If you’re a bohemian bride, you probably don’t care much for mundane details. What type of tuxedo should your groom wear? Pass. How many tables should you rent? Snooze. What color do you want the linens? Wait, there are linens?
Yup, there are linens. But don’t worry, some aspects of the ceremony/reception are actually fun to plan! Read on for 10 easy ways to create your own boho-style wedding bash.
book an outdoor venue
Have you always dreamed of a wedding on the beach? Maybe your wish is to say I do in a secluded forest, or exchange vows beneath a sprawling oak tree in a meadow. Keep the size of your wedding and preferred style of gown in mind when choosing a place. Plan ahead for the weather!
choose a theme
Your theme ties everything together. You can use coordinating colors as a generic wedding theme (the traditional choice), or you can go with something more personalized. Great boho-friendly styles include the beach, astrology, an enchanted forest, a midsummer’s dream, or a celestial theme.
plan the party
Give your guests something fun to do! Popular activities include photo booths, drink mixing stations, yard games, or outdoor excursions. Be sure to offer multiple options, especially if you’re stretching the celebration over a weekend. Get creative and provide interesting entertainment.
write your own vows
It’s best to write or choose vows with deep meaning. Your relationship is unique; the words you use to make this commitment should be personal. Put thought into this and show your future spouse exactly how you feel. Reflect your heritage. Express yourself.
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include crystals & natural stones
For your décor, you can choose meaningful crystals and stones to reflect your feelings. Stones make beautiful and interesting centerpieces, place cards, or even invitations! You can send guests home with their own crystals and/or gift your bridesmaids with natural stone jewelry.
Flowers are a lovely finishing touch. For a boho ceremony, a cascading bouquet with wild flowers looks gorgeous. You can wear a natural floral crown, a fabric flower headband, or even a gilded halo. Floral prints for bridesmaids’ dresses are big this year! Play off the natural beauty of your surroundings.
Every wedding should be eco-friendly, don’t you think? Use local, seasonal flowers or potted plants for your décor, and shrink your ecological footprint. Send digital invitations. Ask guests to carpool. Let the flower girls scatter biodegradable confetti. Give favors that people can grow, eat, or re-use.
Incorporate extra-special meaning into your wedding by displaying your favorite quotes from poets, novelists, philosophers, or even movies! Some couples hang banners; others print quotes onto table cards or make a custom aisle runner. Invite your guests to reflect on the nature of life and love.
create reception magic
Host your reception at a site with campfires. Roast s’mores, drink, and be merry until the sun comes up! Provide space heaters or blankets if it will be chilly; glow stick or lanterns are helpful if there won’t be much lighting outside. Watch the stars, discuss the phases of the moon, and enjoy the night.
Are you planning a boho wedding bash? Share your ideas! Be sure to check out our My Bridal Style: Bohemian page for bridal outfit inspiration.