One trend that has been gathering momentum on the wedding scene is the bohemian wedding. What does a bohemian wedding look like, you ask? Think along the lines of a lovechild between Stevie Nicks and your average wedding, an avant-garde masterpiece of floral and chalk paint.
There is a clear reason this style of wedding is so popular at the moment, simply put, it is breathtakingly beautiful, not only in the conventional sense but in the same way as the natural world that inspires it.
So you’re sold on the idea, but where do you go from here?
Location, location, location!
Home or aboard, that is the question? Both have their obvious pros and cons (home gives you more security, you speak the language you know your way around etc., however abroad can mean great weather and stunningly beautiful landscapes as well as adding a sense of exoticism to your bohemian wedding).
If you do decide to take the plunge and say your vows abroad, there are some countries that are that are highly recommended as wedding destinations, depending on your budget and the budgets of those you want in attendance. Recommended destinations include; Fiji, Greece, Spain, the south of France and Italy, all known for their beautiful scenery and friendly populations.
Catering? Live music? DJ? Florist? These are all “wedding vendors”- a wedding professional who provides a service or product to someone hosting a wedding.
These people will be an important part of making your big day spectacular, so think carefully about which ones you’ll need and whether or not they will contribute something extra to your big day. Make sure to ask plenty of questions before hiring any wedding vendor and make sure to ask some of their recent customers about the quality of the service provided.
Cover all your bases here – make sure you are 100% sure before hiring someone to be a part of your wedding as you’re going to have to put your faith in them to make sure your day runs smoothly.
Unleash your inner interior designer!
Remember that phase you had when you were a child in which you were obsessed with becoming an interior designer? It’s time for your childhood dream to come true.
One of the great things about bohemian weddings is that they’re often very DIY which cuts costs greatly, these DIY’s are also often very simple and will look fabulous even with minimal effort on your part. Included are some examples of bohemian wedding decorations as well as a few links to some simple DIY’s to get you started (pro-tip: Pinterest is your friend).
Say yes to the dress
One of the most exciting parts of weddings for many women – the dress, and to match our beautiful bohemian wedding, we need a beautiful bohemian bride. Bohemian style dresses are some of the most ethereal yet elegant styles out there. Some key features of bohemian style wedding dresses include; flowing skirts (mermaid style dresses and skirts with trains are popular), intricate detailing from sequins and beading to hems and edges, lace, flowing sleeves or no sleeves at all and sheer layers or material).
However regardless of your style of body shape, there is a stunning dress out there for your walk down the aisle.
It’s your wedding after all. The most important part of planning any wedding is the wedding itself, don’t get lost in a quest for the perfect day. Sit back, relax, and enjoy it regardless of any last minute disasters, if you find yourself getting stressed just sit back and ask yourself; “Does it really matter?” – chances are in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t, the today is about you and your significant other celebrating your love and commitment, and that’s what really matters.