We don’t know what it is, but we’ve gone a bit goo-ey for weddings this year. Perhaps it’s the aftermath or the second royal wedding. Perhaps it’s the uncharacteristic sunshine we’ve been enjoying for too long. Or perhaps it’s just our hormones messing with us. Whatever it is, we can’t stop obsessing over every wedding we hear of, and it’s the country weddings that are sending us totally heart-eyed emoji-like.

When you live in a cramped city like London, nothing is more dreamy than an escape to the countryside. So today we’re combining those two dreamy things: the countryside and weddings.

Whether you’re already set on a country wedding or still waiting for a ring, here’s everything you need to plan the perfect country wedding (whenever that may be).

1 – The perfect country venue

The best bit about country weddings? The insanely beautiful venues you can choose from. Everybody knows that all the best real estate is hidden away in the country. If you need proof, just check out this website.

2 – The dress(es)

The second best thing about country weddings? Well, we may be a little bit biased, but we think the countryside is one of the most versatile backdrops around. There’s not a single wedding dress – or bridesmaid dress – that looks bad against a lush green landscape.

3 – An easy colour 

On that note, choosing a colour scheme is easy for a country wedding. From blend-in greens to soft hints of rose blush, every colour looks great in nature.

4 – The guest list 

Whether you want a big wedding or an intimate ceremony, no number is too big or too small when it comes to the guest list. Unlike some venues, which can easily look empty or overly full, most country wedding venues can meet the bride and groom’s requirements. That means you don’t have to worry about inviting the ‘right’ number of guests and can simply the people you want there.

5 – The food 

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the country weddings we’ve been to, it’s that the food is always great. And if you don’t fancy ordering from the menu, the countryside is a great place to hold a private BBQ or food truck feast.

6 – The flowers 

If you’re planning to get married in a flowery spot, you may not even need to think about flowers or decorations. But if you do, you can be sure that your flowers of choice won’t look out of place in a country venue.

7 – The wedding photos 

If you’re like us, you’ll agree that choosing a photographer for your wedding is one of the most important parts of the day. Look for a photographer who can take great portraits both outside and inside – just in case the weather lets you down.

8 – The entertainment 

Whatever you have in store for your guests, there are few things that can’t be accommodated for at a country wedding. From photobooths to karaoke, your venue will be able to help with ideas and suggestions if you’re not already sure what you want.