X

75 Country Wedding Ideas

The impact that country style has had on mainstream weddings is undeniable — details such as cowboy boots, pickup trucks, and wildflower bouquets have captured brides' hearts. This aesthetic is all about honoring your roots, taking in the beauty of the natural outdoors, style without sacrificing comfort, and kicking back to some good tunes. A country-themed wedding isn't just a geographical destination; it's a special feeling that you want to project for your big day. Check out everything you need to pull off a casual yet chic celebration, from bouquets to reception décor to cakes and more.

By: Stefania Sainato

Enter Slideshow
  • Attire

    Attire

    Top off your big fancy white dress with a gingham or plaid button-down shirt.

    Related: 20 Chic Reasons to Cover Up at Your Wedding

    Photo Credit: Mychelle LeVan Photography / Wedding Gown: Esila Bridal

  • Attire

    Attire

    A tiered skirt with floaty layers is oh-so-pretty while still allowing you to dance the night away.

  • Attire

    Attire

    A gorgeous illusion back with intricate embroidery adds the perfect amount of coverage for a chapel ceremony.

    Related: 70+ Wedding Gowns That Are Even More Beautiful from the Back

    Photo Credit: Photo La Vie

  • Attire

    Attire

    Every cowgirl needs dancing boots — this bride's footwear balances out her glam wedding-day look.

  • Attire

    Attire

    Or your boots can serve as your "something blue."

    Related: Fun Ideas for Your Something Old, Borrowed, and Blue

  • Attire

    Attire

    Instead of silky robes, prep for the big day with your VIPs in comfy denim shirts emblazoned with cursive monograms.

    Related: 25 Matching "Getting Ready" Outfits for Bridesmaids

    Photo Credit: Photo La Vie

  • Attire

    Attire

    Outfit your 'maids in short and flirty frocks within the same shade. (Navy is a beautiful choice because it complements all the earthy tones of a farm setting.)

  • Attire

    Attire

    Or choose bridesmaid dresses in different hues and fabrics, but from within the same color family. Embroidered boots tie in the country theme.

    Related: Mix & Match Done Right: 25 Ideas for Your Bridesmaids

  • Attire

    Attire

    When it comes to groom's fashion, fabrics such as denim, linen, and cotton are staples. For a look that's country strong but still wedding-worthy, take a gander at this handsome groom's hat-vest-belt buckle combo.

    Related: Beyond the Black Tux: Stylish Groom Inspiration

  • Attire

    Attire

    Get gussied up in an off-ivory gown with champagne appliqués (for you) and tan suede jacket (for him).

  • Attire

    Attire

    Mix-and-match separates like patterned shirts and tweed vests are befitting of a casual barn bash.

  • Invitations

    Invitations

    Let your guests know that they are in for a fabulous time by sending invitations and save-the-dates with "We're getting hitched!" wording. We love this barn door design held together with twine.

    Photo Credit: Kate Holstein

  • Invitations

    Invitations

    Set the tone for charming bucolic nuptials with hand-drawn illustrations and checkered envelope liners.

    Related: 50 Ideas for Your Wedding Invitations

    Photo Credit: Photo La Vie

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    Sunflowers are the bloom of choice for a country celebration.

    Related: 125+ Ideas for Flowers by Type

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    Crafty brides, this non-floral bouquet with fabric flowers is calling your name.

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    Brooches, baby's breath, and intricate lace combine to form a breathtaking bouquet.

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    A handle wrapped with twine adds a unique touch to your bouquet.

  • Flower Girl & Ring Bearer

    Flower Girl & Ring Bearer

    Instead of tossing petals and carrying a ring cushion down the aisle, have your little ones hold a basket filled with blooms (you could also use a cowboy hat!) and an oak ring box, respectively. 

  • Flower Girl

    Flower Girl

    Dress up a simple flower girl's dress with a burlap flower appliqué.

  • Flower Girl

    Flower Girl

    A galvanized bucket covered with lace and an oversized floral clip are cute flower girl add-ons.

  • Ring Bearer

    Ring Bearer

    We can't stop awwing over this groom and his identically dressed mini-me.

  • Ring Bearer

    Ring Bearer

    An adorable ring bearer's outfit adds country flair to an otherwise formal fête.

    Photo Credit: Photo La Vie

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    An altar draped with seasonal blooms, branches, and gauzy fabric enhances the beauty of your natural surroundings without going overboard.

    Related: 50 Gorgeous Wedding Ceremony Structures

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Create a beautiful focal point for your ceremony by pairing a wooden letter initial (from your new married last name) with a garland of greenery and flowers.

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Nothing quite says "country" like bow-tied burlap curtains.

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    An embellished cross is a simple and sweet backdrop for a religious ceremony.

    Photo Credit: Photo La Vie

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Impart a warm glow over the ceremony proceedings with a glass bottle chandelier, flickering pillar candles, and string lights.

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Bring the indoors outside with antique doors at your ceremony entrance.

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Hang darling miniature floral wreaths or baskets in notice-me shades on the doors of your farmhouse.

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Y'all, this fabric Mason jar cutout might just be the cutest ceremony signage we've ever seen.

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Dress up pews with Mason jars filled with baby's breath.

    Related: 40 Ways to Decorate Your Ceremony Aisle

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    If you're getting hitched outdoors, provide snuggly blankets to guests as a token of hospitality. 

    Photo Credit: Photo La Vie

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Consider personalizing your ceremony with a "fight box" or "wine box." How it works: During the ceremony, fill a wooden box with a bottle of wine, two glasses, and handwritten letters expressing why you fell in love with one another. Then, you both hammer it shut with nails, and promise not to open it until your first major argument or a milestone anniversary (whichever comes first).

    Related: 50 Wedding Ideas You've Never Seen Before

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Tie the knot — literally — with two cords that represent your individual selves. As the rope intersects, two lives become one. The finished knot symbolizes how your love will remain strong no matter what obstacles come your way. 

    Photo Credit: Photo La Vie

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    A country band or bluegrass band can create the perfect ambiance for this special occasion. (If you prefer to have a traditional wedding band, consider having a country musician play during just the cocktail hour to get guests in the festive spirit.)

    Related: Top 60+ Country Songs to Play at Your Wedding

    Photo Credit: Kate Holstein

  •  Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Rustic-chic meets glitz and glamour, thanks to this spectacular barn entrance featuring suspended florals, a chandelier, and a canopy of string lights.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Saw notches into a log to create a unique card holder. Add a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables if you're saying "I do" in the autumn.

    Related: 35 Cool Ways to Display Your Escort Cards

  •  Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    From the lush low centerpiece to the colorful tablecloth to the laser-cut table number, we can't stop swooning over this setup.

    Related: 30+ Impressive Low Centerpieces

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Wooden boxes add rustic charm to your centerpieces.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Easy and affordable, lanterns work great as centerpieces because you don't need a lot of florals to go along with them.

    Related: 15 Non-Floral Centerpieces So Stunning, You Won't Miss Flowers

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Tie a cowbell around each guest's napkin — when they ring it, you and your new spouse have to give each other a smooch.

    Photo Credit: Kate Holstein

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    No country-themed wedding would be complete without rib-sticking comfort foods like pulled pork, smoked chicken, coleslaw, green beans, mac 'n' cheese, shrimp and grits, and biscuits. Remember that presentation is key.

    Photo Credit: Photo La Vie

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Have fun with your bar display — free-flowing beer from a rustic tap is such a cool touch.

    Related: 25 Creative Ideas for Your Wedding Bar

    Photo Credit: The Melideos

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    We love this clever wedding twist on a traditional hitching post, which is used to tether a horse (or another animal) and prevent it from straying.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Longhorn cow skulls and/or antlers make for memorable and authentic wall décor.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Entertaining games are a mainstay of laidback country nuptials, and one of our favorites is "The Shoe Game." During the reception, remove both of your shoes, then trade a shoe with your new spouse so that you’re holding one of each. Then, have a designated person ask a series of questions about the two of you and your relationship (i.e.. “Who will be doing most of the cooking?” "Who said 'I love you' first?"). After each question, hold up the shoe of the person you think is the best answer to the question.

    Related: 20+ Ways to Make Your Reception More Fun

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Cover hay bales with attractive fabric and pillows so that guests can use them as comfy lounge seating.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    A roaring fire pit adds a cozy ambiance to any outdoor wedding.

    Photo Credit: Christian Oth Studio

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Incorporate unique items that you can find in or around your venue. For instance, if you're getting married in a barn, use old wagons to hold the gifts or as beverage and food stations.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Instead of asking partygoers to sign a book, have them write their well wishes on a wooden slab that you can display in your new home.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Display a "guest quilt" at your reception, along with permanent fabric markers so that your loved ones can write on the squares.

    Related: 50 Unique Wedding Guest Book Ideas

  • Signs

    Signs

    Throwing your ceremony and reception in different locations? Point the way with DIY chalkboard-inspired directional signs.

  • Signs

    Signs

    A distressed wooden sign with a play on words is a sweet detail to include.

  • Sign

    Sign

    Include signs with lyrics from your favorite country songs, or Bible verses that speak to your relationship as a couple.

  • Sign

    Sign

    A banner with Southern slang serves as a quirky prop for your thank-you card photos.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Distributing yummy DIY edibles as take-home favors to guests? Arrange them on a vintage dresser painted in your signature wedding color.

    Related: 25+ Edible Wedding Favors Your Guests Won't Leave Behind

    Photo Credit: Photo La Vie

  • Cake

    Cake

    Add white piping for contrast against a colorful design, like this cake that was served at a country-themed soirée.

  • Cake

    Cake

    Itsy Belle Cakes designed this charming birch tree wedding cake, complete with the initials of the bride and groom "carved" into the side. Because the groom gifted his groomsmen custom-made axes, it was only natural to "cut the tree down" with an ax!

    Related: 30+ Small Wedding Cakes With Big Impact

    Cake by Itsy Belle Cakes / Photo Credit: Chris Klas Photo

  • Cake

    Cake

    Use an old wine barrel as a pedestal for your wedding cake.

    Related: 25 Creative Ways to Show Off Your Wedding Cake

  • Cake

    Cake

    If you and your groom don't take yourselves too seriously, then this humorous cake design is right up your alley.

  • Groom's Cake

    Groom's Cake

    Huntin', fishin', and lovin' every day — give your country boy's favorite hobbies a fun shout-out with a just-for-him cake.

  • Cake

    Cake

    Everything is bigger in the Lone Star State, including this decadent chocolate groom's cake.

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    Indulge your sweet tooth with a smorgasbord of one-tier cakes and pies.

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    Your and your groom are wanted at the saloon — strike a pose in front of this watering hole sign.

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    Bales of hay are the perfect scenic backdrop for bridal portraits with a country feel.

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    Climb aboard the back of a pickup truck for a showstopping shot.

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    Or shoot country-style portraits together in front of an old tractor.

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    Take advantage of a beautiful field of wildflowers by recreating this ethereal shot.

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    How lovely is this photo taken beneath a weeping willow tree?

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    Is there anything sweeter than horse kisses? We think not.

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    Take a dynamic bridal party shot standing on different levels with each of your respective attendants.

    Related: 30 Fun Bridal Party Photos

    Photo Credit: Photo La Vie

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    Capture the simple joy of country life with a sunset dip on the outskirts of a farm or ranch.

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    Colorful smoke bombs are the hottest new wedding photography trend — they instantly add drama to a portrait.

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    If you are going to make a lovely dash through sparklers, you may also want to display lanterns or luminaries not only indicate to your guests where to stand but also to light their exit.

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    A romantic must-have photo: Silhouettes against the lit-up barn and starry night sky.

75 Country Wedding Ideas

X