Ultimate Guide To Planning The Perfect Barn Wedding

By Tanya Mentgen

Share This:

Rustic chic weddings held in barns and on farms are trendy for a reason: the comfortable and cozy locations provide a setting that allows couples to embrace the sweetness of nature by embracing the simplicity and beauty that multiple textures of wood, greenery, open spaces and landscape provide. But don’t worry! Hosting a barn wedding doesn’t suggest you have got to lose the elegance and glamour of your big day.

Top 5 Ways To Elevate Your Barn Wedding

Millennial Wedding Trends

Here are the top five ways to strike the proper balance between luxury and simplicity for your barn wedding.

Adorn The Ceiling By Hanging Chandeliers

Hang beautiful crystal chandeliers from the ceiling of the barn to add a touch of elegance and luxury. The beauty of barn weddings is that everywhere you look there is something to see. Barns are simple in design but full of personality and mystery. This touch of lighting will elevate the experience of your guests and provide a magical backdrop for your wedding photos.

Elegant Barn Wedding Venue - 3FatLabs.net
Tessa Tillett Robbins Photography

Set The Tone With Your Invitations

Introduce your guests to your rustic theme by choosing a beautiful, yet elegant wedding save-the-date cards and wedding invitations. There are thousands of choices for all types of invitations. You can D.I.Y. wedding invitations or purchase online. But to truly marry every piece of your wedding while creating a magical experience for your guests, choose paper products that are organic, earthy and natural in appearance.

Rustic Wedding Invitations
Kristiann Photography

Dress It Up

While the barn itself will provide tons of décor for your wedding it doesn’t hurt to “dress it up” a little bit. Add gorgeous and organic details to elevate your barn wedding to the next level. Today brides and grooms want to create an “experience” for their loved ones that is unlike other weddings they have been to. To do that at your barn wedding simply add dreamy drapery, elegant lighting, and earthy greenery and florals.

The result will be a stunning display of nature and rustic beauty.

Top Wedding Venue Indianapolis
Photo Credit: Detail and Design Indy
Michelle Lea Photographie

Elevate Your Food

Attending a wedding with a boring menu and bland food has to be one of the most dreaded things. To really WOW your loved ones, elevate your wedding menu by ditching the traditional waiter server dinner or out-dated buffet. Create “an experience” for your guests by adding individual food stations that will allow them to interact with chefs and other guests. Other fun ideas are having your favorite food trucks to serve your food. Give your guest’s something to talk about and remember about your wedding…give them interactive food stations.

Potato bar DIY food station
Treat Your Guests To A Potato Bar At Your Wedding.

Make Your Barn Venue Pop With Flowers

Whether you wish to stay true to the rustic chic vibe or glam it up to the max, flowers are a great way to elevate your wedding venue. Flowers have a magical way of captivating people while creating a romantic, earthy and fun atmosphere. There is nothing that can draw you in more than seeing beautiful displays of colors, textures, leaves and greenery. Get with your local floral designer and talk about ways to dress up ceilings with hanging floral designs, add greenery to columns and tables and design romantic centerpieces that will leave your guests in awe.


Floral Decor Barn Wedding
Joel Serrato Films + Photographs
Barn Wedding Decor
Joel Serrato Films + Photographs
Millennial Wedding Trends

No matter what décor you choose to incorporate into your rustic wedding, a barn is the most simple yet romantic backdrop to start with. Your own little touches of personality and flair will make it a unique place to create memories for a lifetime.

sell my wedding dress

discover more in your free venue Brochure

discover more in your free venue Brochure

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Recommended Blogs

3 fat labs - Schedule your visit

discover more in your free venue Brochure

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Bridge Detour Alert