5 Ultimate Tips on Planning a Boho Wedding
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Boho weddings have been growing in popularity for several years, and for a good reason. They are the total opposite of the old traditional weddings. When planning a Boho Wedding, it’s all about making it natural, magical, easygoing, with no rules whatsoever yet stylish, colorful, lots of handmade stuff, usually outdoors (but not always), and – relatively low-cost. What I love most about Boho weddings, is that it’s not about making it PERFECT. This usually makes the whole process much less stressful and draining.
In this post, we’ll discuss a few useful tips on planning a Boho Wedding.
1. Pick a Boho Wedding Dress
Naturally, I start with the most important issue for brides, worldwide. Is there anything we care more about than our dress?
So what is a Boho Wedding Dress? Well, as in the Boho motto, there aren’t any specific dress styles, colors, or shapes associated with a Boho dress. It’s more about picking an authentic, vintage, nonchalant, but still chic dress. Most importantly, a boho bride should look (and feel) comfy and relaxed, but at the same time – look fabulous and feel gorgeous.
One lovely shop where you can find beautiful and affordable vintage boho dresses is Nouveau and Vintage. This artistic online boutique offers, among others, also an edited collection of modern Boho dresses.
The founder of Nouveau and Vintage, Marisa Rae, was married in real Boho style, barefoot with a handmade flower crown with shells, on a secluded beach in the Florida Keys. I love this shop because they focus on women-owned brands and designers and because you can find really unique vintage items. All the veils and jackets are fully customizable. It’s the perfect way to go for your bachelorette party 🙂
2. Pick a Boho Location
As mentioned earlier, the ultimate bohemian wedding will usually be held outdoors, out with mother nature. Having your wedding outdoors is also a spiritual experience, with much more natural beauty surrounding your big day. And, it’s probably going to be much less expensive than any indoor wedding venue.
Some popular locations for Boho Weddings are forests, beaches, lakes, barns, farms, old warehouses, wineries, or even house gardens and backyards. This makes the whole day more easy-going, casual, and far less stressful.
When you’re outdoors in nature there are no rules or limitations for creativity. You should always prepare for the case of rain or too much sun, with a few big size tents or umbrellas.
As for decor in a Boho Wedding, keep the natural and easy-going line intact, with charming vintage decorations, like old lanterns, macrame, bouquets, handmade tassels, pampas grass, bohemian dreamcatchers, etc. Get some more ideas on Pinterest.
3. Pick Your Boho Hairstyle
Even a laid-back Boho Bride needs her hair to be gorgeous on her big day. Don’t worry, your hairstyle can be gorgeous in a casual and effortless boho hairstyle. And that’s really what it’s all about. Uncomplicated, imperfect, but still elegant and stylish. Not a tight bun, please.
Instead, go for long baggy curls with flowers or leaves. You can also piece them together in a loose bun. Add to that a handmade headpiece and you’ll be the perfect Boho Bride.
Other boho hairstyle options include natural waves that look mischievous, half up half down, low ponytails and more. Just remember to add some colorful greens to it for that boho chic.
4. Pick Your Boho Wedding Food
Already guessing what Boho wedding food is all about? Well, you guessed right. It’s exactly the opposite from the traditional long big tables with silver knives and forks.
You won’t find a fine-dining catering company in a boho wedding. Instead, try a cool vegan food truck, street food carts, table picnics, taco stations, or anything in that style. In some cases, the entire family chips in and cooks some homemade dishes by themselves. This will definitely reduce your wedding costs.
As for the Boho wedding cake, it’ll try to be as healthy and organic as possible, with lots of nature elements, leafy decorations, and lots of creativity and style.
5. Pick The Right Boho Music
A boho wedding is not complete without the right music playing in the background. What is bohemian music? Well, it’s all about sticking to the same motto: ensuring you maintain that lovely natural, and easygoing vibe throughout your big day.
Acoustic music is a great way to go when it comes to a boho wedding. Indie music is another popular choice among boho brides and grooms. Live music played by some of your gifted friends is very bohemian (and inexpensive!). Don’t be shy to ask, I’m sure your friends would love to do this!
Choosing the Bohemian theme for your wedding is a bold move, but one that will make your big day much more special and memorable. Keep the whole day natural, casual, free-spirited, and chic at the same time. Just be sure you have a great photographer to make those memories last forever!
Want to see some examples of Boho weddings? Check out our Real Boho Weddings Section!