According to Money Magazine, the average wedding in the US costs more than $35,000. That’s a lot of money and many couples look for ways to make their big day more affordable. This is just one of the reasons that country wedding venues in Florida have grown in popularity over the last few years as couples try and do more for less. There are plenty more reasons to think about the country for your upcoming nuptials. 

Relaxed ceremony and reception 

There is definitely a relaxed atmosphere with ceremonies and receptions held at country wedding venues in Florida. The decor is typically rustic and the mood of the event inviting. With blue jeans, boots, and a laid back environment, couples and their guests are able to focus on the most important parts of the day without worrying that so many small details of a more elaborate venue could go wrong.  

Less expensive and DIY decor

With country weddings, wedding planners and couples try to utilize less expensive decor and take on many do-it-yourself decor projects. Easy to find and inexpensive decorative elements might include greenery, wheat, dried flowers, burlap, twine string, chalkboards, and even items you might find at a roadside antique spot. All of the elements combined work to create a rustic atmosphere that is charming and chic in its simplicity and uniqueness.  

Including nature

A big part of rustic and country weddings is the inclusion of nature as part of the decor. Whether the backdrop for your alter is a wide-open meadow or the location for your reception is inside of a large red barn, nature is celebrated and adored in this type of wedding theme. Natural items are also often used in the table decor, as picture props, and throughout the reception venue.  

A more personal and unique wedding

The low-keyness of country weddings also offers a couple more time to reflect on the magic of their wedding and less on the incredible stress that circulates in the weeks and days leading up to the big event. A couple has an opportunity to make their big day more personal and as unique as they want it to be. Country weddings feel more authentic and intimate without even trying. 

Jeans are finally OK

How many times have you through it would be heaven to don your favorite pair of blue jeans for your big day? Well, with country weddings, jeans are finally OK. From groom and groomsmen attire to wedding guests, blue jeans fit right into the rustic atmosphere of this special type of wedding and attendees will be pretty happy about that, especially after dinner is served. 

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