There has been a dominant trend lately, moving away from the big old formal style weddings to a more relaxed bohemian, country vibe instead. In fact, it’s a pretty easy wedding style to pull off, whether you have a load of money or are working on a stricter budget. Read on for some tips and inspiration.
Getting a suitable location for a boho wedding can make a big difference to how effective it is. Some particularly great locations and venues for this relaxed hippy style include outdoor weddings. Which are obviously much better in warmer climates. Or tents and tepees which add a sort of festival vibe to proceedings.
As things are a little more relaxed, you can dispense with the formal seating plans and go for some less structured options. Which can work particularly well with a buffet or hog roast meal.
Now, your wedding dress has a lot to do with setting the tone for your day. So you are going to want to get this element just right. But how does boho translate into wedding dress styles? Well, there are several ways that you can do it successfully.
The first is by using lace, this can give a very romantic and bohemian vibe. Especially if worn in the style of a fitted dress.
But simplicity can also work just as well. Think flowing fabrics that drop to the floor, but without the bulk of any petticoats.
Remember too that the success of the effect can have to do with how you dress the outfit. So consider accessorizing your dress with fresh wildflower crowns, tousled ringleted hair, or even bare feet? As these can all enhance the boho feel of your look too.
Now you will want the groom and groomsmen to be in keeping with your theme as well. But what exactly should the fellas wear to fit in with a boho theme? Well, some of the best outfits I have seen have a vintage, rural vibe to them. Think country style in brown tones with suspenders.
Remember, you want something that looks like they have made an effort. But is far removed from the tails and cummerbunds of a very formal affair.
Now, with a boho wedding, something that you can really get your teeth stuck into is creating some truly quirky touches to make your day as fun and personalized as possible.
For example, try making dream catcher decorations yourself from old lace doilies fixed to embroidery hoops, with ribbons hanging from them.
Or how about giving your guests some serious pampering by putting together a paper gift bag of items for them to use on the day as it suggests in this article? You can even fill with things like flip flops so the women can change out of their high shoes for dancing. Or wraps to keep them warm in the evening. As well as fun stuff for boho theme picture like sparklers!
You will want some epic entertainment to get everyone on their feet and dancing that is also in keeping with the boho theme. So what about hiring a live band to give it that art-house sort of vibe? Or you could even include some cool carnival games for the guests to play, to keep everyone amused.