Ideas for a Country Wedding

May 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm 1 comment

Bride and groom.Share your love and country roots with a country themed wedding celebration. You can bring the rustic charm and simple elegance of the countryside to your ceremony and reception. With a little planning and thoughtful attention to details, the opportunity for success awaits your country wedding. Read on to learn about ideas for a country wedding.


Country weddings offer a variety of ideal locations and may be held indoors or outdoors. Before selecting your country venue, determine how approximately many people you want to attend and if you prefer a religious ceremony or not. Small country wedding chapels make a great choice for those desiring a secular ceremony, be sure to reserve in advance. Barns are a wonderful option for country themed weddings or receptions and may be found in rural locales all over the nation. Get married on the open range and reserve a ranch for your nuptial exchange. Enjoy the quiet ambiance of a water mill for a unique country setting. Get married under an old oak tree at a historic home. Toast each other at your wine country wedding.


Give your wedding guests a taste of the country with a reception menu featuring many country favorites. Throw an old fashioned barbeque and fire up the grill; include main favorites such as steaks, chicken, hot dogs, corn, baby back ribs and hamburgers. Get the pots ready by serving up steaming hot bowls of homemade chili; be sure to offer sides such as onions, cheese and sour cream. Bake up batches of buttermilk biscuits or jalapeno cornbread, serve with butter and honey. Include comfort food favorites such as macaroni and cheese, baked beans, potato salad, fried chicken or mashed potatoes with gravy. Serve a country wedding cake classic such as sponge cake, coconut cake, carrot cake or praline cake. Use mason jars to serve iced tea or fresh squeezed lemonade, garnish with a sprig of mint.


Complement your country wedding them with decorations inspired by rural life and the natural environment. Decorate your ceremony and reception with local wildflowers; allow the flowers to rest naturally in Mason jar vases. Use bales of hay to add country-style ambiance, and if dare, seating for the ceremony. Carry a handful of daisies as you walk down the aisle. Have a picnic style reception with red and white picnic blankets scattered on the ground for guests to enjoy, each with its own picnic basket filled to the brim with delicious goodies. Sew bandanas together to create unique reception table covers. Give horseshoes as wedding favors, also great for fun and games. Invite your guests to wear country and western attire to add to the overall country theme.

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  • 1. charmthem  |  May 29, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Reblogged this on Charm THEM.


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