One of the hottest wedding trends is the western wedding trend. Couples are selecting locations like ranch wedding venues and barn wedding venues to host their big day and with those venues comes a fun western feel. Worried your wedding will not have an elegant feeling if you picked a more rustic wedding location, don’t worry about that at all. We found 10 great ideas for when hosting a western wedding that will keep your wedding classy and elegant all the while adding a western feel. Check out some celebrity rustic weddings such as Jenna Bush Hager and Miranda Lambert who hosted their weddings at ranches.
1. Use Hay Bales For Seating
Add a few hay bales for the ultimate in western wedding decor. Making a space into a wedding venue just got easier since all you need is to add some hay bales and you have the perfect seating option for your guests. Here are a few examples of how you can make your hay bales look both rustic and yet elegant enough for a wedding. You also might want to see our post on 10 Ways To Use Hay Bales At A Wedding.
2. Select A Ranch Venue
3. Wear Cowboy Boots
Forgo the high heels and settle on a pair of cowboy boots. Wearing these country boots can make your wedding instantly look western and you don’t have to worry about sinking into the grass the way you would with high heels on!
4. Use A Pickup Truck
A pickup truck can be great for a getaway car, a photo prop or as a location to gather gifts. See more great ways to use a pickup truck at your wedding.
5. Add A Horse
This may not always be the easiest thing to add to a wedding but if you can get a photo with a horse you will forever see your wedding as the perfect western wedding day! Here are a few ways brides have worked in horses to their wedding day.
6. Use Horseshoes For Decorations
Add a few horseshoes to your wedding day decor not only for good luck but because they are a classic western symbol. From invitations to table decor we think the ways you can use these little beauties is endless.
7. Send Handkerchief Invitations
A big trend in the invitation world the past few years has been the handkerchief invitation. We are in love with how country chic these invitations are and we think they work perfectly for a western look. See all the handkerchief invitations styles.
8. Add A Touch Of Denim
Adding a small touch of denim is a perfect way to add a western style look to your wedding. Think about having jean jackets for your bridesmaids or adding a denim shirt over your wedding gown for some select pictures.
9. Host A Western Style Rehearsal Dinner
Not ready to go all in for a western style wedding…no problem, host a western style rehearsal dinner instead.
10. Decorate With Whiskey Barrels
Whiskey barrels are one of the hottest trends out there in the wedding world right now. I think between how rustic these barrels are and then how multifunctional they can be they make for the perfect wedding decor item. See more whiskey barrel wedding ideas.