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50 Woodland Wedding Ideas for the Perfect Outdoor Event

These rustic wedding ideas are perfect for couples tying the knot in the great outdoors!

By: Kristina Kittelson, Editor, AllFreeDIYWeddings.com
50 Woodland Wedding Ideas for the Perfect Outdoor Event

If you're looking for a unique wedding theme that combines traditional aspects of the wedding ceremony with natural elements in a new and beautiful way, then the woodland wedding is for you! With elements of outdoor, rustic, fairytale, and bohemian styles, this collection of 50 Woodland Wedding Ideas for the Perfect Outdoor Event will help you plan a wedding that is as memorable as it is stunning. No other wedding themes give quite the same space for nature-inspired decor and apparel in a new and inviting way. If you're having your outdoor wedding in the spring or summer when greenery flourishes and flowers blossom, a woodland wedding is an enviable theme.

The best part about a woodland wedding is its overall incredible simplicity. Outdoor wedding venues are often overwhelmingly cheaper than renting out ballrooms, and they leave space for gorgeous, romantic outdoor lighting and other DIY wedding projects that would just look out-of-place in a ballroom. We've taken all the thinking out of finding just the right DIY wedding projects. It's only up to you to decide which are worthy of your enchanting story.

Bonus: Give your wedding a warm glow when you make these 10 Minute Tin Can Luminaries! The budget-friendly wedding crafts will look amazing when incorporated in your ceremony or reception.

Woodland Wedding Ceremony Ideas

This is the moment: when you walk down the aisle and all the heads turn, and you say your vows with the love of your life. The moment is encapsulated in the big "I Dos" and you two are wed. This is the reason for the entire celebration, so you're going to want your woodland wedding to have the best ceremonial elements ever. Not a lot of wedding themes can incorporate so many interesting ideas for the ceremony like this one can, so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity with the following ceremony ideas. We've even included a woodland-inspired crown that is simply too gorgeous to miss!

Woodland Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Well thought-out wedding stationery can really pull your woodland wedding theme together, and there are just so many opportunities! From the save-the-date to the wedding programs, those closest to you will be keeping the stationery on the refrigerator for a long time, so you need them to be as beautiful as possible. These woodland wedding invitations and stationery are just what you need, as they combine elegant motifs with a rustic look. Don't forget to save an invitation for your wedding album!

  • Enchanted Dragonfly Silhouette Invitations

    Give guests a delightful decoration that also doubles as save-the-date information with this gorgeous design. Everyone will start counting down the days until your wedding when they see this project!

  • Fairytale Forest Save the Dates

    With its whimsical design, this save-the-date program is one that will be treasured. You will be so proud to send this program.

  • Gorgeous Bordered DIY Invitations

    Featuring a bold design and plenty of pops of color, this wedding invitation is one that should be framed. The unique and budget-friendly invitation will help set the tone of your event.

  • Pocketfold Invitations

    Rustic and understated, this invitation design will catch guests' eyes in a big way. This project is perfect for all budgets.

  • Rustic Save the Date Magnets

    Guests will smile every time they see this unique take on the traditional save-the-date design. It's the perfect way to remember the date!

  • Gold Embossed Birch Cards

    Are you planning a wedding in the great outdoors? Then this invitation design is exactly what you need.

DIY Woodland Wedding Centerpieces and Table Decor

Everyone's favorite part of the wedding is the reception. Let's be honest: it's also really fun for the DIY happy couple! We've got a ton of wedding centerpieces you can make yourself for your woodland wedding, as well as some other table decor ideas to keep your woodland wedding wondrously whimsical. If you're not afraid to get down and dirty to make your wedding the best it can be, these table decor projects are bound to take the reception to the next level. These budget-friendly wedding ideas are sure to delight guests!

  • DIY Rustic Glitter Globe

    Combine your love of the woods with glitter crafts with these nifty globes! This wedding craft can be shared as favors, too.

  • Etched Glass Terrarium Centerpiece

    Stunning as can be, this project will look amazing when filled with natural elements, including colorful pebbles, succulents, and small flowers. Your wedding tables will be stunning.

  • Lovely Woodland Escort Card Holders

    Help guests find their seats when you make this craft. This project is also budget-friendly.

  • Paper Pine Cone Crafts

    Can you believe this craft is made from paper?! Jaws will drop when you incorporate this project in your centerpieces.

  • Rustic Wedding Apple Blossom Branches Runner

    A vase filled with flowers will always look stunning, but this centerpiece idea will be a memorable twist on the traditional decoration.

  • Thrifty Tree Topiary

    Your theme just got bigger with the inclusion of the topiaries. Where will you plan to display them?

  • Winter Forest Place Cards

    Spring and summer wedding themes might get all of the press, but winter weddings are filled with great ideas, too. If you're getting married in winter, then this project is for you. 

  • Wondrous Woodland Easy Centerpieces

    Budget-friendly and easy to make, this centerpiece idea is perfect for the DIY happy couple. It won't take long to create these centerpieces, either.

  • Wooded Wonderland Centerpieces

    Take upcycling to a new level with this project! If you want to reduce waste at your wedding, then this centerpiece is a great place to start.

  • Incredible Living Table Numbers

    Elegant and sophisticated as can be, this craft for table numbers is one that will have everyone talking. You'll absolutely adore this project!

  • Rustic Wedding Tablescapes

    Simple and understated, these centerpieces are a great way to incorporate the rustic theme without breaking the budget.

  • Deliciously Scented Eucalyptus Votives

    If you're looking for a centerpiece idea that is subtle, budget-friendly, and easy to make, then these votives will fit the bill. They can also be incorporated in a larger centerpiece design, too.

Woodland Wedding Lighting Ideas

The lighting of a reception can change the entire mood. It's sometimes really difficult to find adequate lighting for an outdoor wedding, but don't let that stop you. Woodland weddings actually look mysterious, romantic, and even slightly supernatural with dim candle lighting. We've got a ton of lantern and candle ideas for your woodland wedding, so you have more options than you think you do, and they're actually really easy to make. These lighting ideas are also a subtle way to incorporate a woodland-inspired look into just about any motif that you have planned. If you don't think you're much of a crafter, you'll think again when you see these DIY ideas!

Desserts and Drinks for Woodland Wedding Theme

You've wowed your guests' eyes, and now it's time to awe their taste buds. Everyone looks forward to wedding food, especially desserts. Did you know it's possible to make a high-quality wedding cake and cake stand all on your own? Alternatively, you could make a cupcake bar and put your wonderful woodland wedding cake right in the center. The possibilities are endless. Your guests are going to love your food and drink options, but because it follows a wedding theme that's out-of-the-box and intriguing, they'll be even more impressed. Imagine how they'll react when you tell them that you made it all yourself!

  • Bountiful Fresh Fruit Cake Decoration

    Simple, refreshing, and delicious, this cake will check all the right boxes. Consider making the cake for your anniversary, too!

  • Enchanted Rustic Wedding Cake

    With its whimsical design, this cake is one that is simply too special to miss. You'll want to serve up slice after slice of this delicious goodness.

  • Enduring Rustic Wedding Cake Stand

    A rustic cake simply calls for a rustic cake stand, and this project delivers. You'll treasure the cake stand for years to come.

  • Fireside S'mores Cupcakes

    When it comes to the great outdoors, you can't go wrong with adding s'mores! This delightful flavor combination will win over the crowd.

  • Floating Birch DIY Cake Stand

    Are you planning a dessert table? Then this cake stand needs to be part of the plans!

  • Midnight Pomegranate Cocktail

    Delicious and refreshing as can be, this cocktail is one you'll want to make right before kicking off your reception. This cocktail is perfect for weddings held any time of the year!

  • Rustic Love Birds Cake

    Isn't this cake simply mesmerizing? The decoration is almost too pretty to serve!

  • Succulent Strawberry Pomegranate Punch

    Are you getting married in late spring or summer? Then this punch needs to be on your radar!

  • Woodland Wedding DIY Cupcake Stand

    Add a bit of drama and flair to your wedding day when you include this cupcake stand. The layers will give an interesting look to your wedding day decor.

  • Mouth-Watering Frozen Hibiscus Margarita

    Your guests will enjoy cooling off with a delicious beverage when you add these margaritas to your wedding plans. This margarita is meant to be enjoyed outdoors.

  • Breathtaking Floral Ice Cubes

    Regardless of what you plan to serve at your wedding, the beverages will be so much more interesting with these ice cubes added to the mix. This is one project you can't miss.

  • Decadent Chocolate S'mores Wedding Cake

    Are you looking for cake idea that is also a show-stopper? Then you simply must add this rich and delicious cake to your wedding plans!

What is your favorite woodland wedding theme idea?
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I'm not a fan of woodland decor, but I can see how these ideas would translate into a fun wedding. There's nothing like being in the great outdoors!

LOVE WOODLAND EVERYTHING! I really want to get married in the woods, so these are great ideas.

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