Wanting a western-themed wedding but stuck when it comes to ideas? Here are a few fantastic creative tips that will make the planning process easier.
If you and your partner love western wear and the country aesthetic, it only makes sense to incorporate that into your big day. Here are some creative ideas to add to a western-themed wedding.
Choose the Right Venue
Your venue costs are usually the most significant chunk of your budget, no matter what size wedding you’re planning. Because of that, choose a venue that brings out your theme—even before you add any decorations.
Some great locations for a western wedding are barns, ranches, and outdoor tents. Outdoor ceremonies work beautifully with this aesthetic as well. These options give off the country feel, even before you add any personal touches.
Incorporate Western Décor
Add rustic and western elements wherever you can. There are plenty of ways to do this. Instead of choosing a traditional wedding cake, go for a rustic naked cake. Instead of the standard assortment of flowers, ask your florist for wildflowers and whimsical, naturally shaped arrangements. For Texas brides, yellow roses are always a beautiful and romantic touch that celebrates your heritage and love.
Table and reception décor can also be country themed. Adding personal western touches like spurs, wagon wheels, and cowboy boots can be a great way to infuse the theme into the décor.
Add Country Style to Your Outfits
One of the best places to add western touches is your wedding day outfits. There are a few easy ways to do this.
For the Grooms
Adding western details to your suit doesn’t have to dress down your outfit. Swap the traditional tie for a bolo tie. Shine up your cowboy boots and wear those instead of your dress shoes. Still not western enough? Add a western belt buckle for a larger-than-life detail. For more ideas, check out these tips for choosing a western groom’s attire.
For the Brides
Don’t worry, brides—you can still look classy and elegant while adding western details to your wedding day look. There are plenty of great ideas for styling cowboy boots with your wedding dress. One of the best? Shopping one of the specially designed bridal boot collections, created with brides like you in mind.
For the Groomsmen
Standard groomsmen’s attire should coordinate with the groom but not overshadow him. A great way to do this is to put the groom in a different colored suit than his groomsmen. Adding western details to the groomsmen’s outfits can be as simple as adding the right belt and pair of boots. Remember, the boutonniere is also part of their outfit—if you choose flowers that match your theme, this will also make their outfits look more western.
For the Bridesmaids
Flowy, light materials like chiffon work better with rustic aesthetics rather than glamorous fabrics like satin. Opting for a shorter dress is also an excellent option for your bridesmaids to show off their boots!
There are so many creative ideas out there for a western themed wedding. You and your partner will indeed find a few that work for you.