10 Ways To Make Your Wedding Feel Like You | Inspiration from this Unique, Boho, Festival-Vibe Wedding

May 17, 2020

Your wedding is one of the most exciting events ever—but what’s also exciting is that you get to plan it. That means you have the opportunity to make the entire event feel like you and your person, from the big decisions down to all the details. Maybe you’ve already thought about all the unique ways that you can make your wedding feel like you, or maybe you haven’t had a chance to think of anything yet. Either way, get inspired by checking out this beautiful, boho wedding below, and check out some easy ways to make sure you look back and see your individual style all over your day. Let’s go.

Dress. There’s no doubt about it—your dress can act as one of the key parts of your whole day. All the hippie vibes are out in the bride’s dress from this wedding, *EEEP*. I literally love it so much. Don’t feel like you have to line up your dress exactly with the latest boho wedding trends if it just isn’t you. Maybe your perfect dress is a more glam style, or a dress that ties into your great-grandmother’s vintage headpiece. Don’t be afraid to do something out-of-the-box. Because every single couple that truly just do them, feel so much more emotionally connected to their day. Hair. This bride had her grandmother’s pearls laced into her fishtail braid crown. WHAT? Like, I totally didn’t even know that was an option and that’s kinda my point in all of this. Deeply know the things that matter to you and intertwine them into any detail of your wedding that sounds cool to you.

Altar. During the ceremony, everyone’s eyes will be on the two of you. But right behind you both will be the chance to create a stunning altarpiece. Whether you are opting for an unforgettably detailed altarpiece like in this wedding, or a more simple vibe with florals, a thought-out altar will center to your ceremony shots in a way that highlights your style and bring together colors, themes, and create a freaking stunning background for that epic kiss. Signage. The signs on your wedding day aren’t just for directions or instructions. If you decide to go the extra mile, they can be an extension of your theme and personal style. The signage and calligraphy for this wedding was so personal to the bride, who used it as an outlet to rest and create leading up to the wedding week. She created all of it herself which totally fit her boho wedding dreams—but even if that’s not your way to relax and feel creative, find a business who is passionate about literally creating art for the start of this next chapter of your love story. Attire. Tie together the look of your whole day by styling your boho wedding party to enhance it all. What your girls and guys will wear is honestly one of the biggest statements and pieces of your wedding having a certain “look”. I think probably only outside of the venue you choose, what your favorite people wear just takes up so much space. Think of it as the color you paint your walls or what kind of comforters you choose for beds. Whether you opt for bold, velvet dresses like this bride did for her bridesmaids or you ask your groomsmen to wear no jackets to convey a more relaxed feel, think through what not only makes sense for the kind of day you are going for — the season, your personality, and what makes sense for the exact kind of boho wedding you are going for.

Ceremony. Ditching traditions in your ceremony that don’t make any sense or don’t hold meaning to you is huge. Don’t spend time and energy on something that will stress you out or that you literally won’t even remember. This couple opted for a unity painting and a shorter ceremony with lots of laughs and no formal wording. I, by the power vested in me by the state of Pennsylvania… Haha. Totally joking. But actually. I give you complete freedom. Decor. Whether it’s your seating arrangements, how the tables are filled or positioned, hand-dyed cloth napkins, or potted plants—try new things. Keep it simple where you want to be simple and get weird where you want to be weird. You have all the permission.

Reception. Your reception will probably be one of the most fun parts of your day—so let it be. Remember: A PARTY. There are an endless amount of choices you can make to create an unforgettable reception. This wedding was the most unique party I had ever ever been to; it screamed music festival meets boho wedding with craft beers, a new food truck every few hours, and dancing barefoot in a clearing on top of a mountain. You have the complete control to make it everything you’ve ever dreamed of.

Amidst all the things you have to get in order,
Everything you have to say “yes” or “no” to,
Decisions you have to make,
Loosen up.
Have fun.
Be present.
This is the raddest party you’ll ever throw.