Western Weddings: A Guide to Outfits & Planning

Western Bride & Boots - Pinto Ranch Western Wedding Guide

Today’s couples are embracing a more personalized wedding that brings family and friends together in a fun, festive celebration. Replacing formal, traditional ceremonies with weddings that revolve around a special theme is a growing trend. A Western theme tops our list and is the perfect way to celebrate, especially if you and your fiancé are country at heart. Western weddings open the door for you to express your personality, charisma, and style. Your friends at Pinto Ranch have gathered together and created some ideas, inspiration, & tips to help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

First Things First: Set the Romantic Mood

After you select a date for your big day, create the guest list. Whether you invite 50 or 500 guests, select a venue appropriate for the size. An ideal spot for a Western wedding is a rustic barn that overlooks the beautiful countryside. Many couples transform a barn that is on their family’s property, while others book a barn, lodge, or outdoor venue. Imagine boho decorations-including white lights and sheer fabric hanging from the rafters, hay bale seating covered in colorful fabric, flower-filled wooden crates lining the aisle, and a beautiful candle-lit altar. If your wedding is held in an actual working barn, incorporate farm equipment, collections, and tools into the decor for an authentic and rustic feel. For example, the back of an old pickup truck could double as an appetizer bar or photo-taking area. Old barrels could double as table tops.

For larger weddings, consider renting a covered tent for the reception. Continue the same decor and theme into the tent with string lights, covered tables, mason jar candles, wildflower-filled centerpieces, and big bows tied on the back of the chairs. Make sure you leave plenty of room for country-inspired food, open bar, and dance floor for everyone to eat, drink, & dance the night away. Favors could range anywhere from monogrammed seed packets to candy-filled containers.

Western Wedding Attire: Vintage & Nostalgic

The bridal party should reflect your Western theme. For example, the groom and groomsmen could wear crisp white button-downs, black denim jeans, suspenders, and a bow tie or bolo tie. If your wedding is in a cooler month, layer with a vest. Staying true to the Western theme, they should also wear their favorite cowboy boots and cowboy hats from Pinto Ranch.

The bridesmaid's dresses don't have to be exactly the same but should feature common details. Select a single color or a coordinating color palette and length for the dresses. Then, ask each one to select a style that flatters their body type & figure. Complement the look with their favorite Pinto Ranch cowgirl boots & jewelry.

Now, here comes the bride. This is a very special day and one where you should look and feel like a princess. Whether you go for a white, cream or colorful gown, it should reflect your personality and style with hints of luxurious country flair. From flowing layers of silky chiffon and ruffles to intricate lace overlays and boho-inspired nostalgic details, say yes to the perfect dress that accents your curves and warms your heart & soul. And let’s not forget the age-old tradition of, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” Perhaps you carry your grandma’s embroidered hankie, a new fancy hair clip, your mother’s favorite earrings, or beautiful blue flowers in your bouquet. And of course, your dress should feature a silhouette & ensemble that shows off a stunning pair of premium cowgirl boots from Pinto Ranch.

Visit Pinto Ranch For Western Apparel & Accessories

Pinto Ranch is your one-stop destination for Western apparel, cowboy boots, and accessories. Our impressive collections feature the most iconic and well-known brands. From timeless classics to the latest trends, explore online today and let us help you make your perfect day even better.




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