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What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme?

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Do you know the difference between a rustic and a boho wedding theme?

When you’re planning your wedding, a great theme really does bring the look and feel of your day together. Rustic and boho themes are as popular as ever but what’s the difference between the two? And, when you’ve decided which to go for, what are those must-have details that will really bring your theme to life? Don’t worry, we’ve got all the answers for you right here.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Rustic and boho wedding themes explained

As you plan your wedding, there are two words you’ll definitely hear a lot – ‘rustic’ and ‘boho’. These two wedding themes are super popular but really, what do they mean? Well, there’s definitely some crossover between the two but there are differences. If you stick to the thought that a rustic wedding theme is very natural with lots of organic, outdoorsy elements while a boho wedding theme is more free-spirited, alternative and eclectic, you won’t go far wrong.

A rustic wedding theme

A rustic wedding theme needs a really natural colour palette with plenty of organic shapes and textures. Think wood, lace and hessian plus country flowers, grasses and foliage. Perfect for barn weddings, rustic inspired weddings are all kinds of beautiful and can be incredibly romantic. Here are a few essential items for your rustic wedding:

Bare wood tables, rough linen napkins, greenery and muted colours make this the perfect look for a rustic wedding.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

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Keep things natural with a naked wedding cake, lightly dusted with icing sugar and decorated with flowers and foliage.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Image Courtesy of BH13 Photography

 

Flower-filled wooden crates work so well at rustic weddings and you can move them from ceremony to evening reception.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Gabrielle McMillan Photography

 

Lengths of hessian make wonderful chair decorations.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

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This is the classic rustic wedding tablecentre and with good reason. A wooden slice, mismatched glassware, flowers and candles are a fabulous combination.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

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Use lots of props as focal points. We love seeing vintage bikes decorated for weddings.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Petal and Blush Photography

 

Wooden crates were made for rustic weddings! Use them to display details of the day or even your table plan.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Phillipa James Photography

 

A simple ‘just picked’ arrangement that brings some scent to your ceremony makes an ideal addition to chairs.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Image Courtesy of James Grist Photography

 

Another must-have prop for a rustic wedding, a decorated stepladder is always a great idea.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Lola Rose Photography

 

Neutral bunting brings a fantastic finishing touch to a rustic wedding.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

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For a rustic wedding them, keep your stationery simple with natural tones, handwritten fonts and natural motifs and detailing.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

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A boho wedding theme

This is the wedding theme for the creative couple. If you want to mix up colours and more alternative decorations, then go for it! Think fringing, macramé, patterns and a wider colour palette mixed up with a free-spirited take on the traditional wedding.

Bring your boho wedding theme to life with these must-haves:

Colourful flowers and plenty of macramé make a brilliant backdrop for your boho wedding.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Darina Stoda Photography

 

Unstructured wedding dresses, tumbling tresses and simple, natural headpieces are all the hallmarks of a boho bride.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Danelle Bohane Photography

 

A colourful display of old family photos makes a great talking point.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Image Courtesy of M & J Photography

 

Dreamcatchers and flowers are a brilliantly boho take on the trend for hanging decorations.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Jessica Pledger Photography

 

We love this colourful bouquet and its loose, wild look works brilliantly with this theme.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Pinkerton Photography

 

Line your aisle with mismatched rugs for the ultimate in boho style.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Lamb and Meadow Photography

 

Add more texture and colour to your wedding day with vibrant pompoms.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Jo Hastings Photography

 

Create an amazing outdoor seating area for your guests or use this space as an amazing backdrop for photos.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Image Courtesy of We Heart Pictures

 

Decorate your wedding cake with edible flowers and petals for a super pretty look.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Aimee Twigger

 

Don’t be afraid to bring a few touches of luxury to your boho wedding. Textured metals look amazing.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Lauren Love Photography

 

Make your own suspended wedding decorations! Tie on lengths of fabric, add feathers and tiny bottles filled with flowers.

What’s The Difference Between A Rustic And Boho Wedding Theme? | CHWV

Image Courtesy of Hayley Pettit Photography

 

If the boho vibe appeals, you can find out more about choosing the perfect boho wedding venue right here.

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