How to Throw a Festival Wedding

Written by    Last updated: July 25, 2015

How to Throw a Festival Wedding |

Image courtesy of Boutique Camping

With festival season in full swing, we take a look at how you can recreate a festival vibe for your summer wedding!

For couples who love the outdoors, live music, BBQs and camping and want their big day to be fun, relaxed and down to earth, a festival wedding is the perfect choice! Take note, there are strict UK wedding regulations on where legal ceremonies can occur, so your festival wedding might end up being a festival reception.

A Festival Wedding |

(Left to right, top to bottom) Images courtesy of Yorkshire Yurts | Lauren and David’s Real Wedding | Boutique Camping

The festival vibe lends itself to a variety of themes, from vintage boho to rustic countryside, so don’t be afraid to mix your themes as well as colours! Think multi coloured bunting, pom poms, ribbons and feathers to decorate the tents and trees and wild flowers and candles for your tables.

Your ideal venue would be a tipi in the middle of field, surrounded by tents for your guests to retreat to at the end of the night for camp fires, marshmallows and sing along’s to an acoustic guitar!

Throughout the day provide your guests with entertainment including acoustic live music, face painting and a photo booth. Create a picnic area with blankets, sun loungers and picnic benches for people to relax with a drink and an ice cream before your main meal.

Continue the festival theme with BBQ food – we’re thinking a hog roast or a food van for true festival food authenticity! Quench your guest’s thirsts with locally brewed, artisan beers and homemade cocktails. For pud serve a naked sponge cake draped in fruit and wild flowers which reflects that natural, rustic, outdoor feel.

If there’s one thing you should really invest in for this type of wedding, it’s the entertainment! After all that’s what a festival revolves around. Choose a fab band that will keep you dancing late into the night and if you have musical friends and family, have them play set’s in between the main band for variety, just like a real festival!


This article was written by

Lucy Leaper
Lucy Leaper is our inspiration and bridalwear specialist! She has a degree in fashion design and 12 years experience in the fashion industry, including 3 and a half years as the manager of a bridal boutique. Lucy loves to hear every little detail about a bride's wedding plans and it is no surprise that the first thing she wants to know is what they're wearing!

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