A western wedding is a great idea if you are planning an outdoor wedding. This blog has tips and ideas to help with planning this type of ceremony.
When you are planning a western wedding, the venue is very important. Consider having your wedding at an outdoor wedding venue that has rustic, western charm. Make sure the venue will fit easily with your theme without having to do a lot of extra work to make it look western.
Great decorations are a key part of a western wedding. To create an authentic ambiance, use burlap bows, which can be found at craft stores. You can also use bales of hay for décor or guest seating or leave the wedding in a horse drawn carriage. Try country music or western movie themed music at your ceremony and reception.
After you have worked out all the details for the ceremony, start planning the attire for your western wedding. Watch old western movies to see what brides wore, such as heavy fabrics, long dresses, long sleeves and a lot of lace. For the groom, you could go simple with blue jeans, a brown vest and a brown jacket, a cowboy hat, and boots and spurs. For the bridesmaids, consider long, dark dresses and lace up boots.
Sunflowers, baby’s breath and wildflowers would be great for bouquets for a western wedding. These rustic flowers are a great idea to use in aisle decorations. Place them in vases or hanging jars down the aisle. Burlap is a great accent for flowers. See more ideas.
Tie the bouquets together with burlap or twine. Burlap can also be used for an aisle runner. Tree trunks/stumps or bales of hay are a great way to display flowers and other western decor. See more ideas.
Cowboy hats and cowboy boots make great rustic vases. Use them as centerpieces for your tables. Fill them with sunflowers, baby’s breath, wildflowers or other rustic flowers. You can purchase cowboy hats and boots from thrift shops. Other ideas include placing items such as rustic lanterns, rope, twine, or rustic keys or bottles on the tables.
Consider a woodsy/woodland or naked cake for your western wedding. Woodsy/woodland wedding cakes have a simple style that compliments a rustic theme and colors. Naked cakes are simplistic and don’t have icing along the outside. Instead, the icing is used between the layers/tiers. Tree slices or slabs can be used to display the cake. Also, incorporate rope, twine or burlap to the cake table décor.
You can also incorporate your western theme into your reception by using kerosene lamps or lanterns hanging from posts. Old wagon wheels and wooden trellises, which you can find at flea markets or antique shops, would also be great western wedding reception décor.
Another idea, which will be fun and entertaining, is to set up a western photo booth. Buy western clothing at thrift stores or western supply stores for your guests to use. Offer them black and white western photos of themselves to take home as souvenirs. You can pay your own photographer an extra fee to take the photographs.
Your western wedding will be fun and easy to plan, if you follow these tips.
About 1899 Farmhouse Outdoor Wedding Venue
1899 Farmhouse is a secluded, peaceful, beautiful, outdoor wedding venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. This beautiful 11-acre venue, near Lucas, TX and Lake Lavon, features a historic house built in 1899, swimming pool, 6,000 sq. ft. covered pavilion with electrical outlets, and a gazebo. The property also has many large pecan trees and numerous other lovely, scenic areas that are perfect for outdoor weddings. It has hosted weddings for couples from cities all around the Dallas/Fort Worth area, including McKinney, Allen, Anna, Celina, Fairview, Frisco, Garland, Greenville, Lewisville, Little Elm, Lucas, Melissa, Mesquite, Parker, Plano, Princeton, Prosper, Richardson, Rockwall, Sherman and Wylie.