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5 Western Wedding Essentials

Bride and groom celebrating weddingIf you are all about that western/rustic lifestyle and are about to get hitched with someone who shares your inclination, why not go all the way and stage the best western/rustic wedding rodeo country has ever seen? To pull this off, here are five things you need.

1. Ranch Venue

The United States has ranches aplenty, so this should not be too challenging. But if you wish to get wed in the best ranches this country has to offer, here are four options for you: Spring Creek Ranch (Jackson Hole, Wyoming), The Alisal Guest House Ranch and Resort (Solvang, California), Hidden Meadow Ranch (White Mountains, Arizona), and Triple Creek Ranch (Bitterroot Mountain Range, Montana).

2. Western/Rustic Fashion

You can either go full on cowboy & cowgirl on your wedding or choose to accentuate instead. For instance, you can opt for the traditional way—white dress and black coat and tie—and accessorize with A.A. Callister western wedding boot corral or hats or whatnot. Whichever fashion choices you eventually settle with, just make sure they can be easily disengage come wedding night.

3. Western Décor

There are no rules here except for go as rustic as your imagination will allow. From sitting implements made of a plank of woods on top of blocks of hay to western arches and platforms, the sky is the limit as to how far you wish to take your chosen theme.

4. Western Wedding Favors

For something to remind your guests of your game-breaking western-themed wedding, you must give away wedding favors consistent with your rustic matrimonial affair. Your options run the gamut; from personalized cowboy hat cork coaster to personalized matchboxes.

5. Pick Up Truck

Ditch the limo or the conventional white car and find a red pick-up truck instead. This will allow you as a couple to make a dramatic and theme-consistent entrance and exit, at the back of the pick-up.

With these five essentials, your western/rustic wedding will be one for the books. Who knows it might even get picked up by wedding-devoted sites and go viral.