Western and rustic weddings get taken to a new level with the addition of hay bales. Forget renting chairs for your wedding, just call your favorite farmer and ask them to loan you some hay for your big day! I am loving the creative ways hay has been used to form couches, tables, and chairs.

Above, this elegant reception uses wood boards to help make table tops and long bench seating.

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Flowers, bright fabric and ribbon can be used to decorate your hay.

Photo by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty.

A great round bale display can be created for announcements.

Photo by Andrea Nigh Photography via A Paper Proposal.

Bring your couch in the barn in case rain is in the forecast, we wouldn’t want soggy seating.

Photo by Jake and Necia Photography via Style Me Pretty.

Try creating a couch with some hay bales.

Photo by Blue Lilly Event Planning on Facebook.

Life isn’t always square. Try a few round bales to display your seating chart.

Photo by Green Door Photography via Style Me Pretty.

Guests sitting on hay bales with flowers tied to the ends to create beautiful seating for the ceremony.

Photo by Tino and Tip Photography via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.

You can find more wonderful wedding inspiration in our past features, try Wedding Ranches Arizona, Cowboy Boots and Weddings and Engagement Rings Fit For a Cowgirl.