There are several ways to make your wedding feel like a festival:
Choose a Unique Venue: The Barn at Avington is perfect for creating a festive atmosphere. Our camping site, The Quarry – our stunning hideaway surrounded by wildflowers and the ceremony space next to the river give a fun and lively ambiance.
Decorate the Venue: Use bright and vibrant colours, bunting, streamers, and flowers to decorate the venue. A photo booth or selfie station with colourful props is a great way to make the wedding more interactive. We have an abundance of these props and decor for you to borrow!
Incorporate Music: Music is a crucial part of a festival. Hire a live band or a DJ that can play music that is lively and gets everyone on the dance floor. We recommend checking out Gecko Live as they have some incredible local band who will make your guests feel like they’re at the Pyramid stage!
Offer a Variety of Food: Instead of the traditional wedding menu, you can offer a variety of street foods and snacks that are popular at festivals. You can also have food trucks parked outside the venue to offer more options. Pizza is always a popular choice at weddings – so why not try Leather And Willow - Wood Fired Pizza Catering Service.
Activities and Games: You can set up fun activities and games like carnival games, face painting, henna tattoos, and even a bouncy castle. This will keep your guests entertained and engaged. The Lawn Game Company have some fantastic options for ultimate silliness and laugher.
Dress Code: You can set a dress code for the wedding that matches the festival theme. Encourage your guests to wear bright colours and comfortable clothing that will allow them to move around and have fun. If you are having a Friday BBQ or Sunday brunch, give them a fun festival theme with prizes for the best costumes.
Give Out Festival Swag: Offer your guests festival swag such as wristbands, hats, or sunglasses to take home as a souvenir. It's a great way to keep the festive vibe going even after the wedding is over and will look great in photos.
Remember, the key to making your wedding feel like a festival is to create a lively and energetic atmosphere where everyone can let loose and have fun.
Colourful Hampshire Wedding Photographer - Kirsty Mackenzie (www.kirstymackenziephotography.co.uk)
Modern Hampshire Wedding Photographer - Jason Williams (jasonwilliamsphotography.com)
Author: Beth Allen