1. A simple burlap table runner, especially on a white tablecloth is one of the easiest ways to transform your reception from formal to friendly. It looks even more rustic with frayed, uneven edges - no sewing needed! For your smaller wedding projects such as decorating candles, vases and Mason jars, burlap is also available in smaller widths, such as 2, 4, and 6 inches.
2. Pay someone to make you a rustic wedding sign? Don't even think about it. I have wood just like this piled up in my garage right now and white acrylic paint in my craft box. The more weathered the wood, the more compliments you'll get. I love the charming mix of printed and handwritten words - and quirky message - that makes this sign so unique.
3. This is beautiful on so many levels - literally! The rich grain of this wood is exquisite. Would pink cupcakes look so delicious and welcoming on these brown wooden steps? I don't think so. The more natural wood - centerpieces, cake and cupcake stands, table numbers and signs you can squeeze into your wedding reception décor, the more your guests will feel right at home.
4. Succulents - charming green rosettes that warm up a room with their simple beauty. Here shown - at right - nestled into a bed of faux moss and tucked into a small cup or vase like so many I've seen at thrift stores for less than I paid for my morning coffee. A small but sweet centerpiece - even if you purchase the succulents ("hens and chicks") - instead of growing them yourself, you'll pay about three dollars for each.