How to make your festival themed wedding THE Festival to attend this summer
Are you a fan of festivals? The atmosphere, the sense of freedom? The good news is you can now embrace this love and use it when planning your weddings. That’s right, the time of festival themed weddings is upon us, so you can start looking for that perfect gown to complement your favourite pair of wellies. And the best part is, planning a festival themed weddings should be just like festival itself – relaxed and fun.
Find your location
You can forget grand stately homes and wedding packages offered by hotels. All you need is a big barn or a field and a marquee big enough to fit all your guests. If you want something a little bit more out there, have a look at http://www.funky-tents.co.uk/ and if you’re planning on offering accommodation to your guests why not look at setting up a tent pitch or hiring some yurts.
Set the scene
A rustic, relaxed setting is what you’re going for. Trestle tables, bales of hay, fresh meadow flowers, a smartly positioned firepit surrounded by wooden logs. For an extra special touch why not arrive at the venue in a hired old school campervan such as the lovingly restored VWs from Silk and Satin Weddings.
And don’t forget to scatter around some blankets for those chillier moments.
Festivals are about Music!
Whether you decide on a rave with a DJ playing newest sets or a traditional Ceilidh band, the music is key as it will give the right ambience to your special day. Put some thought into what sort of feel you want the day to have before deciding on your festival playlist.
F is for Foodtruck
Whilst music is the key, no good wedding can happen without good food. But this being a festival you may want to play around with some less conventional set ups. Why not invite a few food trucks to your special day and give your guest the chance to make their own choice. A Popcorn cart or a homemade ice-cream cart can also be a nice addition.
For a fun touch give your guests food vouchers to redeem at the food trucks.
Rather than using traditional tableware, why not serve the meal enamel plates with wooden handled cutlery. You can find some rustic tableware hire here.
The Devil is in the details
It’s all the little touches that create the overall magic of your day. Why not hand your guests glow sticks as wedding favours. Just imagine how beautiful the little lights will look late at night – perfect for those fun wedding pictures. Old wellies can double as vases for fresh cut flowers and wheat, scattered around the setting. Instead of name tags on the tables hand your guests wristbands. These can also be used to redeem the food. Style your table plan on a festival poster with the table names appearing as bands.
Explore the festival staples to figure out how they can work for your special day.
When the big day finally arrives, don’t forget to relish it, have fun and make memories – after all that’s what festivals are about.