It’s time for a wedding lesson in boho.
In simple terms, a boho wedding is an upmarket form of hippy. In more detailed terms, it celebrates the whimsical and unconventional, and you’ll always find a little bit of DIY thrown in.
A boho wedding is usually fairly low key so it’s perfect if you don’t want a traditional wedding. If you can picture your big day as a unique and more relaxed event, this is the kind of wedding for you.
The boho bride is known for being much more relaxed than a traditional bride. You’ll usually find brides at a boho wedding wearing long dresses that are overlaid with crochet or lace trimmings and open toe sandals. When it comes to styling your hair, it’ll be in a care-free updo or loose waves with a flower crown. And your make-up will be oh so natural.
As for boho bridesmaids, it’s perfect when they wear a similar style of casual dress. You could dress them in pastel shades or mismatched colours which will look great in your photos.
The reception at a boho wedding is kept casual with no sit down three-course wedding breakfast. All you need is a great meal and a cosy campfire. You could help your guests keep warm by providing them with colourful blankets and a bag of marshmallows to toast on the fire (perfect as a favour!)
For music, you want to aim for a folk band or something similar, to provide a boho alternative to a disco party. Plus this adds to the relaxed atmosphere. Photobooths are also a great addition to a boho wedding as they’re so much fun! But what’s even better is that you and your guests can keep the photos as a keepsake to remember your big day.
When you think of a boho wedding venue, you instantly think of a barn or marquee. Both are popular venues that can be decorated with homemade bunting, balloons, or even fabric streamers.
Your table decorations will depend on your theme, but we love the idea of feathers and wildflowers, which could also make up the bride’s bouquet. You could even try something quirky such as putting them in mismatched containers. Boho weddings also need light, so you could try fairy lights for a soft glow or hang candles from trees in Kilner jars. We’ve got a beautiful showroom fit for a boho wedding right here at The Wedding Gallery.
Usually, guests will stay over after your wedding day has come to end. But why not match the accommodation to the theme with glamping? There are lots of companies offering accommodation in yurts, tends and tipis with beds inside. Plus they’re so popular right now! You can bundle up in blankets for a night under the stars with all the comforts of a hotel. If a tent isn’t your guests style, you could opt for a campervan or shepherd’s hut instead.
Do you need help planning your wedding? Discover how to bring your boho wedding dreams to life by booking an appointment to discuss your plans with a consultant at The Wedding Gallery today.