If you read Rustic Wedding Chic often you know that I spend a good deal of time helping brides plan their rustic wedding and give advice on everything from venue locations to menu ideas. Recently a bride sent me the following question. I love your site, do you have any ideas how I can use wheat as my wedding flower? Let me start off by saying, I love the use of wheat at a wedding. It is classic country yet simple and elegant and adds the perfect rustic touch. The first thing to consider is how you want to display the wheat at you wedding, do you like the bundled look or would you rather have it arranged in a vase? If you like the bundled look think about lining them up down long tables or adding them to your wedding ceremony on either side of your aisle. Using wheat as a centerpiece ideas is super easy and can be a perfect country wedding DIY project.
I aways receive lots of emails in our ask maggie section about what the perfect rustic wedding centerpiece is and to be honest there is no one answer. One great option, especially one for a budget rustic wedding is to use wheat. Since wheat can be bought in bulk and you don’t have to worry about it drying out, it makes for the perfect wedding centerpiece you can make well ahead of time.
Wheat wreaths can also make a beautiful centerpiece, especially when teamed up with candles. Lay a wreath in the center of your table and place a flower centerpiece in the middle or add height with a few tall pillar candles. You can also use wheat as a wonderful bouquet or boutonniere. Find out how to make your own wheat boutonniere with our DIY tutorial.
Everyone loves a beautiful rustic style wedding bouquet but don’t be afraid to ask your florist about adding some wheat to your bridal bouquet. Perfect for fall weddings, wheat can either be a main part of the bouquet or a simple little addition.
It might seem easy to forget about the boutonniere since it is just one small piece of the wedding details but it really does need some attention. Wheat wedding boutonnieres can work for both classic rustic wedding and more country style weddings.