A Western Themed Wedding
From integrating the right foods and music to picking out those perfect wester wedding invitations and outfits, keeping a solid theme throughout the entire ceremony may appear to be an impossible thing. However, there are a few great ideas for throwing a western wedding that is sure to impress.
Location, location, location
If you can find the right location at an affordable price, you've won half the battle. Think ranches, farms, barns, fields. Hit your favorite search engine and with some creativity, you can find the location that will match your theme. Keep your catering in mind though, some catering companies not be willing to work in 'crazy' locations.
It goes without saying that country music will be a big part of your wedding. Make sure that your DJ (or band) can accommodate all your requests for the latest country music hits and the classics.
Keep It Simple
A lot of people tend to go overboard with a themed wedding. They think that just because the bride and groom want an ocean theme that every inch of the place has to be covered in shells and sand and gaudy decorations. This extent of decorating is not necessary, especially for a more rustic western style. Keep things simple. Put out some classy centerpieces made of baby’s breath and sunflowers with nameplates shaped like cowboy boots. Add a few hay bales at the corners of the dance floor to delineate the dancing area from the dining area. This is just enough detail to keep the theme constant but not make guests feel overwhelmed.
Incorporating as much detail as possible into the wedding will also allow people to catch on to the theme without it being blatantly obvious. There is a fine line between cheesy and classy, so make sure to stay far away from the cheesy and tacky side. Serve some great country foods like mashed potatoes and chicken or ribs or bbq for dinner, and then let guests indulge in apple pie and other western classics for dessert. There is no need to go crazy with ornate foods and drinks. Just working in the smaller details will get the point across perfectly. A western wedding, or any other theme for that matter, is definitely doable with the right amount of simplicity and attention to detail.