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If you are dreaming of your big day and love the idea of a rustic, beautiful barn wedding, then it is a good idea to think about how you want it to be decorated. The barn itself is likely to have some great features that will look great by themselves, as there is a certain level of rustic charm that barns have. However, being able to add some of your own personality to the space, can make it your own and unlike any other. So with that in mind, here are some of the things that you can do to decorate for a barn wedding to really make the space your own.

Hanging ceiling decorations

Barn wedding locations are likely to have a high ceiling, perhaps with beams. If so, then you are in luck as there is a lot that you can do with those ceilings. You can decorate the ceiling with drapes, if you want to create a softer look for the barn. You could also use bunting, fairy lights, ribbons, and lanterns to make the ceiling a feature. You can take the barn from rustic to chic and stylish with just a few touches, draped or hanging from the ceiling.

Rustic Touches

If you want to embrace the barn wedding venue, then choosing some rustic touches could be the route to go down. Decorating with wood works well in a barn, from using wood slices for the base of table centerpieces, to using small wooden slices for table numbers or place name cards. Choosing wooden signs to dot around the venue can help to direct your guests, and it can give the wedding a country feel, but still look stylish. Complete the rustic look with twine, hessian ribbon and plenty of flowers.

Flowers and Ivy

What is a wedding without flowers? But you can never have too many on your wedding day. One way to decorate is to have lots of flowers around the barn venue. Flower arches, table centerpieces, and pedestal flowers are all options that can look great in a barn wedding setting. It is a good idea to have a few arrangements in some of the main places around your barn venue. Choosing some natural planters, churns, and barrels for the flowers can help to add to the rustic barn look. You could also choose to have subtle options of greenery, like ivy, to drape on tables, from the ceiling, or on tables where the cake and guest book is, for instance. 

Romantic Lighting

There can be one slight drawback to a barn venue, and that is that it can feel a little dark, depending on the kind of lighting and windows that the venue has. Candlelight is definitely a romantic option, but not all barn venues will allow open flames. You could choose faux candles that are battery powered if you want to have a romantic setting. Fairy lights can look really romantic too, ready for your first dance. Festoon lighting can also work well, both inside and outside of the barn, and gives it a more modern look.

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