5 Barn Wedding Must-Haves

Michigan barn weddings are more popular than ever before! Barn weddings provide an intimate setting for your big day that’s absolutely unmatched while also allowing plenty of opportunity to dress up the space to create an elegant look.
If you’re planning to have your ceremony and/or reception in a barn setting, here are your top must-haves:

  1. Rustic Décor
  2. Wedding ceremonies and receptions in barns are the perfect mix of rustic and elegant elements. Incorporating the traditional rustic feel can be done through everything from the centerpieces and place settings to the guest book and gift table.

    Asking the venue for ideas on how you can incorporate rustic chic touches is a great way to leverage the experience of experts and utilize the space effectively. If you’re using a wedding planner he/she can also provide suggestions. Doing your own research and putting together a picture board of what you like will help you to envision how your ideas will work together.

  3. Luxury Restrooms
  4. Farms provide a great backdrop for weddings, but they don’t always have the most modern (or convenient) restroom facilities. There’s nothing worse than having guests waiting in line or trekking to bathrooms that are a distance away instead of enjoying themselves. Give your guests an upscale option exactly where you want it by renting a luxury portable restroom trailer for your wedding. Restroom trailers make outdoor weddings and black-tie events complete by giving guests the same accommodations and amenities that they would have in a permanent venue like a hotel or restaurant.

  5. Seasonal Touches
  6. Incorporating seasonal elements into the tastes, sights, and smells of your wedding is a wonderful way to bring the outdoors into your event. You can include delicious flavors from seasonal fruits and vegetables into your menu and use local flowers in your bouquets and floral arrangements while they’re in bloom. Give your wedding a fresh, natural feel by using seasonally appropriate elements wherever possible.

  7. Glamorous Lighting
  8. String up market lights, paper lanterns, Edison bulbs, or use antique chandeliers to light the barn where you’ll have your reception. These options all create a warm, loving ambiance that’s perfect for any rustic chic wedding. But don’t stop there – you can also use tea light candles (or LED candles if the venue won’t let you have open flames), lanterns, or light up marquees for smaller areas like on the dessert table or head table. Play with different sizes and shapes to create a mix-and-match feel that’s fitting for the space.

  9. Personalized Elements
  10. Monogrammed décor and accents are great for any wedding, but they’re especially romantic in a barn setting. If you don’t want to use your initials, you can also weave personal touches into your wedding reception by have elements that reflect your interests, hobbies, or how you met. Don’t worry about making your personalized elements fit in – the more your unique aspects stand out, the better! After all, it is your day!

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