Ideas for a Truly Texan Wedding

by | Apr 15, 2013 | Travel

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If you are a bride-to-be looking at wedding venues in Fort Worth, consider taking advantage of the true flavor of the region, and planning a Western themed wedding. Whether you are a Texas native or a recent transplant to the area, a cowboy wedding embraces both tradition and whimsy and will be a wedding your guests will never forget. You can add a Texas touch to any aspect of your wedding, including invitations, rehearsal dinners, wedding dresses, reception menus, and, of course, the wedding venues in Fort Worth.

Clue your guests in to the theme with a Western themed invitation. Try an invite in the style of a Pony Express letter or an Old West poster. Use a Western-looking font and sepia tones. When choosing the clothes that the wedding party wears, don’t be afraid to be a bit different! You may be able to find Western style tuxes, but men can also wear jeans, boots, and vests for a more casual style. If you want something a little more traditional, make sure the groom and groomsmen at least have cowboy hats. As the bride, you should look at old photos for inspiration. Find a lacy gown that looks similar to the gowns of the period. You should definitely wear cowboy boots underneath. A great touch is for bridesmaids to be dressed in frilly, lacy skits similar to the ones of the time. For the bouquet and corsages, nothing could be more appropriate than yellow roses or Texas bluebonnets.

Of course, the biggest contribution to Western weddings comes from the choice of wedding venues Fort Worth area. A great option is to rent a big, empty barn. The Fort Worth Stockyards often hosts weddings in its beautifully weathered, vintage buildings. For a wedding of the lifetime, rent space at a guest ranch. Your out of town guests can stay there, and enjoy horseback riding, traditional fare, and cowboy activities in the days before and after the wedding.

Some western-themed wedding venues in Fort Worth can also provide a real down-home cowboy meal for the rehearsal dinner or reception. Ask for barbecue, chicken fried steak, or fried chicken with baked beans, potato salad, and corn bread. While your guests are eating, have a band or DJ provide country music; then square dances or two-step music when everyone is ready to dance.

Now that you have some great ideas for a true Texas wedding, you can narrow down your search for wedding venues in Fort Worth. Start looking at all the great rustic barns, and beautiful guest ranches in your area.

If you are looking for wedding venues in Fort Worth, look no farther than Beaumont Ranch. A premiere guest resort on an 800 acre, working cattle ranch.

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