some bistro style menus, linen tablescapes and beautiful centerpieces that bring out the French charm.
Choose an intimate venue
When choosing a venue for your rustic French wedding, opt for one that gives you freedom to choose your own vendors. Choosing a venue that limits you to only their list of vendors can be a headache. A small ceremony in a beautiful and quiet park and a reception at a relaxed restaurant will certainly do. You may also opt for a wild backyard outdoor space for your reception venue.
Make sure your flowers don’t look perfectly arranged
You can still hire a professional florist to put together the centerpieces but it doesn’t have to look boring and straightforward. Choose small bud vases for the tables and make sure they appear effortless. Don’t overdo it with large centerpieces that your guests won’t be able to see around. You can decorate the altar with glass lanterns and pillar candles.
Serve some delicious wine
Choose unique mismatched vintage glassware to serve wine to your guests. Some venues allow you to rent or borrow your own glassware. You can even start collecting the different glasses months prior to the wedding and let guests take them home as their favor. You can also source for cool champagne buckets to display drinks at the reception. Don’t be afraid to keep the party going till late.
Choose your colors wisely
The two main colors to settle for in a French inspired wedding are yellow and red. Look for combinations such as golden mustard and burgundy that work well together. Incorporate ceramics such as large pots of flowers in your décor. Instead of the usual champagne glasses, you can use red and gold goblets to serve wine. If you prefer a simple venue, opt for textured walls and use rustic furniture pieces like upholstered chairs and dark wooden cabinets.
An ideal favor for a French themed wedding would be to pass out your own padlocks to guests that they can write their names and later use as a wall hanging. You can even offer your guests a pastel of French macarons. You can also design cute paper bags with French candies inside and offer them to your guests as they leave. Design a naked wedding cake that is beautifully decorated with fresh fruits and flowers from the garden. In your wedding menu, you can always serve the meats, cheese and bread. Don’t forget to include lots of fruits and bottles of red wine. Instead of hanging the tin cans on your getaway car, consider having a swag that is attached just below. Rustic French weddings are full of greenery so you need to think of ways to incorporate this in all aspects of your wedding.