Weddings are usually stereotyped as prim, proper, and clean. While many love the perfectly crafted elegance of an old-fashioned church, modern venue, or scenic golf course, others find it stuffy.
They want a little rawness. They want to smell and breathe in nature. They want a country wedding.
If that’s you, then we’ve got a few pro tips to share to make sure your country wedding is a success. You just need to make sure you’re ready to get a little dirty.
Barns and Open Fields
Nothing says country wedding like a ceremony in a beautiful open field and a reception in a rustic barn. This is great because it not only provides two distinct and beautiful backdrops, but it allows you to keep your ceremony and reception right in the same place without having to setup or tear down in between.
Horses and Hay
If you’re having your wedding in a farm field, there may be a good distance between parking and the seating area. In situations like this, it’s common to offer shuttling services to guests as they arrive. Why not give them an old-fashioned hayride?
It might not be for everyone, but imagine arriving at a wedding and immediately getting on hay trailer. Alternatively, you could offer horse-drawn hay rides before or during the reception.
Speaking of horses, if you’re comfortable, there’s no grander way to enter your wedding than on horseback. Consider having the groom, the bride, or both arrive on a trusty steed.
Mason jars are popular for good reason. They’re easy to find, they’re relatively cheap, and they’re versatile. They can be light covers, classes, center pieces, and more. For a country wedding, they provide that perfect rustic vibe as well.
You can even give them away as party favors.
Whether it’s the bouquets, the center pieces, or just general décor, wild flowers are a must. They’re a perfect representation of country weddings: natural beauty. Don’t’ worry, you can still tweak the combinations to match your wedding colors.
Just don’t get too caught up on having them look overly trimmed and organized.
Boots and Hats
Is it really a country wedding if there aren’t boots and hats? Alright, hats can probably be left out if you want to make sure everyone’s entire head and face can be seen. But boots? There should probably be boots.
Painted, Wooden Signage
Signage has become popular in most-every wedding. For country weddings, it can be particularly important because there tends to be more space, and people might not be entirely sure where to go. This provides an opportunity to add to the country theme.
Wooden signs with large, painted lettering provide a great old-fashioned country feel.
Just make sure they’re readable.
When it comes to food, what’s more country than BBQ? At Rudy’s, we offer a full wedding catering menu, but if you really want to keep the country theme, we’d suggest looking at our delicious BBQ options.
Either way, we’re here for you. Contact us today!