5 Rustic Wedding Ideas You Haven't Seen Before

Move over mason jars! Here's a fresh take on an old-timey wedding theme.

Photo: Johnny MillerPhoto: Johnny Miller Cowbell Seating Display
A sure way to break the ice? Have guests pick up sheep and cow bells along with their escort cards. It's a call to supper, table assignment, and favor in one. Plus, it will make the seat-finding process sound like a game of musical chairs.

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Photo: Sarah MaingotPhoto: Sarah Maingot Monogrammed Blanket
A monogram-embroidered blanket would be equally at home around your shoulders once night falls or on the grass at a wedding picnic. Better yet, you'll treasure it for years to come. Commission the needlework or DIY it.
Photo: Johnny MillerPhoto: Johnny Miller Caramel Favors
There's something luxurious about giving these oversize handcrafted (and seriously delicious) salted-caramel bars as favors. Wrap the wax-covered treats in newsprint, add a ribbon, then finish with stick-on wax seals.

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Photo: Sarah MaingotPhoto: Sarah Maingot Hitching Posts
Spread your big news in a small-town way, with this cross between a frontier poster and a modern concert flyer. These 23-by-28-inch black-and-white broadside designs were printed on newsprint that's so inexpensive, you can cover a whole lot of territory. Plaster them around town to lead guests to your location, or line a wall at your reception to create a graphic photo-booth backdrop.

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Photo: Sarah MaingotPhoto: Sarah Maingot Wheat Chandelier
Indoors or out, a glowing tablescape like this one pulls all the rustic pieces together. It looks polished, but it's actually quite resourceful: The harvest-theme chandeliers are wheat-covered wire baskets, and the vases holding clouds of pretty wildflowers are recycled metal cans spray-painted a glossy white. For an instant, on-point tablecloth, lay out a length of raw-edged leather.

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