Most little girls grow up dreaming about the day of their perfect fairytale wedding. You may have had every little detail of that dream wedding planned out before you even hit middle school, but the likes and dislikes of everyone change as they grow up. Today, you are just as likely to see brides and grooms dressed up as super heroes for their big day rather than in the traditional white dress and tuxedo. Themed weddings are all the rage, and one with a country and western theme is among the most popular. If this type of wedding is on your wish list, then here are a few ideas that can help you make it just perfect.
Add Some Country Flavor to Your Big Day
• Skip the Chairs: Forget about renting those expensive chairs, and consider using square bales of hay or straw for seating the guests at your outdoor wedding. Be sure to only use fresh bales that have been kept dry and are free of mice, snakes and other creepy crawlies. Your guests will love it, and you can still use decorations at the end of each aisle for a fancy touch.
• Switch Up the Altar: A nice, old-fashioned horse hitching post is a great spot to say your vows. Make sure it’s polished to the perfect shine, and the bride and groom can stand before it while the ceremony is performed. It’s also a perfect spot for wedding photos.
• Ditch Those High Heels: Every bride should have the perfect wedding dress, but you don’t necessarily have to wear high-heeled shoes to complete the ensemble. Instead, go shopping for the fanciest cowgirl boots. You may find the perfect ones to go with your dress, or you can always decorate those boots for a better match.
• Special Cake Toppers: Skip the traditional figurines of the bride and groom on top of your wedding cake, and go with something to fit your theme. You’ll be surprised what is available, and you can easily find figurines that depict the groom using a lasso to catch his bride and other fun country and western ideas.
• Replace the Veil With a Hat: Believe it or not, the perfect cowgirl hat is out there. Fix it up to match your boots and dress, and you will be the perfect country and western bride.
• Choose a Special Location: Not everyone gets married inside of a church, and you can select the perfect spot for your country and western wedding. A very popular choice would be a rustic barn surrounded by acres of lush crops. Others choose a large field next to a clear-running stream.
• No Limos Here: A beautifully-decorated wagon and a couple of gorgeous white horses may deliver you and your wedding party to the designated area. Even the harness for the horses may be festooned with colorful ribbons to honor the festive occasion.
Start Planning Today
You can never get too early of a start on your wedding plans. If you’re doing all of the hard work yourself, then get busy with these tips today. Those using a wedding planner should find one that has some past experience with this type of a themed wedding, so that you can be assured of getting exactly what you want on your special day.