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Top 10 Festival Wedding Ideas

Festival wedding ideas for the bride who wants a laid-back, colourful celebration filled with music and fun! Are you planning on having a festival themed wedding? Read on for our tips and loads of inspiration...

Festival wedding ideas
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  1. Get your friends to pitch a tent and let the festivities go on for a few days
  2. Make sure the site you pick allows campfires and BBQs so you can enjoy the great outdoors during the extended celebrations
  3. Hire yurts, tipis or a barn to hold your reception in for a real festival experience
  4. Do your research into caterers – make sure everything is provided and they can cook in your chosen location
  5. Consider hiring a mobile bar, ask if they will stock all your favourite tipples so it takes the pressure off you providing booze!
  6. Do any of your relatives or friends play an instrument? Ask them to bring it along – either to play solo or join in with a jam around the campfire!
  7. Have something planned for each day so there is a loose plan e.g. Friday night welcome party, Saturday wedding, Sunday BBQ. Ask your friends or hire bands to play each day!
  8. Games are a great way to keep the fun vibe going. Lawn games, fairground games or maybe even a big wheel if you’re feeling really extravagant!
  9. Keep flowers wild and unfussy – think flower crowns, lots of foliage and bouquets of seasonal blooms. Either pick or buy them and put them together yourself with the help of your guests or ask your florist to keep things colourful and seasonal.
  10. Pick a dress that is unstructured and floaty so you can dance the night away without feeling restricted!

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Gaia Hudson

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Founder of Brides Keeping it Real and mum of two little ones, Leon & Ada. Passionate about providing a supportive online community for brides and grooms who want an achievable, uncomplicated wedding planning experience.