The western, cowboy, or Old West theme is a popular one for many couples planning their wedding. If this theme appeals to you, there are plenty of western cake toppers, cowboy place cards, and Old West decorating options to choose from for your special day. Whether you’re getting married in Colorado or New York City, it’s the perfect mixture of formal and fun for any wedding on any budget and it can be as relaxed or as high-class as you choose.
For a more formal western themed wedding you should go with a vintage feel using chocolate browns, antique whites, rustic tans, and blush pinks. This style, while western in nature, can create a very elegant and sophisticated Old West theme. This would be perfect for a very traditional or very romantic wedding that also incorporates the essence of western chic. If you would rather go with a more relaxed and literal western wedding theme, then you should choose the more vibrant colors of western style, such as bandana reds, blue jean blues, and handkerchief whites. Of course, don’t forget the fun bride and groom cowboy hats! Red and white checkerboard table cloths, rawhide leather, bales of hay, horseshoes and rope will create a more authentic and traditional cowboy theme for your wedding. This western style is perfect for the couple that wants to create a more relaxed and casual atmosphere for their wedding. While one theme is no better than the other, choosing between to two differing styles at the beginning will make your wedding planning that much easier over the long haul, so make sure you choose wisely.
No matter which western theme you choose, the first decorating decision you might want to make is on one of the many western cake toppers there are available to place on top of your western themed cake. As with all cake toppers, most western cake toppers come in either a romantic or whimsical style. If you’re going for a more formal look then you might want to choose one of the more romantic western cake toppers that can represent your love for each other with an Old West feel. If you have more of a light-hearted approach to the wedding, then you might want to show how you lassoed your cowboy and dragged him to the altar kicking and screaming with one of the many funny western cake toppers that are available. Both western cake toppers are a great choice for any western themed wedding.
Next, you will want to think about choosing western style place cards for the guest tables. Place cards are an important part of any wedding reception because you want to seat people next to their closest friends and loved ones so that they can enjoy themselves more, as well as keep apart those who might not want to sit next to each other throughout your reception! In your western themed wedding you will certainly want to incorporate that cowboy feel into your place cards. You can find western place cards that have cowboy hats, cowboy boots, or rope accents on them to tie the whole theme together. Consider choosing non-traditional wedding colors, such as brown, red, or blue to match your western theme.
It’s the little things that really pull a theme wedding together, so make sure you pay special attention to the details. This can be done in a variety of ways with a western themed wedding. On the table you can add some fun accent items, such as miniature cowboy hats, horseshoes, toy farm animals, or cowboy boots. Use these small items to create western themed centerpieces, napkin rings, favour boxes, or even use them to decorate your wedding cake with. These accents will also coordinate nicely with a variety of western cake toppers. Just get creative and add them to any empty space that needs a little added cowboy flair or touch of western whimsy.