Updated: Nov 22, 2020
Featuring all things ethereal, earthly, and exquisite, this is how to create your dream Boho Wedding Theme!
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!
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 the best. For a browse of our boho bridesmaids check out our link here.
Get Your Groom Looking Boho Too
Remember, it’s not all about us, ladies! At least 5% of the day is about the groom too! ;) A lot of grooms love this look because they can ditch the restrictive morning suit, tie and pocket square. Relaxed chinos and a white shirt look amazing with a boho wedding theme. Alternatively, if your groom does want to stick with tailoring, think about interesting patterns and fabrics, or perhaps just a waistcoat. And don’t worry about the trousers and jacket matching, this style looks great when you mix it up!
Arrive in Whatever Style You Choose
The relaxed boho wedding theme really does mean you can do things your own way. So, if you want to pop on your wellies and arrive by tractor, you can! Just deck out your ‘wedding carriage’ with some pretty flowers and you’re ready to go. A vintage bus, VW camper van or white VW Beetle are also perfect for this look.
Go Wild, Flower
The boho wedding theme is all about nature, so your flowers are very important for creating the look. Keep your bouquet loose and unstructured, perhaps incorporating colourful wildflowers and herbs. Embrace the wildness with your bridesmaids’ bouquets & accessories too, whilst playing with texture and colour. Plenty of inexpensive greenery will also help keep costs down and give you that ‘just picked from a meadow’ look. A floral crown is the ultimate boho hair accessory, so why not use wildflowers in your hair as well? For the reception, a mix of different jars and bottles filled with loosely arranged blooms looks beautiful and costs much less than more traditional displays. Then, for a final magical touch, add a few flower garlands for some budget-friendly wow factor! Our friends at Delicate Daisy do all of the floral arrangements at Bellissima Towers, and they are very experienced in making beautiful boho bouquets and displays!
Keep it Personal
Bohemian wedding themes are all about a relaxed, home-made style that’s not too polished or perfect. You certainly don’t have to make anything or everything yourself to have a boho wedding theme but, if you’re a DIY bride who wants to add some personal touches, then this is the theme for you! Ask friends and family for help collecting jars for flower displays, making bunting or writing place cards. Reclaimed wood, tea lights and vintage crockery can add texture and interest to tables too. If you’re feeling adventurous you can even grow your own flowers!
Let Them Eat (More Than) Cake
Remember to think about your food too. If you don’t like the idea of a more traditional three-course wedding breakfast (right now thats a bit of an issue anyway... thanks Covid!) then you have a wealth of other options with the boho wedding theme. A hog roast, an afternoon tea or a food truck serving wood-fired pizzas will keep guests happy and well-fed. For your wedding cake, one of the easiest ways to get the boho look is with fresh flowers. A simple white-iced or naked cake looks stunning decorated with delicate trailing blooms and a little greenery. You could also incorporate a few pretty edible flowers.
Photo by Marcie Douglass
Do It Your Own Way...
How ever you style your boho wedding theme, just remember to do it your own way! This style of big day is super popular because it really does give couples the freedom to have exactly what they want. You can break from tradition and have a totally individual day, all about you. You don’t want a cake cutting ceremony? Then don’t have one! If the idea of a first dance leaves you feeling icy cold, then skip it! Just let your guests know the plan for the day and invite them to be as free-spirited as you are by leaving the formal-wear at home. So, go on, let your hair down and have the best boho wedding day ever!
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