Want to be a country bride? We’ve found 10 big day essentials that will help you perfect the look in an instant. Notebooks at the ready!

Sensible shoes

Killer stilettos are out for country brides. You’re better off being a little more practical and fun with your shoe option -– we’re talking comfy flats, Converse or even wedding wellies! No one wants to get stuck in the mud on their big day.

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A touch of sparkle

Country brides should keep sparkle to a minimum. This real bride has got it spot on, with subtle sparkle on her shoulders – think more lace, hessian and natural fabrics.

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Simple beauty

Country brides should keep their make-up and hair simple and stylish. This beautiful real bride’s relaxed hairdo is elegantly effortless. Loose waves or messy side chignons are best – there’s no room for formal updos here.

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Make a statement

A princess-style tiara is a no no for a country bride. Go for a vintage-inspired headband, like this real bride, or scatter a few sparkly pins into your curls instead.

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Country queen

You’ll want a wedding dress that will complement your country setting. Look for gowns with tulle, chiffon or silk – they will look stunning in your wedding photographs, and allow you to move and dance freely.

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Flower power

What could be more country than having your bouquet be made up of wild flowers? You can find the perfect flowers for your wedding season right here!

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Mismatch

Matchy matchy bridesmaids are out, especially for country weddings. Subtle co-ordination with flowers or accessories is enough – let their individual personalities shine through with dresses that flatter their figures.

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Colour scheme

Keep it neutral! Pretty earthy tones like sage green, nudes, whites and creams look perfect at a country wedding. You can get your colour pop from bright flowers or accessories!

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Lace

It’s the go-to bridal fabric of the moment – country brides should have some type of lace in their wedding dress – sleeves, bolero, sash, you decide.

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Hair flowers

Flowers in the hair must be the ultimate bridal accessory for country brides. They will add a garden edge to your outfit for your big day. If budget is tight, choose gypsophila or daisies for an inexpensive, boho look.

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Country theme not for you? Fear not! We’ve got some beautiful wedding ideas for 1950s, beach and bright wedding themes right here!