Of all the possible wedding ideas, barn weddings are on of the most charming, and one of the easiest to pull off. There is something about a good old country barn that really sets the mood for love, and adds a sort of casual elegance to any situation. Steeping your wedding in tradition, opening you up for fun, and giving your guests something to talk about for years to come. Who doesn’t want their guests to feel that included and intrigued?

In this list of 20 ideas, you will see just how many different ways you can make tiny changes to really make your wedding pop. Allowing you to control everything from food to the actual lighting, making your big day magical. With a barn wedding, each and every change is magical, allowing you to combine so many different options for a wedding that is completely you.

Each option on the list is easily customizable, letting you cheaply, and safely tailor the wedding to your needs, wants, and whims.

Depending on the age of the barn, you might even be able to pull off the perfect vintage wedding, or give yourself a high class shindig away from the lights of the city, really anything is possible when you set your mind to the task. The sky is the limit, and you can change everything under the stars.

Indoor, outdoor, anytime during the day or night, you have a ton of options when using a barn, and they are all beautiful beyond belief, giving you a place to truly enjoy the time with your friends, family, loved ones, and future spouse. The love, affection, and joy that your wedding brings are the best parts of your wedding, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have killer decorations to make them stand out as well.

So look through this list of 20 barn wedding ideas and see whether or not you want to incorporate this time honored tradition into your own wedding tradition. You might be surprised at how much you really enjoy the entire aesthetic. So choose an idea of 20, and make your wedding shine, show your roots, and create a magical, one of a kind day for everyone involved. You won’t regret it, and neither will they.

20. Use Flowers For Color

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ariae

These darling flowers look amazing in their rustic containers, giving the entire table a welcoming feel. Flowers can also symbolize your growing love and the way that your romance has blossomed. Try using local wildflowers to keep your theme charmingly rustic.

19. Use Natural Wood

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weddbook

This natural wood table number is just one of the many ways that you can incorporate this element. If you can find wood that matches the barn walls, your entire set-up will seem planned and will really bring everything together nicely. You can use chalk paint on them for a rustic look without the dust and irregularities that you get with traditional chalk.

18. Use Candles For Lighting

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pixabay

The best lighting in a barn is going to soft and somewhat natural, making everyone feel like they are transported back in time. Candles are a great way to achieve this effect and can add a touch of color to your table. Try and stick with more natural looking colors and mix up the size and shapes to draw attention to your center pieces.

17. Utilize Interesting Spaces

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flickr

If the barn has a loft or other high area, decorate it in a way that draws attention. You really want the guests to appreciate the barn and to understand the beauty that it holds. Try and keep these spaces well lit to balance out the softer lit areas as well.

16. Line Steps With Candles

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7themes

If the barn has any steps and your wedding is going into the evening, be sure to line the stairs with candles. This will ensure that your guests are safe and will make the surrounding area seem like it is part of a fairy tale. These small holders with rocks ensure that the candles won’t tip over, but they also add to the rustic appeal.

15. Utilize Crates

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Everyone loves crates, and a barn wedding is one of the places where you can actually use them in your wedding. Put your centerpiece into smaller ones, or stack larger ones on their sides to hold favors. You can even use multiple styles are once to create interesting contrasts.

14. Make Burlap Banners

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flickr

You can make burlap banners to really up the rustic appeal of your venue. Take a strip of burlap, string it up with some twine, and apply fabric with some modge podge. You can layer different fabrics to create letters or other images.

13. Add Rustic Appeal To Your Cake

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invitationstyles

Add in some natural elements to your cake to tie it in with the existing theme. This can be a great way to add in some fun, and it will likely be something your guests remember. Most cakes would stick out in a rustic setting if you didn’t do this, so consider it carefully when planning the wedding.

12. Use Chalkboard Paint For Signs

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brendasweddingblog

This sign is an old platter that has been painted over with chalkboard paint. You can use this as a way to give new life to pieces you love, but that seem like they are a little too worn. Another option is getting inexpensive items from the thrift shop to create these chalkboard signs.

11. Use Mason Jars To Create Interesting Pieces

theeverylastdetail

theeverylastdetail

This focal piece is made of flowers, mason jars, candles, and a few other items. It is amazingly simple, but amazingly beautiful. You can put mason jars with almost anything to create interesting additions to your barn wedding.

10. Use Old Frames For Pictures

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nossamagia

There is nothing so charming as a picture of you and the one you love. Displaying them on a rack with ribbons can be one way to make them a focal point. The old frames in this picture remind us of farmhouses and the portraits you can find on their walls, making them a great way to set the tone for your wedding.

9. Use Old Fixtures

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These days no-one wants to keep their old fixtures, making them easy to find at thrift stores. Hang them from the rafters or on hooks above tables to add a little ambiance. The best part is that damaged pieces can still be used for this project.

8. Giant Polaroid Photo Booth

abcey

abcey

Have fun with a giant Polaroid photo booth. Cut the shape out of wood and then paint over it for a ready-made frame. You can have guests use barn related props to really memorialize the event.

7. Use Old Tables For Decorations

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greenweddingshoes

Old rickety tables look great when they hold decorations and keep guests out of areas where they shouldn’t be. Try and makes sure that you group like woods together, keeping each area looking somewhat similar. Be careful to make sure they can support weight and take care not to overload them.

6. Use Old Wood To Create Backing For Tables

thegrid

thegrid

Tables stand out better when they have something behind them. You can create a simple backing piece with some old wood, making your guests more aware of what you have to offer. This couple made a fake bar to go behind their drinks, making it easy to visually distinguish the drink table.

5. Use Stumps To Hold Platters

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applesandonions

Using stumps to hold platters is a great way to elevate dishes while keeping up the rustic look. If you have tall enough stumps, you can leave them around the barn with different snacks on them. Be sure to clean them well before placing anything on top.

4. Use Fairy Lights

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hechizodeboda

Fairy lights that are wound around branches make the inside of your barn look magical. This is a great way to add more light. You can use this as a way to fill in space in barns that seem too big or too empty.

3. Use Pallets To Make Different Stations

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diytouches

You can use pallets with folding tables to make different stations for your wedding. Here we see the technique user to create a bar for the bartenders to utilize. You can make multiple stands and use them to hold extra items or to assist catering staff with their preparation.

2. Get Creative If You Need Extra Tables

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If you need extra tables, you can make your own from common items. Here we see a table top laid across wine barrels, but there are an unlimited number of options. You could use vintage doors to create a statement table that you will never forget.

1. Use Turquoise To Make The Surroundings “Pop”

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designinterventiondiary

While everyone has their own wedding colors, turquoise will always be a great choice in barns. This is because turquoise looks great with every kind of wood, and looks great with other natural elements. It provides a stark contrast that really brings in light to the barn.