Looking to get hitched in a memorable ceremony? Style your wedding to accommodate your favourite music festival’s vibe!
Festivals and weddings seem to have a lot in common. Almost nothing goes as planned, no one really knows what they are supposed to do there and it almost always ends with a lot of alcohol.
If you and your to-be are all set to get hitched this year, having a festival theme for your wedding is almost the best idea you will ever have. But no clue how to start? Here’s our little guide to get you started.
1.Festival themed invites
Your guests deserve a little warning before they make their way to your festival-inspired saga. So how about you give them a little heads up when you send in your very non-traditional wedding invites?
These babies will probably cost you a whole lot less due to the minimal effort required in printing them. The best part is you can go absolutely nuts designing them and nothing will look too overboard. Whether it be the aesthetics of a metal concert ticket or of summer indie-fest that appeals to you, this is a no-holds-barred area.
2. Name the festival wedding. You know you want to.
Yes it’s pretty clear that your spouse-to-be pretty much adores weddings. And no, no one can judge you for naming your wedding by a festival. It’s the day you have been waiting for your whole life and there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t do what you want!
If you are having a festival themed wedding, you guys better be the headliners.
3. Get a big open ground for the venue
This is almost crucial, as the venue is going to be the canvas for all your festival themed dreams to take shape. Whether you’re going for an indoor or outdoor wedding, the number of festival shenanigans you’re going to be able to pull off depends completely on how accommodating the venue is. So make sure you snag a venue that is big enough. If you’re pressed for money, a backyard and a limited guest-list should do.
4. The theme
Now this is where you can truly set your imagination free. Only keep in mind the weather conditions, space allotted and well, of course, the budget and you can turn your wedding into almost anything.
From an indie rustic feel in an abandoned barn…
To holding an outdoor extravaganza under the twinkling stars, you can almost go for anything.
Or a cozy, rich feel
Nothing can stop you guys from having the festival..err, sorry wedding of your dreams!
5. Photo booth
If you haven’t taken silly and wacky pictures at a festival, have you really even been to one? Up-cycle this trend by putting up a classy photo booth at your wedding for all your guests go in and have pictures taken at their own accord. Make it even more fun by adding some props and wigs.
6. Get your guests to take part as well!
What’s a festival theme if its not encouraging people to step out of the ordinary and try something new and fun. After all, the wedding is all about the blessings from your loved ones that you hope to carry into your new life so it’s only fair that they share your enthusiasm for this offbeat wedding. One classic way of doing this is adding props to the theme that guests can easily incorporate.
Another one is setting a simple dress code that makes it easy to follow as well as stay true to your festival theme!
7. Flowers are your best friends to really get the festival look.
Now if there is a universal theme that you can follow and absolutely not go wrong with, it would be flowers. They suit the hippie and celebratory feel of the festival and wedding alike and have a tendency to brighten up and setting. If you’re one about the environment, fake flowers are you’re best alternative.
8. Get a food truck.
Now imagine your wedding cake being handed out in little china dishes…from a food truck. If you are into that kind of clashing of two worlds, food trucks at your wedding make the most sense. Set aside a certain area of the venue purely for the truck to hand out its goodness, deck it up with a few lights and you are good to go. A whole lot messier and much, much more entertaining, the food truck is the future of all wedding catering.
What would be the best way to accommodate all your wedding guests in comfortable and close quarters and most importantly at a price that will not burn a hole through your pocket? You got it right, it’s camping. You can set up these camps right on the wedding ground itself and give your guests the most authentic festival feel ever. Sure, there might be a few adjustments that have to be made, but hey! The late night singing and dancing near the camp-fire will totally make it worth it.
10. Festival music!
Now what is a festival without some good old festival music? Get a live band to perform and complete the festival experience for you and your guests. Try and get a favourite to perform, or even better requests your friends to get up on stage and sing their hearts out for their favourite couple!
Most importantly, don’t hold back and have fun!
Because, this does happen to be the most important day of your life.