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A woodland wedding is ideal for couples who love nature. Mysterious and beautiful forest settings capture a romantic vibe, so it's no wonder brides are falling for the charm of this theme! Here are our top ideas for planning your whimsical woodland wedding...
Start planning your stationery early! Leave yourself time to find your dream design, order samples, and triple-check your wording and proofs. Send out save the date stationery six to eight months before your wedding day. Now is a good time to introduce your woodland theme! Rustic and botanical designs are the perfect introduction to your setting.
Featured Design: 'Forest Love Save the Date Cards'
When there are six to eight weeks left before the wedding, send your invitations. You could match the design to the save the date stationery or try something totally different - the choice is yours! And with so many lovely woodland-inspired designs available, you're sure to find something you (and your guests) will love.
Featured Design: 'Kraft Botanical Leaves Day Invitation'
First, choose a magical woodland setting for your day. Hitched has a fantastic list of the ultimate forest wedding venues. When choosing your decorations, focus on letting the natural beauty flourish. Don't crowd out the landscape, complement it! Antique lanterns, candles, and rustic touches like twine and hessian on tree stumps all add a special touch to a woodland wedding.
In addition to atmospheric candles, whimsical festoon lights hanging across tree branches are a great way to light up the forest. If you're including tipi tents in your evening reception plans, try decorating the entrances with more twinkling lights for some bohemian charm.
Adding some rustic signs to guide guests through a larger woodland venue is useful as well as beautiful!
Featured Design: 'Rustic Flower Border - Wedding Sign Range'
The woodland provides so much inspiration for catering. Go rustic with a hearty hog roast and cosy pies, or embrace your natural surroundings with seasonal fruits and vegetables. For your show-stopping wedding cake, try foliage decorations to match the woodland setting. Some icing styles, like the semi-naked cake, even resemble tree trunks, making them a perfect match for your theme.