A Guide to the Rustic Event Trend

‘Rustic’ is a big trend in design in general and has been for the past few years. With more people looking to Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, the style has grown and grown to a point that a lot of people are looking to incorporate it into their events. But, how is rustic done right? Jaspers Event Hire guides you through what you need to know in our latest blow below.


Naturally, the decorations of a rustic-themed event are the key aspect that you need to get right if you want to pull it off. Luckily, the style is open to interpretation and you can take it where you want it – within certain style guidelines.

A few things you should keep in mind include trestle tables and chairs, which are a go-to, and picnic tables are always a hit. Things that are handmade, upcycled, and reclaimed are usually in line with the rustic theme – these are the things you might see on Pinterest.

From there, you might think about quirky decor and features to tie everything together. Think about backdrops for photos – seeing as rustic weddings are the perfect Instagram-bait – flower walls, and interesting props like bicycles and post boxes to add some character.


The location of your rustic event is also an essential box to tick. Common choices include barn conversions, rustic hotels, and even outdoor events with vintage marquees. That is to say, if you don’t have a stylish building nearby, you can always bring it to you with a marquee – hopefully, the weather will hold, but festival-themed events are also popular so maybe the wellies will come out and it will work out in your favour.

Types of Event

While the rustic trend is usually reserved for weddings and birthday parties, there really is no limit on the type of event that can be styled in this way. Private events are usually better because a more casual, relaxed setting is more commonplace but companies might be able to extend their brand image with something a little different to the standard corporate affair.

Rustic Events Are What You Make Them

A rustic event can be anything you make it. The beauty of the trend is that it’s handmade, it’s original, it’s more about showcasing the personality of the hosts than anything else. You can, therefore, put on a great rustic event by simply understanding the basic principles and having fun with it.

Jaspers Event Hire

If you need rustic furniture to hire for your event, contact Jaspers Event Hire today. You can call us on 01582 749966 or fill out our simple contact form and we will be able to help.

You can also view what we currently have available on our products page and our what’s new page has a range of recently added rustic items.

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