My fiance and I are getting married in May 2010 and we are having a western wedding with royal blue and silver as our colors. We will be getting married on our acreage, with our reception there too. I am looking for easy, cheap, do-it-yourself decorations. We will be renting a tent and people will be sitting around big round tables.
We will be serving pulled pork and beef sandwiches with baked beans, potato salad, etc. The wedding will be early evening about 6ish. It will be a relatively formal wedding with me in the typical big ivory dress and my girls in formal gowns and the men will be in tuxes. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you!
By countrymom77 from Adams, NE
#1 Change clothes before the reception. You don't want bbq sauce on your dress.
#2 Check on-line party stores if you don't have one nearby...you have time enough now that you might be able to pick up good silver decorations (not themed) that are sold for New Year's Eve. With that menu you can do silver and Spring flowers on tables and blue and silver on walls. People will be looking at you and visiting, not so much looking at the decorations, so don't overdo it...a couple hours and it's over.
We used tulle and cut into round shape and place birdseed in it and gathered the tulle up and used a ribbon to tie it up. Then we hot glued a mini black cowboy hat to ribbons it was a big hit you can also find many uses for those little mini
cowboy hats you can find in craft stores. Michael's Hobby Lobby and others. Also one couple I know went to ceramic place and spent a few nights painting ceramic cowboy boots, hats and other western things then had them fired/kiln and
they saved LOTS doing the center pieces look at cheap cowboy toys too for center pieces you will find ideas just looking at C&W stores. Good luck
You could get some hay bails and some tall grasses as decorations near your ceremony spot and framing the tent. For centerpiece you can use boots from thrift stores or party hats and place flowers or candies in them. I would suggest not bothering with any favors due to the expense, but if you want to, you could give away bookmarks that are made out of tassels.
Royal blue bandannas would be an inexpensive and Western themed way to pick up your colors. You could use them as napkins for your reception BBQ, underneath mason jars with flowers or dried wheat inside on your tables, or you could even string a line of rope along the top edges of your tent and use wooden clothespins to pin the bandannas on for a flag effect. Look online to buy these in bulk.
For your silver accents, consider using small galvanized pails with sand and a candle inside to light your walkways, or these would even be an adorable centerpiece on your tables with a raffia bow on the handle and a bandanna spread underneath. Other thrifty ways to include silver would be spray painted horseshoes or rocks, or small pictures of you and your fiance in dollar store silver frames on the table.
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