Southern weddings are already meant to be sweet, today we’re sharing some special details to make your southern wedding even sweeter.? Here are 11 ideas for a sweet southern wedding you’ll cherish for years.
A Floral Inspired Color Palette
A sweet pastel floral inspired color palette is perfect for a southern wedding. Light shades of pink, peach, blue and purple blend together in the most perfect way. Add in a little greenery and you have a lovely color palette to base your wedding decor off of.
Sweet Southern Traditions
It doesn’t get much more southern than ringing a cowbell for bride and groom kisses. Include as many sweet southern traditions you can in your wedding day, including burying the bourbon, a bridal party with 10 bridesmaids, the groom trading his tux for seersucker and more.
Sweet Southern Wedding Signage
The south is full of sweet phrases and sayings. Take your favorite sayings, bible verses or quotes and turn them into rustic wedding day signage. An old piece of barnboard, some stencils, and a little white paint make for some of the best wedding decor pieces!
Clean White and Pastel Party
There’s nothing sweeter than an all white, rustic wedding reception venue filled with rustic beams, string lights and pastel Chinese lanterns in all the colors in your color palette. What a magical space to have your first dance as husband and wife and to celebrate your wedding with those you love.
Colored Glass Beauties
Colored glass is a wonderful way to add some color to your tablescapes. Use colorful glass tealight holders that match your color palette, and have each guest sip their tea from colored glass goblets at your sweet southern wedding.
An Outdoor Ceremony Under the Trees
There’s something so magical about the Spanish moss hanging from the southern oak trees – incorporate this iconic Southern scene into your wedding day by getting married under a grove of oak trees. With a grassy aisle lined with wooden chairs down to a greenery garland alter, you’ll have a picturesque southern wedding ceremony in front of those you love.
Traditional Southern Food
Incorporate other Southern traditions into your wedding too – like the food! Host a menu of fried chicken, biscuits, mac-n-cheese, green beans and all of your southern favorites. Your guests will love the traditional fare and it will make your wedding one that stands out as a favorite.
Southern Bourbon Gifts for the Guys
Let your wedding gifts to the wedding party reflect the south as well. After you bury the bourbon, gift each of your groomsmen with your favorite bottle as a thank you for helping you celebrate your wedding day.
Magnolia and Cotton
It doesn’t get much more southern than magnolias and cotton stems, include them in your wedding design as well! Small arrangements for your cermony aisle or as boutinerres are the perfect way to make sure they get some use in your southern wedding.
Sweet Southern Flower Girls
The flower girl may be the cutest part of the wedding, so make sure she looks the part! A sweet white dress with cowgirl boots is the perfect attire for her, and she’ll love tossing the flower petals and twirling the night away.
Your sweet southern wedding can only be as sweet as the love you share with each other. As long as your love can be seen by the guests, everyone is sure to have a lovely time!
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