5 incredibly simple wedding details for a rustic, cozy reception

Incredibly simple wedding details from The Hand Letter Shop.

Fall and winter weddings are so special because they give you a chance to think outside the box when designing your reception. There’s nothing so inspiring as a vintage typewriter display, fresh rosemary tucked into the place settings, or cozy take-home blankets.

Here are five wedding reception details that are thoughtful, laid-back, and classic.

Use vintage pieces to accent the gift table

The charm of antiques can’t be beat. Think about creative ways to display important information, like a handwritten note gently placed on a typewriter, or white lettering on a vintage mirror.

Rustic wedding details and wedding planning tips from #thehandlettershop


Spice it up with a sprig of rosemary

Adding fresh rosemary as an accent to your place cards has two benefits: it smells amazing, and it looks impressive. Oh, and it’s also an incredibly simple and inexpensive way to wow your guests.

Rustic wedding details and wedding planning tips from #thehandlettershop


Display your favorite quote about love

Love is in the air at wedding receptions, and pretty words for your guests to read is sure to be a hit. Bonus points if you include said quote on the thank you cards you give to your bridal party.

Rustic wedding details and wedding planning tips from #thehandlettershop
Rustic wedding details and wedding planning tips from #thehandlettershop


Consider a handwritten menu sign instead of printed menus

There’s just something about handwritten touches that add charm and simplicity to any reception. Consider a giant, mouthwatering calligraphy menu that your guests can peruse.

Have wedding favors that guests will actually use

Wedding favors can be so hard to decide on. When choosing, think about which items you’d be most likely to keep in the future, and also which items fit seasonally. For a winter or fall wedding consider cozy blankets or hats for your guests to snuggle up in (plus, it gives you a great excuse for a bonfire at the end of your reception!)

Rustic wedding details and wedding planning tips from #thehandlettershop

Most importantly, your wedding reception is a time to reflect YOU. Choose details that remind you of your first date, or your favorite activity to do together. Your guests will love the chance to peek into your style for a day.

I hope this post was helpful, and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about wedding planning!



P.S. For more wedding advice, inspiration and fine art curation, view the Pinterest Library here.


Photography: Lauren Scotti

Calligraphy: The Hand Letter Shop

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