A rustic-inspired theme for a bridal shower is a wonderful way to bring a relaxed, homey, country feel to your celebration. It can also be achieved on a budget with lots of creative do-it-yourself (DIY) projects and decorations inspired by nature.

Rustic bridal shower decor means lots of natural wood accents, tin buckets for flowers instead of vases, burlap instead of satin, twine instead of ribbons, mason jars instead of fancy wine or cocktail glasses, and anything with a homemade, farm, or country feel.

If you’re planning a rustic bridal shower, take a look at some of these custom-made and DIY decorating ideas and inspiration for your special event. Whatever your budget may be, you’ll find plenty of options for party favors, invitations, bridal shower games, and decor that will help you pull everything together.

1. Rustic bridal shower invitations

These days, you have plenty of options when it comes to custom party invitations. Rustic-themed invitations will typically come in a brown or beige color with a wooden or burlap background. Some designs might also incorporate flowers, mason jars, or lace.

Our simple rustic design has a weathered wood background with white lettering and elegant leaf-like scrolls.

2. Rustic bridal shower party signs & banners

Party signs and banners offer an easy way to decorate and direct guests to where they need to go. A weathered wood textured background or actual wood material is one popular option, as is burlap for a hanging banner. However, chalkboards work just as well and fit perfectly within the theme.

Rustic Bridal Shower DIY Banner Ideas

Choosing to create your own signs and banners will add a charming homemade touch to your event. You can easily purchase a ready-made piece of wood or chalkboard and then simply add the text you desire. A DIY burlap banner might take a bit more effort and creativity, but it can also be done fairly easily with just a few, simple materials.

If you’re looking for something custom made, you can opt for a rustic bridal photo banner that’s great for indoor or outdoor use. Wood plank signs and rustic garden stakes can also be personalized with any text you choose.

3. Rustic party accents

You can easily create your own rustic party accents and decorations with ordinary things and items that are available at most craft stores.

Rustic Bridal Shower Party Accents

Use burlap from the fabric store along with a thick lace ribbon to create a table runner, which will work any type of table. Serve drinks in mason jars instead of glasses and display sweets in wooden crates instead of on cake stands.

Of course, you also have party accents you can customize to make your event stand out. Customize mason jar glasses for the bride to be and her bridal party as a special souvenir from the event, or personalize wine bottle labels or water bottle labels to place on every table.

4. Bridal shower games with a rustic feel

Keeping bridal shower guests engaged and entertained is a must. One way to do that is with games and activities where everyone can participate. Ask guests to share their favorite recipes or advice for a happy marriage with the bride and groom to be, or have them write down their best date ideas for the future Mr. & Mrs.

Rustic Bridal Shower Games & Activities

To create that rustic feel, use wooden popsicle sticks or wood heart cutouts you can get from a craft store.

You can also get custom bridal shower scratch off games for each guest or invite guests to play bridal shower bingo on personalized bingo cards — all with a rustic look.

5. Rustic party favors

Adding a rustic feel to your party favors will help you tie everything together, leaving your guests with a memorable souvenir from the event.

Rustic Bridal Shower Favors

If you’re going the DIY route, you have tons of great options. Fill a mason jar with popcorn or candy, or your own hot chocolate mix or another recipe that fits in a jar. Tiny plants or succulents are another easy option that will look stunning as a display. And you can’t go wrong with a jar of fruit jam or preserves!

There are also lots of beautiful custom party favors that you can purchase to tie in to your rustic party decor. Our favorite option includes these rustic drink coasters that can be personalized with names and an optional date. You can also buy custom gift tags to put on your DIY party favors or order ready-made candy bar wrappers.


Kasia Lorenc is a writer and editor at Personalization Mall, covering gifting, home decorating and more.

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