Festivals are back and bigger than ever so why not style your wedding with your love of festivals in mind?
The festival theme is perfect for spring and summer weddings, with the season – and more specifically, the milder weather – offering ideal conditions for celebrations with festival vibes. Whether you simply love the idea of bringing the indoors out (or vice versa) or are a proud music lover and frequent festival goer, the following five tips will help you host a festival wedding with all the bells and whistles.
1. Send out your tickets
Setting the tone for a festival wedding should begin during the early days of wedding planning, and there’s no better place to start than with the design of your wedding invitations.
There are some amazing wedding invites out there, even designs that replicate festival tickets like these from Rodo Creative or WedfestWeddings. You can personalise your festival themed design to complement your wedding colours and style, reveal your headliners, and share those important dates and times.
2. Set the scene
Opting for a relaxed wedding ceremony and reception is the way to go when staying true to the iconic festival theme.
Going rustic with your wedding ceremony and reception décor – including your seating, flowers and centrepieces – will instil those boho vibes. Think bunting, festoon lighting, streamers, wicker baskets, hay bales and easy-going floral displays. Saying “I do” outdoors is another great choice for festival weddings.
The rustic theme should continue with your wedding cake, food and drink – and there doesn’t have to be a burger van in sight!
3. Fine-tune your line-up
Your wedding itinerary should be fine-tuned with precision to ensure the line-up of your wedding ceremony and reception ticks all the right boxes for you, your partner, and your guests.
One thing many festival-goers love is the variety that comes with these types of events, so why not bring this sentiment to your festival wedding?
Be varied with your entertainment and break up the day with a range of activities and acts. These could include anything from a great band and DJ to a retro photo booth and fireworks. Don’t forget to point your guests in the right direction with some festival-inspired signage.
4. Stock up on festival essentials
A big part of organising a festival themed wedding is the attire of the bride, groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen.
Going for a bohemian style wedding dress accessorised with a stunning floral bridal crown has festival vibes written all over it. If boho isn’t your thing, sporting a wedding style that is more laid back, carefree and casual will help you nail a festival inspired look. Whatever style you choose, you should of course complete your look with a pair of bridal wellies!
4. Give your guests the VIP treatment
You can go full-on festival with your wedding favours too by gifting all your wedding guests with their very own backstage pass as One Fab Day recommends:
“Give your guests an all-access pass to your big day with festival style tickets, lanyards or wristbands. You can get ones designed exactly like you would find at any of the major festivals from some of our great stationery partners like As You Wish or Little Letters.”
As the night wears on, light up the evening and your guests’ wedding ensembles by providing glow sticks.
Discover the perfect venue for your festival themed wedding right here by booking a viewing at Bourton Hall today.