How to plan a bohemian wedding

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How to plan a bohemian wedding
Bohemian weddings are about freedom, nature and personal preference. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

A bohemian wedding is a type of casual and nonconformist wedding theme. The bohemian is by nature carefree, loving and an adventurist, according to the website When you are planning a wedding with a bohemian theme, the key is freedom in your style, dress and designs. While it is a free wedding style, you'll still need around six months to a year for planning and preparation.

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    Select a venue. The bohemian style wedding does not have a traditional location. Instead, you choose a location you feel comfortable in and that you want for the wedding. While it is a matter of choosing where you are comfortable, many bohemian weddings take place outside and in unspoilt areas like clearings of a forest, on the beach or similar locations. They might also take place in vintage venues, like an old-fashioned restaurant, rather than a church or hotel. Freedom is a key aspect of the bohemian, including the freedom to have your wedding at your choice location.

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    Pick out clothing for the wedding. In the bohemian wedding, the groom wears anything he prefers. The bride's gown is also a free choice, but often follows the styles of bohemian chic. The dress styles in bohemian chic are the long styles in comfortable materials and with designs that make movement easy. They might have an ancient Rome influence with a toga-like appearance, an ethereal look with long and flowing lines or even a vintage appearance with floral lace in a simple cut. In general, the bohemian chic style of dress has a long and flowing dress style. Colour is any choice the bride decides on, though white is still common.

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    Find your preferred caterer. Caterers for a bohemian wedding can range from informal and basic for the most casual wedding to something formal if you want a less casual style. Make a list of options in your area or the area you plan to have the wedding and go visit, taste the foods and select your favourite.

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    Determine the cake you want for the wedding. The wedding cake is any preferred type and follows the typical traditions for wedding cakes. For the design, you might consider something like decorations with fresh flowers or with simple and elegant decorations.

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    Pick out flowers. Like any wedding, a bohemian wedding style has flowers. The traditional bohemian wedding does not have a specific flower and you can use any flowers you prefer in any colours. Consider the wedding colours you selected and try working your flowers around your wedding colours. A local florist can help you determine which flowers are available and in season at the time of your wedding. For an added touch, consider a flower to add to the bride's and bridesmaids' hair.

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    Determine hair and make-up. The bohemian wedding hairstyles are traditionally simple. Pull your hair into a simple French twist for an up-hairstyle or leave it down and put in some waves. Add a flower wreath rather than a tiara or wear a lace veil with a vintage appearance. Try a natural make-up style, such as foundation, light blush, natural lip gloss shades and minimal eye make-up. If you want a professional to style your hair and make-up, emphasise the natural hair and make-up styles you prefer and take time at least a day before the wedding to try out a few hair and make-up styles.

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