Planning a western style wedding can be overwhelming as there are so many western styles to choose from. Whether you want a rustic, southwestern, boho western, or a classic western wedding, there’s something for everyone. A great thing about western weddings is they can be dressed up or dressed down depending on how formal you want your wedding. Here are six western wedding ideas to help you plan the rustic wedding of your dreams.
Choose a “rustic” venue
When coming up with western wedding ideas, it’s important to find a venue that complements your vision. The scenery and ambiance of the location will help set the tone for your special day. If you’re hoping for a rural feel, consider venues such as The Longtime, Rancho Pillow, or Camino Real Ranch. The golden hues of grassy fields can provide a beautiful backdrop for your photos or a romantic first look. Opt for a venue surrounded by trees or a wooded area for a more intimate and elegant western vibe. The right location can make all the difference in creating your dreamy western wedding.
Let your Florals Shine
Big and bold is a recurring element with western weddings, and florals are no exception. Style your backdrop or adorn your tables with big, bold florals, feathers, and succulents. Florals are also the perfect way to tie together your wedding colors.
Ditch the Veil and Heels and accessorize
Skip the traditional veil and opt for a cowboy hat! As a matter of fact, ditch the heels too. This is the perfect excuse to buy a new pair of cowboy boots. Style your wedding dress with big, bold jewelry. Turquoise, white buffalo, and chunky metal pieces pair especially with a southwestern vibe.
Don’t be afraid of leather, lace, cowhide, and textures
Incorporate vintage lace table runners and wood slices for your floral arrangements, or add some leather with a leather lounge sofa. We have quite a few cowhide pieces in our rental inventory, like our Giddy Up Lounge Chair. But you can skip the cowhide altogether if it isn’t your style and layer rugs for a boho-western feel.
Have a cookout!
What is more western than eating around a fire? Ditch the formal dinner and bring in the barbecue!
Create cozy seating lounges for mingling
Nothing screams western wedding more than a place for everyone to relax and mingle. Lounge seating is a great spot for getting to know everyone and telling stories. Incorporate a few of the tips we mentioned above to create your perfect lounge! If you’re lacking on creative ideas for this one, check out our Out West style to get ideas for your western wedding! And then, by the end of the night, your guests will be saying, “By God, Woodrow; it’s been one hell of a party.”
Whether you want to go all in on a western wedding or are looking to add touches of a rustic vibe to your big day, we are here to help you sort out your wedding rentals and ideas for a western wedding. We are always ready to help style one hell of a wedding!