The Ultimate Guide to Your Festival Wedding

More and more couples are holding festival weddings – many stretching their celebrations out over a whole weekend. Festival-style weddings are a huge trend from the music to the camping, they’re so much fun for you and your guests.

From the get go

Set the tone for a festival wedding from the beginning with the wedding save the dates and invitations that reflect the festivities. Festival weddings may involve lots of additional info from hand drawn maps, camping facilities, and checklists of the essentials and include as much information as possible.


Invitation - Paint Press NZ

Invitation - Paint Press NZ

Tents and Tipis

For an authentic festival experience, you need a venue that can accommodate tents or tipis. Make sure you choose a tent company that supplies the mattresses and supplies for the level of luxury you will be providing for your guest. Things to consider in your tents.

  • Mattresses

  • Bedding and linen

  • Floor rugs throughout tents

  • Interior lighting

  • Outdoor furniture from tables to chairs

  • Camping and Cooking gear

  • Welcome Hampers

  • Fire Place

Avant Garde Campaign NSW

Avant Garde Campaign NSW

No wed fest is complete without a giant Kata Tipi.

Festival Décor

Festival décor can be bright, bold and (bonus!) affordable. Homemade, rustic accessories look great, as do vintage touches like wicker hampers as table centrepieces and fairy lights twinkling as the sun goes down. Bunting and giant paper lanterns look effective hanging from trees and tents.

Image - Ripples Photography  Tipi -

Image - Ripples Photography

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Festival Food

If you want your festival-style wedding to be foodie orientated, consider serving a range of locally-sourced snacks on grazing tables or bring in a food van that will do all the hard work for you.

Grazing tables - Peach & Pear Catering

Grazing tables - Peach & Pear Catering

Happy Camper  Image - Jessica Mason

Happy Camper

Image - Jessica Mason

The Bar

You can’t go past a vintage caravan for the bar. Remember you need to consider things like how you are going to keep all that wine and beer gold and glassware.

The Music

Music is crucial at a festival wedding, so make sure there is room in your budget. Ideally, you want a live band or DJ to help pump-up the atmosphere: setting up a stage also makes it feel authentic.