Rustic DIY Name Tags:  Perfect for a Country or Outdoor Wedding

If you have started your country or outdoor wedding planning, you might be searching for the perfect rustic touch to add to your special day. Aside from dreamy wedding arches, one great way to do this is by creating your own DIY wedding signs. Not only are they easy to make, but they also add a personal touch to your wedding. Rustic wedding name tags are a charming and affordable way to bring in a little bit of country flair to your wedding décor. With a few simple materials, you can create beautiful name tags that will be a memorable part of your big day. In this DIY guide, we'll go over some tips and tricks to help you make your own wedding name tags for your country or outdoor wedding.

Wooden Slices With Hand-Painted Names

Wood slabs piled up beside a potted plant

Rustic weddings are often characterized by their natural, organic, and homespun feel, and using cedar wood slices as name tags fit perfectly with this theme. Hand-painted names give a personalized touch to the name tags and make each one unique. They also give a nod to the DIY culture that is often associated with rustic weddings. Using wooden slices with hand-painted names is a simple and effective way to enhance the rustic charm of a wedding while also serving a practical purpose.

Begin by choosing the paint colors that will match your wedding color scheme. Then, use acrylic paints to hand-paint each guest's name onto the wooden slice. Once the paint is dry, place the wooden slices on top of each plate, centered and facing forward. You can toss in decorative elements such as greenery, artificial flowers, or other small objects around the wooden slices to create a cohesive tablescape. The wooden slices with hand-painted names add a personal touch to each place setting and are a charming complement to any tablescape

Burlap And Lace Tags

Boho chic table setup

If you're looking for a simple and charming way to put some rustic flair to your wedding, burlap and lace tags might just be the perfect solution. These tags are easy to make, affordable, and can be used in a variety of ways to bring a touch of rustic charm to your big day. The beauty of burlap and lace tags is that they can be customized in a variety of ways to suit your wedding theme. With just a few basic supplies and a little creativity, you can create beautiful tags that will enhance your rustic wedding decor and create lasting memories for you and your guests.

Start by cutting your natural jute burlap fabric into small rectangles or squares. The size of your tags is entirely up to you, but aim for a size that is appropriate for your intended use. For example, if you plan to use these tags as escort cards, you may want to make them larger so that you can write guests' names and table numbers on them. Next, cut a piece of white crochet lace trim that is slightly smaller than the burlap fabric. Using your hot glue gun, attach the lace trim to the top of the burlap tag, leaving a small border of burlap visible. To finish your burlap and lace tags, cut a piece of twine string or fuchsia burlap ribbon and attach it to the back of the tag with hot glue. This will allow you to hang or tie the tags wherever you like.

Mini Chalkboards

Hanging chalkboard wedding sign

When it comes to planning a rustic wedding, the details matter. From the decor to the food to the guest experience, every element should reflect the natural and relaxed vibe of the event. One detail that can add to this theme is the choice of name tags for guests. Mini chalkboard displays with removable stands are the perfect complement to a rustic wedding theme. The natural elements of the wood or slate paired with the muted colors create a cohesive look for the event. This makes the mini chalkboards not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing.

Chalkboards offer an easy way for guests to personalize their name tags. Guests can write their own names or messages using erasable liquid chalk markers, giving a personal touch to the event. This not only enhances the guest experience but also saves time and effort on the part of the wedding planners. They can be placed on tables, hung from chairs, or even worn as necklaces. This versatility makes them a practical option for wedding name tags. Choosing mini chalkboards for wedding signs is a small detail that can add to the overall guest experience and contribute to the natural and relaxed vibe of the event.

Stamped Baby’s Breath

Baby's breath flower bouquets

Baby's Breath is a perfect idea for rustic wedding name tags because it captures the essence of a countryside wedding. Baby's breath is a delicate and romantic flower that is often used in rustic weddings. The flower can be used as a beautiful decoration that lasts throughout the event. Using white artificial baby's breath as a wedding place setting is not only practical, but it also brings a touch of elegance to the table. 

Cut the stems to the desired length and remove any excess leaves from the bottom of the stems. Then, gently press the antique wax seal onto the blank place cards or cardstock paper with the baby’s breath stem, making sure the design is centered and even. Allow the wax to dry completely. This idea definitely fits a rustic wedding as it combines natural elements with classic beauty.

Goose Feathers Place Card

Feather on top of a menu card

Goose feathers are a great rustic wedding name tag idea because they bring a touch of natural beauty and elegance to the occasion. The vibrant colors and intricate patterns of goose feathers create a unique and visually striking look that will impress guests and add to the overall aesthetic of the wedding. Goose feathers have a symbolic meaning that represents prosperity, protection, and good luck, which makes them an ideal choice for a wedding celebration. 

Apply a small amount of glue or tape to the back of the gold-dipped blush goose feather and carefully stick it onto the cardstock paper. You can place it at the top, bottom, or side of the card, depending on your preference. Using a pen or calligraphy pen, write the name of the guest on the card. Consider pairing the feathers with complementary elements such as a natural textured linen tablecloth or a delicate purple peony floral arrangement to enhance the overall aesthetic of the wedding signs. Finally, arrange the feathers at each place setting or use them to create a striking centerpiece.

Mini Succulent Name Cards

Succulent plant with card

Mini succulents are also a fantastic idea for rustic wedding name tags because it adds a touch of natural elegance and appeal to the table setting. Succulents are known for their resilience and longevity, making them a symbol of lasting love and commitment - perfect for a wedding celebration. You can choose from mini jade, lotus to elegans succulent plants, making them a practical choice for a busy wedding day. The mini size of the succulent place card also allows for a subtle and understated presentation that doesn't detract from the overall aesthetic of the table. 

Insert chalkboard sign bamboo skewers into the soil next to the succulent. If desired, tie a small piece of twine or ribbon around the pot to add a decorative touch. Arrange the mini succulent place cards on your wedding tables and enjoy the unique and charming touch they bring to your decor. Your guests can take them home as wedding favors or keep them as a beautiful reminder of your special day.

Vintage Picture Frames

Picture frames on the table

Styling vintage gold baroque picture frames as place cards in a tablescape can add a touch of charisma and nostalgia to your event. It not only serves the functional purpose of identifying guests' seats but also imparts a decorative touch to the overall ambiance. These small details craft a nostalgic and romantic vibe to the setting, while the rustic theme gives a cozy and warm feel. If you want to add a personal touch, you can include a small photograph of the guest. 

Choose photos that have sentimental value or relate to your wedding theme. Place the picture frames on each table setting. You can also hang them on the back of each chair or display them on a table near the entrance.  You can even throw in decorative elements such as beige craft peony flower heads or LED pillar candles to tie them in with the rest of your table decor. This idea is perfect for couples who want to have a unique and personalized wedding that reflects their style and personality. They will impress your guests and make them feel special.

These rustic DIY name tags are excellent options if you're working on your outdoor wedding planning and looking for a charming and personalized touch to your guests' place settings. Not only are they easy to make, but they also add a unique and memorable element to your rustic wedding decor. So gather some natural materials, get creative, and have fun crafting these delightful DIY wedding signs for your special day. Your guests will surely appreciate the effort and thought put into making their dining experience all the more special.