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How to style your rustic wedding in 2020

10 Jan 2020

The rustic wedding trend is still going strong and Wiltshire-based business Richardson Event Hire can assist in creating the perfect look for your big day

Couples are increasingly opting for blank canvas wedding venues on which they can put their own personal stamp. However, while many allow their creativity to run wild with DIY wedding projects aplenty, there are still several details that require a team of professional, passionate and reliable wedding suppliers.  

Richardson Event Hire is a family-owned business, supplying tableware, furniture, linen and kitchen equipment for private events, weddings and corporate events. Covering Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Bath and Bristol, Richardson Event Hire takes the stress out of styling your wedding reception set-up with a wide range of options to choose from.



Commenting on the rustic, informal wedding trend which is set to remain in 2020, Isla Drage of Richardson Event Hire offers further insight into achieving the look:  “For 2020 and beyond, couples tend to be favouring a more relaxed and informal feel to their wedding day. Formal styling is giving way to festival-style celebrations with the emphasis on creating a relaxed atmosphere for friends and family to switch off and have fun.

“Rustic wooden trestles can be paired with cross back chairs, wooden folding chairs or benches for a natural backdrop. Wildflowers in jars and bottles combined with plenty of green foliage bring the outdoors inside and add splashes of colour. Table décor is often simple and unstructured with mismatched holders for a mix of tea lights and tapered candles.”



And this popular wedding theme can extend to the catering too, which can then dictate the style of your wedding tables. Isla explains: “Continuing the relaxed and casual theme to food choices means starters are often replaced with canapés, followed by a ‘shared’ main course with platters and bowls on the table for guests to help themselves.”

DIY drinks bars set up with wooden pallets are a favoured choice and Richardson’s Event Hire has a selection of equipment to facilitate the service. Isla shares the growing trends in wedding drinks: “Champagne is still the favourite choice as a reception and toasting drink, but gin and cocktail bars are growing in popularity too. Balloon gin glasses, martini glasses and coloured tumblers just add the finishing touches."



With much to consider, it is advised that brides and grooms start planning the look and feel of their wedding as soon as their venue is booked so you know the size and layout of the space you’re working with. Browse Pinterest and Instagram to create moodboards and show these to your suppliers, who will bring your vision to life.

Also think about your wedding budget and pricing. Richardson Event Hire offers crockery, cutlery and glassware in both standard and premium ranges so you can choose the option that’s right for you.

With an emphasis on personalisation to ensure that couples’ hire choices are unique to them and their wedding, Richardson Event Hire prides itself on a bespoke service that strikes a chord with its customers.

For further information and to take a look at the range available from Richardson Event Hire, visit

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