Complete Guide To
Country Wedding Ideas
Country wedding ideas can transform your wedding day into a
beautiful, fun event for you and your guests. Sometimes referred to as
a western wedding,
there are many options for a wedding day using this type of theme.
Listed below is a lot of information for you about planning a country
wedding, so you may want to bookmark this page so you can easily return
to continue your research.
While a country wedding can take place during any month of the year,
the best time is usually spring, summer and fall as you can have both
your ceremony and reception outside
if you choose to.
Tented weddings work especially well for country wedding ideas. Farms
and even a spacious backyard
can be the perfect setting for a tented affair.
Other outdoor location options include farms, barns (old, remodeled,
horse or tobacco), ranches, open fields and even campgrounds. Look for
bed and breakfasts and inns that have gardens available for your
If an outdoor wedding isn't your style, don't worry there are other
country wedding ideas for locations. Many of the outdoor country
wedding ideas listed also work for an indoor wedding event.
Country Wedding Location
A country church can serve as a romantic, indoor backdrop for your ceremony
any indoor reception space can be transferred into a country
atmosphere, but look around to find one that fits in best with your
Look for spaces that are already decorated with country flair. Ideas
include an inside room at a bed and breakfast or inn, a country lodge,
log cabin or any other space that offers a nice, country feel.
Plantations can also be the perfect backdrop for your wedding, so if
you live near one take advantage of it!
Country wedding invitations are your first chance to let your guests
know that you plan on having a country-themed wedding. There are many
different designs that you can choose from, including country, western
and floral varieties.
for ideas and tips.
along with other garden flowers are other
examples that can work really well.
If you want to encourage your guests to wear country or western wear
(which can be a lot of fun), you can list this on your invitation by
simply stating that western wear is encouraged.
are a fun way to kick of your wedding ceremony.
A traditional wedding
is definitely acceptable for a country wedding, however
a western wedding dress can also be the perfect fit. Western dresses
typically consist of lace and are sometimes accented with pearls and
Consider wearing a bridal hat. Many western dresses can be matched with
hats that consist of lace, flowers and sometimes even a veil.
Western bridal boots can finish off your wedding attire. Look for boots
that are leather alone or leather with lace.
For the groom, you can never go wrong with a tuxedo, but it doesn't
have to be black. Consider a solid white tuxedo or one with a white
jacket and black pants.
Cowboy hats are a possibility during the ceremony, however another
option is to hold off until the reception and have the groom and
groomsmen wear them during the reception. As a bride you can wear one
as well with your bridesmaids.
Western Wedding Theme
A wedding theme is the perfect way to show off your country wedding
ideas. Visit western
for all you need to know about having a western
Sunflower Wedding Theme
make excellent wedding themes. For even more theme ideas visit wedding
to see a full list of theme ideas.
Country Wedding Flowers
When you think of country wedding ideas, colorful, wild flowers
probably come to mind, and there are many great options when it comes
to choosing flowers for your wedding.
tulips, snapdragons and other garden
are always favorites, and they come in a variety of
warm, bright colors.
Work with your florist to come up with the right flower combinations
for your bouquets, centerpieces and other decorations.
Centerpieces are an important part of your wedding reception
are the most popular type, however you can put a
country twist on them to make them unique.
Use unique containers like old cowboy boots, hurricane vases
mason jars and watering cans to hold the flowers. Finish off the
containers with ribbon for a country touch.
Other country items can be used in your centerpieces as well, such as
horse shoes, small bales of hay, spurs and other western items. Use
these items in combination with flowers and candles for a fun
Place your centerpieces on top of red and white checkered table cloths
or solid white with red overlapping tablecloths to finish off your
Country Wedding Centerpiece
The idea, obviously, is to create a country atmosphere for your
wedding. That typically means using decorations like hay bails, country
flowers and other western items.
Your reception food can be as formal or casual as you would like. Look
for caterers that specialize in the type of food you would like to
serve at your reception.
Barbecue and cocktail
receptions can be less formal and allow your guests more time to mingle
and dance. Family style dining is another option, with the food served
in large bowls that everyone at the table shares.
For entertainment, find an energetic country/western band that will
entertain your guests. Ask if they can supply an MC, or hire someone
else, that will get the guests involved and teach them line dances.
For hours of fun consider renting a mechanical bull. Just be careful
that your guests aren’t too drunk to ride it!
Your cake can be decorated with beautiful flowers or even a country wedding cake topper
In addition to your cake
you can let your guests create smores at their tables. Burners, like
you can find at many coffee shops these days, can be rented, or they
can purchased online or at many home stores.
Finally, country wedding ideas aren’t complete without a signature drink
There are many great options for this type of wedding including
Lynchburg lemonade, mint julep and any drink that contains bourbon or
For some extra fun, label your signature drink as moonshine!