You’ve given your heart to one man and now you want one kind of wedding. It’s got to be Western. There’s just something romantic about a cowboy and a country themed wedding. You’ll want your wedding to reflect the romance, plus some good old-fashioned fun. Once the date is set and the location is reserved there are still a hundred little details to be worked out.
The western themed invitation you choose will set the tone for your wedding and will give your guests an advance peek at what they can expect on your special western wedding day.
What to wear? From the traditional to the real wild west there is a western wedding gown out there just for you. From coordinating bridesmaid dresses down to your garter, you can tailor your wedding for just the look you’re going for. Even the flower girl and ring bearer will be right in the swing of things with a range of western themed accessories.
The bridal bouquet and any floral centerpieces don’t have to be left out of the fun. Spider lilies, zinnias and cactus give a room that western look and even colorful paper flowers add that southwestern touch. If going for the natural outdoor look, try wildflowers. Wild roses are beautiful and have a western feel. Mix with some cactus for centerpieces. Something as simple as a mason jar wrapped with gingham ribbon and filled with wildflowers will do the trick. Instead of the usual streamers or garland, hang up ropes in varying thicknesses and entwine some of the wildflowers. The flowers you choose are one of the most important parts of your western wedding and if you do a little research you can find just the right blooms to complement the day.
One of the most difficult things that come with planning a reception is figuring out the favors which will be given out to thank your guests for coming. Some of the most popular types of western wedding favors are cowboy hats, shot glasses and beer steins in the shape of cowboy boots. If you don’t want to go to the expense of life-size versions there are plenty of selections of miniatures that your guests can take home.
The western wedding cake can be one of your most costly expenses. Make it a cake to remember. There are several online websites with great ideas for cakes from the down-home look to the most extravagant. Cake toppers vary too. With a little web surfing you can find just the right accent piece for the top of your cake.
Add in some line dancing, good country food and the company of family and friends and you’ll have western sunset memories to last a lifetime.
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