While many weddings this year have ended up being much different than intended, planning your wedding is still necessary. For many couples, what makes the most sense now is to plan a wedding that may involve being outdoors, has the use of fewer vendors, and is more of a homegrown wedding. Due to this, more people than ever are considering planning a wedding with a country theme.
If this is something you’re thinking about for your upcoming wedding, here are three tips for planning a country wedding.
Rethink Your Food Options
For a wedding that’s truly country and comfortable, you’re going to want to go with comfort food rather than anything that reads too sophisticated. Luckily, this doesn’t mean that you’ll have to sacrifice on taste or quality at all.
One option you might want to try to give your food choices a very country feel is to make wild game one of the protein options. Especially if you or your loved ones spend time hunting, this could be a great way for someone to make a contribution or be a part of the festivities. And as for your dessert, Parker Butler, a contributor to The Knot, shares that you might want to think about going with pie rather than cake, since there’s nothing more country than some homemade pies.
Choose A Natural Color Scheme
The colors that you’ll want for a country wedding should be more natural and even muted as compared to the colors that another themed wedding might go with.
According to Allix Cox, a contributor to Town and Country, choosing shades of green and white can make your country wedding take on a classy mood. Amid other rustic touches, playing off the green of the natural environment around you and shades of white or cream will help your wedding feel less fussy while also being beautiful.
Use Music To Set The Tone
With a country-themed wedding, you should definitely include country music as you set the mood for yourself and your guests.
If you’re wanting to have live music, Nina Callaway, a contributor to The Spruce, recommends looking into a bluegrass or country band. This type of music can help to encourage dancers, if this is the type of wedding and reception you’re going for. But if you’re wanting to keep things a little more low key, choosing country classics or country versions of traditional wedding songs to add to a playlist will also work great.
Planning a country wedding for your upcoming wedding is a great way to hold your festivities in a slightly less formal way and incorporate a lot of nature and open air into your event. If these are somethings you’re wanting to have as part of your big day, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you put all the pieces together.