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cowgirlj / Country Wedding Ideas Needed    Posted 12-11-2002 at 08:16:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Everyone:
I have seven months to plan a country wedding, and I need help. Never had a wedding the first time around, so I am at a loss. If anyone has any great ideas they would like o share with me, I would sure appreciate it! You can email them to me:, or post them here for all to read.
We are planning a very simple outdoor summer wedding, with horses and all. Celebration BBQ in an indoor arena afterwards in lou of a reception. Very casual. Lots of fun ideas are needed, also decorating ideas needed and menue ideas too.
Thanks in advance,


Cynthia Araujo    Posted 12-12-2002 at 20:46:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
congratulations on your future wedding,
Have you heard of the bride and groom dance,
bestman and matron of honor. carry a lace bag or a saddle bag and collect 1.00 from each person that dances with the bride or the groom. or the garter belt auction,,, highest bidder gets the brides garter belt... Menu:spanish rice or macroni salad as side dishes,barbacue ribs and chicken is a great dish...well many blessings...

Mudcat49    Posted 12-11-2002 at 13:57:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
To make your receiption successful you must have lots.

mUDCAT49    Posted 12-11-2002 at 13:58:18       [Reply]  [No Email]

DeadCarp    Posted 12-11-2002 at 13:38:00       [Reply]  [No Email]

Everybody knows how to start a wedding, but you also want to wrap it up nice. My nephew and his new bride were whisked away (for a tour around town) in a carriage - suppose that alone was a couple hundred but worth it! Even a haywagon (maybe even offering rides for the guests) would fit right in! :)

LH    Posted 12-11-2002 at 13:17:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hate weddings they always make me cry, especially my own lol.

walt(this takes the cake)    Posted 12-11-2002 at 11:06:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Asking a board full of men for wedding ideas!!

Bob /Ont.    Posted 12-11-2002 at 11:00:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Think you got it covered there J, was going to say when we have a lot of people over and are worried about rain, we move everything out of the garage but the tractors and set the bar up there and have shelter too if needed. We live in town and don't have an arena.
Later Bob

buck    Posted 12-11-2002 at 10:53:33       [Reply]  [No Email]

One of our neighbors had a very nice outdoor/country wedding a few months ago.Backdrop was a beautiful pond with lillypads and ducks among the very old trees. all the ceremoney food and entertainment were great but that wireless PA system was the pits-couldn't hear half of what was going on so if you going to be usng one make sure it works. Them horses-Yes I know you love them but watch out for the young boys and girls and the old folks that don't like them. I"ve been around horses most of my 58 years and I still don't trust them. Wish you the most beautiful of weddings and a very happy married life.

TB    Posted 12-11-2002 at 09:30:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Talk to the local undertaker and see what is the biggest tent he has and if it could be rented for a day or two. That way you will be coverd rain or sun.

Cur Mudgion .. Been to a few country weddings where.....    Posted 12-11-2002 at 09:16:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
....the father of the bride was toting a shotgun. Don't know why ????? ;>0

agent99    Posted 12-11-2002 at 09:20:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
prooly fer security lol

Gary, Mt. Hermon, La.    Posted 12-11-2002 at 09:10:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
if it's gonna be a very casual wedding, make sure all your quests know it so some dont show up overdressed and feel out of place. Suggest blue jeans and boots for all (horse pies everywhere ya know) Enough with the suit and tie business, relax. Summer wedding? make sure you got plenty of cold beer to go with the bbq, suggest keg(s) and plastic cups etc. Hope you'll have a wonderful wedding,and long and fruitful life together.

We got married...    Posted 12-11-2002 at 09:01:11       [Reply]  [No Email]

Had a late August wedding.

Rented a camp on the lake for two weeks and had the wedding on the middle weekend.

Rented a big tent just in case.

Hired someone to do a chickem BBQ with all the fixins.

Hired a Blue Grass band for entertainment.

Made it a point to tell folks on the invites that casual dress was strongly encouraged.

Had volley ball, croquet etc. set up.

Friends brought thier boats for skiing/tubing.

Had one heck of a time.

Wife had to call me in from fishing when it was time.

Anyone listening to the VHF radio that morning must have chuckled when they heard "come on in honey, time to get married"

kraig WY Don't know much about weddings but    Posted 12-11-2002 at 08:58:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Best wishes to you and your new skillet target

ger/    Posted 12-11-2002 at 08:35:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
number 1 idea . invite all your internet friends lol, congurlations to you an your future husband

Jim (Mi)    Posted 12-11-2002 at 08:34:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
One piece of advise if you have an outdoor wedding. Gazebo for you guys and sun tarps for guests. We had ours outside August 22nd. Was 98 degrees. People in suits get real hot watching. Summer weddings make great pics though.

WallSal55    Posted 12-11-2002 at 09:18:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
We attended an outdoor wedding last summer--90
degrees. It was under a gazebo, but the minister
told the bridesmaids to keep their knees bent, not to keep their legs stiff. It would
keep them from keeling over, fainting from the heat. They made it through fine!
I am distantly related to Jason of Jason and
the Scorchers, group from Nashville. (country)
They came back home years ago to get married along the narrow creek that ran on the family farm in the pasture. Groom wore his cowboy hat and tux, the bride in her dress,
and old, white folding chairs for the guests.
That was it for the ceremony. With his lifestyle,
he wanted it back to his roots. Was the prettiest

Jim (Mi)    Posted 12-11-2002 at 09:29:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fortunately only the wedding was outside, so only about 60 people were there for the actual wedding, about 400 for the reception. The reception was indoors, which made the ice sculpture last a lot longer. :>) We had 18 people in our party, and the photographer did a great job with our pictures wrapping us around the gazebo, inside and out. It was a crystal clear day, and the ladies dresses and our cumberbun color were extremely vivid. Plus with all the flowers planted around the gazebo, my wife was extremely pleased with the picture turnout. The guests were extremely understanding considerin they were seated outside in the blistering heat. We brought the elderly inside to shade. On funny thing is all the males in my family are in folical regression, and my wife's side are all thick haired. It was blinding to look in the crowd at my family. My poor eyes.:>)

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