Wardrobe, Menu, and Music Ideas
If you’ve always dreamed of emulating Scarlett O’Hara on your wedding day, then perhaps a southern belle wedding theme is just what you need. Fortunately there are countless accessories, wardrobe options, decorations, and menu items straight from southern wedding traditions that will turn your wedding into a southern belle’s dream.
Nothing says southern belle louder than hoopskirt ballgowns. Choose a hoopskirt wedding gown, and make sure your bridesmaids match this southern style. You can also let your guests know they are welcome to come dressed like southern belles, with the suggestion of derby hats, laced fans, and parasols.
Let your guests know they’ve entered an event made for southern belles the moment they walk in by offering them a mint julep or Arnold Palmer. Have servers tray pass southern fried chicken tenders, and don’t forget about southern wedding cakes and pecan crepes. For your main course, consider including southern French toast, country ham, and biscuits.
Nothing will set the mood quite like your wedding reception music. Dixieland Jazz is a fantastic option that will get your guests on their feet before they can say the words “southern belle.”