Make your wedding day a celebration to remember with these tips for planning the perfect festival wedding.

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Are you looking to make your wedding day a truly unique and memorable celebration? Then why not consider planning a festival-style wedding? With a live party band, delicious food and drinks, and a relaxed atmosphere, it’s the perfect way to throw an unforgettable party for your guests. But where do you start? Here are our top tips for planning the perfect festival wedding.

Hire a Party Band

Music has the power to set the atmosphere for any occasion, so why not make your wedding day one to remember with a fantastic live band? Choosing the right band for your festival wedding is essential, as you want it to be an unforgettable experience for all.

When looking for a band, consider the genre of music you want, and do research into their previous gigs and performances. Make sure to read through their reviews and videos to get a better idea of how they sound live and if they are worth hiring.

Hiring a party band is a great way to get your guests up and dancing and having a good time. When choosing your band, you may want to pick music that reflects your style and tastes, and this could be anything from classic rock, and folk-rock, to contemporary pop music. 

No matter what type of music you choose, make sure it fits the mood and theme of your festival wedding. A great way to ensure this is by discussing your preferences with the band ahead of time, so they can put together an amazing set list that suits your big day.

Food and Drink

When planning the perfect festival wedding food and drink play an important role. After all, what’s a party without delicious food and drinks?

When planning your wedding menu, you can choose a traditional sit-down meal if you have a marquee or opt for something more creative, like a selection of food trucks or a build-your-own tacos station. The options are limitless! You can even set up a bar with custom-made cocktails and craft beers.

If you want to keep things simple, you could have a variety of snacks available throughout the night. Think popcorn, chips, and other munchies. It’s always nice to have some sweet treats too – think cupcakes, cookies, and cake pops.

For drinks, why not have a signature cocktail or beer that your guests can enjoy? You can also serve a variety of non-alcoholic beverages such as flavoured lemonades, iced teas, and kombucha.

By adding a few extra touches to your food and drink options, you can make sure that your festival wedding is a celebration to remember.

Themed Wedding

Creating a themed wedding is a great way to make your big day unique and memorable. Whether you go for an elegant vintage look or an outdoor rustic style, you can use the elements of the theme to plan your festival wedding. Here are some ideas for creating the perfect themed wedding:

1. Vintage: Use antiques and old-fashioned decorations to create a vintage atmosphere. Think lace tablecloths, Edison bulbs, and classic music. You can even find vintage carriages or buses to transport your guests from the ceremony to the reception.

2. Country/Rustic: For an outdoor festival wedding, consider a country or rustic theme. Use natural materials such as burlap, wood and mason jars for decorations. Have a live country band play and serve drinks out of a vintage wagon or truck.

3. Boho: Create a relaxed bohemian vibe by decorating with bright colours, flowers, lanterns and fairy lights. Incorporate musical instruments into your decor and have acoustic guitarists provide the entertainment.

4. Tropical: If you’re planning a beachside wedding, add a tropical theme with palm trees, tiki torches and lots of flowers. Serve up fruity cocktails, offer colourful accessories and hire steel drummers to bring the island feel to your party.

No matter what theme you choose, the key is to reflect your personalities and style as a couple. Be creative and have fun!

Outdoor Wedding

Outdoor weddings are a great way to add a unique and magical touch to your special day. Whether you’re planning a summer, spring, or winter wedding, there are plenty of options to make your outdoor wedding a success.

Summer: Summer weddings are the most popular time of year for outdoor weddings. Think vibrant colours, fun decor, and plenty of sunshine! Consider choosing a venue with a beautiful view and plenty of trees and shrubs for extra greenery. Add a few brightly coloured tents or umbrellas to provide shade and shelter and provide a place for guests to gather for pictures and conversation. For the reception, opt for rustic decor, and choose outdoor games to keep everyone entertained.

Spring: Spring is the perfect time to plan an outdoor wedding. Celebrate with bright pastel colours and floral decorations. Incorporate fairy lights and candles for an intimate evening setting. For entertainment, hire local wedding musicians or look for themed activities such as archery or laser tag.

Winter: Winter can be just as beautiful for an outdoor wedding as summer or spring! opt for a snow-themed ceremony with warm drinks and fire pits to keep your guests warm. Set up some outdoor tents with space heaters and blankets so that everyone can stay comfortable throughout the ceremony and reception. Choose white decor and plenty of twinkling lights to give your outdoor wedding a winter wonderland feel.

No matter what season you choose, outdoor weddings are a unique way to celebrate your special day. With the right planning and tips, you can create a festival atmosphere that your guests will love!

DIY Decorations

Decorating your festival wedding can be a fun and creative project that you and your partner can work on together. You can use a range of items to create unique decorations and add a personal touch to your special day. 

For instance, you can use old jam jars to make beautiful flower arrangements or candle holders. You can also use fabric and ribbons to decorate the tables with colourful centrepieces. It’s also a great idea to make your own photo booth backdrop using large sheets of colourful fabric, fairy lights, and paper cut-outs.

If you want to add a touch of elegance to your wedding, why not create some floral crowns for the bride and bridesmaids? You can also make colourful garlands out of leaves, flowers, and ribbons to adorn the reception area. If you’re feeling particularly crafty, you could create your own macrame backdrop. 

Creating DIY decorations for your festival wedding is a great way to show off your creativity and save money at the same time. With a bit of imagination, you can create stunning decorations that will make your big day even more memorable!


Your wedding day should be a celebration to remember, and there’s no better way to do that than by throwing the perfect festival wedding. By following our advice, you can make your special day one that you and your guests will remember forever. With careful planning, live music, delicious food and drinks, themed weddings, outdoor weddings, and DIY decorations, you can create the perfect festival-style wedding that’s unique to you. Make sure to plan and use your imagination to make it a truly special day!


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