If you don't want "just another" rustic wedding, personalization is key. A personal touch to elements of styling and decor is something no other wedding can have. Doing so will make your wedding entirely one-of-a-kind. Feature ornaments and pieces that are customized to your taste. You can also coordinate with a talented stylist who brings your story to life.
Rustic weddings often highlight the textures and earthy hues of wood. You'll want some contrasting elements to shake things up. Experiment with decorative accents and pieces or include metallics in your color scheme. Smooth, shiny metallics provide a tasteful contrast against textured wood. Go for gold, rose gold, or copper for warmth. Otherwise, the cool shades of silver is a great option.
Decorations are easy to overdo when it comes to rustic themes. Especially when it comes to twine, burlap, and mason jars. Frankly, it's time to divert from these. Opt for a minimalist aesthetic instead. Choose one or two decorative elements to highlight (like lighting and foliage) so there isn't too much going on with the styling.
Some weddings can be a little too neat and tidy. When symmetry is all there is, styling can look monotonous and boring. It's always better to choose an authentic look over a fixed one. Make messy an artistic choice and embrace the untamed. Instead of the neatly cut round bouquet, opt for an asymmetrical one. Let vines hang loose around your arch instead of the carefully arranged florals. Don't hesitate to experiment!