Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Country Weddings

You don't have to be from Texas to enjoy a country-themed wedding! Whether you are planning a hoe-down, square dancing bbq or an elegant, country-themed reception, we've got ideas to keep you within your budget.

Country Chic
Some people may think casual when they hear country but you can have a country style reception that’s just as chic as a city sleek reception. And a country chic reception can be a romantic rural type or a country western kind. Here are some fun ideas for both.


When you think of a country wedding, you conjure up images of the great outdoors. The reception can be held in a park setting, garden, gazebo or any outdoor tented area. Elements of nature like flowers, butterflies or rocks can be incorporated into the décor.

Décor for a country chic wedding may include arbors or columns wrapped in ivy that are used to define the entrance. Seasonal garden flowers or wildflowers like lilies, sweet peas, geraniums, hydrangea and sunflowers can be used in table centerpieces as well as to accent the backs of chairs. And a favor like flower seed packets make for a unique, long lasting gift (go green!)

Country chic weddings can go green too by featuring local, organic farm fresh foods throughout the reception. Cocktail hour can feature fresh fruit and grilled veggie skewers that are served on small beds of grass and wicker baskets of strawberries or blueberries can be served during dessert.

And, if you love the English country garden style, an artificial rose topiary centerpiece with scattered rose petals and miniature natural bird’s nests favors filled with candy provide English charm to tabletops. A bird cage card holder adds another touch of English country appeal to the reception.

rose topiary centerpiece

miniature natural bird’s nests favors

bird cage card holder

cowboy boot shaped steins

western bride and groom cake top

Country Western

Another country chic style wedding is country western.

A ranch, farmhouse or barn can be rented as a location for a country western wedding. You can even arrive at the reception in a covered wagon.

Tabletops can feature checked linens, cowboy boot shaped steins filled with flowers, coffee beans or cactus for centerpieces and cowboy hat favors that can hold your favorite candy.

Food for a country western reception might include authentic western barbeque meats, baked beans and biscuits. Cobbler or fruit pies might be served for dessert as well as the wedding cake complete with the western bride and groom cake top.

Grab a partner and dosado. Square dancing or dancing the two-step can top off a great country western wedding.

So have you decided? Just remember, whatever your style, the important part of the wedding reception is to celebrate your special day with family and friends and have fun doing it.

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