Boho-inspired weddings have a lot of appealing points: the focus on natural beauty cuts back on planning, cost, and impact on the environment, for starters. Boho weddings also inspire a beautiful-yet-casual environment that evokes feelings of whimsy and magic.
To bring out your inner boho bliss and find your unique voice in this wedding trend, try some of these wedding day ideas for your boho wedding.
Less for the Dress is More
Boho-inspired dresses are meant to be subtle and soft, without being over-the-top. A-line cuts and lace are the epitome of boho chic, with exposed skin, off-the-shoulder necklines, and a mix of comfort and style. Boho wedding dresses capture the nostalgia of the hippie era with a modern twist. For some of our favorite boho dresses, click here.
For accessories, delicate hair chains, lacey veils that compliment the gown, and flower crowns are fan favorites. Simple updos, braids, or long, loose locks pull the look together.
Getting married in a natural setting is a key element of a boho wedding. Whether you tend to be a beach bum or drawn toward the majesty of an old forest, plan on having an outdoor wedding rain or shine. Of course, with a natural setting comes other planning considerations. How will you keep guests comfortable? How will you transport things too and from the venue? How will you power the music and lights?
If having an entirely outdoor wedding isn’t possible, look for indoor venues that have beautiful natural surroundings for mingling with guests and taking photos.
Natural and Vintage Decor
Boho weddings should have a lot of natural decor elements: wood, florals, etc. Choosing a venue with lots of natural elements, such as a garden or greenhouse, can capture the natural splendor without breaking the bank on floral arrangements. However, incorporating a few floral arches or flowers hanging from fishing wire adds a nice flair.
Look at decor options inspired by the 1960s and 1970s as well. Dream catchers are gorgeous, unique design elements that also double as interesting wedding favors while macrame makes a statement. For a truly unique experience, rent an old Volkswagen bus for transport and use it as the backdrop for a photo booth as well.
Naked cakes started a huge trend over recent years, and fit very well with the boho wedding look. Naked cakes opt for minimal frosting between layers and a few floral elements, rather than elaborately decorated and iced designs that have long dominated the wedding circuit. Alternatively, a simple white cake adorned with florals, twigs, berries, and greenery makes a huge impact without detracting from the theme.
To pull the event together, incorporate natural-inspired elements into the ceremony itself. Provide all of the guests with petals to throw as you walk back down the aisle. Incorporate a Pagan handfasting ritual into your marriage rites. Incorporate a ring warming ceremony to include your guests in the ceremony and create an aura of love and support.
Having a boho wedding is a great way to create a relaxed atmosphere that will create a stress-free wedding day and a memorable affair for your guests.