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Rustic wedding invitations - sounds like kraft paper, floral designs, and a banjo to boot! Rustic wedding invites are a personal favourite at Paperlust, especially when combined with premium printing like letterpress wedding invitations, metallic print, photo card and wooden wedding invitations. There are loads of rustic designs available in the design either, but what makes Paperlust's designs so unique is the use of colours like, black, blue, gold and purple, and the fact they have been created by local Australian artists hailing from Online, Australia, Sydney and Melbourne and who know what Australian rustic chic looks like.
If you are looking to create a wedding card set we recommend finding the wedding card design you love and then looking through the stationery options including save the date cards, thank you cards, wishing well and engagement invitations. It may also be worth taking a peek through some other popular design styles, which may have a similar rustic feel to what you are looking for, like vintage, rustic, beach and lace.
Found a rustic wedding card you love but have no idea what wording should be included? No worries. Head to our wedding invitation wording page. You can also choose your own font style to compliment to design.
Your wedding invitation is the first part of your wedding that your guests will see. It will tell them everything they need to know about the when, where and what, but it also tells them a lot about the who, and I don’t just mean that your name is printed on it. Your wedding invitation will be the first touchpoint on the style of wedding, the theme. It is a physical representation of who you and your partner are as a couple, so like with every other detail of your wedding, your invitation is a detail that can’t be overlooked. So if you’ve already decided on the theme of your wedding or maybe you’re not sure yet, after looking through our collection of rustic wedding invitations you’re sure to find something you like and get inspired.
Rustic can look really lovely, just imagine bold black wording on some brown kraft paper, or a beautiful watercolour painted design. There are so many options and you can find some really creative designs among our collections.
If you’re having an outdoor wedding or are simply going for something more traditional, choosing a rustic invitation can add some special style that your guests will keep forever.
Here in Australia outdoor weddings are a common occurrence, with so many great locations available and typical good Aussie weather. Or maybe you’ll choice a stylish barn or have your wedding at a winery.
Rustic has become a popular style of choice lately, we even talked about is as one of the top trends for wedding invitation in a recent blog post, with many people opting for a more natural design.
When some people hear the word rustic they immediately think of something old and run down, but after looking through our rustic wedding invitation designs you’ll be sure to change your mind. There can be elegance in rustic design, whether you choose something simple or more detailed.
A lot of customers carry the rustic theme into the on the day stationery including rustic place cards and a rustic wedding menu.
People are loving the rustic design, whether sticking with a clean and simple design or feature illustrations of nature and woodland animals. Owls and foxes are always a popular choice or something with birds and hand painted trees. Through this theme, you can go with more creative invitation design options, with old-fashioned style calligraphy, or the background could be an image of nature, maybe even the spot you’re getting married as a nice tie in.
Brown kraft paper is the perfect starting point for rustic wedding invitations, it sets a more natural tone and fits in well with the rustic theme. Brown kraft paper has become quite popular in itself as something that looks simple yet stylish.
It adds to the natural colour palette of a rustic theme, with can then be further complimented.
There’s nothing quite like the charm of a rustic wedding. Picture long outdoor tables set against a backdrop of rolling hills, twinkling fairy lights strung between the trees, or perhaps a refurbished barn decked out with glowing candles, mason jar table settings and farm-fresh flowers.
As with any wedding, guests will get the first taste of its style through your all-important wedding invites. So if you’re planning a country-chic wedding, read on to find out more about the key elements of rustic wedding invitations.
A key ingredient in the décor of any rustic wedding, burlap is a super versatile material that can be incorporated widely across decorations and invitations.
Burlap is a coarse woven fabric traditionally used for creating sacks to store goods such as grains and vegetables. Affordable and widely available from craft and fabric stores, burlap’s farmhouse charm will lend an authenticity and homeliness to your rustic wedding, as well as saving you a few dollars here and there!
You may wonder how such a practical, plain material came to have a place in wedding décor, which is traditionally quite expensive and ‘proper’ in nature. Well, the answer may lie in one word: personalisation. More and more often nowadays, couples are choosing to have more control over their weddings, allowing everything from the table settings to the invitations to reflect their own personalities and lifestyles. A great way to do this is through simple, stripped-back rustic décor, which often has a more natural, intimate feel than a lot of traditional ‘black-tie’ wedding elements.
This is where burlap comes in! What better element to incorporate into a stylish handmade wedding than this multipurpose material? Combine it with other rustic touches and you’ll have some gorgeous decorations to rival any traditional silk-and-satin affair.(Check out our DIY Wedding invitation templates section for more inspiration and tips on homemade weddings.)
When it comes to your rustic wedding invitations, there are several ways you may choose to incorporate burlap. A simple and popular option is a feature strip of burlap at the top of your invitation, like this:
A strip of burlap can also serve to bind all the components of your wedding invitation together: invite, RSVP card and envelopes:
A larger piece of burlap can be layered as a backing element on your stationery, creating a pretty visual contrast and a tactile sense of depth:
Finally, burlap can also be used to create a cute envelope to package invitations, whether it’s simply tied together or fashioned into a functional pouch with pockets:
No matter what type of wedding you’re having, it’s more than likely that lace will be involved, but it’s an especially important element in rustic weddings, and can be used in many unique ways to offer a point of difference from traditional weddings.
A traditionally handmade material, lace contributes to that personalised feel so important to rustic weddings. Adding another level to its traditional functions, lace can do the following things for your invitations (or your décor as a whole):
Provide a decorative, feminine contrast to the ‘rougher’ materials such as burlap and twine.
Lift an otherwise plain colour scheme with delicate touches of bright white.
Tie in with the bride’s dress, veil, accessories etc.
There are many types of lace available to choose from, including cutwork, Chantilly, crochet and needle lace. Whichever variety (or varieties) you decide to use, there are countless ways to incorporate lace into your custom rustic wedding invitations.
It’s particularly effective as a bordering technique, especially if the paper of your invitation is beige, brown or kraft paper:
Like burlap, lace is a clever binding element to keep your invitation bits and pieces together in the prettiest possible way:
An alternative to a strip of lace is a whole lace (or paper) doily, wrapped around the invite and secured with twine or ribbon:
Twine is a perfect way to tie everything together, if you’ll pardon the terrible pun! A light string made of small natural fibre strands twisted together, it’s another highly practical material that’s easily repurposed for decorative use.
Twine was traditionally utilised for things like drawstring bags, knots and plant tying (and is still a useful material for those things today). Back in the day, it was also commonly used to tie up personal letters and packages, so it will give your invitations that special vintage feel when your guests receive them in the mail.
Twine can serve both practical and purely aesthetic functions at a wedding. Like lace and burlap, it makes its own contribution to the personalised, handmade feel of a rustic wedding – every twine bow carries the connotation of being hand-tied. It’s also a nice symbol of the bride and groom ‘tying the knot’.
Twine works super well as an element of rustic wedding invitations as it’s inexpensive, easy to acquire and can be effortlessly incorporated into your stationery. It looks lovely layered over lace or burlap in a simple bow:
Twine is the go-to material to tie your invitation pieces together, and it’s easy to attach an extra little decoration to your bow – such as a heart, a dried flower, a sprig of lavender or an extra tag:
With such versatile materials as these, your rustic wedding invitations can be as simple or as unique as you want. And as soon as your guests open their invitations, they’ll know exactly what sort of lovely, intimate occasion your wedding is going to be.
We hope you love the amazing designs created by our talented community of local Australian creative, and whether you are looking for a nature themed rustic invitation style or something more classic, there is sure to be something to suit everyone.
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