Adorable Ideas for a Western-Themed Wedding
Western-themed weddings seem to be getting more popular in recent years. Couples are choosing locations like ranches and barns as their wedding venues, and adding fun western flair to their ceremony and reception to great effect. Once the venue is selected, try these great ideas for a unique wedding that speaks to your interests.
Hay Bale Seating
You can make hay bale seating look both rustic and elegant. If everyone is in formal attire, they may not appreciate getting straw on their outfits, so be sure everyone has a more casual look in mind. Line tables decorated with linen tablecloths, bandanas, and mason jars in rows in your reception area. Use hay bales covered with large satin napkins instead of chairs for seating. You can find great deals and even use online coupons from discountrue for Target on many of the items like the bandanas and mason jars needed for decorating your tables and hay bales.
Add Horseshoes for Luck
Horseshoes are a classic western symbol that’s supposed to bring good luck, and are usually pretty easy to find. Hang a horseshoe on the front of your pew bows and in the center of your wedding arrangements. Attaching a mini horseshoe to the bridal bouquet would also be an adorable idea.
Personalized Rustic Box
Instead of the traditional guest book, ask your guests to leave special messages on heart-shaped wood pieces. Guests will place their wood pieces inside a rustic keepsake box featuring a burlap banner with the bride and groom’s name and wedding date printed on it. It’s a truly handmade look you’ll treasure for years to come.
Whiskey Barrel Decor
Whiskey barrels are one of the most multifunctional decor items for a western-themed wedding. Display your wedding cake on top of a large whiskey barrel wrapped with strings of clear lights for a great wow factor. You could also place a few whiskey barrels around the wedding areas, and put vases of wildflowers on top of each one.
Western-Inspired Cookie Favors
Use western-shaped cookie cutters like boots, stars, horseshoes, and cowboy hats to make specialty cookies for wedding favors. Put the cookies in clear bags secured closed with pieces of jute, and place a miniature cowboy hat open side up at each table setting in your reception area, then put a bag of cookies inside of each hat opening for your guests to enjoy.
Searching flea markets, yard sales, and antique shops for unique rustic decor is another way you can acquire affordable and unique western-inspired decor that will take your western-themed wedding to the next level.