Top 5 ways to add some country character to your wedding

A brides hands and bouquet

Themes are a fantastic way to add character to your wedding day. A set theme will give you something to focus on while you’re choosing your flowers, dresses, tableware, and décor. As Erin Nudi says: “A theme is what ties everything together, and it can actually help make some of the decisions easier – from the flowers to the food to the invitations to the bridesmaids dresses”.

If you’re looking to add a bit of country character to your wedding day, here are a few ideas for how you can make your theme really stand out and ensure your wedding day is unforgettable.

1. Start as you mean to go on

Your wedding theme should be clear to your guests as soon as they receive their invitations. If you’ve opted for a country-style wedding, use colours, images and fonts that complement and clarify your theme in order to help your guests cotton onto the look you’re going for on your big day. Not only will this set the tone for your wedding, it will also help your guests decide what they’re going to wear on the day.

2. Replace benches with bales of hay

Nothing says ‘country’ louder than a few bales of hay. To kick your ceremony off with a country swing, replace the benches or chairs in your outside area with rectangular hay bales. If you’re actually getting married outside, your guests can sit on the bales through the ceremony. If part, or all, of your reception will be held outside, place bales around the space to create sociable seating areas and to give tired guests somewhere to rest their feet.

3. Add some bright, bold bunting to your décor

Bright, bold, and colourful, bunting will make a great addition to your wedding décor. If you have room in your wedding budget, you could have personalised bunting made up specially for the event. If not, simply invest in some traditional designs and string them up throughout your venue.

Bunting strung from a tree

4. Keep it casual

Country weddings are rarely formal affairs, so make sure everyone can get into the swing of the event by keeping it casual. Your hay bale seating and colourful bunting will help to encourage guests to relax and let their hair down, but why not help your friends and family to really get the party started by organising some line dancing or a traditional Scottish ceilidh?

5. Choose a venue that complements your theme

One of the most important parts of any successful theme is the venue. If you really want to nail the country wedding look, you need to find a venue that complements the theme perfectly. Elegant, sprawling sites like Leez Priory in Essex are ideal for this as their stunning facades and landscaped grounds make a fantastic backdrop to your big day.

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