The country western wedding theme provides many options for the bride’s attire. She may decide to wear black dress jeans, black boots and a lace blouse with a wool Stetson and train. Another option would be to wear a skirt and top white dress boots with inlaid lace, straw hat with lace-trimmed train. The groom with a country western wedding theme can select from black jeans and boots, collarless shirt and Stetson hat. If the bride opts for a more traditional dress or skirt and top, the groom could still select black jeans (or black dress pants), a shirt with bulldogger or continental tie, boots, and a black hat. Two helpful sites to help with your country western wedding are http://www.westernwedding.com/ - Renton Western Wear and http://www.sheplers.com Western Wedding Wear.
The venue helps set the tone and determine the décor. If you want to get married on a ranch, a true cowboy/cowgirl theme would be great. What about a ghost town? That would certainly be a unique experience that would stand out for everyone. The decorations are fairly easy to envision and can be fun to plan! Everything from decorative horseshoes, horse-shaped, boot-shaped, or rodeo-themed confetti and daisy chains would work great on tables covered with bandana look or red and white checked tablecloths. Ideas for western wedding cakes would be to have chocolate icing with etchings, to look like etched leather, or have the icing in a basket-weave look. Of course, western wedding cakes don’t have to be any different than other themed wedding cakes, unless that’s what is wanted. If daisy chains are used for table decorations, the cake could be iced with a white or butter cream icing with daisies.
The menu for a country western wedding can be similar to a “traditional” menu of finger sandwiches, meatballs and shrimp platters, or could consist of a Pig Roast or barbequed ribs, burgers, beans, and coleslaw. Lemonade, sodas and beer can be offered, and guests can help in making homemade ice cream.
If the wedding is held outdoors, you could set up a horseshoe pit, and use hay bales for seating instead of chairs. The bride and groom could arrive to the ceremony and/or reception and leave by horse and buggy and hay rides could be available during the reception.
Regardless of whether your country western wedding is casual, or more formal; no matter what “look” you decide on for your western wedding cake; the most important thing to remember is that this is your special day. So enjoy it!