With summer right around the corner everyone is looking for an excuse to be out side in the sunshine. If you’re planning a summer wedding, whether it be for 2013 or beyond; then why not try a country themed wedding. For those looking for a more relaxed affair, this could be perfect. Although if you’re allergic to hay or animals then perhaps steer clear! Finding a venue shouldn’t be too difficult, with many farms and rural places willing to accommodate wedding parties, however finding one that is licensed for civil ceremonies may be a little tougher. If you’re having any difficulty when it comes to venues, then you may choose to hire a marquee and transform it into a western ranch or barn.
Once the registrar and venue are in the bag, the fun can begin. Deck your location out with hay bales, checked table clothes and fairy lights: with cowboy hats for the male guests and a cute cotton neck scarf for the women. Having cowboy boots under your wedding gown adds a sexy twist, while the groom may wish to take it a little further with full cowboy garb. Bridesmaids and ushers could also be dressed in cowboy boots and hats. Whether you ask your guests to join you in the theme is a personal choice. Some couples prefer to make the dress code exclusively to them, while others specify requirements on the invitations. Whatever you decide, it’s not a difficult theme to oblige.
Country music will really set the scene and spending time to hire a local or favourite band will keep your guests entertained. You could even have line-dancing lessons prior to the big day and wow your guests with a fun first dance. A line dance professional could also be hired to give informal tuition to the wedding party during the reception. The whole vibe of a country style wedding is relaxed and lighthearted with everyone enjoying natural surroundings.
When it comes to wedding transport, there is of course a wide range to choose from. However, if you want to be really authentic, try making an entrance on a mighty steed and lasso your way through the door! If that’s a tad too extreme then how about riding sidesaddle accompanied by an experienced rider, or a traditional horse and trap. If you’re someone who is used to being around horses then you may be completely comfortable with having the animals around and could have your own horse as party of the ceremony.
As well as horses, animal lovers may like to involve other creatures such as the family dog. While I’m not a fan of dressing animals up for human amusement, a little neckerchief that matches the wedding parties outfits would be pretty cute, and dogs wear collars right? Perhaps I’ve gone too far, but you get the gist. The country/cowboy themed wedding is relatively easy to achieve and something that doesn’t strike fear in to the hearts of your guests when they consider their outfits!
Dont forget to share this post with your friends