Rustic, which can incorporate a western, barn, farmhouse, woods, or country vibe, is one of my favorite wedding themes. Today, we’re going to teach you how to design a western-themed wedding using a few tried-and-true DIY and handcrafted ideas.
We’ll walk you through how to arrange a western-themed wedding, including invitations, venues, dates, dress, ceremony and reception decor, and gifts. Continue reading to learn more!
Western Wedding Ideas
The location of your wedding has a significant influence on your entire concept. Choose an atmosphere that perfectly suits your theme, whether it’s a country wedding, a western wedding, or a woodland wedding.
A country wedding on a ranch, a farm, a barn, or an ancient farmhouse, for example, would be stunning. If you don’t have access to a barn or farm, a backyard wedding (or one in an open field) is a terrific alternative.
Western Wedding Decorations
Put on your thinking cap and remember that detail is essential when it comes to décor.
To begin, sketch out your color scheme, which should include earthy tones such as brown, beige, cream, and taupe, as well as a few pops of color such as turquoise or blush pink. Colors are also affected by the weather, therefore burnt orange and amber are a must-have for an autumn wedding!
The flowers follow next; you want your flower selection and arrangement to look as natural as possible. For a country wedding, forget about replicating perfection in crystal containers!
Make extensive use of foliage and plants, particularly at table settings and centerpieces, as well as on any banners and decorations. Then, using natural wildflowers found nearby or a few miles away, create a bouquet. Because you aren’t having the flowers shipped from another place, this contributes to the wedding’s sustainability.
Hydrangeas, baby’s breath, succulents in profusion, daisies, sunflowers, and even cacti can be used as flowers. You can use twine to arrange or hang the flowers with peacock or pheasant feathers. In the winter, wreaths are a welcome sight!
Use homemade candles, torches and lanterns, ladders, and wooden vases and buckets for the remainder of the elements to be suggestive of sturdy country life.
Consider utilizing wrought iron or wooden candlestick holders or mason jars when using candles so that no one accidentally knocks one over. Tree stumps, hay, and even open fires for a BBQ in the winter will all add to the true country feel for your guests.
Don’t forget to set up a whiteboard for guests to write their best wishes for the happy couple! Consider utilizing fairy lights, lace, and satin as part of the décor if you want to create a feminine touch.
Western Wedding Attire
To begin, both the bride and the groom must select pieces that flatter their bodies and make them feel good about themselves. With an old-school off-white or cream lace dress and enormous cowboy leather or imitation leather boots, the bride can go for a more vintage look.
Bridal wedding boots come in a wide range of colors and styles, from pink or white suede with embroidery to white or beige leather. You can even get unique boots ahead of time to make a statement like a true cowgirl!
A cowboy hat is optional for the groom, although most men choose one when dressing up for their rural wedding. Cowboy hats come in any color the groom desires, and they can be coordinated with his suit and sport coat. Choose caps in colors like navy, dark blue, and black for a more polished, dapper look.
Grooms can simply match a semi-formal coat with jeans for that rugged country look. Remember to pair a stunning bolo tie with a crisp white shirt, and add silver accents to buckles or cufflinks, as well as vintage-style suspenders.
Following an all-encompassing theme like a cowboy & western wedding necessitates careful consideration of all the details, and what better place to begin than with the wedding invitations?
The invitation can give attendees a good idea of what to anticipate and how to dress for the occasion. If you have the time or are only inviting a small number of guests, you can even make your own wedding invites.
Choose materials like mason jars, twine, wooden frames or backgrounds, and chalkboard paper or lettering if you’re ordering them from elsewhere. You can even go for a retro look by using Kraft paper and other materials. It will help create that authentic sense if you add personal touches like dried wildflowers or an ear of barley.
Free Black Marble in Black Base Invitation
The proper invitation is the foundation of any successful event. To get your guests ready for a wedding, especially one with a theme, you’ll need a fantastic invitation. A creative invitation, such as this Black Marble in Black Base, is a good place to start.
FYI, every template in our site is coming for free and can be customized using your laptop, desktop and even through your smartphone.
How to Download?
- What you need to do is click (left-click) the preview image.
- You should see a new page popped-up in your display, then you need to “right-click” the image and select “Save image as”
- Locate the destination folder, or just leave it as it is. Then “Enter” to start the download process.
Please note this, all files/materials have been included in that package, so once it’s finished, you are able to customize it right away.
Western Wedding Cakes
A country western cake, like any other themed dessert, should match the overall tone of the wedding. If you’re having a casual event in a decorated barn, your cake should match the decor. Similarly, if you’re having an elegant wedding in a country western dance hall, you’ll want your cake to match the ambience you’ve created with your decorations and venue.
A classic cowboy cake is simple but effective in conveying the idea. You may, for example, choose a topper with cowboy and cowgirl figures. Another alternative is to create a traditional tiered pattern with belt buckles, lassos, swags, horseshoes, and flower petals.