It’s that time of year again when music lovers pick up their wellies and tents and make their way to the biggest UK festival of them all, Glastonbury.
Having begun in 1970, the 47 year-old festival has been the beginning of relationships for many, as well as a site for a musically-propelled proposal. If you were lucky enough to get proposed to at the festival, or even if you’re just a huge festival lover, you might be considering a Glastonbury-themed wedding.
Here are a few of our top tips on how to give your big day the festival makeover!
Set up camp
First things first, pick your location. A Glastonbury-themed wedding doesn’t have to be outdoors if you don’t think it’s for you. There’s potential to turn any venue into a festival site with a little imagination and the right decorations.
However, if you are having an outdoor wedding there are even more ways you can give it that festival vibe. Start off with choosing your outdoor cover – nothing says Glastonbury like a giant tipi. Set up some fairy lights and a band, and you’re ready to start dancing!
No matter what the weather’s planned to be like, festival-goers are always prepared for any kind of outcome. Adorn your wedding with the classic wellies and sunglasses combo to make your guests feel like they’re really there.
If you’re opting for an outdoor wedding, make sure you have back up plans in case the weather turns. If possible, have an indoor location at the ready for a quick retreat.
Pick a top line up
For a Glastonbury themed wedding there can be no doubt in the DJ vs band debate – a band comes with the territory! Since you’re focusing on a music theme, you should put a lot of thought into the music you want to be played.
Choose the songs that you love, as well as the ones that will get your Aunt Elsie up and dancing!
No one wants to get lost stumbling back to their tent at 3AM, but without Glastonbury’s trusty signs, it’s bound to happen.
Give your wedding an extra special touch by investing in some festival-inspired signposts that you can glam up by adding your own decoration to – maybe even adorning it with abandoned muddy wellies!
Get the festival food
One of the best things about any festival is the array of vendors offering whatever food your heart desires.
From the best main dishes to delicious dessert vans, there’s always a wide array of foods for ticket holders to get their mitts on. If you want to get the festival vibe down to a tee, there’s no other catering option than a food van. These portable food vendors can cater to everything from cocktails to pizza, so there’s no need to feel like you’ll be limited.
Are you planning a Glasto-style wedding? Or are you heading there again this year after a proposal? Leave your comments in the section below!