How to Throw a Festival Wedding

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.

A Festival Themed Wedding |
(Left to right, top to bottom) Image courtesy of Wedding Make Up and Hair by Pam Wrigley | Anna and Gavin’s Real Wedding | Chalkboard | Feather Whimsey Stationary | Josie and Nick’s Real Wedding
A Festival Wedding |
Just Married Bunting | Drinking Straws |Menu Bag | Wooden Cutlery | Cake image courtesy of Nadine and Robert’s Real Wedding

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.

Festival Wedding Food and Entertainment |
(Left to right, top to bottom) Smokey Brothers | Tailored Entertainment | Elizabeth and Richard’s Real Wedding

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!


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