Rustic Bridal Shower Ideas

Amazing Rustic Bridal Shower Ideas

Rustic weddings and bridal showers are becoming more popular with the tasteful decorations like bubble letters carved out on wood and patio lights used to decorate the backyard. It’s perfect for outdoor weddings and it gives a country, small-town feel. It looks magnificent in the fall and winter. Something about the country’s look and fall leaves brings the entire look together. Explore these 10 rustic bridal shower ideas to make your special day even better!

The reason why it is called a “shower” in bridal showers is that your guests shower you in gifts! The event is literally about you and your happiness in your new journey in life. The bridal shower is the day your friends and family gather around and bestow their prayers, wishes, and love on your soon-to-be new marriage. Even though the event is about celebrating you, there is no event without the guests!

10 Rustic Bridal Shower Ideas

10 Rustic Bridal Shower Ideas

If you want your wedding to match your country girl vibes, use these fun rustic bridal shower ideas. 

1. Decorations

Rustic is a distinct style of the rural countryside. Think anything that’s wood work, fall colors, rusty metals in the most artistic way. This type of style is okay to mix-match your colors and decorations. You can have any color you like and it’ll still somehow come together. Don’t hesitate to use a lot of wood decor. A carved wood banner, wood flower vases, wood chairs, almost everything can be wood and painted… or order it and save yourself the labor work. Use lots of lights to give that home-BBQ backyard cookout feel. Christmas lights are always acceptable or get creative and make DIY light bulbs to hang around. Use tablecloths as a final touch to set the tone. 

Here’s some rustic decoration ideas for your bridal shower. 

  • Lace tablecloth
  • White Christmas lights 
  • Wooden light bulb holders
  • Wooden chairs
  • Wooden drink coasters
  • Wooden name placement holders
  • Cowboy boot decorations
  • Decorative Mason jars  
  • Faux vines 
  • Candles
  • Hanging wine bottles 
  • Twine rope 
  • Paper lanterns 
  • Metal lanterns
  • Barrels 
  • Balloons
  • Wall panels 
  • Rustic style bottle stoppers
  • Pumpkins 
  • Leaves 

2. Music

Dance your heart out and have fun to the blues, old times rock n’ roll, and of course country music! Rustic isn’t as traditional as elegant, all white styles. Hiring a country band or rock n’ roll band would match better with the rustic theme. See who’s a better line dancer on the dance floor!

Here’s some fun ideas for “rustic” music for your bridal shower. 

  • Live country band 
  • Live rock n’ roll band 
  • Playlist over a speaker 
  • Country Karaoke
  • Acapella
  • Banjo band  
  • Guitarist 
  • Talented family members 

Music is going to be your biggest thing at the bridal shower besides food. It brings your guests together with everyone having a blast! You are going to want music that is lively and something that your folks will want to hear as well. 

The games should be an exciting and joyful time! You can get acquainted with the guests that you do not know and games and other activities are amusing ice breakers.

3. Games and Activities

Since rustic is a rural theme you need rural games! 

Here are some rustic bridal shower game ideas.

  • Cornhole 
  • Horseshoe 
  • Uno 
  • Ping Pong
  • Beer Pong 
  • Drinking games 
  • Card games 
  • Shot practice 
  • Food eating contest 
  • Bridal shoe game 
  • Scavenger hunt 
  • Painting wood wheels
  • Coloring
  • Axe throwing 
  • Archery 
  • “Name that country singer” guessing game
  • Charades 
  • Outdoor movie
  • Horseback riding 

4. Drinks 

You can take the girl out of the country but not the country out of the girl. Your drinks are gonna be less crafty and more boozy. 

Here’s some drink ideas for a rustic bridal shower.

  • Bud Light 
  • Seltzers 
  • Red and white wines
  • Beer
  • Soda out of bottles
  • Juice cartons 
  • Water jug
  • Mixologist 
  • Cocktail bar 
  • Self assisting booze bar 
  • Hot chocolate 

5. Invitations

Invitations for this theme can be tricky. You either can make them yourself or buy them. The best thing about this part are the many DIY options. 

Here are some fun DIY rustic invitations. 

  • Woorden invitation boxes  
  • Mason jar invitations 
  • Lace bordered invitations 

6. Venue 

A lot of bridal showers are at home which is perfect for the rustic bridal shower theme. It might not be a bad idea to think outside the box and rent out a venue to set up. You could also find a nice place in the common woods and decorate the trees and table and really set up the scene. If anything else you can go in your backyard, decorate the patio with lights and tables. 

7. End of the Night Goodies 

Do not let your guests leave without a goody! You will want to give them something that will be memorable. 

Here are some fun rustic bridal shower goodies. 

  • Mini alcohol bottles 
  • Soap wrapped in twine rope 
  • Mason jar of candy 
  • Frilly bags of treats
  • Hand made wooden ornaments 
  • Painted wood wheels 
  • Painted aluminum cans 
  • Mason jar candles 
  • Painted faux flowers 
  • Mini house succulents 
  • Mini Barrels 
  • Fake painted flowers  
  •  DIY handmade “tickets” to the bridal shower 
  •  Handmade bracelets 
  •  Mug of brownie ingredients 
  •  Mug
  • Chocolates 

8. Thank You Cards

Rustic thank you cards are the easiest of ideas in this list. Grab some brown paper or look up a country thank you card template and thank everybody that came to see you! Be sure to make them special for each person individually. 

9. Food 

The great thing about food in this theme is you do not have to stress over fancy dishes. 

Here are some rustic themed food ideas. 

  • Hotdogs 
  • Corn Dogs 
  • Popcorn 
  • Spaghetti 
  • Corn bread 
  • Pulled Pork 
  • Sandwiches 
  • BBQ 
  • Steak 
  • Hamburgers 
  • Shrimp
  • Lobster 
  • Crab 
  • Biscuits 
  • Ham 
  • Turkey

Rustic theme foods are much like festival foods or BBQ family meals. You want something you can eat in the fall that everyone will love. Who doesn’t love festival fatty foods?

10. Desserts

  • Chips 
  • Fruits 
  • Vegetable table 
  • Rum Cake 
  • Peanut butter cookies 
  • Chocolate chip cookies 
  • Gingersnap cookies 
  • Lemon bars 
  • S’mores 
  • Funnel cake 
  • Cupcakes 
  • Pumpkin pie 
  • Sweet potatoes 
  • Cranberry cheesecake bars 

Finish off the party with some more dancing, grabbing your last bites of food and take your last sips of drinks before the night ends. The guest of honor should have the perfect bridal shower just how she likes it. Yes, consider your guests because you want them to have fun also but this is your time to shine before you shine on your big day!

Conclusion

Coming from a country small town girl that wrote this blog article your guests are guaranteed to be in awe at how you’ve put the place together. Rustic bridal showers are fun because you can decorate with random objects and you do not have to match colors. You can do practically whatever you want with this style and it will come out great. You and some friends will have fun doing DIY projects too. It is a very crafty theme with lots of paint and wood and arts and crafts.

I hope this article gave you the rustic bridal shower ideas you needed and helped you decide on what you want. Planning the bridal shower can be stressful as much as it is exciting. You are closer to your wedding date! The guests you have at your bridal shower will hopefully be there at your wedding. Congratulations to you and yours! 

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