Five Ideas for a Boho Wedding
Use local caterers
These days, those in the know are turning to local, artisanal caterers to feed the hungry hordes at their nuptials, especially if they’re ethnic, or rustic. Fancy hummus and tabbouleh after saying “I do,”? Go for it. Similarly, dot the lawn of your wedding venue with barbecue grills and ask guests to bring their own meats.
Enough already with the symbolic and symmetrical flower arrangements everywhere. Gather together bunches of wild flowers and grasses and string them together with gingham ribbons or string and place them in jam jars or bottles. Make sure they look just imperfect enough to be perfect.
Mix and match the table placings
Going boho is all about breaking with tradition, so a rag-tag assortment of plates, glasses, table mats and cloths is essential. Even chairs and cushions should belong to different eras and styles. Another popular idea is weddings in big tents with varying fabric panels.
An urban setting just won’t cut it if you want a fully boho wedding. You’ll need to head out of the town and to an old wedding chapel, or to a farm or ranch to make it happen. Even vineyards and rustic trails have their uses here, both in terms of atmosphere and space and photo opportunities.
You’re dancing barefoot
No-one wants to teeter around in pinching heels all day, especially if there’s dancing on the cards, so make sure that people know they’re more than welcome to kick off their shoes and become one with the earth if they want to. Not everyone will want to go along with this, so let them know that this is perfectly OK too. You could even offer cute slippers for them.
A simple look
You can be as fancy or as plain as you like at a boho wedding. The girls can wear simple shift or maxi dresses and the guys can turn up in safari suits, linens or flip-flops.