Forget the limousine. Line up a tractor for the bride and groom. After Welsh singer Cerys Matthews arrived at her wedding on the back of a vintage 1930s tractor, it was bound to become a trend. For farming families, the tractor is an icon, so including it in a wedding makes an agriculture statement. A tractor is particularly relevant for couples who will be living on a farm after they get hitched. For a down-home wedding, use a tractor theme and make your big day one that people will remember. Clean up your John Deere, Massey Ferguson or Farmall and get ready for the celebration.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Start with the invitations to initiate the tractor theme. Design wedding invitations in the shape of a tractor. Go online and type in "farm tractor templates" to see what kinds of options you can find. Fill in the required information: name of bride and groom, date, place and time.
Bake a tractor-shaped cake, or buy a topper for the wedding cake with a farming couple on a tractor.
Decide how tractors will be used in the celebration. The father of the bride could drive his daughter to the church on a tractor. If the wedding is outdoors in a field, the father could deliver his daughter to the groom, who would be waiting for her on his tractor.
Pick the right dress and shoes. Climbing up and down the steps of a tractor requires some agility. Opt for a short dress rather than one with a long train that will drag on the ground. Don't wear shoes with 4-inch heels.
Have a tractor rehearsal. For all wedding ceremonies, it is important to work out any bugs in advance. Adding a tractor or two can make timing and logistics more complicated, so conduct a couple of rehearsals to make sure everything comes together as planned.
The photographs that capture your special day won't be standard wedding shots. Make sure the photographer understands -- and can work with -- the tractor theme.
Choose the right flowers. Red roses on a green John Deere might look out of place. Consider using wild flowers to be more in keeping with the tractor theme.
Select the right music. Country music is much more appropriate than hip-hop or classical.
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