How to Create a Boho Wedding Theme

Updated: Nov 22, 2020

Featuring all things ethereal, earthly, and exquisite, this is how to create your dream Boho Wedding Theme!

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Wildflowers, twinkling lights, tents under the stars, floaty wedding dresses, hand-crafted touches and much, much more. A beautiful boho wedding theme is here to stay, and we can see why! If that’s the kind of big day you’re dreaming of, then browse our guide to discover how to get the boho wedding look.

Why We Love a Boho Wedding Theme

A boho wedding theme combines a soft, romantic feel with an informal, natural prettiness. It’s also versatile, can be inexpensive and perfect for couples who want a relaxed day inspired by nature and the outdoors. It’s simple, anything goes, DIY-filled looks with endless opportunities to make it your own. Plus, a boho wedding theme can be super budget-friendly, as it’s not about perfection or expensive glitz and glamour. It’s about nature, self-expression and quirky personal touches from the heart.

For the bride, there are plenty of style options. Boho wedding dresses look as good at a sunset beach wedding as they do at a more vintage affair. Embrace the theme with a soft pretty bridal gown that’s floaty and easy to wear. Floral crowns, braids and delicate hair vines all suit this look perfectly. Plus, if you’re not a fan of heels, flat sandals or even bare feet perfectly fit the boho wedding theme!

Find the Perfect Wedding Venue for your Theme

Relaxed, natural and non-traditional are the keywords when it comes to your wedding venue. Think rustic barns, an outdoor ceremony in a woodland or a casual beach wedding. A quirky and informal manor house might fit the bill too. You could even consider throwing your own boho wedding festival, complete with food trucks, tents and glamping! If you’re thinking about a destination wedding, then a French château or Ibizan villa would look amazing as well.

Stationery That Sets the Tone

The first thing your guests see is their wedding invitation, so they need to set the tone for the big day. Pretty flora and fauna, delightful vintage accents or a low-key, shabby chic design will do the trick. You might want to keep the wording informal too, to reflect the relaxed nature of the day to come. Tavern Creative have a beautiful selection of Boho wedding invites in a huge selection of styles & we have an exclusive discount on their stationery! Use the Promo Code LLPoo8 and receive a 5% discount on your order! More pennies to spend on those floral crowns!

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Photo Wedding Invite by TavernCreative

Keep Your Hair & Makeup Natural

Natural makeup is the best look for a boho bride. A touch of lip gloss, great base coverage, some pink tones for your cheeks and you’re ready! When it comes to hair, effortless and carefree is what you’re aiming for. Keep it loose, braid some sections or, for those who can, let your afro shine. Then just a simple boho hair accessory, like a flower crown or a vintage hair clip is all you need. You could even weave ribbons into your locks or try a beaded headband. When you're at your Bellissima appointment, make sure you have a browse in our accessories closet! Not only have we got the most dreamy, floaty wedding veils, but also lots of jewellery, crowns & hair vines! Don't miss it! 

A Blow Me Away, Effortlessly Dreamy Boho Wedding Dress

Forget about the more cumbersome, traditional bridal gowns or anything too clingy or restrictive. As a boho bride, you don’t want heavy layers of fabric or tight corsetry. Choose flowing materials like lace or tulle and a design that’s as beautifully simple as it is comfortable. Boho designs are also perfect for destination weddings as they’ll keep you feeling cool and stylish all day & all night long.

See all of our Boho Bridal styles here

Wistful, Whimsical Bridesmaids

When it comes to going boho with your besties, we love the mix ’n’ match look. And, as with your wedding dress, a floaty and light design is key to the boho wedding theme. This is also a look your bridesmaids will love because you can let them have fairly free rein over their choice of bridesmaids dress. A selection of different maids in complementary colours really does look fabulous and means each maid can choose a design and shade that suits them t