Is it a taste for the shabby-chic of old country buildings? Many small towns will have the perfect quaint chapel of love for your wedding. The church interior can be easily decorated with bunches of the local flora or, in the off season, dried lavender, tied with dried grasses and affixed to the pews. Dress the side window sills with wreaths and candles in pretty colored mason jars. These same decorations can be used on the reception tables, with sweet lace table cloths.
If the outdoors appeals, choose to have your ceremony and reception in a picturesque field with a few shade trees available. Hang the Mason jar candles from the trees and place flowers in baskets or terra cotta pots for the tables. This is also the perfect occasion for a flowered arbor. And if you just love that country icon, the white picket fence, have a temporary one constructed around your wedding party area, and hang wreaths on it.
Rolled hay bales or tied hay stacks may make the perfect accents to the wedding area. While bales are aesthetic unto themselves, stacks could be arranged in tiers. Add flower arrangements, squashes and gourds or other accents to them as desired.
Bales of hay also make great tiered seating for a makeshift amphitheater. Used at the wedding ceremony and reception, this adds a wonderful, do-it-yourself country themed decoration without much expense.
Gourds, squash, and fruit all look beautiful spilling out of baskets or cornucopias on the reception table tops. Baskets of bread and jars of various spreads tied with ribbon can also add country flair to your reception tables. A barbecue pit can also be used as a country wedding decoration, with ears of corn in baskets nearby.
One easy way to create instant country wedding decorations is to request that your guests come dressed in country themed attire. With the help of costume stores both online and locally, a cowboy, Indian, or Celtic country themed wedding can come alive.
Allow your imagination to inspire your country wedding decorations, and your do-it-yourself efforts will enchant your guests on your most special day.