Country weddings are everything they’re cracked up to be. The smell of wood, hay, lots of string lights hangin’ around and the sound of shoes on the dance floor, swaying to everything from Bluegrass to Jazz to Modern Country or Pop. The beauty of country weddings is that they can be as laid back or posh as you want them to be, which is why there are so many amazing country wedding ideas there.
Whether you’re throwing a country wedding for 20 or 200, in a barn or in an urban loft, you don’t necessarily have to be outside OR in the country to have one. A lot of country wedding ideas can be just as at home in New York as Tennessee. I actually prefer country weddings in a city setting–they’re that much more unexpected and fun!
I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite country wedding ideas, below, to show what you can do with everything from your wedding dress to your bar or wedding invitations. And keep in mind that just because certain setups are outside (like the ceremony seating on hay bales), these can easily be transformed to work in a city dwelling, too. But first, follow these tips to have the country wedding of your dreams:
How do You Plan a Country Wedding?
Once you decide you love the look, it’s all about the details. Even if you’re getting married in a big city, you can transform any space into country heaven. These are the big ticket items you can concentrate on to really give a down-home feel:
These are the first thing your guest sees, so you’ll want to let them know right away that you’re doing a country wedding them. Opt for rustic wedding invitations that feature nature or florals. And don’t forget the extra touches like burlap ribbon!
2. Wedding chairs
Burlap or lace chair covers or ties will add another layer of texture to your ceremony and reception seating. Alternatively, you could opt for wooden vineyard chairs (also known as an x-back chair) for a chic yet rustic touch.
The beauty of a country wedding is that you don’t have to spend a ton of money on flowers. Some of the best country weddings feature baby’s breath and even carnation centerpieces. Sunflowers are also amazing and you don’t need a ton to make a big impact.
From cowboy boots for you and your bridesmaids to tweed vests on the groom and groomsmen, you can add a country twist to classic wedding attire.
Our Favorite Country Wedding Ideas
Ready for some major country wedding inspo? We’ve rounded up our favorite ideas for decor, fashion, and more, below!
I love your ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really love the country wedding article – parrticularily the apple candle holders. I am left wondering how they were done. The wood and cotton bouquet is outstanding!
Love all these ideas!
Me and my fiance are getting married next yr and we both are very much country hicks lol so do u have any catalogs or is it only on line?
I love all these ideas! If I get married again, and that is the plan. I would totally use some of them!